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Kyal Thornton

Designer & Draftsman

dip. Arch | dip. Graphic Design | QBCC Licensed Building Designer (QBCC No 15112555)

About Kyal

Years in Industry:  20

Previous Employers:

  • Halycon Constructions – Design & Drafting Manager
  • Australasian Homes – Snr Draftsman
  • Coral Homes – Snr Draftsman
  • Villaworld Homes/ MFS Developments/GEO Property Group – Design & Drafting Manager
  • BDA Architects – Snr Draftsman
  • Metricon Homes – Draftsman & External Drafting Contractor
  • Samda Developments – Design & Drafting Manager
  • Peter Hunt Architects – Draftsman

Other

  • Chef for 10years in professional kitchens
  • Co-Franchisee Hudsons Coffee at John Flynn Hospital – 2007 to 2014

Awards:

  • 2014 GC Tafe “Interactive Digital Media” Graphic Design First Place Award
  • 2001 GC Tafe “Architecture Student of the year”

Awards for Projects I worked on for Previous Employers

  • 2019 Master Builders “Display Home $351,000 – $450,000 – Halcyon Constructions QLD Pty Ltd for Halcyon Greens (Pimpama)” – Design & Drafting Manager
  • 2011 Australian Institute of Architects “2011 Building of the year Northern rivers / Gold Coast Area” – Awarded to BDA Architects for Sphere Residential Community- my role was draftsman on the project
  • 2002-2004 Gold Coast Convention & Exhibition Center won numerous awards – Awarded to Peter Hunt Architects, my role was draftsman on the project

Other Awards

  • 2021 SLSA National Rescue Medal
  • 2021 Gold Coast Mayoral Award for Outstanding Service
  • 2021 Tennis Australia “Everyday Heroes” Voice used for Hawk eye Live line calling

Personal interests:

The Ocean, Surf Life Saving, Surfing, Body Boarding, Diving, Skateboarding, Art, Coffee, Meditation & Visualisation. Traveling, exploring and learning.