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CURRICULAM VITAE

 

PROFILE

A qualified architect and urban designer with extensive achievements in architecture, urban design and environmental impact assessment projects world-wide, excellent ability to identify the unique character of ‘places’ and strong design skills resulting in award winning projects, experienced at all stages of projects from design to execution, team leader and motivator, highly experienced in the co-ordination and management of design teams, international multi-disciplined consultants and contractors

 

KEY EXPERIENCE

UK experience in environmental quality and sustainability policies and technologies for regeneration and new town

 

UK and international work experience in a variety of architectural and urban design projects, from individual buildings including offices, residences, health care centres and a railway station to housing, mixed-use commercial and tourism development schemes, regeneration of city centres and new town master planning

 

Team Leader from concept design to production information including tender documentation

 

And site supervision

 

Environmental Impact Assessment (visual and landscape) studies from power stations to housing developments to evaluate and develop design guidelines for architectural, urban design and landscaping aspects

 

CAD design team management and co-ordination, and hands-on experience on DTP and Adobe Photoshop programmes

 

Design and implementation of tensile structures

 

Interior design in several contexts and countries including artisan work in high-tech Buildings

 

Five awards received in nine competitions entered

 

PERSONAL DATA

Professional affiliations: Former member of Hong Kong Institute of Environmental Impact Assessment, Former member of Urban Design Group, UK and Chamber of Architects of Turkey, Istanbul

 

Academic Qualifications: Master of Arts in Urban Design, Joint Centre for Urban Design, Brookes University, Oxford, UK. Diploma in Architecture, Academy of Architecture and Engineering, Ankara, Turkey

 

Dual Nationality: British, Turkish

 

Personal interests: Keen hiker on nature and urban walks, enthusiastic sailor with a navigation licence for up to 20m boats, mad about films

 

CAREER SUMMARY

2008-to date Consultant Architect/ Urban Designer, London, UK

2007-2008 Senior Urban Designer/Architect PRP Architects Ltd. London

2006-2007 Senior Urban Designer English Partnerships (EP), National Consultancy Unit

(NCU), Milton Keynes

2000-2006 Consultant Architect/ Urban Designer, London, UK

1996-2000 Consultant Architect/ Urban Designer, Hong Kong

1995-1996 Principal Architect/ Urban Designer, Urbis Ltd. Hong Kong

1994-1995 Principal Architect/ Urban Designer, ASMI Associates, Brunei, Borneo

1986-1994 Consultant Architect/ Urban Designer, London, UK

1981-1986 Principal Architect/ Urban Designer, IDEA Int. Ltd. London, UK

1979-1981 Architect/ Urban Designer, RHWL Partnership, London, UK

 

EXPERIENCE RECORD

2008- to date Consultant Architect/ Urban Designer London, UK

Design consultancies & project management for private clients for UK and international clients

 

Frognal, Hampstead, London, 2014-16

Conversion and refurbishment of a garden flat within a Grade 2 listed building, to provide an independent workshop for a musician.

 

Riyadh Tent House 2011-13

Concept Design of another earth sheltered high spec. residence with partial tensile roof. The construction area of approximately 8,000.00m2. Design started in 2011 spring with site visits and completed with the coordination of all consultant in 2013 October. The project is temporarily on hold before the review and development of design and construction package.

 

Prince Albert Road, Hampstead, London NW3

Alterations & complete refurbishment of a three bedroom flat. Certificate of completion for compliance with Building Regulations received from London Borough of Camden. Site management for works by tradesmen and small Contractors

 

Warwick Road, Maide Vale, London W9

Complete refurbishment of a three storey family house. Site management for works by tradesmen and small contractors

 

July 2007- April 2008. Senior Urban Designer/Architect with PRP Architects Ltd, London

Review and assessment of two developers’ large scale master planning/ urban design proposals one with design codes, feasibility studies with alternative schemes for a 100+ unit housing development, development of the methodology for the tender submissions of masterplanning /urban design projects and acted as the leader incorporating methodology, costing and programming for tender, production of templates for use for future tender documents. The master plan and the architectural concept design of a tourism complex in Bodrum, Turkey, formed as a lagoon around an island which included 21 private villas and a restaurant with associated social facilities. Total of 4,000 m2 of construction area

 

Selly Oak, Battery Park, Birmingham

Client: Land Lease

 

Linton’s Lane Housing Development Tender Submission, Epsom

Client: Stanhope Plc

 

