Tristan Cognet

Tristan Cognet

Montreal, QC, CA



Young graduated in Technical Architecture (Bachelor’s degree) and Civil Engineering (DUT), I am currently in a phase of enlargement and enrichment of my professional experience in Architecture.

My double diploma in Civil Engineering (IUT1 in Grenoble, France) and Architectural Technology (VIA University in Horsens, Denmark), allowed me to acquire a solid knowledge in the technical aspects of construction, architecture and sustainability.

Indeed, starting by studying Civil Engineering brought me a lot in methodology, understanding of the construction, construction site management and  all the technical issues of construction project. So I could then fully open myself to technical architecture and start using the knowledge acquired in civil engineering. During an internship in an architectural company in Marseille rose my interest in sustainability and the use of renewable energy in buildings. I had then, during my Bachelor, the opportunity to deepen and investigate this great issue.

During internships and team projects done throughout my education I have revealed to be an enthusiastic and committed worker, recognized for my dynamism and my effectiveness. Inventive and conscientious, I have a good knowledge of representation tools (sketches, CAD). Independent and responsible, I have a good sense of initiative and a very good reactivity to emergency situations. Also, a great capacity to adapt and integrate myself was revealed at many team work experiences conducted during my studies abroad.

Indeed, I had the chance to realize my studies in three different countries (France, Denmark and Australia), where I learned to adapt to different types of structures and rules specific to each country. In a more general point of view, starting to live alone at the age of 17 in five different countries (France, Denmark, Spain, Australia, Canada), and traveling over the world (Africa, Europe and America) brought me a lot in terms of open-mindedness, autonomy and adaptation to a country, its culture and its traditions.


CCD Architecture, Marseille, Architect Assistant

Internship as Architect Assistant:
• AutoCAD plans and details, checking of measurements on site and quality controls.
• Following up with current renovations and new projects, attending construction site meetings and site inspection.

May 2009 - Jun 2009

GFC Construction (Bouygues), Lyon, Site Manager/Supervisor Assistant

Internships as site supervisor assistant on the construction site of a 4 Star Hotel in Lyon’s Saint-Exupéry International Airport:
• Checking of measurements and quality controls, establishment of price quotes and plans.
• Attending construction site meetings and clients/architects meetings.

Jan 2008 - Feb 2008


Box Hill Institute, Melbourne, AU, Bachelors, Exchange - Architectural Technology and Construction Management

Last semester (7th) of VIA University's Bechelor's program done as exchange student in Melbourne, Australia.

Jan 2011 - Jul 2011

VIA University College, Horsens, DK, Bachelors, Architectural Technology and Construction Management

As graduate of the Bachelor's degree, I am qualified to carry out technical and administrative tasks within the building and construction sector. I am capable of performing the planning and management of construction and civil works and to carry out surveying, measuring and design. I can communicate with the parties involved in tendering and implementation of construction and civil works. Furthermore I am capable of performing the administration and management of projects as well as the co-operation with others of different educational, language or cultural background.

Type of course:
Full-time education containing a compulsory part corresponding to 150 ECTS points and an elective part of 60 ECTS points.

Duration of Course:
3 1/2 years corresponding to 210 ECTS points.

Aug 2009 - Jul 2011

Joseph Fourrier University, Grenoble, FR, Bachelors, Civil Engineering

Construction site management, mechanical & structural calculation, materials studies,

Sep 2007 - Jul 2009

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