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Location:
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Posted:
January 28, 2017

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Spyros Tsekouras Curriculum Vitae

Unit ***** Bater Avenue Mobile: (+1) 416 *** ****

Toronto, Ontario

Canada M4K 2C1 Email: acyi51@r.postjobfree.com

Recognized as an Internee Architect by the CACB

PROFILE

I have worked in Ontario, Canada, as an Architectural technologist-residential designer, and in Greece, as a freelance Architect and as an associate in Architecture practices in both a full and part-time basis. My experience so far includes designing work, construction supervision, production information generation, and presentation work. I am very well versed in all that concerns Sustainable Architecture, in which I have solid studies and extensive knowledge, having obtained two relevant Master’s degrees, and having become a LEED Green Associate.

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

August 2015 - present ADVANCED CANADIAN HOMES INC. Toronto, Canada

Architectural technologist-Designer in partnership

Production of presentation, working and planning permission application drawings.

Residential design work with review of applicable codes and standards.

Platform: Autocad 2015, Revit.

January 2014-June 2015 NA Engineering Associates INC. Stratford, ON, Canada

Employed Architectural technologist-Designer

Production of presentation and working drawings.

Development of residential designs with review of applicable codes and standards.

Assistance with the preparation of project specifications.

Field measuring activities, including surveying.

Platform: Autocad 2015, Revit.

January 2010 - April 2013 Freelance Practice Architect Athens, Greece

Work on general planning permission application and building regulations issues.

Work for the design and drafting of a 400 m2 house.

Work for the production of planning permission application and 3D computer renderings of a four-story, 560 m2 apartment building.

Platform: ArchiCAD 12

October 2008 – January 2010 MOUSTROUFIS AND ASSOCIATES ARCHITECTURE, Athens, Greece Architect in partnership (contract)

Design of a 2850 m2 office building in Athens, Greece.

Production of planning permission application drawings, presentation drawings, and 3D renderings for that project.

Production of planning permission application and presentation drawings of some other minor projects.

Platform: ArchiCAD 11, ArtLantis R.

June 2006 – October 2008 ARCHITEKTONIKI TECHNICAL S.A – Th. & Th. Serafidis, Athens, Greece

Architect in partnership

Design of a seven story apartment building of a total floor area of 1120 m2.

Design of a five story apartment building of a total floor area of 570 m2.

Production of all drawings, and undertaking of all work relevant to the issuance of the planning permission of the aforementioned projects, in co-operation with the relevant planning authorities.

Work on the design, drafting, and planning permission issuance preparation work for the internal modification of existing buildings' spaces, addition of storys on existing buildings, and demolition permits.

Preliminary design of a one-story dwelling of 150 m2.

Participation in the design of other apartment buildings.

Extensive work on drawings' production.

Work for the completion of the planning permission application and issuance process of various projects.

Platform: CADWARE

August 2005 – June 2006 ERGON ANAPTYXIAKI S.A Athens, Greece

Architect in partnership (contract)

Supervision of the building work on a project that comprised a three-story apartment building (three flats per story) and two complexes of three 3-storey pitch-roofed houses.

Minor design and drafting work associated to the construction, using MS Excel for the completion of data relevant to the construction, the placement of orders, etc.

February 2004 – August 2005 BETAWAY LTD Athens, Greece

Employed Architect

Production of 2D and 3D drawings of houses and industrial buildings.

Design of a 350 m2 house in the outskirts of Athens, and produced 2D and 3D drawings for it.

Participation in the design of two complexes of four small houses (60m2 each) on Aegina island, Greece, and production of 2D drawings and 3D computer renderings for them.

Clients’ briefing on the products and work of the company.

New project evaluations and cost appraisals.

Platform: AutoCAD 2004, ArchiCAD 8.1/9, Photoshop 6.0, ArtLantis.

June 2003 –February 2004 G GENIAS AND ASSOCIATES ARCHITECTURAL PRACTICE Athens, Greece

Employed Architect

Work on production information drawings for the extension of the conference center of the University of Ioannina, Greece.

Production of planning permission application drawings for a hotel on Lesvos island, Greece.

Production of competition entry drawings for the extension of the port of Alexandroupolis railway station. (Greece).

Production of planning permission application drawings for two apartment buildings in central Athens.

Production of fire and safety design drawings for a high school in the town of Trikala, central Greece.

Platform: AutoCAD 2004

September 1997 – August 1998 DOXIADIS ASSOCIATES S.A. Athens, Greece

Student internship

Worked on production information drawings for the control tower, the communications building, and the main terminal of the new International Airport of Athens.

Worked on the room book and the door schedule of the communications building.

Platform: Unicad (Hochtief software) and Microsoft Excel.

PERSONAL SKILLS AND COMPETENCES

Very good knowledge of Archicad.

Good knowledge of AutoCad and Cadware.

Good knowledge of Revit.

Good knowledge of Adobe Photoshop and Lightroom.

Good knowledge of ArtLantis render.

Good knowledge of Sketch Up.

Familiarity with the 3D studio Max.

Knowledge of Passive House Planning Package 9 (Software developed by the Passive House Institute).

Basic skills in the Ecotect Analysis.

Familiarity with the use of CFDs.

Knowledge of Microsoft office.

Knowledge of Hevacomp (M&E program of thermal and environmental modelling).

Language skills: Native speaker of Greek, Fluent in English, advanced French and Spanish.

EDUCATION AND TRAINING

LEED GREEN ASSOCIATE

Greek Ministry of Public Works permission to undertake the design of small scale public

buildings and landscaping projects.

ΜΑ in Architecture Technology by conversion, University of Nottingham, United Kingdom.

Diploma in Architecture, University of Nottingham, United Kingdom

ΜSc in Renewable Energy and Architecture, University of Nottingham, United Kingdom.

Βachelor in Architecture, University of Nottingham, United Kingdom.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Experience with Real Estate work, (2009-2011): cost appraisals of apartments, and mediation for the sale of five apartments in Athens, Greece.

Worked on six occasions, one in Canada and five in Greece, as a part-time partner (draftsman) for the production of 2D and 3D presentation and planning permission application drawings.

Cooperated with Dasshoffer publications for the production of a construction details manual.

Member of the Greek Architects Association (SADAS) and the Greek Technical Institute. (TEE).

Winner of a prize for a student team project concerning the design of an energy efficient office building.

Drawings, renderings and photographs of the aforementioned projects, are available in my professional portfolio.



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