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Brian Dang

Building Designer

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Brian hails from Vietnam, where he completed both a Bachelor and Master degree, majoring in Architecture. In 2016, he relocated to Australia to pursue a Master of Architecture at Monash University. 


Background


Brian has over four years of work experience as a draftsperson and architectural graduate specialising in residential design. He describes himself as a hard-working introvert, who is always striving to learn and improve. 

“My first supervisor in Vietnam. He showed me which attitudes an architect should have to work as a professional and to be a successful architect”, he says.


Brian has excellent time management skills and always wants to learn more. He brings an impressive technical skill set to the team, including Autodesk Revit, Lumion, Autodesk AutoCAD, Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator and Autodesk 3ds MAx.

 

He’s got excellent self-management skills and is a responsible team member with excellent construction knowledge.

 

Prior to joining EDG.Space, he worked as an Architect and Urban Planner for Thua Thien Hue Construction & Planning Institute in Vietnam, where he was responsible for drafting and designing residential homes. 


Before this, he worked as a draftsperson for Atlantic Home Designs and Development in St. Albans, where his responsibilities included drafting and designing new homes. At PhHomes he also gained practical draftsperson experience, responsible for designing and drafting town planning and working drawings of new residential dwellings.


During his experience as an Architect Assistant with Genton Architecture, he gained practical commercial experience working on the Frankston Railway Station Project. 


Challenges in the Building Design Sector


The biggest challenge for Brian is the wide variety of standards and procedures in the Victorian construction industry. 


“It’s not easy to remember and apply them into designing and drafting buildings. But the more work I do, the more familiar I get with the various regulations required for both residential and commercial buildings”, he says.


Interesting Design Projects 


Since joining the EDG.Space team Brian has enjoyed working across a range of interesting design projects, giving him first-hand experience in designing for both high-end residential living spaces and  multi-purpose commercial projects. 


His first significant project was the “Meeting Place” Dharnya Center. This was Brian's first involvement in a formal tender process, gaining invaluable knowledge for future commercial projects. 


Experience Working at EDG.Space


Since working with with Alastair and the team, Brian says he’s been lucky to work on lots of various projects. His favourite experience has been the opportunities he’s had to work on large-scale commercial projects throughout Victoria. 


“I feel like these experiences have really helped to broaden and improve my own design knowledge, which I can share with the team, and use for future projects to support our clients”, he says.


Advice for Pursuing a Career in Building Design


Brian believes the key to a successful career in building design and architecture is patience. And to keep learning from small things. For example, start by learning how to design a bathroom. 


“What you learn from the smallest design principles can be applied to help you become a more successful building designer”, he says. 


If Brian wasn’t working in design and architecture, he says he’d be an IT engineer, because he loves working with computers and software, especially architectural software like Revit.


Brian Dang
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