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Piotr Smiechowicz

Architectural Designer | London, UK

Piotr Smiechowicz is an architectural designer with a background in art, architecture and structural engineering. He has lived and studied in Poland, Portugal and the UK, getting to know different approaches to design and cultures. He has gained key experiences in the renovation and reconstruction of existing buildings during his professional practice in Poland. Currently, Piotr is involved in the design and construction of a range of architectural typologies, from public buildings, through commercial to and cultural projects in Central London. Piotr is also studying Professional Practice in Architecture Part 3 (ARB/RIBA) at UCL The Bartlett School of Architecture.

 

Furthermore, Piotr is a Senior Lecturer at London South Bank University, co-leader for design studio 23 within the postgraduate course and technology tutor. Piotr has been working on a few personal research projects on the potential use of new energies, technologies in the context of sustainable development, and the psychology of perception, specifically related to human behaviours and society with the main focus on the impact of architecture and urbanism on loneliness and isolation. Recently, he has prepared a space research project for students, in order to understand the possibilities of such a technology on Earth. His intention is to further this research and study how the space industry may have positive impacts on our architecture and the way that we think of the design.

 

“Is the sky really the limit?”

EXPERIENCE

10.2020 - present

Architectural Designer

at Piotr Smiechowicz Architecture | London, UK

www.piotrsmiechowicz.com

10.2019 - present

Senior Lecturer in Architecture (Studio 23: MArch)

at London South Bank Univeristy | London, UK

www.lsbu.ac.uk

09.2019 – 10.2020

Architectural Assistant (RIBA Part 2)

at MATT Architecture | London, UK

www.mattarchitecture.com

03.2018 – 02.2019

Architectural Assistant (RIBA Part 1)

at MATT Architecture | London, UK

www.mattarchitecture.com

07.2016 – 09.2016 and 03.2017 – 03.2018

Concept Architect

at CoBouw Polska | Lodz, Poland

www.cobouw.pl

07.2015 – 08.2015

Architectural Assistant (intership)

at Formart SC. Architectural Studio | Lodz, Poland

www.formart.com.pl

05.2012 – 05.2015

Journalist / Cameraman

at Amazing TV | Tomaszow Mazowiecki, Poland

www.amazingtv.pl​

EDUCATION

02.2021 – present

Professional Practice in Architecture Part 3 (ARB/RIBA)

at UCL The Bartlett School of Architecture | London, UK

www.ucl.ac.uk

09.2017 – 06.2019

Master of Architecture (RIBA Part 2)

at London South Bank Univeristy | London, UK

www.lsbu.ac.uk

09.2016 – 02.2017

Interior Design - Erasmus Programme

at Polytechnic Institute of Castelo Branco | Castelo Branco, Portugal

www.gri.ipcb.pt

09.2013 – 06.2017

Bachelor of Architecture

at Lodz Univeristy of Technology | Lodz, Poland

www.p.lodz.pl

AWARDS

2020

AMP Best of Best Winner in Culture Architecture Category  

by The Architecture Masterprize | Los Angeles, USA

for the project The Moon Catcher"

www.architectureprize.com

2020

AMP Student Winner in Other Interior Design Category 

by The Architecture Masterprize | Los Angeles, USA

for the project The Moon Catcher"

www.architectureprize.com

2019

RIBA Silver Medal Commendation

by The Royal Institute of British Architects | London, UK

for the project The Moon Catcher"

www.presidentsmedals.com

2019

Jury Nomination Award in Architecture and Landscape Category

by C-IDEA and Taiwan Creative Star Design Award | Beijing, China

for the project The Moon Catcher"

www.c-ideaaward.simplesite.com

2019

Nomination for the AJ Student's Prize

by The Architects’ Journal | London, UK

for the project The Moon Catcher"

www.architectsjournal.co.uk

2017

Excellence Award

by Diploma Examination Commission | Lodz, Poland

for the project "Adaptation of The Blind Wall"

www.p.lodz.pl

2016

Rector Scholarship

by Rector of Lodz University of Technology | Lodz, Poland

for good results and extra achievement

www.p.lodz.pl

 

2013

Award of Recognition

by The Governor of The District | Tomaszow Mazowiecki, Poland

for contribution to the promotion of the City

www.powiat-tomaszowski.pl

2013

The Jubilee 110 Years

by High School No. 1 | Tomaszow Mazowiecki, Poland

for the best graduate promoting the School

www.1lo-tomaszow.com.pl

2013

The Individuality of The Year

by High School No. 1 | Tomaszow Mazowiecki, Poland

for good results and extra achievement

www.1lo-tomaszow.com.pl

EXHIBITIONS

RIBA President's Medals (2019)

at The Royal Institute of British Architects | London, UK

World Tour

Architecture Show (2019)

at Keyworth Centre, LSBU | London, UK

Architecture Show (2018)

at Keyworth Centre, LSBU | London, UK

Youthfulness (2017)

at Cine-Teatro Avenida | Castelo Branco, Portugal

and IFE PL | Lodz, Poland

Labnoise (2017)

at Biblio-Art Gallery | Lodz, Poland

Back to The Sense of The City (2016)

at Malopolski Ogrod Sztuki | Cracow, Poland

Semester Exhibition (2016)

at B16 PL | Lodz, Poland

Construction of BOAT Gallery (2016)

at BOAT Gallery | Lodz, Poland

Object and Its Shadow (2015)

at Institute of Architecture, | Lodz, Poland

Festival of Science, Technology and Art (2015)

at Manufaktura | Lodz, Poland

Not Bad Art from The Archway (2015)

at Piotrkowska Street 102 | Lodz, Poland

Plein-air Exhibition (2014)

at B16 PL | Lodz, Poland