Sara Rajkovic

Sara Rajkovic


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VIIA Architects, Architect / Interior Designer / Project Manager

Description of duties:
I am responsible for the organization of projects related to architectural planning and interior design. There are usually 2-3 people in the team of which I am the supervisor, depending on the size of the project. I deal with contracting jobs, presenting work, setting deadlines, and constant communication with investors and external collaborators. I also deal with the preparation of technical documentation for obtaining a permit, as well as the production of complete projects for implementation. Using the knowledge I have obtained at the University, I organize team-building workshops, and employee meetings to ensure everybody is satisfied with working conditions. I am in charge of monitoring the implementation of projects and activities by collecting and updating data, visiting construction sites, and providing reports on the progress.

Major Achievements:
-Overseeing a team and ensuring that all the operations and campaigns are accomplished
-Conceiving the project, planning its execution, monitoring staff productivity, leading the team, and achieving effective outcomes
-Successfully met all project deadlines
-Training newly hired project personnel, as part of their induction program
-Successful implementation of several projects

Sep 2022 - current

Diplomat Magazie, The Hague, NL, Graphic editor

Description of Duties:
I am primarily responsible for graphic design and the organization of texts and photographs that I receive from associates. If necessary, I make small adjustments to fit the design. The process of forming a magazine is very short (about a week), so it can be said that it is done under pressure. I am in online communication with the main author of the magazine and the organizer of the event in order to make corrections after the submitted draft versions. I would also like to point out that this is a part-time job I do whenever there is a need for a new issue of the magazine or website articles.

Major Achievements:
- Remote communication
- Improving knowledge of graphic software - excellent presentation skills
- Involvement in diplomatic events throughout the Netherlands (and around the world)
- Dissemination of knowledge about other nationalities and cultures
- Excellent time management skills and preparation of magazines
- Pressure work - short time to produce the final version for digital and hard copy edition

Apr 2020 - current

NK Architects, Belgrade, Architect / Interior dsigner

My main responsibilities are focused on developing 3D renderings and technical drawings - elaboration of projects from the organization to the smallest details. The technical documentation of the project includes the development of sustainable design, water supply and sewerage, and electrical design. Also, a large part of the work I do on a daily basis is related to communication with investors, but also all external associates. I represent the link between these two parties, I collect offers through constant communication. Another segment of the work relates to going to the construction site and supervising the construction project's progress.

Major Achievements:
- Complete architecture project - elaboration of technical drawings
- Time management - organizing timelines and setting deadlines
- Organization of the adaptation process - coordination of several associates
- Supervision of the construction site
- Excellent communication skills
- Planned and monitored several projects from the beginning to their completion

Jan 2021 - Sep 2022

Time studio, Junior Architect

Description of Duties:
I was in charge of designing residential buildings from the conceptual design to the construction projects; forming a conceptual solution based on the given parameters and in accordance with all laws. I also worked on housing community projects and their implementation in existing urbanism as well as infrastructure development. I was in charge of making 3D models of entire urban zones, but also housing units where we worked out the facade through proportions and materialization.

Major Achievements:
- Teamwork - constant communication with team members and compliance
- Development of a complete project for obtaining a construction permit
- Presentation of projects in front of the city commision
- Cooperation with city institutions on various projects
- Insight into the complete construction of the building - from the foundation to the facade

Jan 2020 - Jan 2021

BG Invest, Architect Trainee

I was employed as a trainee during a project that was under construction. I was in charge of making technical drawings - plans, sections, and layouts. I had the opportunity to visit the construction site to collect data on the progress of the project and send reports.

Aug 2019 - Feb 2020

Hausing Centar, Architect Trainee

During my employment in this organization, I had the opportunity to work with people in need for affordable housing. I supervised the construction site with superiors during the construction of houses for vulnerable nationalities. My main task was to design an inclusive center. I had the opportunity to meet the founder of the 'Evo Ruka' movement and the users of the center itself. I went to the center to get acquainted with the way they work and to acknowledge their needs for normal functioning. I was also a representative of the organization on the ERASMUS + project held in Spain. In addition to the Housing Center, representatives of Serbia were also from the Commissariat for Refugees and Migration. On that occasion, I had the opportunity to present the work of the organization and get acquainted with the work of international organizations from the United Kingdom, Italy, Spain, Albania and Bulgaria.

Jul 2018 - Sep 2018


Univeristy of the People, Masters, Business Administration

Although architecture was my original choice of profession, during my work I realized that during our studies we did not pay enough attention to management and the way we can use the acquired knowledge in business. For that reason, I decided to enroll in the Master of Business Administration to broaden my knowledge. During my studies, I learned how to use my skills and implement them in my profession, which helped me advance in my current job. I gained qualities such as organization, managing timelines and deadlines, budget management, and the project organization process.

Sep 2020 - Mar 2023

University of Brighton, GB, MArch, Architecture RIBA Part 2

Sep 2017 - Jun 2019

Architectural Faculty, University of Belgrade, BArch, Architecture, RIBA Part 1

Sep 2014 - Jun 2017


Perkins & Will thesis prize, 1st Place

Master’s project and thesis - award for awareness of the architectural environment that can affect human behavior and wellbeing


Will and Partners Award, 1st Place

Master’s project and thesis- award for developing design skills and exploring innovative ways of designing


Architects Journal magazine - Student edition July 2019, Nomination

- graduate project and thesis published in the student edition of the journal
- elected representative from professors for the University of Brighton postgraduate course


MAKE Award for Excellence in Architecture, 3rd Place


RIBA Sussex Branch prize, Nomination


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