Resume

Work History

August 2023 - Present

Part 2 Architectural Assistant

Nest Design & Build

• Research and develop concept designs and feasibility study.
⁠• Contribute to project phases such as project strategy, conceptual designs, spatial coordination (RIBA Stages 1-3)
• Develop Revit models and drawings under the guidance of a Project Architect
• ⁠Produce graphic presentations, including 3D renderings, for client presentations
• Prepare presentation material in a clear and coherent manner.
⁠• Manage project filing as per the office procedures and requirements.
• Present design information to clients and take an active role in team meetings.
• Establish and integrate technical information and statutory requirements.

May 2022 - May 2023

Construction Drawings Draftsperson / Architectural Technician

Ernest Park Limited

• Developed and prepared logistics plans, waste management drawings and site fire strategy drawings from preliminary concepts, sketches and specifications
• Created 3-dimensional BIM models for use by various departments and teams
• Utilized BIM to analyze potential design solutions for building services clashes
• Produced, organized and distributed all building plans including development permits issued for tender and site instructions
• Performed other duties as required

Jan 2018 - Aug 2021

ARCHITECTURAL ASSISTANT

Blank Line Architecture

• Assisted senior architects and designers in project development and design.
• Participated in concept development and design phases.
• Created architectural drawings and visualisations.
• Conducted research and analysis related to projects.
• Assisted with client presentations and communication.
• Collaborated with project teams and contributing to the overall success of projects.
• Liaised with external consultants as appropriate
• Developed schemes using 2D and 3D computer CAD packages such as Revit and 3DsMax
• Participated in design meetings and contributed to project ideas and plans
• Engaged in professional development activities to stay current on industry trends.

NOV 2017 - MAY 2021

Creative Director

TechSavvy

• Conceived and implemented concepts, guidelines and strategies in various creative projects and oversaw them to completion.
• Responsible for the development and maintaining the company business plan, which includes the business model, market analysis summary, strategy & implementation summary, and the financial plan.
• Directed and motivated teams of art directors, illustrators, copywriters etc. to help them use their talents effectively
• Revised content and presentations, approve/reject ideas, provide feedback to the team
• Trained and guided subordinates into accomplished professionals.
• I was responsible for the creation and keeping a close eye on the Key Performance Indicators, which includes the key goals of the company and the key metrics that tells everyone if the strategies laid out by the team are on track.
• Monitored results of team efforts and proposed actions for the future

April 2016 – Sept 2016

ARCHITECTURAL Intern

Sheltarchs Nigeria Limited

• Assisted in the development of design concepts and detailed design drawings.
• Participated in client and stakeholder meetings to gather project requirements and present design solutions.
• Conducted site visits to gather information and document existing conditions.
• Assisted in the preparation of construction documents, including drawings and specifications.
• Conducted research on building codes, zoning regulations, and other design and construction considerations.

Education

Sept 2021 - Sept 2023

M.Arch Architecture and Urbanism

University of Hertfordshire, Hatfield, United Kingdom

This programme focuses on architectural typologies and the built environment in the region, with an international and global view. The MArch Architecture and Urbanism pays particular attention to contemporary urban and architectural questions, including fringe conditions, peripheries, rapid and sustainable urban growth, gentrification, new towns and garden cities, future, smart and digital cities, suburbia, edge urban conditions, in connection with local communities and inclusive societies.

Nov 2012 - Nov 2017

Architecture (Bachelor of Technology – BTECH)

Federal University of Technology, Akure, Ondo State, Nigeria

Relevant Coursework: Architecture Design Studio, Construction Economics, Construction Detailing, Advanced Digital Design, Architectural Structures, Architectural Landscaping, Computer Aided Design

CERTIFICATIONS

Issued Mar 2024

RIBA CPD Hour: Secondary glazing: the retrofit solution to building sustainability, Selectaglaze

Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA)

Issued Mar 2024

Getting Started in Autodesk Docs

Autodesk

Issued Feb 2022

BIM Foundations

LinkedIn

AREAS OF INTEREST

ARCHITECTURE

PRODUCT DESIGN

ENTREPRENEURSHIP

ADVENTURE

Testimonials

Ibrahim Bilau

Ibrahim Bilau

CO-FOUNDER, REALTOURHUB

Ridiculously efficient’ is the phrase that comes to mind when I think about Damilare. It’s rare that you come across standout talents like him. I have had the pleasure of working with him for years now, collaborating on several projects including multiple architectural designs of CoWorking spaces, as well as the design and implementation of my company website. I was always in awe of Damilare’s ability to command a room and get people on board with ideas—even people who were initially on completely different pages. Also, his ability to juggle multiple projects was unlike any I’ve seen before, and made a dramatic difference in the pace of quality and delivery on our projects. And no matter the personality, Damilare made sure everyone he works for/with leave with a smile.

Caleb Baale

Caleb Baale

Product Marketing Manager, SALUS TRUST HMO

Damilare and I have worked together on several projects and Damilare is one of the best people to have as a partner. I highly recommend him to help your business build an innovative and result-driven solution. His ability to work with a deadline and come with out of the box design and novel concept help some of my clients meet their business objectives. I will always come back for more. Techsavvy knows how to bring the best out of an idea. Let’s do more.

Anusie Chukwunyere Daniel

Anusie Chukwunyere Daniel

Technical/Sales Executive, ACE FISH FEED

Damilare has great wits and good worth ethics, he possess excellent entrepreneurial and leadership skills and is passionate about what he does. He is a focused and inspiring person to work with. Damilare has led his team of Designers, Developers and Digital Marketers at Techsavvy HQ and Blank Line Architects to achieve exponential growth in tandem with professional best practices whilst integrating his positively emulative humane traits, and i have been witness to Damilare`s ability to keep a friendly demeanor, a forward-thinking view, while still managing to develop Brilliant performance-scale strategies. For this, i strongly recommend Damilare. I am sure he will prove to be an indispensable asset to anyone who engages him.

Jeremiah Oluwarinu

Jeremiah Oluwarinu

Business Development Manager, Extramile Africa

Mr Damiliare Akwewanu is an industrious, smart and innovative Architect who is responsible for one of the most brilliant architectural designs surpassing Clients expectation. As a brilliant digitally inclined techie, he has contributed massively to helping startups and businesses over Africa leverage on the power of technology, he is responsible for powering innovative solutions and initiatives that is responsible for empowering young Nigerians and Africans on practical training's and content that has contributed massively to overall development and sustainability. Mr Damilare is an exceptional human being, trustworthy, capable, innovative and I can strongly vouch for his competence and ability to deliver because he has been tested and can be trusted.

Dahunsi Temitope

Dahunsi Temitope

Director Of Operations at TheGbedu Digital

" Damilare has been a great friend since we met, our friendship grew into partners as we worked together on different projects. He's very meticulous and purpose driven. The sky is your starting point my friend! "​