Sugarhouse Lane Masterplanning Tender Submission, London

Client: London Thames Gateway Development Corporation

 

Three Development Briefs Tender Submission (2), Grantham

Client: The South Kesteven District Council

 

Wichelstowe, Swindon

Client: Swindon Borough Council

 

Adabuku Project, Bodrum, Turkey

Client: BMB Ltd

 

April 2006- June 2007 Senior Urban Designer with English Partnerships (EP), National Consultancy Unit (NCU) Milton Keynes

EP was previously the Government’s national Regeneration agency that had the responsibility for achieving the Government’s sustainable agenda and to put into operations the processes that will ensure the delivery of high quality regeneration of the sites. EP set innovation and quality standards and works with Public/ Private sectors and communities. Responsibilities included;

 

Assessment of biddings submitted for Bletchley Leisure Centre design project in

Milton Keynes and Mayland Masterplanning, Hemel Hempstead

Member of the steering group committee for the Mayland Masterplanning project

Assessment of developers’ design submissions for Greenwich District Hospital site in London, Campbell Park Marina in Milton Keynes, West End, Phase 2 in Milton Keynes

Design Guidance for Milford Hospital site, Surrey and assessment of developers’ design submissions

Historic Characterisation Studies for Grayling Hospital, Chichester and Hanham Hall Hospital, Bristol with a view of developing a Toolkit for a best practise guide

Development brief for the regeneration of Pleasley Colliery site on the border of Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire

Design and Planning Application for replacement sports facilities at Bunkers

Lane, Hemel Hempstead

Review of Developers submission at Shirebrook

 

2000- 2006 Consultant Architect/ Urban Designer. London, UK

Projects for private clients in London, design consultancies for UK and international clients

 

Ballard’s Lane, N3

Internal alterations and refurbishment to a first floor flat in order to create an extra bedroom within London Borough of Barnett

 

Hermit Road, London E16

The design and implementation package for an extension to a Retail Jewellery Shop

 

Bassett Road, Ladbroke Grove, NW10

The design for the complete refurbishment of a flat within The Royal Borough of Kensington & Chelsea

 

St. George’s Drive, Victoria, SW1

Listed building consents for retrospective approval to internal alterations made at an earlier date & alterations to existing layout granted by the City of Westminster

 

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Team member for a conceptual proposal for a spectacular ‘Living Theatre’ to be contained in the largest bio-climatic canopy that under which climate of the hot and dry arid deserts, cooler temperate zones and humid regions of the Indian Ocean, South-East and Central Asia and Arabia created for journey along old Trade Routes

 

Patshull Road, Kentish Town, NW5

Complete refurbishment of the top two floors of a family house. Certificate of completion for compliance with Building Regulations received from London Borough of Camden. Site management for works by tradesmen and small contractors

 

Willesden Lane, Kilburn, NW6

Complete refurbishment of a top floor flat. Certificate of Completion for compliance with Building Regulations received from London Borough of Brent. The organisation and the supervision of the implementation of the site works by trades men and small contractors

 

Lower Sloane Square, SW3

Design proposal for the complete refurbishment of a top floor flat

 

South Hill Park Road, Hampstead, NW3

Complete Interior design, and the organisation and supervision of the implementation of the site works by trades men and small contractors

 

Design input for an International Competition for Aukett International Ltd. London, UK

 

Design Development for a Private Residence in Cyprus for SPGA, London, UK

 

1997- 2000 Consultant Architect/ Urban Designer. ERM Hong Kong Ltd. Hong Kong

Consultant for the environmental visual and landscape impact assessment studies for the approval of projects by Environmental Protection Department and Planning Department of Hong Kong. Responsibilities included development of design guidelines and recommendation of mitigation measures. Also team member for the first ecological wetland habitat schemes in Hong Kong working with interested partied including World Wildlife Fund.

