Since the beginning of 2017 – I’ve been working with Salmond Reed Architects (SRA) in Devonport. Projects much closer to my areas of professional interest – and a very pleasant commute via Auckland’s new electric trains, or a bike ride, down to Britomart – and then a ferry across to Devonport or Stanley Bay. Pleasant walks to and from the rail station and the ferry – even if it is chucking it down…
I’m a latecomer in the team at Bossley Architects working on this project – currently in Detail Design (Sept 2015). And probably for the next two years… until its completed.
Work on a $200 million luxury hotel on Auckland’s waterfront will start next year after the project was granted resource consent this week. Auckland Council’s Panuku Development Auckland branch made…
Source: Go-ahead for $200m Auckland waterfront hotel – Property – NZ Herald News
2014 June 9-11: Introduction to BIM course at Graphisoft, Auckland : 18 hours
Structured introduction to using the software, resulting in a modelled house, and documents generated from that model.
2015 : Training at Bossley Architects : Ongoing from February
Learning the techniques and procedures for this computer modelling and information system. Revit 2015 running on Windows 8.1, linked to the office LAN. Job files and archives in MS cloud services. Combination of tutorials and answers from trained people in the office, Youtube, and the often overlooked format: paperback tome.
Current project is a small apartment building – coordination with structural and services consultants is done within the model – at this point exchanged via Dropbox. Not as smooth as is possible.
2015.05.11 Presentation from technical reps at Bossley Architects : 30mins
Concentrating on coatings for steel in a marine environment. Galvanizing, Zinc Spray and primer paint systems. Steel preparation.
2015.06.02 Meeting with Nupex techinical rep at Bossley Architects : 30mins
One of those essential elements of a properly designed basement, lift-shaft or retaining wall… waterproofing ground bearing slab to tilt-slab wall, membranes and caulking. Methodology, substrates preparation, materials. Grace systems (USA) imported to NZ.
A completely new private school building for the Academic Colleges Group, in the grounds of the Royal New Zealand Foundation for the Blind (Bledisloe Estates Trust).
ACG Parnell | Auckland | 2004-2006
SK: BECA Job architect; Developed design to handover.
Includes classrooms, laboratories, music and drama rooms, art & design studios, gym and hall, staff rooms and facilities, offices, administration and two levels of car parking. Due to its urban location, the building was fully air conditioned, to control external traffic noise and internal temperature.
The structure was designed so that the educational fit-out could be removed and the building re-configured as residential accommodation or office space.
External claddings were chosen to be in sympathy with the surrounding urban Heritage, mostly of monolithic red-brick construction, with a visual aspect of weight and ‘depth’. This was agreed with the landowner client by the original design architect, who left the firm before the concept design was fully resolved. This design approach was reconciled with the current seismic and thermal standards, and to a tight budget – that tends to produce a lightweight and ‘thin’ appearance. The interior finishes were not designed under my direction.
The building was completed to budget, six weeks early.
Energy & Maintenance Building housing equipment for the supply and management of electrical power and drinking water; combined with workshops, storage and administration.
College utilities infrastucture
Majuro; Marshall Is.
College of the Marshall Islands | Majuro | 2006-2009
SK: BECA Design & Job architect
Combined facility housing a reverse osmosis fresh water plant – powered by the PV panels on the roof; water storage & supply pumps, electrical control gear, back-up diesel generators, teaching & maintenance workshops, stores, offices.
One part of a wider Beca involvement with the Marshall Islands government, including infrastructure, education and airport upgrades.