The Special Olympics Project I worked on with Architecture for Humanity (Special Olympics Namibia) has gone ahead as planned. Tommy Calhoun took over from me during the tender phase and has overseen the project brilliantly.
During my first job (2007-2009) at a professional architecture practice I became very adept at Revit and the accompanying Autodesk software including Ecotect.
At the time Autodesk hosted an annual national competition to showcase the software, the Open Think Box Competition. My submission of the BIM application to a project that the company was conducting received first place.
This prize came with a few merits and secured me a later job working for the local Autodesk supplier, evaluating offices across Johannesburg on their usability of Revit and consulting on how to support these offices.
House Morris, Barrydale, Western Cape: April 2009 My role: Construction Phase – Volunteer builder
While staying in Cape Town, Andy Horn from Eco-Design Architectswas extremely generous in sharing his knowledge around sustainable construction and design and offered me several oppurtunities to learn and be involved in some of his projects as a volunteer.