 

West Rail Habitat Creation and Management Programme

Client: The Kowloon- Canton Railway Corporation (KCRC)

 

Mei Foo Interchange Link, Hong Kong

Client: The Mass Transit Railway Corporation MTRC)

 

Cantau Airport Railway, Phase 2- 4tracking. Hong Kong

Client: The Mass Transit Railway Corporation MTRC)

 

Power Station at Lamma Island Extension, Hong Kong

Client: The Hong Kong Electric Co. Ltd

 

Improvement to Kam Tin Road, Hong Kong

Client: Planning Department, Hong Kong Government

 

Area 56 Housing, Tuen Mun, Hong Kong

Client: Planning Department, Hong Kong Government

 

Government Offices at Lai King, Hong Kong

Client: Architectural Services Department, Hong Kong Government

 

1996- 2000 Consultant Architect/ Urban Designer with Inarc Design Asia Group, Hong Kong

Architectural design proposals for two separate multi storey commercial office developments in Philippines both of which led to the award of architectural and interior services commission. The masterplaning, urban design and architectural schemes for two waterfront developments in China and Myanmar

 

Riverside Place Master Plan, Yangon, Myanmar 1997 Total land 2,500,000m2.

Client: SPA (Myanmar) Ltd

 

The Sand River Golf Club Housing, Shenzhen, China

Client: Sand River Golf Club

 

UCPB Commercial Centre, Davao City, Philippines- Construction area 5,000m2

Client: The Mass Transit Railway Corporation MTRC)

 

UCPB Office Tower, Quezon City, Philippines- Construction area 6,000m2

Client: UCPB Properties Inc.

 

1995- 1996 Principle Architect and Urban Designer. Urbis Ltd. Hong Kong

Development of  urban design schemes for both new and existing residential, commercial, public sites including areas adjoining on to five new Mass Transit Railway (MTR) stations in Hong Kong, environmental assessment of land-use and property development options with regard to visual and physical impact, marine restrictions, and resumption and economic impact.

 

Study of West Coast Road Alignment Options at Yau Tong

Client: Mass Transit Railway Corporation

 

Tsuen Kwan Q/ Quarry Bay Extension Feasibility Study and Preliminary Design

Client: The Mass Transit Railway Corporation MTRC)

 

Redevelopment Master Plans for Military Sites in the New Territories

Client: Planning Department, Hong Kong Government

 

West Kowloon Reclamation

Client: Territorial Development Department, Hong Kong Government

 

1994- 1995 Principal Architect/ Urban Designer. ASMI Associates, Brunei, Borneo

Project architect from sketch design to site supervision of a complex of four buildings to house 360 collectors’ cars with sophisticated climatic control, the masterplanning, architectural design and tender packages for two village developments for 1000 staff and the concept design for a new town

 

Automobilia, Brunei, Borneo

Client: The Royal Family of Brunei

 

Jalan Telepok Staff Housing, Brunei, Borneo

Client: The Royal Family of Brunei

 

Jerudong Park Hotel Staff Village, Brunei, Borneo

Client: The Royal Family of Brunei

 

Jerudong Park New Town, Brunei, Borneo

Client: The Royal Family of Brunei

 

1988- 1994 Independent Consultancies. London, UK

Design concept to execution of variety of buildings for Private Residences, Health Care, commercial Office and a Business Centre, advisory role for a High Commission. Monthly site visits to Saudi Arabia for an 18 month period for the interiors site supervision of the Red Sea Residence. Design concepts for three International Competitions. Masterplanning of six sites to accommodate 1800 units and architectural design of 11 types of apartment buildings for Anatepe New Town, preliminary Urban Design Manual Study for the New Housing Developments, masterplanning, urban design and architectural concept design for a holiday village with 500 villas.

 

Private Residence, Aachen, Germany 1992- 94. Construction area 335m2

Client: Private client

 

Advisor to the High Commission on the refurbishment of properties, London, UK 1988- 94

Client: High Commission of Guyana, London, UK

 

Almaty Business Centre refurbishment, Alma- Ata, Karzkhazistan 1993 Construction area 2,000m2

Client: Unitrade Ltd. UK

 

Pro-type design for Respite Care Centre Hotel, London, UK 1982 Construction area 2,000m2

Client: North East Regional Health Authority, UK

 

Urban Design Manual Study for New Housing Developments, Ankara, Turkey 1992

Client: Prime Ministry Housing Development Administration, Ankara, Turkey

 

Proposal for Erimex Offices, Aachen, Germany Construction area 750m2

Client: Erimex

 

Samarkant- Revitalisation Competition, Uzbekistan, USSR 1991

Client: Executive Committee of the People’s Deputies of Samarkant, USSR. 1991

 

Interior Design proposal for a Chinese and Japanese Restaurant, London, UK 1991

Client: QED London, UK

 

A Private Residence, Lefkosa, Cyprus, 1989 Construction area 400m2

Client: Private client Lefkosa, Cyprus

 

Interiors of two Private Residences, Istanbul, Turkey and Lefkosa, Cyprus 1989

Client: Private client. Istanbul, Turkey

 

Anatepe New Town Development 1989

Client: Turkiye Emlak Bankasi T.A.S. Istanbul, Turkey

 

Private Residence and Offices Complex Proposal, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia 1998 Construction area 5,000m2

Client: A member of the Royal Family of Saudi Arabia

 

A holiday Village Proposal, Bodrum, Turkey 1988 Land Area 214,000m2

Client: Feltcharm Ltd.

