Shane Kenny

Junior Architect Blackpool, The Spa, Tralee, County Kerry

An ambitious and hard working college degree graduate looking for opportunities to further his experience in architecture and the creative arts

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WHO AM I?
As you can see, my name is Shane Kenny, and I have completed my four year Architecture course at third level in University College Cork.

Stepping into the real world considering the current economic climate is a challenging task in this industry, but I am confident that with some time things will pick up and that it will be easier for people like me to locate work. For now I am looking for a chance to make an impression and offer my skills to a firm on an internship basis, while gaining invaluable experience before I launch into my goal of completing a masters degree in the future.

WHO AM I AS A PERSON?
I am an ambitious, diligent and passionate individual with a keen interest in careful, logical and creative design. As with anything I pursue in life, I go with my instinct and back myself to produce good results, with motto’s such as “nothing ventured, nothing gained” and “fail to prepare, prepare to fail” epitomizing my mentality.

I am passionate about doing things right, and I am often the most critical analyzer of my own performance and work. I strive for perfection and I will always persist to improve my own designs and skills. I enjoy the personal aspect of the design process, whether it be researching the history of a site or engaging with the client to produce an outcome which is satisfactory to their visions.

Besides all that, I always try to be myself in all walks of life, and what people see is what they get. I regard myself as an easy going guy, with a light hearted nature and I always try to look at life with a positive attitude.

WHAT DO I KNOW?
In terms of software, I am proficient in the use of AutoCad, Photoshop, and SketchUp, while I am currently learning Revit and Rhino to enhance my design skills. Like everybody else I am proficient in the use of Microsoft Office software.

I love to sketch, and I always use my sketchbook to produce design proposals or tease out issues. Technical drawing was my best subject in secondary school and continued to be a strong presence in my studio work. I am also used to making the odd freehand 3D model when required.

Measuring tapes and laser levels are not foreign to me either, and I have surveyed buildings and sites for different projects in the past.

RELEVANT WORK EXPERIENCE?
Part I Architecture Intern at Michael Williams Architects & Associates, Tralee, County Kerry from June 2014 - August 2015.
In the summer of 2013, I also did work as a laborer on various residential construction sites around San Francisco, and this gave me a valuable insight into site work and dealing with clients.

EDUCATION?
[Sep. 2010 – Oct. 2014] graduated with a BSc (Hons) in Architecture from CCAE (Cork Centre for Architectural Education) affiliated with UCC University and CIT Institute of Technology in County Cork, Ireland.

STUFF YOU DIDN’T KNOW?
- I am the current Newbridge Silverware Rose of Tralee International Festival Escort of the Year. I shall be Escorting again at the 2016 Festival.
-Sport is my life outside of architecture.
-I am currently a member of the Churchill G.A.A. football team, and have been since I was very small. I know what it means to be part of a team working towards a shared goal, incorporating a rigorous work ethic.
-I love endurance challenges; I have completed cycling the Ring Of Kerry and I also competed in the Hells Mountain toughatalon challenge in Portmagee last year.
-I have played various roles in Pantomime in front of a large audience.
-I completed the highest tandem sky dive in the world in Monterey, California in August 2013 (18,000 ft)
-I have competed in various quizzes at national level with my highest achievement being two third placed finishes at All Ireland Finals in the past. I enjoy mental stimulation.
-I raised over €1,500 for the Irish Cancer Society in 2011.
-I am travelling to Belarus in February 2016 to volunteer at a children's orphanage for the Chernobyl Children's International Charity.
-I have never drank alcohol, which I believe is a pretty big achievement at my age. I am a member of the Pioneer Total Abstinence Association (P.T.A.A.), and I intend to continue alcohol and substance free into the future.

Specialties

Sketching

Skills

Photoshop Autocad Revit Sketchup Model making Sketching