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Matt Ritchie

Matt Ritchie

New York, NY, US

 
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About 

I am an Architectural Graduate from Wellington, New Zealand seeking to fulfill mylifelong dream of working in New York City. My love of architecture and passion for design has been with me for as long as I can remember & having graduated earlylast year with my Masters of Architecture I am excited I can finally make that dreamreal.

I spent the first semester of my Masters of Architecture degree on an exchange at the Techische Universitat in Munich, Germany and completed my degree at Victoria University of Wellington. Whilst studying in Wellington I was fortunate to gain considerable work experience at a variety of architecture firms and on completion of my studies I gained fulltime employment at Wellington’s award-winning Novak+Middleton Architects.

I enjoy working in a creative environment with friendly, positive & high achieving individuals like myself. My attention to detail & excellent communication & problem solving skills would also be an asset to any creative team.

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Employment 

Novak+Middleton Architects, Wellington, NZ, Architectural Graduate

I had the opportunity to work on projects ranging from large apartment developments to new builds and house alterations. I gained experience in all stages of the design process, from conception through to construction documentation and tender procurement. My role grew with responsibilities allowing me to have both a design role and a project architect role. Working along side my Director, I was in the forefront of the early design stages of many of the projects within the office. I was also entrusted with my own projects that I would see through from conception to completion.

Mar 2017 - Sep 2018
 

Victoria University of Wellington, Wellington, NZ, Design Communications (Tutor Trimester 2 2016)

Tutor for SARC 161 Design Communications. Teaching various visual design communication techniques and introducing students to numerous programs such as AutoCad, Rhino, SketchUp and the Adobe Suite.

Jun 2016 - Nov 2016
 

Goodson Architects, Wellington, NZ, Architectual Technician

Full time summer employment; working on the detailed design for a handful of projects ranging in scope and difficulty (ArchiCAD was used in the office). This work included completing all necessary building consent documentation and also preparing tendering documents and contracts for one of the projects.

Nov 2015 - Mar 2016
 

Architecture Workshop, Wellington, NZ, ArchiCAD Assistant

Contracted to work three days a week over the 2nd semester to help with the detailing of a complex lodge project.

Aug 2015 - Oct 2015
 

Victoria University of Wellington, Wellington, NZ, Summer Researcher - 2050 Pathways Project

A group research project forecasting New Zealands energy usage out to the year 2050 and developing an interactive web tool that can be used to explore possible scenarios. My role was to look at the present and future energy performance of New Zealands residential and non-residential buildings.

Nov 2014 - Mar 2015
 

Roger Walker Architects, Wellington, NZ, 3D modelling and renderer

Work involved turning 2D CAD drawings into 3D models, rendering the models and applying post production work to create presentation quality images for clients.

Aug 2014 - Dec 2014
 

Education 

Victoria University of Wellington, Wellington, NZ, MArch, Master of Architecture (MArch[Prof])

Mar 2015 - Mar 2017
 

Victoria University of Wellington, Wellington, NZ, BArch, Bachelor of Architectural Studies

Mar 2012 - Nov 2014
 

Skills