I am currently working towards completing the thesis component of my Masters of Architecture at the University of Auckland. At the root of my passion for Architecture is materiality and construction. Of particular interest to me is the understanding of the inherent properties of materials and how designing through these qualities, from a project’s conception, can translate intangible abstracted energies into the built environment. 
The physicality of making and hand drafting defines my creative skill set, however I also have a keen interest in parametric 3D modelling, having completed an advanced Grasshopper course at UCD in Ireland. It is a core belief of mine that the best design outcomes stem from a collaboration between analogue and digital technologies.
Prior to the current pandemic I have been fortunate enough to spend time on the University Study Tour of Spain and Morocco as well as spending a semester studying at University College Dublin (UCD) in Ireland.
When its time to take it easy and I need a break from architecture, you can either find me surfing or playing guitar.
Contact
sam.moloney@gmail.com
Awards
•    First in Course Award: Design 3
•    First in Course Award: Design 5
•    First in Course Award: Media 3
•    First in Course Award: Design 6
•    First in Course Award: Design Technology 3
•    First in Course Award: Advanced Design 1
•    2018 Potter Interior Systems Prize (‘for outstanding work in the field of architectural construction’)
•    2018 Vernon Brown Memorial Award
•    2018 Monier Prize
•    2018 Warren Trust Prize
•    2018 NZIA Highly Commended Award for BAS stage 3 Design
•    2018 AAA Awards, Highly Commended
•    2019 New Zealand Concrete Prize
•    2019 Potter Interior Systems Prize


Scholarships
•    2018/19 Summer Research Scholarship
•    The University of Auckland Research Masters Scholarship


Experience
•    Internship at Patterson Associates
•    Internship at Pac Studio
•    Model Making Tutor at the University of Auckland
•    Model Maker and Researcher for Grand Designs New Zealand
•    Causal work as a Hammer-Hand


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