Caitlin Mills-Sheehy

Caitlin Mills-Sheehy

Berlin, DE



Having completed my Masters thesis in January at the Dessau Institute of Architecture in Germany, I am now seeking employment within the fields of Architecture and Design in either Europe or the United States of America. 

Following the completion of my undergraduate study in Australia I worked full time for 18 months in a small architecture practice, Lean Productions, as a Junior Architect and Architectural Assistant.  Lean Productions is both an architectural office and design company, working on urban events, installations, competitions as well as completing many multimillion dollar houses in and around Sydney, rural New South Wales and Melbourne.  The vast array of projects in the office demanded strong conceptual skills covering various fields in conjunction with the ability to work through an idea to its full analytical and aesthetic realisation.  

At Lean Productions I was responsible for the development and management of construction drawings, timetables, development applications in conjunction with over-seeing client/builder and engineering relationships, all demanding strong organisational skills and responsibility.  Secondly I was responsible for the development of all office visualisations, producing all of offices montages and story boarding for clients as well as in house design consultations and concept development, working between Rhino, Adobe Suite, Maxwell as well as physical models and reliefs.  One of my greatest achievements to date was being a member of one of the smallest teams to enter the G'Dansk WWII Museum competition in 2010, receiving an honourable mention.  This honour saw my contribution of montages and 3D renders displayed on the streets of G'Dansk in an exhibition of awarded entries.


Freelance, Sydney/Berlin, Design Consultant/Artist Assistant

+Providing specialized assistance in the production of large scale artwork for Berlin based artists, using drafting and 3D skills as well as demanding a sound knowledge in materials and contemporary production methods

+Project managing and designing a “face-lift” for an inner-city Sydney bathroom, focusing on highlighting the re-use of existing materials while adding “trend” based design elements which can be easily updated

Jan 2013 - current

Astor Consultants, Berlin, DE, AutoCad Consultant

+Consulting on the planning and layout of conferences and events managed and organised by Astor Consulting. This included setting out all conference rooms and locations for the SAP conferences in Madrid

Sep 2011 - Nov 2012

Lean Productions, Sydney, AU, Junior Architect/Senior Architectural Assistant

+Member of a 5 person design team competing in the Gdansk WWII Museum Competition, receiving an honourable mention. My contribution included all photo montages, consulting on the overall graphic presentation as well as being a constructive team member throughout the entire design phase.

+Leading architectural assistant for the construction of the flagship Alistiar Trung store, Little Collins, Melbourne. Working on the sketch designs, DA applications as well as being responsible for the client, builder and consultant interactions.

+Leading architectural assistant for the construction of a new family home in Australia's central coast with a budget of $2 million. Working on the project through design and construction.

+Assisting on numerous projects in the office, including working on; the preparation of DA’s, construction drawings in consultation with hydraulic, structural and geotechnical engineers, early concept models and sketch designs, as well as constructing all of the offices photo montages for clients and council.

Mar 2010 - Sep 2011

Anibou, Sydney, AU, Sales Assistant

+Providing professional and informative service to Anibou’s (Australia’s leading furniture wholesaler and the only suppliers of Artek, Roethlisberger, Thonet and many small local designs) clients, demanding a proactive understanding of the industry both locally and internationally, as well as a vast product knowledge. This role focused around customer service as well as day to day consulting with clients on design solutions within an interior design context

Feb 2010 - Oct 2010


Dessau Institute of Architecture, Dessau, DE, MArch, Masters of Architecture

Oct 2011 - current

University of Technology Sydney (UTS), Sydney, AU, Bachelors, Bachelor of Design in Architecture

Jan 2007 - Dec 2009

Technische Universität Berlin, Berlin, DE, Student Exchange

Jan 2009 - Jul 2009

United World College, Las Vegas, NM, US, High School, International Baccalaureate

Aug 2004 - May 2006

SCEGGS Darlinghurst, Sydney, AU, High School, School Certificate

Jan 2000 - May 2004


Lars Lerup Prize, Nomination

+The Lars Lerup Prize is a longtime DIA summer semester tradition, at the end of each academic year, each studio is asked to submit a project to compete for the Lars Lerup prize and first in the year


G'Dansk WWII Museum Design Competition, Honorable Mention

+5 person design team competing in the Gdansk WWII Museum Competition, receiving a honourable mention. The juries official verdict stated “this somehow whimsical entry stood out for its richness and narrative of presentation, bringing a personal approach to the challenge of representing the anguish of war”


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