Europe Centre (C6)
Europe Centre Committee
Simon started his career in the UK construction industry at the end of 1987, working as an Architectural technician with a small practice in Northamptonshire (UK), completing both his ONC and HNC in “Building Studies” on a part time basis.
Over the years since then he has had the good fortune to work on many projects of various sizes and complexity and in a range of sectors. He was a member of the Association for Project Safety between 2000 and 2014 and became a full member of CIAT in 2000.
Simon relocated to Germany in 2003 and since then has worked freelance providing architectural services to UK based architects and developers.
Since moving to Germany, he has experienced, at first hand, the issues that members can face regarding the limited recognition of our profession outside of the UK, so he is personally keen to raise the profile of CIAT and Technologists within Europe.
Simon says the European Union has 28 member countries all with their own national and regional approaches to architectural technology and a wealth of opportunities for us, as Technologists. With the creation of the Europe Centre, he believes we now have a golden opportunity to build a valuable resource that not only benefits members based in Europe but all members of the Institute.
However Simon believes can only make use of that opportunity by developing the Centre together. He asks iff you are a member based in Europe, how would you like your Centre to develop?
If you have any ideas, comments or wish to help develop the Europe Centre then please contact any member of the committee. It would be great to hear from you!
You can contact Simon on [email protected]
Paula studied Architecture and Construction Project Management at University and her main field of expertise is in Design Management. In industry she worked for various large contractors as a Design Manager and then led a team of Architects and ATs in a large architectural practice. Much of her work in industry concerned the design and build of large PFI (Private Finance Initiative) projects, including award winning schools, offices, hospitals and library buildings.
In 2008 Paula left industry to join the teaching team at Northumbria University where she was final year tutor on the AT and CM courses and led the final year professional practice project, as well as teaching Building Technology and Design Management at various levels.
She has previously undertaken mentoring training as part of a scheme set up by the National Association of Women in Construction and has particular experience working as a woman in construction. She is very happy to be part of the new CIAT Europe Centre committee and hopes the Committee can work together towards promoting the discipline of Architectural Technology in the Region. The Europe Centre represents the profession of Architectural Technologist across nineteen different countries (Austria, Cyprus, Denmark, Estonia, France, Germany, Gibraltar, Italy, Lithuania, Malta, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Moldova, Romania, Slovakia, Spain, Sweden and Switzerland) and therefore covers a wide area with many diverse approaches to Architectural Technology. They are keen to develop initiatives that will increase the profile and visibility of all our members in Europe.
Please join in whatever capacity you can offer and help us to build a strong voice for Architectural Technologists in the Europe Region! Please feel free to contact her on [email protected]
Adil is an associate member and currently works at an architectural practice in his home country of Romania. Adil has completed a BSc in Architectural Technology at Northumbria University, a Bachelors Degree in Architectural Technology and Construction Management at VIA Denmark, an internship in France and before returning to Romania, he worked as a Technician for an architects practice in the UK for several years.
Architectural Technologists are not recognised in Romania as they are in Denmark, which has presented Adil with challenges in securing employment and recognition of his qualifications.
As a result of that he is keen to play an active part of the Europe Centre to not just promote CIAT but the AT discipline as a whole within Europe.
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CIAT is excited to announce that CIAT Chartered Practices can now be searched on the Planning Portal website, allowing potential clients to search easily for a Chartered Architectural Technologist.
A note on the inclusion of the Architects' Act 1997 in the Building Safety Act.
The Augmented Reality (AR) feature from Houzz will enable residential construction and design professionals to showcase life-sized floor plans.
Issue 1 of the aspirATion Europe Centre magazine