Nicholson McShane Architects
Unit 10, Ladyburn Business Centre
20 Pottery Street, Greenock
t. 01475 325025 | m. 07968 803 971
© Paul McShane Architecture 2015
Qualified Chartered Architect with 6 plus years post qualification experience, (RIBA Part 3 achieved in November 2006).
Post Graduate Diploma (PG dip) in Advanced Architectural Design, University of Strathclyde, Glasgow (RIBA Part 2 achieved in 2004)
BSc. (Hons) Architectural Studies, University of Strathclyde, Glasgow (RIBA Part 1 achieved in 2001)
Practical designer with excellent technical knowledge and design skills.
Excellent People Skills, with ability to communicate and present and communicate at all levels.
Problem solving skills, with ability to improvise and adapt design quickly and effectively.
Excellent job running skills, with ability to project manage, realise client aspirations within budget and timescale.
Assisting with on site co-ordination and quality control.
Good team leader /member - tolerant; fair and level headed approach to in–house team and wider design team.
Value Engineering skills, delivering realistic solutions within budget.
Experienced consultant, providing sound and professional advice with down to earth approach.
Multi-tasking and able to work on a number of projects at different levels, simultaneously.
NOTABLE SKILLS & APTITUDE
Proficient in AutoCAD, ArchiCAD, NBS Specification Writer, Google/Timble Sketchup, Artlantis, Adobe Photoshop and Microsoft Office, including MS Powerpoint. As well as a number of other Software packages including Adobe Premier Plus Pro. and Adobe Flash.
RELEVANT VOLUNTARY EXPERIENCE
2000 – 2003 Department of Architecture, University of Strathclyde, Glasgow:
Part-Time 3d visualisation & communication, basic Adobe Photoshop techniques Tutor for 1st to 3rd year Architecture students.
Architecture & Travel: Touring Cities of Architectural interest, in particular Italian Renaissance / Classical Architecture.
Art: Still life drawing, sketching, painting, film & mixed media including photography. Interest in art exhibitions, museums.
Graphic Design & Photography: Active graphic designer & marketing / promotion including basic web design.
Experience working on a variety of new build and refurbishment projects: residential, healthcare, hotel, commercial and education sectors.
Experienced in co-ordination of design teams.
Developing design, incorporating requirements of site constraints, planning considerations and building legislation.
Obtaining all necessary consents by negotiation with local authorities.
Coordinating of production and construction information.