Zak Kljakovic

Zak Kljakovic

Melbourne, AU



I have recently completed a Masters of Architecture at Melbourne University and I am now seeking full time employment in the architecture & design industry. I am currently teaching at Melbourne University, RMIT and at Monash University, however my contract for all three of these positions will end at the beginning of  June .

While studying for my Masters, I worked for Cox Architects and also for Melbourne University, as both a tutor and as a research assistant. I perform well under pressure as I am able to manage multiple roles and responsibilities, this evident by my recent success as a graduate where I gained First Class Honours whilst also teaching and working, I am highly motivated to achieve the best results possible.

I learn quickly and respond well to criticism, and aim to use all opportunities for learning and improvement.

Throughout my life I have worked and studied in the construction and design industry which is my passion. I have strong leadership skills  and  I am articulate and direct, but most importantly I have a firm understanding of construction processes and the bureaucratic processes involved between the numerous stakeholders in construction and design.

My interests lie primarily in fabrication through digital design processes, but I am also interested in how digital processes and software analysis tools can help to inform the future development of large scale urbanism.

I am competent and efficient in many AEC and design software’s, these include; Maya, Rhino, Grasshopper, Vray, Revit, Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign and 3ds Max.


RMIT, Melbourne , Tutor

Subject Taught: Architecture Communication 3 - Bachelor of Architectural design

• Architectural Communications 3 is an intermediate level course in graphical computing for aspiring architects. The software taught in this subject is Grasshopper, Python Script for Rhino and Maya Sub-D Modelling.

Feb 2013 - current

Monash, Melbourne , Tutor

Subject taught: Architecture Communication 3 - Bachelor of Architectural Design

• This subject introduces basic skills and understanding of material fabrication techniques as well as basic skills in digital rendering of 3D CAD models

• Student are required to develop basic understanding of the transition between abstract 2D modes of representation and applied three-dimensional physical outcomes

Feb 2013 - current

The University of Melbourne, Melbourne, AU, Tutor - Research assistant


Subject Taught: Urban design Studies - Bachelor of Environments

• Major concepts and ideas of urban design theory and practice
• Critique of both contemporary and traditional urban design projects
• Basics behind urban design software – GIS

Subject taught: Design Studio Air - Bachelor of Environments

• Introduction to computational design processes and theory
• Introduction to Parametric Software – Grasshopper
• This subject requires students to engage with Grasshopper to develop design outcomes

Oct 2012 - current

Cox Architects, Melbourne , Student Architect

• Documentation & detailing
• 3-D modelling and rendering
• Physical modelling
• Mark-up & Revisions
• Planning submissions
• Preparing Presentations
• Minor design roles

Aug 2011 - Sep 2012


The University of Melbourne, Melbourne, MArch, Masters of Architecture

Jan 2011 - Dec 2012

Victoria University of Wellington, Wellington, New Zealand , Bachelors, Bachelor of Architectural Studies

Jan 2008 - Dec 2010

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