WE ARE RECRUITING FOR AN ARCHITECTURAL TECHNICIAN

We have secured a number of new commissions and are actively seeking to recruit a newly qualified architectural technician, who is bright, keen and has a genuine passion for the construction industry. 

The role will be to support the other members of the team, participate in the whole, by undertaking surveys, developing design proposals, collating technical information and accompanying senior members of staff on site visits. 

The right candidate will have:

·         An interest in building technology and construction detailing.

·         Drawing skills and ability to interpret client brief

·         Good verbal and written communication skills

·         Enthusiastic and mature enough to work in a diverse environment

·         Confidence using computers and adapting to new IT and design software, including programmes such as AutoCAD, SketchUp, and Photoshop

·         Ability to take responsibility, meet project deadlines and work collaboratively to meet challenges. 

Essential Criteria:

·         At  least five GCSEs (A*-C) or equivalent (useful subjects include Maths, Physics, IT, Art , Design & Technology).

·         A Higher Education Diploma/ Certificate in Construction / Architectural Technology related subject

·         Own car and clean driving license is essential

Please send a supporting letter and CV to: donna@wmgivenarchitects.co.uk for consideration.

Living Design- Spring 2017

Dunboe Rd house Coleraine features in #LivingDesign Spring 17.

Work in Progress: Dwelling in Coleraine
This is a 2000sqft 5 bed house with barn style aesthetic with timber cladding. It is highly efficient in terms of energy required to heat the dwelling. With 200mm of insulation in the external walls. It has received an airtightness rating of 0.9 ac/h.

This is a self build with the timber frame construction, insulation and airtightness by Setanta Construction.

The project is set to be complete by March 2017.

Contact Jono Johnston to discuss your residential project. #ecohome

Architectural Technician

Position Title: ARCHITECTURAL TECHNICIAN

Company Name: W&M Given Architects

Job Description: We have secured a number of new commissions and are actively seeking to recruit an architectural technician, who is bright, keen and has a genuine passion for the construction industry.

The role will be to support the other members of the team, participate in the whole, by undertaking surveys, developing design proposals, collating technical information and accompanying senior members of staff on site visits.

The right candidate will have:

· An interest in building technology and construction detailing.

· Drawing skills and ability to interpret client brief

· Good verbal and written communication skills

· Enthusiastic and mature enough to work in a diverse environment

· Confidence using computers and adapting to new IT and design software, including programmes such as Vectorworks, AutoCAD, SketchUp, and Photoshop

· Ability to take responsibility, meet project deadlines and work collaboratively to meet challenges.

Essential Criteria:

· A Higher Education Diploma/ Certificate in Construction / Architectural Technology related subject

· Own car and clean driving license is essential

Contact Details: Please send a supporting letter and CV to: donna@wmgivenarchitects.co.uk for consideration.

 

 

'Read all about it ! '- Our Northern Builder Article for the SHHP

 

A committed team effort produces an Inspirational building that celebrates the life and literature of poet, Seamus Heaney…

Seamus Heaney HomePlace, a new arts and literary centre celebrating the life and literature of the poet and Nobel Laureate, has opened in Bellaghy to great acclaim.
The village of Bellaghy is where Seamus Heaney was born, raised, and where he drew much of the inspiration for his poetry. It is also his final resting place.

The work carried out by main contractor, Brendan Loughran & Sons Ltd, is a fitting tribute to the Nobel Laurete.
The £4.25million project was developed by Mid Ulster District Council, with part-funding from the former Department for Culture, Arts and Leisure, and the 2,000sqm building is now home to a permanent exhibition, interpreting Seamus Heaney’s work through his connections with people and places.

Purpose-built on the site of a former RUC police station, HomePlace is the result of a collaborative approach, led by the team from Brendan Loughran & Sons.

The facility was designed by W&M Given Architects, with the exhibition designed by Tandem Design and installed by Marcon Fit-Out’s specialist heritage/museum team completing the new exhibition.

The building design is intended to combine modern architecture with a nod to the site’s historical past, and includes an elevated viewing platform with views across the surrounding countryside – allowing visitors to fully immerse themselves in the landscape which Seamus Heaney wrote about so often.

