Damian's degree from WIT has brought him on worldwide adventures including a AUS$16 billion road tunnel and motorway upgrade in Australia where he is now based
Architectural Technology graduate (2005) Damian Ennis hails from Dromcollogher, Co Limerick.
Here, he reflects on his life since graduating.
My time at WIT was enjoyable, engaging and challenging. It was a course packed with assignments / late nights and the occasional post-assignment celebration in the city – followed by take away at the Istanbul takeaway.
After graduation, I worked in Dublin and Limerick on everything from an Architectural competition for Trinity College (we won), to residential developments - before taking off for 12 months backpacking.
I settled in Sydney, Australia and started working at a mid-size Architecture firm, on community libraries, gyms, aquatic centres, etc. I then made the move to working as a Design Manager (project managing large teams of Designers) on major infrastructure projects. I recently set-up my own consultancy, assisting large contractors on winning government contracts and delivering them on time/budget. I also give industry guidance to investment funds, who are seeking insights into the major projects industry in Australia. My latest project was a $16 billion road tunnel and motorway upgrade in Melbourne, while studying part-time for my MBA.
You may not know where the road will take you, but the ethic that I learned in WIT has given me opportunities time and time again. I am grateful to the staff and fellow students who guided ourselves through some tight deadlines, with a late night and a few laughs.
Damian Ennis, Architectural Graduate 2005