Robert Sochanski

Robert Sochanski

London, GB



Having worked in this profession, I am strongly convinced that my experience and competencies will be great value for your company.

Being currently employed at Foster + Partners in London I have been involved in various large scale projects from conceptual design through to construction stages improving responsibilities and duties for the development and implementation of ongoing projects. The majority of my experience in this practice lies in the airport design field an high-rise residential and commercial buildings.

As a graduate of the Architecture and Urban Planning faculty at the University of Technology in Krakow (RIBA accredited), I acquired the knowledge in the field of architectural design, urban planning, construction and preservation of historic buildings. Working as collaborator / research assistant at the Columbia University Laboratory for Architectural Broadcasting [C-Lab] in New York has further broadened my experience and enriched the research skills that I have acquired both at university and during previous internships.


From my experiences in Futurepolis and NDA Group in China where I have been an architect / urban designer and had responsibility of project leader as well. I took the lead in not only managing myself but staff and consultants and to some degree clients too. I determined the deadlines not only for myself but also for my team. Many times I participated in interviews and shared opinions about candidates with HR Manager. My biggest achievement in architecture field was Fuzhou Exhibition Center Yacht Club winner project. As a Project Leader I am proud of winning competition for NDA Group and expecting to see it constructed at the future.


I am a dynamic and diligent architect. I possess advanced technical and computer skills with advanced knowledge of Auto CAD, Microstation, Revit,Rhino, Microsoft Office, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe InDesign, Adobe Illustrator, Sketch Up, 3ds Max and other graphic programs. I have experience in graphic visualizations and that is my strong point. 


Urban Planning and Architecture projects with contemporary design lie in my areas of interest. While working on my senior project located in New York City (a vision of the revitalization of Liberty State Park’s waterfront), I spent a lot of time honing my skills in making urban analyses and patterns, looking for the new urban structure and the logical integration of all factors that together create a reliable master plan. Additionally, urban planning workshops at the University of Delft in the Netherlands provided me with experience in efficiently and quickly working on extensive projects together with a team.


 I am not afraid of confronting problems and have skills to solve them, thanks to my academic competencies as well as my high level interpersonal skills. I am responsible yet spontaneous and have been recognized as one who embraces creativity and new ideas



Foster + Partners, London, GB, Architect Assistant part II

Architectural Assistant Part II for a variety of project types in conceptual and construction phases.

- Schiphol International Airport Competition, Amsterdam, The Netherlands - pier design
- Marseille Airport Competition, Marseille, France - design of the airport extension/ airfield
- SANY Shenzhen Masterplan Competition, Shenzhen, China
- International Airport Project (confideniality agrrement) - redevelopment of existing airport - conceptual phase, CTA
design, terminal and infrastructure phasing, urban analysis, airport research, passenger experience studies
- North Quay, London,UK - mixed development (high-rise residential/office towers with masterplan) - conceptual design
- Dallas Tower, Dallas, Texas, USA - high rise office tower - conceptual design
- Battersea Power Station, London, UK - high end residential project: detail design (Stages D,E,F) - REVIT based project
- South Quay Tower 4, London, UK - high end residential project: conceptual design


- airport planning in different design stages with focus on airfield, terminal and pier planning. Experiences includes: studies of
the newest airport trends and passenger experience (incl. WELL Building Standard), passenger flows, biometric system and
A380 adjustment design.
- schematic / conceptual design phase for large scale architectural and master planning projects.
- construction and detailed design ( stages D,E,F ) / preparing and supervising REVIT and CAD/Microstation drawings.
- checking of code compliance.
- digital 3d modelling (Rhino, Microstation Revit), production of physical models / models photography.

Feb 2015 - current

NDA Group, Shanghai,CN, Architect / urban designer - Project Leader

Project Leader Architect for a variety of project types in architecture and urban design field. Manage projects from schematic design through basic construction, coordination across the team. Develop and write proposals, marketing literatureand overall firm identity.

- lead and coordinate the design team, set the design direction and managing the project schedules.
- schematic and conceptual design phase for medium size architectural projects and large-scale masterplans.
- generating and expressing graphically design ideas through the understanding of the design concept and philosophy.
- preparing and supervising CAD drawings.
- coordinate with graphic designers (3d models) and landscape architects.
- organize presentations and progress meetings with clients.

Jul 2013 - Nov 2014

Futurepolis, Suzhou, CN, Architect / urban designe

- schematic and conceptual design phase for medium size architectural projects and large-scale masterplans.
- generating and expressing graphically design ideas through the understanding of the design concept and philosophy.
- preparing and supervising CAD drawings.
- digital modelling and three-dimensional visualizations in various software.
- production of basic physical models.

Dec 2012 - Jul 2013

Columbia Laboratory for Architectural Broadcasting - C-LAB, New York, NY, US, collaborator / research assistant

- support for C-Lab’s long term projects.
- research for C-Lab’s publication content in Volume Magazine and event programming at STUDIO-X.
- analyzing researches with strong connectivity to outgoing projects.

Jun 2012 - Nov 2012


Politechnika Krakowska, Cracow, PL, MArch, architecture and urban planning

Oct 2005 - Oct 2011

Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences, Amsterdam, NL, architecture and urban planning

Socrates Exchange Programme

Jan 2008 - Jul 2008


– winner design of Fuzhou Exhibition Yacht Club competition, NDA Shanghai, 1st Place


Areas of Specialization