 

Red Sea Residence interiors supervision, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia 1986- 88

Construction area 5,200m2

Client: A member of the Royal Family of Saudi Arabia

 

Award winning UMM Al Kura Islamic University Competition, Mecca, Saudi Arabia 1986

Client: UMM Al Kura Islamic University, Saudi Arabia

 

Pilgrimage Terminal Competition, Mecca, Saudi Arabia 1988

Client: Ministry of Pilgrimages, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

 

1981- 1988 Principal architect and Urban Designer. Idea Int. London, UK

Sketch design to execution of a unique earth sheltered residence with an organic layout, incorporating two organic shaped fabric structures as partial roofing where It was the first application of fabric roof for a residence, designer for the equine competition using extensive fabric structure for shading (approx.500, 000m2 of floor area) reinterpreting the traditional Bedouin Tents, developing urban design scale development principles for the town centres of 21 new towns to accommodate 70,000 families, designer for four architectural competitions, two of which were awarded with contracts

 

Red Sea Residence, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia 1982-86 Construction area 5,200m2

Client: The Royal Family of Saudi Arabia. Cons. cost US$11M

 

Al Badr Residence Jeddah, Saudi Arabia 1982-85 Cons. Area 2,800m2

Client: The Royal Family of Saudi Arabia. Cons. cost US£6 Million

 

Equine Centre Competition, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia 675 hectare, 20,000m2 Construction area

Client: Ministry of Agriculture and Water, Saudi Arabia. Estimated cost US$115M

 

Urban Design Institute Competition, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia Construction area 900m2

Client: Ministry of Foreign Affair and Diplomatic Quarter

 

New Town Master Planning/ Urban Design for Internal Security Forces Housing- 22 Towns

Client: Ministry of Interior, Saudi Arabia

 

Award Winning Diplomatic Institute Housing Competition, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia Construction area 20,000m2

Client: Ministry of Foreign Affairs

 

Award winning Asir Government Competition, Abha, Saudi Arabia

Client: Asir Province Government, Saudi Arabia

 

1979- 1981 Architect and Urban Designer with Renton Howard Wood Levin

Partnership, London UK

 

Urban designer for two competitions awarded with contracts: an inner city site regeneration scheme and a new housing development.

Award Winning St. Albans City Centre Competition

Client: St. Albans City Council, UK

 

Award Winning Leatherhead Housing Master Planning Competition, UK

Client: Mole Valley District Council, UK

 

Feasibility studies for redeveloping Barracks sites at Catterick and Ouston, UK

Client: The Property Services Agency, H.M. Govt. ‘War Department’ UK

 

Design proposal for the regeneration of an inner city site and a railway station as part of a cross-town motorway and railway project

Client: HM Government Property Services Agency, Northern Ireland, UK

 

PUBLISHED PROJECTS

Red Sea Residence, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia; published in Building Design (UK) 20/1/1989,

Mimar 39 (UK) 6.1991, Mimarlik (TR) 3.1989, Cumhuriyet (TR) 25/12/1988, Arrademento/ Decorasyon (TR) 4/1989

Award winning St. Albans City Centre Competition, UK; published in Building (UK)

12/9/1980, the Architectural Journal (UK) 6/8/1980, the Architects Journal (UK) 10/9/1980

 

SPECIALIST LECTURES AND STUDIES

Visiting Lecturer at the Joint Centre for Urban Design, Oxford Brookes University

 

Visiting Lecturer and Studio Tutor at the Kent Institute for Art and Design, Canterbury

 

An empirical study ‘A Tale of Two Cities- A study of subjective images of local Environments’, an MA Thesis for Urban Design

 

Review and development of research on ‘Traditional Architecture and Planning in Saudi Arabia’ into a ‘Design Guide on Contemporary Architecture and Urban Design in Saudi Arabia at Idea Centre

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