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Nastasia Giraud

Nastasia Giraud

Toulouse, FR

 

About 

Since my very first experience in an architecture studio I have been conscious of the challenges inherent to the trade of architecture and sure about the passion necessary to perform it. The experience I have gained alongside Michele Arnaboldi, who himself collaborated during seven years with Luigi Snozzi the founding member of “Ticino school”, has taught me rigor and self-discipline attained by designing architectural details and integrating buildings into their contexts. I have had the opportunity to follow the project and construction of a private house, which allowed me to comprehend the essential role of an architect during site supervision.

Also, my previous professional experiences, in France as in Switzerland, have sharpened my curiosity and interest for architecture, enabled me to manage stress and have given me an important sense of responsibility; qualities I believe necessary to integrate and cooperate with a team of architects. In addition to working in Switzerland for two years, studying in the Netherlands for a semester had a great impact on both my personal and professional ambitions. Adapting to a foreign country and discovering various architectural practices helped me to be more open minded and eager to acquire yet more knowledge. Indeed, I am convinced that dealing with new challenges is the best way to move forward and enhance one's learning.

I am a young architect, highly motivated, enthusiastic, a fast learner and I adapt easily to new environments. I am able to work on architectural designproject managementdraftingconstruction documents and permit sets.


Employment 

MICHELE ARNABOLDI ARCHITETTI, Locarno, CH, Architect

. Collaboration on the renovation project “Casa Chappuis” in Minusio (CH), from February 2017 to April 2018
Phases - Design Development / Construction Documents / Bidding / Construction administration
. Project architect for the redevelopment of the town center of Gerra Piano (CH), from May to October 2018
Phase - Competition - selected for the second phase of competition, in progress
. Project architect of a sports hall in Verscio (CH), from March to May 2018
Phase - Competition
. Collaboration on various competitions in Switzerland : Parking garage in Locarno Monti - competition won / Educational psychology Institute in Brissago - second position / Bellinzona High-school / Sport center in Tenero / Apartments in Cadro / Hospital in Lugano

Oct 2016 - Nov 2018
 

ARCHITECTURE, TERRITOIRE, PAYSAGE, Toulouse, FR, Junior architect

. Collaboration on the reconstruction project of Saint-Lys (FR) swimming pool
Publication: “les 100 bâtiments de l’année”, AMC n°247
Phases - Design Development / Construction Documents / Bidding / Construction administration

Sep 2013 - Feb 2014
 

SICOVAL, URBAN COMMUNITY, Belberaud, FR, Junior Architect

. Drafting of building permits
Phase - Design Development

Jul 2012 - Aug 2012
 

Education 

ENSA Montpellier - Ecole Nationale Supérieure d'Architecture de Montpellier, Montpellier, FR, MArch, PROJECT MANAGEMENT AUTHORIZATION DEGREE

Sep 2016 - Mar 2018
 

Ecole Nationale Supérieure d'Architecture de Toulouse (ENSAT), Toulouse, FR, MArch, ARCHITECTURE DEGREE

. Final study project : community center in Lisle sur Tarn (FR), with merit
. Seminar : City Identity
. Acquisition of independence about design and work methods
. Development of a critical thinking about architectural questions
. Acquisition of an architectural and artistic knowledge
. Learning of technical drawing softwares and rendering softwares

Sep 2010 - Jul 2016
 

TU/e EINDHOVEN, Eindhoven, NL, MArch, ERASMUS EXCHANGE

EXCHANGE WITHIN THE ERAMUS PROGRAM (6 MONTHS)

. Acquisition of sustainable development knowledge
. Study of economical, legal and politcal aspects
. Study of architectural theories in a modern world

Feb 2014 - Jul 2014
 

Areas of Specialization 

Skills