Architecture work in Melbourne.

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    Apr 27, 2012 7:56 AM GMT
    I recently moved to Melbourne from Ireland to find work as an Architectural Assistant. I have a Masters of Architecture from Edinburgh College of Art, Scotland. Along with my ARB/RIBA part II qualification, I am also a qualified Architectural Technologist, from Dublin Institute of Technology.

    The academic focus throughout the course of my Postgraduate Diploma and Masters was sustainable architecture and urbanism, which meets the social and cultural needs of a place. Combined with my Diploma in Architectural Technology, I was able to explore these through design with the use of materials, texture, layering and strong detail. My experience at a local firm in Ireland has provided me with a pragmatic approach to design and problem solving, while giving me a professional approach and understanding to client, architect and builder relationships.

    I would greatly appreciate any leads or advice from fellow RealJock guys on how to break in to the local market.

    For a selection of my work please feel free to log in to www.osullivanpaul.com
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    Apr 27, 2012 11:27 AM GMT
    Very nice portfolio mate. my favourite project is the youth centre. beautiful model and isometric section. In my humble opinion (coming from your competition), since the images are delicate, i wish the images were all larger so that i could look at the beautiful drawings and understand them.

    I am sure that you are gonna be a great architect, since your username here also incorporates "Arch". Good luck in Melbourne, with a great portfolio like yours, it wouldnt be hard to get a job i think.
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    Apr 27, 2012 11:45 AM GMT
    hey man welcome to the country icon_smile.gif

    So I have a friend who works as a structural drafter but the company he works for does alot architectural work too.

    http://www.arup.com/
    that's the company. This company I think was responsible or associated with the architectural design of the Beijing National Aquatics Centre. He was even in the documentary filmed about the making and design of it.

    He didn't do a university degree and managed to get a foot into the industry so with your portfolio handy, hopefully you can get some kind of foothold into the industry as well.

    Hopefully in something closely related to what you want to do, but anything is a start as long as it's in the right 'place'.
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    Apr 27, 2012 12:38 PM GMT
    Cheers for the comments guys. Interesting point about Arup. They are also based in Ireland, I think I have a contact there…
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    Apr 27, 2012 3:33 PM GMT
    Arup, cool, that is some big firm icon_smile.gif

    if you are keen, one of the biggest names in Aussie is Denton Cocker Marshall, my former boss worked for them after he graduated. and lucky for you, they have an office in Melbourne.

    no worries mate, i am positive you will quickly get a job, as scottish architecture incorporate so much more sustainability into their buildings.

    also you have Part II RIBA- much easier than those with only RIBA Part I. best of luck from Glasgow.



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    Apr 28, 2012 7:26 AM GMT
    a1arch saidCheers for the comments guys. Interesting point about Arup. They are also based in Ireland, I think I have a contact there…


    Hey man there you go, 5 degrees of separation haha.
    Wish you all the best mate and a cheers to your future.
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    Apr 28, 2012 7:28 AM GMT
    Can't help on leads (I'm no architect), but here are a few of my favourite Melbourne based studios:

    http://www.nestarchitects.com.au
    http://www.herbertmason.com/
    http://www.decampoarchitects.com.au/

    Also check out: http://architectureau.com/ for project reviews and links to other firms / industry resources.
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    Apr 28, 2012 8:26 AM GMT
    the quickest way to get to know of job opportunities is to join the Australian Institute of Architects Victorian Chapter level 3 Collins st City 03 8620 3877

    Melbourne is a very progressive city architecturally and you should get a lot of professional satisfaction working there

    and welcome to Australia