Samson Tiew is a recent graduate of Architecture and Construction Management residing in Melbourne Australia.
His interest in Architecture and Construction has birthed speculative practices fused with practical speculations.
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Date of birth 7-7-1987
Resident status Australian permanent resident
Fluent Languages English, Mandarin, Malay
2012- Present University of Melbourne - Tutor - Various subjects
Frist year Design and 4th Year Construction
2008 - Present University of Melbourne - Digital Fabrication Lab-technician [part time]
Working with fabrication machines such as laser cutters, card cutters, 3d printers and 3d scanners to realise complex designs by resolving complex geometry digitally.
Jan 2008 - Dec 2011 Shine Corporations Pty Ltd - Development assistant [part time/full time]
Acting on behalf of the developer to ensure that all required designs are implemented on site according to construction drawings. Other tasks include concept design, design procurement, construction procurement, costing and general administration.
2011 University of Melbourne- Tutor [casual]
Conducting Autocad classes for Third year Architecture students.
Nov 2010 - Jan 2011 D and D Homes Pty Ltd - Carpentery assistant [full time]
Working with a builder on numerous construction sites as a carpentry apprentice. Main tasks include timber framing construction, steel framing, and concrete construction. Gained the experience of working on tools.
2007 - 2010 Australian Institute of Architects- Event Management [part time]
Co ordinate, run and administer professional development programs on behalf of the institute.
Nov 2007- Jan 2008 Alan Kong Architect Pty Ltd - Student Architect [full time]
Working on social housing projects and design competitions.
April 2007- Nov 2007 CH Architects Pty Ltd - Student Architect [full time/part time]
Working on medium scale residential/ commercial projects. Mainly involved in schematic design and town planning.
Jan 2007 Team Consult Architects, Malaysia- Internship [full time]
Working with the site architect on site inspections and producing as-built drawings.
Dec 2006 Asbuilt Designs, Malaysia- Internship [full time]
Working within the model-making department of an architectural visualisation firm.
Jan 2006 LT Quantity Surveyors, Malaysia- Internship [full time]
Performing drawing take-offs and preparing bills of quantities.
Jun 2006 - Jul 2006 EAT Architects Pty Ltd- Internship [full time]
Producing CAD drawings, 3d models and physical models to be included into project marketing sets.
Awards and Achievements
Nov 2011 Gradex 2011- Joint organiser of Gradex 2011 Melbourne University
Feb 2011 Stuttgart Design Workshop- Work on passive houses exhibited in Stuttgart, Germany
July 2010 State of Design Festival- Design and construction of Exhibition stand
July 2010 State of Design Festival- Work Exhibited in design:made:trade
June 2010 Aboriginal Symposium- Work Exhibited as an example of contemporary aboriginal architecture
July 2010 Mid Year Exhibits- Work Exhibited as a studio example
Feb 2009 International Architecture Speaker Series- Volunteered for Toyo Ito’s session
Feb 2009 National Architecture conference- Participated as student volunteer
Nov 2008 University of Melbourne EYE’s Exhibition- Work exhibited and Published
2007 Dean’s Honours award- Excellence in Architecture
Nov 2007 University of Melbourne EYE’s Exhibition- Work exhibited and Published
Nov 2006 University of Melbourne EYE’s Exhibition- Work exhibited and Published
Sep 2008 S-Lego competition- Joint organiser
Sep 2006 Soccertecture competition- Joint organiser
2004 - 2005 Leo Club International- Local President
Jul 2008 Superstudio competition- Joint organiser
2008 SONA- Melbourne University Main Representative
2008 Australian Institute of Architects- Practice committee student chair
2007 National Architecture conference- Participated as student volunteer
SONA- Melbourne University Year 3 Representative
2004 - 2005 Balwyn High School- Year 11 and Year 12
ENTER score: 97.45
2006 - 2008 Bachelor of Architectural Studies - The University of Melbourne
Graduated with High distinction average
2009 - 2011 Bachelor of Property and Construction [Cons Management] - The University of Melbourne
2009 - 2011 Masters of Architecture - The University of Melbourne
First Class Honours
Photoshop, Illustrator, In-design
Laser cutting, card cutting
3d printing/ 3d scanning
Employers Drago Kozuh- D and D Homes Pty Ltd
Helena Lau- Shine Corporations Pty Ltd
Janet Ranehan- SONA National Manager
Australian Institute of Architects
41 Exhibition Street
Melbourne VIC 3000
P: 03 8620 3848 M: 0418 585 911
Dr Flavia Marcello- Deakin University
90 Barkly Street
Fitzroy North 3068
P: 03 94430140 M: 0405 529 695
Sebastian J Immaraj- Lecturer
University of Melbourne
M: 0408 895 909
Lindsay Holland- Thesis supervisor
University of Melbourne
M: 0408 886 466
Dr Anoma Pieris- Senior Lecturer
University of Melbourne Lecturer
P: 8344 8366