I am a recent Architecture graduate based in Toronto, Canada, majoring in Design.Design is the sole foundation of my learning, progress, education and passion.There is a relationship between myself and architecture, an exchange, a give-and-takethat can never be anything else but the reflection of my individuality.Born in the southern city of Fier, I was raised in Albania until decided to migrate to Canadafor a better life. After enrolling in secondary school of David and Mary Thomson Collegiate Institute, I took the Architectural Drafting class. This initial yet innocent decision has led meto discover the beauty of Architecture and decided to pursue my degree in Architectural Science at Ryerson University.During my final year of Thesis, I undertook the topic of “Architecture in a World of Conflict”where I proposed a common-ground between the two social groups of the “Moors” and “Spaniards”. The architectural manifestation of this conflict was a “Traditional Flamenco Dance Academy”.My methodology is to understand the characteristics of a project and ellaborate design techniques beyond just the written requirements, where I can create an architecturalquality that surpasses initial sensibility.
• Excellent proficiency in design investigation and digital modelling skills. Proficient in Autocad, Revit, Autodesk Architecture, 3Ds Max, Cinema Maxon 4D, Maxwell Render, Vray, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Indesign, Microsoft Office. Excellent written and oral communication. Strong cultural background, and fluent in written and spoken English, Italian and Albanian.• Strong technical knowledge: Able to comprehend floor plans, technical drawings, and review specifications; • Profecient in the structural principles of wood frame, steel frame, and concrete construction; • Ability to handle tasks under time-sensitive projects, while remaining productive in high-pressure environments • Ability to be adaptive to change, communicate effectively with people, both orally and on-paper.
Devoll Hydropower Offices
Involved in design schematics of the interior of the office floorplan layout. Aided in configuring a function for the purpose of the office personnel. Communicated with Austrian clients on daily basis while managing overall paperwork, timetable and subcontractor work. Involved in creating a company image for the exterior facade and reception area.
Worked with the architect in developing volumetric and design schematics of the residential villa. Communicated with client in describing the project. Helped in configuring structural plan, site plan, completed renderings and terrain studies.
Involved in interior renovation of upscale lounge in the downtown area. Assisted architect in managing communication with client over subcontractor work. Helped in configuring logo design, interior bar image and floorplan layout.
L-House by the Lake
Assisted architect in configuring concept design, floorplan and volumetric ideas. Communicated with client in describing the project. Created numerous sketches, parti diagrams and translated 2D work into a digital model for presentation purposes.
Responsible for various design projects in a busy and upcoming architectural firm in the capital of Albania. Conducted correspondence, held meetings with engineers, suppliers, manufacturers and clients.Thoroughly involved in all daily activities of an emerging studio. Assissted in all stages of an architectural project.
May 2009 - Oct 2009
Peshkepia Architecture Studio + Partners
Completed a four year undergraduate degree of Bachelor of Architectural Science program, excelling in design studio, theory and architectural detailing.
Independent Study Design
Design project was selected by the department to represent Ryerson Architecture in the CACB University creditation process.
6 Points Interchange Charrette
Selected by the department to represent Ryerson Architecture with four colleagues to propose a possible design solution to the chaotic interchange for Toronto City Hall CityEdge Master Plan.
SSEF Cantilevered Steel Structure Competition
Selected by the department to represent Ryerson Architecture with two colleagues to compete for the Steel Structures Education Foundation Competition.