MJP architect / educator

CV

Miles J Phillips

Architect

Profile

I am a UK registered architect, with experience at every stage of design, including administering contracts up to £5M. I have a wealth of experience of working with existing buildings, including many historic and listed buildings.

I also have a keen interest in how design can help to address the challenges of development around the world, and increase the resilience of the poorest and most vulnerable communities.

Specialties: Project Management, Design Team Leadership, Complex Refurbishment, CAD Standards, 3D Modelling, Teaching & Training.

Experience

TSH Architects, Oxford

Project Architect (2015 - Present)

Leading education and sports projects across the South East. Improving office QA and standards adoption. Developing BIM pilot projects.

London Metropolitan University, London

Visiting Lecturer (2015-Present)

Preparing and delivering a 2-level short course in AutoCAD for professionals.

Molyneux Kerr Architects, London

Architect (2014 - 2015)

Managing university projects up to £5M in value from feasibility to completion. Developing fee proposals, PQQs and ITTs. Leading production of tender drawings and documentation at the head of a consultant team. Developing proposals for restorations, alterations and extensions to sensitive listed building and churches. Producing detailed conditions surveys. Hand drawing detail packages.

Part II Architectural Assistant (2011 - 2014)

Developing proposals for restorations, alterations and extensions to sensitive listed building and churches. Leading production of tender drawings and documentation for a small highly complex project in collaboration with other consultants. Assisting in producing detailed conditions surveys. Hand drawing detail packages. Producing photographs and graphics for exhibitions and publicity.

University of Bedfordshire, Luton

Visiting Lecturer (2012 - 2013)

Preparing and delivering a course in technical drawing and digital imagery. Lecturing & leading workshops in groups of 20+ to develop 2D and 3D drafting and presentation skills, as well as one-on-one and small group tutoring. Reviewing and grading year-end presentations and submissions with other tutors and guests.

Shelter Associates, Pune, India

Videographer, Web and Graphic Consultancy (Nov 2010 - Jan 2011)

Writing, shooting, designing and producing documentary-style promotional videos. Consulting on branding and graphics, along with website update. Assiting in developing and running workshops for children displaced from informal settlements.

Harper Downie, London

Architectural Assistant (2007 - 2011)

Preparing planning applications, feasibility proposals. Liaising with clients and subcontractors. Developing innovative housing designs and modular building systems. Managing and producing drawing packages. Assisting with office software management and education. Producing detailed 3D models for photorealistic visualisations.

Hypostyle, Glasgow

Architectural Assistant (2006-2007)

Producing drawings for job pitches, planning applications, and production information. Assisting detail design and development. Completing and issuing tender drawing packages.

Education

The Bartlett, UCL

PGDip in Professional Practice & Management in Architecture (ARB/RIBA Part 3) – 2014

University of Sheffield School of Architecture

M.Arch in Architecture (RIBA Part 2) – 2010

BA (Hons) Architecture, 2:1 (RIBA Part 1) – 2006

John Mason School

A Levels: Art A, Maths & Further Maths A, Physics A

Skills

Architecture

Experienced at all stages of design and managing projects to completion, including feasibility, permissions, tender processes and Contract Administration. Well versed in UK development context.

Communication and Management

Skilled communicator, personable and sociable. Experienced at managing multiple projects, prioritisation, delegation, and working to tight deadlines.

BIM & CAD

Fluency in a variety of CAD and BIM environments. Experience teaching 2D and 3D CAD, developing production information in Revit. Also experienced at developing custom parametric Revit families.

Technical Drawing

Comfortable with both manual and digital drawing, with clear and professional draftsmanship. Experience using and teaching a wide range of drawing software. Experience teaching technical drawing.

Video Production

Enthusiastic photographer and cameraman. skilled at production, management and editing video to produce succinct and compelling presentations.

Web Design

Keen interest in web design and emerging technologies. Experience designing sites from scratch as well as for existing platforms.

Graphic Design

An eye for graphical presentation and clean, clear visual communication. Academic grounding in the theory and practice of information design.

Visualisation

Accomplished 3D modeller, able to produce a wide variety of polished imagery and visualizations.

Software & Technologies

  • Revit
  • AutoCAD
  • Vectorworks
  • Adobe CS Suite

  • SketchUp
  • Kerkythea
  • Cinema4D

  • HTML
  • CSS
  • JavaScript

Other

Interests

Accomplished vocalist and musician. Regular hiker with wide experience of outdoor pursuits. Well travelled. Continuing interest in literature & philosophy.

Other Employment

Varied summer and casual work, including teaching English as a foreign language, with responsibility for teaching, managing, and accompanying groups of up to 35 students.