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Assistant Design

London, Greater London, United Kingdom
April 21, 2020

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Abubakar Akhtar

* ********* ****** (IG* *SZ), Ilford, Essex, England


Personal statement

A multi-skilled architect with the ability to complete multiple projects and meets deadlines, whilst also comprehending the business process. Capable to identify a client’s needs and produce a solution of exceptional design as well as technical details. Experienced and comfortable with working on different programs such as; Autocad, Revit, Archicad, Sketchup. Thrives in working independently and as part of a team. Now looking for a new and challenging architect position, one that will make best use of my existing skills and experience and also further my development. Working Experience

Part II Architectural Assistant (Designer and Spatial Planner) MAG Group – Stansted Airport, United Kingdom

(January 2019 – March 2020)

Working directly with the Head of Architecture at MAG Group, Designer and Spatial Planner for Stansted Airport; designing the interior of the airport and it’s satellites. Working on the first 4 stages of RIBA. Designing numerous exit routes for local passengers; and researching the finest economic and conservative solution. Duties:

• Expansion of the departure floor in satellite 2, starting from the concept design up to the detailed drawing of the chosen option.

• Relocation of the Ryanair Customer Service Desk (CSD) in a larger space with the design of the finishes and furnishing.

• Redesigning the departure level of satellite 3 with the design of new way finding element, boarding desk and gate waiting areas, with a new subdivision and seats.

• Designing a new building with welfare facility for MAG workers.

• Study and design of new Emirates Premium Lounge.

• Alternative solution for a best Premium Passenger Experience for a new Mezzanine Lounge, and structural study with engineer’s consultation.

• New seating solution for Landside Arrival area.

The programs used for the various projects were Autocad, Revit, Photoshop and Microsoft Office. Architectural Assistant

AK Architect - Varese, Italy

(June 2016 – August 2016)

During the internship I gained knowledge about Italian building regulation to the construction of new buildings and restoration of old buildings. The issues related to the organization of work and design methodologies have been developed. Duties:

• Design of residential buildings with costumer consultation; and following the Italian building regulation.

• Project of a new industrial warehouse with prefabricated materials and design of the open space and parking areas.

• Restoration of buildings in poor conditions with the study of the deterioration of the materials and of the subsequent operation to be carried out for its conservation.

• Site survey to see the progress of the work and to see the construction techniques of prefabricated elements. In addition, the undersigned has been involved in the presentation of forms for the municipal authority. The programs used for the various projects were Archicad, Autocad, Photoshop and Illustrator. Architectural Assistant

CLarch – Bareggio (Milan), Italy

(May 2013 – May 2014)

After one year of assistantship the design skill of residential buildings and their interiors, the restoration of farmhouses and in particular the design of dental studio have been improved. The main theme of that collaboration was:

• Redevelopment of buildings, with the design of interior partitions and furniture;

• Restoration of residential buildings and farmhouses;

• Realisation of some architectural detail, furnishing and open space elements;

• Dental office design;

• Study of some laws concerning the design of particular environments. All made using Revit the Autodesk program for drawing elements in 2D and 3D. Education and Training

Master’s Degree, Architecture

School of Architecture Urban Planning Construction Engineering Polytechnic University of Milan – Milan, Italy

(2015 - 2018)

105/110 equivalent to Second Class Honours, upper division (2:1) Bachelor’s Degree, Architecture

School of Architecture Urban Planning Construction Engineering Polytechnic University of Milan – Milan, Italy

(2010 - 2014)

102/110 equivalent to Second Class Honours, upper division (2:1) Math and Science Diploma

Scientific High School and College

Donato Bramante High School and College – Magenta, Milan, Italy

(2004 - 2009)


Core skills

• Autodesk AutoCAD

• Autodesk Revit

• Graphisoft ArchiCAD

• Adobe (Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign)

• SketchUp

• 3D Studio Max

• Microsoft Word, Excel, Powerpoint

• Proficient Languages (English; Italian; Urdu)

• Driving license since 2009

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