Jennifer Evans stands out with her determination and passion in striving towards perfection. She works hard to walk the path that leads to new and interesting experiences, more knowledge and great connections with fantastic people.
Born in 1987, Jennifer is a resilient and creative designer with a powerful drive that sees her take on projects and assignments with a sense of purpose and natural drawing flair.
Having worked within a team in practice as well as on the course, Jennifer is a keen team player: "Her generosity in sharing her expertise and her time were unique in my experience and I doubt I would have achieved what I did without her support and friendship." Amanda Briggs, Operations Director at GSE Research Limited.
When Jennifer is not glued to a computer screen or sketchbook, you'll find her out and about: usually mountain biking, motorbiking, camping, visiting family or having a good laugh with friends.
Please feel free to browse her portfolio and, should you have any questions or simply wish to meet her, get in touch.
- Photoshop, In-Design, Publisher
- Word, Excel, Outlook
- Evernote (Organiser), Sketch-Up
Available upon request
August 2014 - March 2017 (2 years, 7 months)
As an architectural assistant, Jennifer has had the opportunity to work autonomously as well as within a team on projects in both the public and private sectors, ranging between £50,000 and £6,000,000. The project sectors vary between Commercial Development, Health and Science, Residential, Hotels and Student Accommodation. Her level of experience has covered Plan of Work (2013) Stages 0 to 5 through direct participation, and Plan of Work (2013) Stages 5 to 6 through observation.
The more exposed and independent work position has provided Jennifer with the opportunity to coordinate tasks, manage projects and deadlines effectively whilst maintaining and supporting a close relationship with the Client and Design Team. Jennifer has also supported MHA Architects through dealing with any disputes arising in a prompt, efficient and professional manner to ensure a steady project development.
During her experience at MHA Architects, Jennifer has gathered appropriate information effectively and taken the necessary measures in ensuring design and technical detailing are well-thought through. She has prepared and submitted the necessary package of information for both full planning applications as well as tenders, along with additional information required by contractors and sub-contractors.
Work samples reflecting her skills and level of experience are provided within the on-line portfolio.
(Employer: Ian Thorp)
Martin Walsh Associates
Architectural Practice, Dewsbury
February 2012 - September 2012 (8 months)
During this Placement, Jennifer carried out site surveys and research, visited existing premises and developed Design & Access Statements as well as Feasibility Reports. She produced drawings of existing premises and proposed developments, submitted planning applications for full outline proposals as well as change of use, and dealt with queries clients had in person.
Jennifer also had the opportunity to work for a short period of time on a residential development (an estate consisting of 300 houses) and was introduced to the complications brought forward with such a different project development.
(Employer: Martin Walsh)
GSE Research Limited
Leeds, United Kingdom
November 2011 - February 2012 (4 months)
Jennifer has carried out freelance research work and helped with the design of GSE conference papers and submission forms.
The freelance research work carried out involved finding authors, conferences, centres of interest, influencers, events, contact details and much more that are of interest to GSE Research Limited.
She successfully used her organisational skills to carry out the work quickly and efficiently, and was able to use her creativity and her eye for detail to contribute to the design of GSE Research's leaflets, submission forms and conference papers. Jennifer also further developed her communication skills.
(Employer: John Peters)
2009 (June) - 2010 (Jan)
Jennifer's official title was ‘Business Assistant’, but actually when her employer went on holiday, she took over the business for a couple of weeks. This involved sending orders out to the clients, putting orders through by phone, contacting the manufacturers, troubleshooting with the client and accepting their payment or refunding their card if necessary.
(Employer: Jane Mills)
Haigh Huddleston and Associates
Civil & Structural Engineering Company
January 2008 - June 2008
2009 (June) - 2010 (sept)
Jennifer's official title was ‘CAD Apprentice’. She mainly designed drainage for small and larger sites, corrected existing drainage design, drew up details of manholes, calculated ground levels etc. Jennifer gained an even better understanding of the attributes required for being a valuable member of a team and developed her ability to solve errors displayed in civil engineering plans. She also developed independent working skills and gained an understanding of drainage design on small and larger sites.
(Employer: Trevor Haigh)
DeliBlue, Batley Mills
Server and cashier
2007 (Oct) - 2008 (Feb)
Jennifer developed her English and gained an understanding of working in a team. She also developed her serving skills.
2004 to 2007 (June-Aug)
Here Jennifer developed effective customer service skills and gained a better understanding of the attributes required for being a valuable member of a team. Jennifer also learned prompt troubleshooting in the event of problems with a client.
University of Huddersfield
1st Class Honours, BA Architecture
2008 (Sept) - 2011 (May)
Jennifer Evans graduated in 2011 with a First Bachelors. The modules included for for the final two years of this course are: History, Theory, Environmental Design and Human Interaction, Materials Construction and Structures, Communications, Architecture Studio, Design Studio, Technology and also Personal Development.
Kunsthumaniora Sint-Lucas, College
Architecture Interior Design Diploma, Foundation Level
2005 (Sept) - 2007 (June)
Gained a grade of ‘A++’ for modules studied between 2005-2007. The modules covered include: Construction, media, computer supported (CAD) and scale drawing, architecture and interior design.
Kunsthumaniora Sint-Lucas, High School
Art, Equivalent to A levels
2003 (Sept) - 2005 (June)
Jennifer gained a grade ‘A++’ for modules studied between 2003-2005. The modules covered include: Painting, drawing, modelling and instrumental-drawing.
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