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Stephen Laverty

Stephen Laverty

New York, NY, US

 

About 

Hi, my name is Stephen Laverty and I am a recent Master's Graduate in Architecture from University College Dublin, Ireland, I have been working in New York City with Soluri Architecture for the last year.

My previous employers include University College Dublin (Research and Co-ordination for an international student competition and associated symposium); Jestico + Whiles, London (Multiple RIBA and Civic Trust Award winners) and Urban Innovations, Belfast (Urban Design practice working in Social Housing and Mixed Use Commercial Projects).

I have experience of working in larger teams and in a more independent capacity. I also have the ability to work across a wide range of Computer Programs including Revit, Autocad, Rhino, SketchUp, The full Adobe Creative Suite, Vectorworks and Allplan. I have good organisational and time management skills and excellent Graphic and Design Skills.

I currently seek suitable employment, so please feel free to contact me.

Employment 

Soluri Architecture, New York, NY, US, Junior Architect

I am a Junior Architect at Soluri Architecture working directly under the principal Architect, Andre Soluri. I assisted Andre on the design of several apartment alterations, from small, low budget projects to a multi-million dollar renovation in the meatpacking District.

I also worked on the design for the head office, for the tech start-up, cosmetics business Birchbox, from Schematic Design through to Completion.

I was also involved in the design of a small condo building in Harlem which has currently been submitted for approval.

Mar 2014 - current
 

University College Dublin (UCD), Dublin, IE, Project Researcher and Co-Ordiantor

Researched, collated and disseminated information relating to an international student competition entitled the City as Archive, under the direction of Peter Cody and Chris Boyle. The project is to design "a House for Eileen Gray" to house the national museum of Ireland's Eileen Gray archives. I also assisted with the introductory symposium based in Dublin in October 2013 and wrote a review to be published later this year by the UCD Yearbook.

Jul 2013 - Sep 2013
 

Jestico + Whiles, London, GB, Architectural Assistant

Worked closely under Associate Director Andrew Costa. Working across a wide variety and scale of projects incorporating healthcare, housing, interior design, hotels and restoration of listed buildings.

Jul 2010 - Feb 2011
 

Urban Innovations, Belfast, GB, Architectural Assistant

Worked on the initial stages for a project in Portsmouth (England). The project was to re-purpose a vacant modernist office building into housing in a prime city centre location as part of a wider scheme.

Jun 2008 - Aug 2008
 

Education 

University College Dublin (UCD), Dublin, IE, BArch, Architecture

Conducted my M.Arch thesis "InScapes and Fallow Landscapes" under the tutors Peter Cody and Chris Boyle. The project was for a City Archive based in Glasgow, Scotland.

My M.Arch Dissertation was supervised by Mark Price and was entitled "Belfast: How the economies of Retail and Infrastructure have shaped a city".

Taking a materialist view of Belfast one can dispel many of the myths of sectarian based segregation and instead expose a more spatial and less spoken of series of divisions in the city, which are informed more by economics than religion and culture.

Sep 2011 - Jun 2013
 

University of Liechtenstein, Vaduz, LI, MArch, Architectural Design Theory

(Erasmus Exchange Semester) I worked in a studio concerned with the ideas of narrative and metaphor in Architecture. A town-research based project which resulted in the design of a bench and a design manifesto for the town taking the form of a graphic novel.

Feb 2012 - Jul 2012
 

University College Dublin (UCD), Dublin, IE, BArch, Architecture

Foundation studies; establishing the principles and skills of Architecture. The school has a strong focus on the notion of Architecture as a Craft; particularly through the experiential qualities of space and tectonics.

Sep 2007 - Jun 2010
 

Areas of Specialization 

Skills