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Arifa Chand

Arifa Chand

Chicago, IL, US

 

About 

Apt 2306, 300 North Canal St, Chicago, IL 60606  arifachand@gmail.com   224 392 2036

OBJECTIVE: To be a part of a design team that propels society forward into the future.

Royal Institute of British Architects PRESIDENT’S MEDAL STUDENT AWARD 2006 Nominee

WINNER OF THE BRIAN CORFFE PRIZE 2006

Education & QUALIFICATIONS
2008 – 2010
Post Graduate Diploma in Architecture
DESIGN ACADEMY, LIVERPOOL JOHN MOORES UNIVERSITY, England, UK

2003 – 2006
Bachelors of Arts in Architecture
DESIGN ACADEMY, LIVERPOOL JOHN MOORES UNIVERSITY, England, UK

2007
City and Guilds Certificate 2D AUTOCAD LEVEL 3
City and Guilds Certificate 3D AUTOCAD LEVEL 3
Manchester College of Arts and Technology
England, UK
It PROFICIENCY

Excellent working knowledge and practice of AutoCAD,
Google Sketch up and Adobe Photoshop
Work EXPERIENCE
Feb 2011 – JULY 2012
AEDAS ARCHITECTES – LLC Abu Dhabi
Assistant ARCHITECT, RIBA PART II CLEVELAND CLINIC, Sowwah Island

 Providing heavy architectural support to the lead architects in the design team with all current potential change orders. 
 Assisting with all architectural layouts, continuously applying new changes and making revisions.
 Created a fully working 3D Sketch up model, used for presentations and client meetings. 
 Led the design change for the bent canopy feature.   
 Recorded and managed a log of changes consisting of a catalog of rendered images, liaising with architects and MEP engineers for constant updates.
 Assisted the senior financial manager with invoicing and submission of claims.
 Worked closely with the signage consultant, from initial presentational schemes, to feasible proposal’s, and finally to fully working construction drawings. 
 Involved in the production of a large 4 piece carpet design for AEDAS INTERIOR DESIGNERS for the large ball room.
Dec 2007 – Sept 2008
ALAN CAMP ARCHITECTS - LONDON
Architectural Assistant, RIBA PART I
• Assisted team architects with all working drawings including schedules and architectural details from essential feasible studies to complete construction drawings
• Specialised in urban space programming and site planning
• Developed presentational drawings
• Participating in the submission of successful planning applications
MEMBERSHIPS
Royal Institute of British Architects – UK
ARB- Architectural Registration Board - UK

Elsewhere:

Employment 

Aedas, Abu Dhabi, UAE, Assistant Architect

 Providing heavy architectural support to the lead architects in the design team with all current potential change orders.
 Assisting with all architectural layouts, continuously applying new changes and making revisions.
 Created a fully working 3D Sketch up model, used for presentations and client meetings.
 Led the design change for the bent canopy feature.
 Recorded and managed a log of changes consisting of a catalog of rendered images, liaising with architects and MEP engineers for constant updates.
 Assisted the senior financial manager with invoicing and submission of claims.
 Worked closely with the signage consultant, from initial presentational schemes, to feasible proposal’s, and finally to fully working construction drawings.
 Involved in the production of a large 4 piece carpet design for AEDAS INTERIOR DESIGNERS for the large ball room.

Mar 2011 - Jul 2012
 

Alan Camp Architects, London, GB, RIBA PART I

• Assisted team architects with all working drawings including schedules and architectural details from essential feasible studies to complete construction drawings
• Specialised in urban space programming and site planning
• Developed presentational drawings
• Participating in the submission of successful planning applications

Dec 2007 - Oct 2008
 

Education 

Design Academy, Liverpool John Moore's University, England, UK, MArch, DipArch, Post Grad Diploma in Architecture

MA Architecture is a Masters Award achieved by Conversion and awarded a Diploma in Architecture with RIBA Part 2 exemption or an equivalent qualification from another validated department of architecture.

Architecture and Urban Design

Oct 2008 - May 2010
 

Design Academy, Liverpool, John Moores University, England, UK , BArch, BA (Hons)

Oct 2003 - May 2006
 

Awards 

WINNER OF THE BRIAN CORFFE PRIZE 2006, Award

500 GBP

2006
 

Areas of Specialization 

Skills