The core feature is a permanent exhibition about the life and literature of Seamus Heaney, arranged over two floors and filled with personal stories and artefacts, dozens of family photographs, video recordings from friends, neighbours, world leaders, cultural figures, and even the voice of the poet himself reading his own words

Hazelbank Primary School- Planning Permission Obtained

We are delighted to have obtained planning approval for our extension and refurbishment works at Hazelbank Primary School, Ballymena in less than 8 weeks. The scheme is located in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and we have sympathetically developed the design proposal to integrate with a sloping site together with clever use of roof forms to maximise natural light within the deep floor plan.       

We look forward to progressing with the works in the new year. 

 

RECRUITING - FOR AN ARCHITECTURAL TECHNICIAN

We have secured a number of new commissions and are actively seeking to recruit a newly qualified architectural technician, who is bright, keen and has a genuine passion for the construction industry. 

The role will be to support the other members of the team, participate in the whole, by undertaking surveys, developing design proposals, collating technical information and accompanying senior members of staff on site visits. 

The right candidate will have:

·         An interest in building technology and construction detailing.

·         Drawing skills and ability to interpret client brief

·         Good verbal and written communication skills

·         Enthusiastic and mature enough to work in a diverse environment

·         Confidence using computers and adapting to new IT and design software, including programmes such as AutoCAD, SketchUp, and Photoshop

·         Ability to take responsibility, meet project deadlines and work collaboratively to meet challenges. 

Essential Criteria:

·         At  least five GCSEs (A*-C) or equivalent (useful subjects include Maths, Physics, IT, Art , Design & Technology).

·         A Higher Education Diploma/ Certificate in Construction / Architectural Technology related subject

·         Own car and clean driving license is essential

Please send a supporting letter and CV to: donna@wmgivenarchitects.co.uk for consideration. 

Goodbye CDM-C. Are You Aware of New CDM Duties and Have You Appointed the Right People?

In September 2016, W&M Given achieved our Safety Schemes in Procurement (SSIP) accreditation as Principal Designers under the new CDM (NI) 2016 regulations.

Clients should now be made aware of their duties under the new regulations and the transitional arrangements from the old CDM 2007 regs. 

Check out this useful guide produced by HSENI. 'A simple guide to The CDM Regulations (NI) 2016';

https://www.hseni.gov.uk/sites/hseni.gov.uk/files/a-simple-guide-to-the-cdm-regulations-ni-2016.pdf

See also Transitional Arrangements quick guide;

https://www.hseni.gov.uk/sites/hseni.gov.uk/files/cdm-2016-transitional-arrangements.pdf

W&M Given Feature in Autumn 2016 Ulster Tatler Interiors

W & M Given is a Coleraine based architectural practice, offering a broad range of design consultancy services including architecture, interiors, landscape, strategic planning and speculative work throughout the UK and Ireland. Established in 1888, we have extensive experience of most building sectors including education, community, residential, leisure, boutique retail, hospitality and commercial.

Design quality is at the heart of all that we do and this is evident from our extensive portfolio of work. Innovative design solutions and expert coordination of service delivery ensures projects are of the highest sustainable quality for all our clients.

The practice has extensive experience in the design and procurement of projects across varying scales, complex sites and programs for which we project manage all stages of each project. This is underscored by solid working relationships with consultants and contractors. Our process provides a first class, personalised, architectural service to clients, resulting in high quality crafted outcomes that are meticulously detailed and finished.

We believe that architecture is for everyone no matter the scale and complexity of the brief or financial constraints. As professionals we strive to go beyond each of our individual client’s expectations to create stunning, functional and sustainable design solutions.

It’s encouraging to see more and more clients in Northern Ireland becoming increasingly conscious of what makes good design and the benefits of engaging a chartered architect to steer their aspirations.

Our small practice team structure gives us the ability to offer a personalised and collaborative service with a focus on design excellence, underpinned by sustainable design principles. We approach each new project with an individual response to make the most of the project brief, the sites attributes and orientation and to maximise the sense of space and connection to the landscape.

The practice prides itself in keeping abreast of new technologies and we have recently invested in the latest software systems and training, utilising Building Information Modelling (BIM). This process improves design team workflows, programming, cost control and coordination of services. At each stage of the design process we can clearly present our designs through 3-D modelling and photorealistic rendering.

If you would like to know more about us or have a specific project in mind, large or small, we would be delighted to talk to you.