Katie Phillips - Part II Student
I have just completed my final year of the Master of Architecture course at Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design.
For me, architecture is the perfect blend of science and creativity. I find beauty in minimal design - clean lines and geometry. I am drawn to an architecture that is sensitive to its surroundings and has a strong relationship between building and environment. The projects I have performed my best in and have enjoyed the most are ones based in a sensitive and challenging context. Materiality, light and journey are what I strive to express in my work. I have a meticulous attention to detail and every drawing, model and render is done to the best of my ability.
I am passionate about making physical models, and like to experiment using different mediums. I am skilled in Adobe Photoshop Indesign, AutoCad and Sketchup. Due to making physical models I have learnt good photography skills and usually edit using Adobe Lightroom. I am a fast learner and I'm currently focusing on how to use 3D Studio Max, which I hope I will be competent in soon.
I'm self-motivated, enthusiastic and due to my very active lifestyle during school while maintaining good grades; I trained 14-16 hours per week, was Captain of my swim team and competed consistently for five years at a national and international level, I had to cultivate good time management and organisational skills.
Working effectively in a team is vital at my part time job as a lifeguard. I therefore have developed very good communication skills, confidence and a positive attitude. I work with a wide range of ages and abilities, and would consider myself friendly and approachable.
This team mentality has helped me through group work at University, where I have completed some of the projects I have had the most gratification working on.
I completed my year out at Glasgow based architects HAUS Collective, which I enjoyed immensely. I was involved in several multi-million pound projects, and was given a lot of responsibility which I am so appreciative of, plus I was given the opportunity to make several models and attend client meetings, planning meetings and plenty of brilliant after work social events.
I have been a part of the ADAS (Association of Dundee Architecture Students) society committee throughout my time at uni, and have been honoured this academic year to fill the role of Vice President. This has been a huge responsibility and has thoroughly tested my time management and organisation skills, but has been one of the most rewarding roles I have taken on. I've acted as head of graphics and social media, helped to organise and run the majority of the social events, and have
I am also proud to have had a selection of my projects exhibited every year in the Degree Show and have been featured in several popular architecture blogs; archisource, Dynamic Stasis, The Orangery and Larsen Liverpool to name but a few.
2009 - 2015
Webster's High School
2015 - 2016
Dundee and Angus College
2016 - Present
University of Dundee
Higher English - A, Higher Chemistry - A, Higher Human Biology - A, Higher Art and Design - A, Higher Mathematics - B.
Advanced Higher Chemistry - B, Advanced Higher Biology - B, Advanced Higher Art and Design Portfolio Course (grade N/A)
Higher National Certificate 3D Design SCQF Level 7
NPLQ National Lifeguard Qualification
Master of Architecture (1st Class Hons)
Bronze Duke of Edinburgh Award
Higher Art and Design Prize (1st Place)
Robert Leslie Prize for Higher English (2nd Place)
Higher Human Biology Prize (2nd Place)
Higher Chemistry Prize (3rd Place)
Advanced Higher Biology Prize (3rd Place)
Arbroath Church Conversion Project Winner, Voigt Architects 2016
J T McLaren Award for Highest Aggregated Marks in Design
(Architecture and Urban Planning, University of Dundee 2018/19)
2015 - 2017
2015 - present
2016 - present
Aug '19 - Mar '20
Bartender, 10 Bar Forfar
Swimming Instructor, Webster's Sports Centre
Lifeguard / Leisure Attendant, Webster's Sports Centre
Part 1 Architectural Assistant, HAUS Collective Glasgow (furloughed in March)