Ali Burns

Ali Burns

Brooklyn, NY, US

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I am an experienced and diligent Architect with plenty of experience in various different firms, disciplines and fields of architectural practice and design. I excel in online softwares such as Photoshop, Revit, Autocad, Sketchup, InDesign and Illustrator. 

I am quick to learn, and hold a high standard in model-making, craftsmanship and hand-drawing. I currently hold a J-1 IWT (Irish Work and Travel) visa which allows me to work in the US. 

It is my hope to gain valuable experience in my field of study while bringing my skill set and international perspective to a position at an American Company


Cook Architects, Cork City, Ireland, Junior Architect

-Carried out on-site building evaluations, surveys and building meetings.
-Created models with Architectural softwares such as Revit and Sketchup for clients.
-Created Presentation Boards for client meetings and Award Entries.
-Wrote Paragraph descriptions of awarded firm designs for presentation boards, magazines and newspaper pieces.
-Hand-made models of previously designed building for the firm to display for welcoming potential clients to the firm.
-Designed extentions, elevation renovations and floor plans for clients.
-Carried out window, door and curtain wall schedules for the firm, while liasing with accompanying engineering companies.
-Met with clients, builders and project managers to discuss projects, extentions, renovations, new builds and design ambitions.
-Organised and dispatched planning applications and fire safety certs, all according to the rigorous and strict Irish Building Regulations.
-Liased with the County Council in relation to planning applications, upcoming city awards and Architectural/Engineering projects.
-Used design sortwares suvh as Revit, InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop, Autocad and PowerPoint.
-Reference Letter from Lead Architect; Paul Carpenter, available upon Request

May 2019 - current

Design Forum Architects, Cork City, Ireland, Architecture Intern

-Visited different buildings and sites to create site surveys for the Lead Architect..
-Compiled, sorted and organized data to be entered into the Company databases and electronic files.
-Attended a multitude of different Architectural Conservation lectures and worked on leading conservation and restoration
projects in Cork City and County.
-Attended various fire safety meetings and regulation implementation talks in relation to inner-city builds in Ireland.
-Liased with clients and other Architects on sites, meetings, lectures as well as fire safety projects.
-Reference Letter from Lead Architect; Oisin Creagh, available upon Request

Dec 2017 - Aug 2018

Everyman Palace Theatre, Cork City, Ireland, Set Design Assistant

-Designed, bought and sewed props, costumes and furniture for upcoming productions and shows.
-Liaised with the Director, Technical Manager, Actors and Theatre Crew to asort their costumes, props and stage set and touring needs.
-Assisted in painting set pieces, wing displays and curtain attachments according to the designs set out by the lead set designer.
-Co-ordinated with similar theatres and opera houses to avail and exchange of set displays and fabrics.
-Reference Letter from Artistic Director; Julie Kelleher, available upon request.

May 2017 - Sep 2017


University College Cork, Ireland, Cork City, BArch, Architecture

Design Studio, Hand-drawing, History of Art, History of Architecture, Applied Technology, Environmental Design, Landscape Design, Architecture Writing, Dissertation, Town Planning, Construction Studies

Sep 2014 - May 2019

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