Vanessen "Kevin" Enassee greets every opportunity with a "why not?" attitude. A chance is something too important to miss and he isn't interested in letting his passions remain hidden.
While Kevin is at the end of his building design studies, he knows learning, like ambition, has no real conclusion. He is now following a study pathway into the Bachelor of Construction Management and Economics. Kevin is using these courses as a stepping-stone to realising his career goals.
"You work hard and it pays off in the end. I'm passionate about what I do. I don't care how hard it is, I'm focusing on what I want in life," he says.
This hard work was reflected at Holmesglen's 2017 Building Design Graduate Exhibition. Kevin was awarded the 'Best Public Building Design', as part of the student excellence category. The accolade was presented for his hotel design (see main picture above).
"I wanted something majestic and something you could see clearly from afar."
Hailing from Mauritius, Kevin used the guidance of his teachers to create his bold design. He aimed to create something symmetric yet different, modelling and gaining inspiration for the hotel's entrance on Chadstone Shopping Centre's recently refurbished roof.
Dedication is not a word, but rather a daily experience for Kevin. When he's not in the classroom, he is never too far from Holmesglen. To help with his tuition, Kevin works as a cleaner at the newly-opened Holmesglen Private Hospital.
Kevin understands that gaining work experience is also an important part of his professional development. To complement his building design aspirations, Kevin helps with drawings for a Port Melbourne realtor.
The creative spark is at its brightest when motivated and Kevin is using the support and knowledge learned in the classroom to grow his potential.
"As a designer you're never satisfied, you're always looking to improve."