Thank you for taking the time to look at my projects, I am RIBA Stage One architecture graduate with a First Class from the University of Kent; looking for an Architectural Assistant Part 1 position. I presently work as an Open Lecture Chairman for KASA, a student organisation which comprises of arranging lectures with many high profile architects in practice ranging from Patrik Schumacher (Director of Zaha Hadids, Jason Speechly-Dick (Head of Architecture Atkins) to Heatherwick Studios. Over the past two years I have worked part-time as an Architectural Assistant under the head architect Tom Wright of Atkins for a paid placements in 2015 and 2013. What differentiates myself from the many other students searching for this role is my hands-on experience in this field and knowledge of the working environment of an architect which was explored through my dissertation. What are the architect’s ethical considerations are when working abroad? This took me to many different cities such as Amman, Dubai and Sydney. Interviewing staff and construction workers over a six week period which was part of my primary investigation.
This and other opportunities have provided me with the means to travel and experience different cultures and visit art exhibits, most recently the 2015 Milan Architecture Expo and Venice Biennale, which has widened my knowledge as a student of architecture. I was also nominated in 2014 for the International Biennial of Landscape Architecture in Barcelona for my work on a therapeutic mental health centre based in Canterbury, Kent. For that project and many others I have used softwares such as Revit, Auto CAD, Sketch Up, Photoshop and have recently begun using Rhino to design with more fluid forms.
In my spare time I row for the university men’s crew, is an avid passion of mine which also demands dedication and hard work demonstrating my self-discipline and team working skills. I am highly adaptable in office with the ability to switch between projects quickly. Having an energetic, confident but friendly personality with effective communication skills proves valuable when working for an employer, fellow employees and clients alike. My aspiration is to continue to increase my knowledge base around architecture by reading recent journals and current international affairs while developing a career to becoming a fully qualified Architect. I hope you see that I have potential to contribute and learn within your organisation.
Elliott G. J. Bishop
Open Lecture Chairman KASA
University of Kent
University of Kent