M.Arch Design Project | Proposed Site Plan | Social + Physical Infrastructure Concept.


Curriculum Vitae | Adam Richards

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Education

2015 | 2018

Masters Degree in Architecture (RIBA Pt.2) from Birmingham City University. Merit with Commendation, receiving a Distinction for my final year design project.

2005 | 2009

BA (Hons), Architecture & Planning, (RIBA Pt.1) from the University of West of England, Bristol. 2:1 with Commendation.

2000 | 2002

A-Levels in Business Studies, Geography, Design Technology and Information Technology from Bishops Cleeve Sixth Form, Cheltenham.

1995 | 2000

x10 GCSE's including English, Maths & Science from Bishops Cleeve Secondary School, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire.


Experience

2012 | 2018

Private Architectural Projects: I began working on residential projects in collaboration with a director of a local architecture practice. This grew into working for myself on projects from design to completion for friends, family and recommendations. My largest and most significant project has been a million pound residential property in Cheltenham with a project value of £375k. Other key works have included:

- The conservation & restoration of a traditional octagonal Methodist Church into a new residential dwelling, consisting of initial design work, planning and working drawings.

- The re-ordering and modernisation of two historic cottages into a single residential dwelling. The project undertook a series of design exercises to improve the quality of the internal layout, leading to the creation of working drawings for tender submission.

- Significant alterations and extensions to two large bungalows in Malvern, both from recommendations, one including a traditional oak framed orangery and the other a contemporary zinc and timber clad eco property.

2013 | 2015

Roberts Limbrick Architects: At Roberts Limbrick I worked within the Education & Commercial Teams gaining a wide range of experience from initial concept design through to planning and detailed technical drawing. Working alongside a senior associate I developed my skills as a Project Architect on a variety of schemes, liaising with clients, contractors and the wider design team. I also helped to refine the detailed design of several projects throughout the construction process, overcoming challenges and helping to maintain the integrity of the scheme. 

- A project I gained particular experience and satisfaction from was in designing a substantial extension for a school in Hereford for children with special educational needs (SEN). Being able to work closely with the teachers, children and contractors to design a building to suit their specific needs and to see the project through to completion.

2010 | 2012

Yiangou Architects: At Yiangou’s I worked directly with a partner and project architect on large scale, high-end residential properties. My work ranged from helping take schemes from concept design, through planning, working drawings to completion. The scope of work enabled a greater degree of time to be spent on design, focusing on detailing each project to a high degree.

2009 | 2010

Quattro Design Architects: Following the completion of my Architecture Degree RIBA Pt.1 from UWE, Bristol I completed a one year placement at Quattro Design. My time was divded between gaining valuable experience in the education and housing teams.

2004  | 2005

Experience Exchange Programme, Saint Vincent, West Indies: My year in Saint Vincent and the Grenadines was arranged through the Methodist Church where I helped setup and run youth work and Fair Trade projects. I worked in local primary and secondary schools teaching PE classes. Following hurricane Ivan a lot of work was carried out repairing housing and that coincided with my decision to study architecture. I volunteered in a local technical colleague in exchange for technical drawing and CAD lessons to aid in my university applications.

2000 | 2004

Alliance & Leicester Bank: Alliance & Leicester was my first formal job where I quickly advanced from cashier to customer sales adviser and finally onto a financial advisor training programme. My time there helped me develop a wide range of diverse skills such as project management, customer service and communication skills which have been invaluable within architectural practice.


Proficiency


References

Mr. Michael Dring | M.Arch Programme Director | Birmingham City University, School of Architecture & Design.

Mr. Andrew Inchley | Director, Yiangou Architects, Cirencester.

Mr. Richard Robbins | Owner, Robbins Building Services Ltd, Gloucestershire.

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