David Borchardt

Partner, Lucid Architects
Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa

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Curriculum Vitae: David Stuart Borchardt 2011

Consultancy firm: Ludwig Hansen Architects and Urban Designers
Position in the firm: Senior technical Draftsman ; I.T manager
First Names: David, Stuart
Family name: Borchardt
Date and place of birth: 25 Feburary 1988, Johannesburg, South Africa
Nationality: South African
Civil status: Single

SUMMARY
David Borchardt has started his career in the architectural practise under the guidance of a well established architects and urban designers Paul Wagers, Ludwig Hansen, Gunther Wagner and Neils Eichberg of Urban Solutions Architects and Urban designers. Working close with the Architects of Urban Solutions on a wide range of projects form the urban design framework of the University of the Witwatersrand to upmarket residential project Garlinton Residential development in Hilton. He then moved forward with Ludwig Hansen to his own consulting firm, Ludwig Hansen Architects and Urban designers, where he continues his passion for architecture.

Companies worked for:
2008/2009 Urban Solutions Architects and Urban designers (Vacation work)
2010 Urban Solutions Architects and Urban designers
2010 Ludwig Hansen Architects and Urban designers

EDUCATION
Matric from Parktown Boys' High school
English B (HG)
Afrikaans C (HG)
Science B (HG)
Maths C (HG)
Additional Mathematics E (HG)
Accounting A (HG) Distinction
Art Design (Industrial Design) A (HG) Distinction
University Of the Witwatersrand- 2009 Examination Results
Bachelor of Architectural Studies Year of Study 1
APPM1000 Applied Mathematics 78%
ARPL1000 Architectural Design and Theory I 66%
ARPL1001 Theory and Practice of Construction I 54%
ARPL1002 Introduction to Structures 63%
ARPL1003 Architectural Representation I 78%
ARPL1012 Architectural History I 59%
Aggregate 62
Bachelor of Architectural Studies Year of Study 2
ARPL2000 Architectural Design and Theory II 71%
ARPL2002 Theory and Practice of Construction II 69%
ArPL2003 Architectural Representation II 68%
ARPL2011 Architectural History II 54%
CIVN2003 Civil Engineering Theory I 45%
CIVN2003 Civil Engineering Theory I 47%

Aggregate 61
Bachelor of Architectural Studies Year of Study 3
ARPL3000 Theory and Practice of Construction III 68%
ARPL3002 Small Office Practice 51%
ArPL3005 Architectural Design and Theory III 70%
ARPL3014 Architectural History III 62%
CIVN2003 Civil Engineering Theory I 51%
MINN2003 Survey Topics & Site Surveying 48%
Aggregate 59

OTHER QUALIFICATIONS AND SKILLS
Qualifications:
Level 3 in First Aid Training
Computer Literacy:
Autodesk CAD Version-2010
Microsoft Office Version-2010
Microsoft Word
Microsoft Excel
Microsoft Power Point
Adobe Creative Suite Version-CS4 & CS5
Photoshop
Illustrator
InDesgn
Graphisoft ArchiCAD Version 14 (Advanced)
Autodesk Revit Version-2009 (Basic)
AutoCAD Version-2010 (Basic)
Rendering- Artlantis Version- 3
A general comprehensive I.T knowledge

Present Position
Senior Technical Draftsman and I.T Manager

Years of Work experience
2 Year and 5 Months

Awards Won
First Prize - for the City centre site in the "Ideas competition for the Model community Library", an initiative by the Government department of Arts and Culture
Joint Overall First Prize- for the "Digital Library Bus Stop" in the "Ideas competition for the Model community Library", an initiative by the Government department of Arts and Culture
South African Institute of Steel Construction Prize for Design work done in 3rd year of Bachelor of Architectural Studies (BAS) at the University of the Witwatersrand of Johannesburg

Project Experience
2008/2009- Thabaya Botswana Hotel and Spa
House Cremona
2010- Wits Urban Design Framework
Thabaya Botswana Hotel and Spa Restaurant Exstention
Wits 2D and 3D maps
Wits Parktown Village II- ERF 815 Student Res
Garlington Residential Development
House Kunene
Wits Science Stadium (Wits Undergraduate Science Centre)
House Raademeer
House Steppe
Sydney Brenner Institute for Molecular Science
House Van der Merwe
John Moffat extension Competition
Wits Parktown Campus Gate Houses
Hillbrow Health precinct
Ebony + Ivory Advertising firm
House Zermatten
3rd International Holcim Awards competition for sustainable construction
projects and "Next Gereration" vision
2011- House Cremona Houghton
House Prinsloo
Wits Rural Campus
House Kritzinger
Scusi Bistro

References
Ludwig Hansen, Cell: +2782 600 9424
Gunther Wagner, Cell: +2782 602 0553
Paul Wygers, Cell: +2782 600 8169
Gavin Armstrong, Cell: +2772 291 5108

Languages

Afrikaans, English

An idea worth spreading

Open sourced education interrogated into public transport infrastructure of a city through the use internet and media based technologies. This will bring education to the people who can not afford the high price of quality education. Education is a right and access to any form of information should be apart of this right. There are shortages of teachers and more than any thing is that of quality teachers but with the use of available technology of today, simulcast lectures and video broadcast can be viewed any where in the world. This not only stops education from being place bound but time restricted as well. My mother always told me that they can take all your money and belongings but they can never take your education away from you.

I'm passionate about

Sustainable architecture that acts as a catalyst for sustainable growth for a better future.

Talk to me about

Ideas and concepts relating to my idea worth spreading above as I'm going to be doing me thesis on this subject.

People don't know I'm good at

Any design issue not just related to architecture.

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David Borchardt
Posted over 1 year ago
The end of university?
Online education is not only a better option where applicable but it makes education more accessible, flexible and not place or time bound. This reduce the pressure on existing infrastructure of universities and carbon emissions produce to get to and from universities. Technology is progressing so fast that face to face learning can easily be replaced through online video and audio platforms. The success of the online education system would be in the maintenance and quality control. The online education systems should also be open source, all information should be open source, where everyone can have universalize access to education but qualifications are the true reasons we go to university. The universities can charge for examinations to obtain certified qualifications to generate revenue and then through targeted online advertising. This can go to the next level of social integration and networking where a online data base of peoples qualifications is created making it easy for employers to hire people with the required skills. Now all it takes it to convince the old-school academics to take the digital leap?
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David Borchardt
Posted over 2 years ago
Is the internet, not formal education, the new great equalizer?
The idea of seeing the internet as the great equalizer is only plausible as developing the required sustainable infrastructure that allows anyone willing to learn to gain access to the internet. Education is a right and access to information is part of this right. Open sourced education interrogated into public transport infrastructure of a city through the use internet and media based technology. This will bring education to the people who can not afford the high price of quality education. Universities need to unlock there doors to HD web cameras and share the knowledge. There are shortages of teachers and more than any thing is that of quality teachers but with the use of available technology that is available today, simulcast lectures and video broadcast can be viewed from not just behind your desk in a lecture room. This not only stops education from being place bound but time restricted as well. In regards to quality of education over the internet compared to face to face education of a classroom can be achieved through mentorship not only by educators but your fellow peers as well. This can be done by forums such as this to obtain the required feedback one would need. My mother always told me that they can take all your money and belongings but they can never take your education away from you.