John Roberts is a student at the University of Canberra with a passion and commitment to Architecture and Design. He completed a Bachelor of Arts in Architecture in 2017 and received the John Redmond prize from the Australian Institute of Architects for the highest achievement in architectural studies for that year. In 2018 he completed a Bachelor of Arts and Design (Honours) at UC, where he learnt to manage and deliver a focused research project, and received a First Class Honours for his work exploring utopia and the qualitative ambiguity of space in a Canberran case study. He is due to graduate from a Masters of Architecture in 2020 while working part time as an Architectural Assistant at Arquitectura in Campbell.
John has been interested in Architecture from a young age, and continues to explore self-set design challenges in his spare time. John’s work focuses on creating a better built world, whether in his own ‘backyard’, or in vastly different social circumstances. He is also a member of the Ginninderra Wind Orchestra, and as such deeply understands the importance of working as part of a team. At UC John has continued to develop his skills and passion for Architecture, and has received the Dean’s Excellence Award for his work over a number of semesters.
Experience and Education
Arquitectura, Campbell ACT — Architectural Assistant
JUL 2017 – PRESENT
John has worked as an architectural assistant at Arquitectura in Campbell since July 2017, working primarily on development application drawings and construction documentation for a number of single residential, alterations and additions and secondary residence projects.
University of Canberra — Master of Architecture
JAN 2019 – DEC 2020 (Expected completion)
John is due to graduate from a Master of Architecture at the University of Canberra
University of Canberra — Bachelor of Arts and Design (Honours) – First
JAN 2018 – NOV 2018
John was awarded the University of Canberra Honours scholarship and received a
degree of First Class Honours for his dissertation entitled Autopsy on Utopia:
Exploring Space & Subjectivity in the Contemporary City, a research project exploring
the ambiguities of ‘real’ and ‘unreal’ space in modernist utopia, using
Canberra as a historical case study.
University of Canberra — Bachelor of Arts in Architecture
JAN 2015 – DEC 2017
John Graduated from a Bachelor of Arts in Architecture at the University of
Canberra in 2017 and received the John Redmond Prize for the highest
achievement during the first three years of architectural education for that year.
Dickson College, Canberra — Year 12 Certificate
JAN 2013 – DEC 2014
John completed year 12 at Dickson College in 2014, with a Double Major in Design
and Graphics and an ATAR of 99.35, and subsequently received the University of
Canberra Chancellor’s Scholarship for Academic Excellence and University of
Canberra Undergraduate Scholarship.
Autodesk Revit, Autodesk AutoCAD.
Trimble Sketchup, Trimble Layout.
Adobe Photoshop, Adobe InDesign, Adobe Illustrator.
Corel DRAW, Corel PhotoPaint,
Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Powerpoint.
Google Docs Suite.
Hand Drawing, design process skills, teamwork and presentation skills
COX prize, University of Canberra Faculty of Arts and Design Exhibition 2020.
University of Canberra Honours Scholarship 2018.
Australian Institute of Architects John Redmond Prize 2018.
University of Canberra Undergraduate Scholarship 2015.
University of Canberra Chancellor’s Scholarship for Academic Excellence 2015.
University of Canberra Dean’s
Excellence Award Semester 2 2015,
Semester 1 2016, Semester 2 2016,
Semester 1 2017, Semester 2 2017,
Semester 1 2018, Semester 2 2018,
Semester 1 2019, Semester 2 2019,
Semester 1 2020.
Capital Chemists Scholarship for
Academic Excellence 2012.
2014, College Express 6, Belconnen Arts Centre, Canberra.
2014, Design Gate, Dickson College, Canberra.
2014, Step into the Limelight, ANU School of Art Gallery, Canberra.
2013, College Express 5, Belconnen Arts Centre, Canberra.
2013, Step into the Limelight, ANU School of Art Gallery, Canberra.
2013, Design Gate, Dickson College, Canberra.
2011, When Science Meets Art, CSIRO Discovery Centre, Canberra (3rd Prize).
Australian Institute of Architects (Student Member)
Public Transport Association of Canberra, 2019-present
Ginninderra Wind Orchestra 2013-Present