In May of 2012, I graduated with a Bachelor of Architecture (B.Arch.) degree from Virginia Tech, and I am currently seeking a full-time or part-time position within an architecture firm.
I have always had a desire to positively impact the lives of others. For me, architecture offers an incredible opportunity to gain a greater sensitivity to the needs of people, and through this sensitivity, ultimately promote the well-being of the individual. With further exposure to architecture as a professional practice, I hope to continue to challenge my understanding of design and its potential for dialogue with societal issues.
M/I Homes, Columbus, OH, US, Construction Associate
I assist in supervising the proper execution of residential construction techniques within multiple Columbus subdivisions, involving the coordination and scheduling of trades/vendors, analysis of construction documents, enforcement of safety regulations, and the handling of all issues that may arise during construction in the field.
Owens Corning, Granville, OH, US, Intern - Building Specifications Team
As a member of the newly formed Building Specifications Team, I conducted interviews (by phone and in person) with key architects and specifiers throughout Ohio in order to gain insights into the architectural community's expectations of building material suppliers. I developed an extensive database to catalogue this information and presented my findings graphically to both my team and general colleagues.
Owens Corning, Granville, OH, US, Contractor - Roofing Essentials (TM) Team
I was responsible for the development of full-scale prototypes of hip and ridge ventilation units, understanding the behavior of the units between roof pitches as well as the physical joints between the vents. I presented my work to a focus group of roofing contractors and later documented the feedback and physical attributes of the vent for future fabrication (Record of Invention held for joint mechanism between units).
Timothy A. Cook Designs, Gahanna, OH, US, Architectural Intern
Having been provided a plan drawing, I was responsible for the design development and digital presentation materials for a church proposal in Houston, TX. In addition, I created a digital model and presentation images for a locally proposed residential project.
Heckendorn Shiles Architects, Wayne, PA, US, Architectural Intern
Beginning as a spring senior internship with Conestoga High School and developing into a summer position post-graduation, I was responsible for web site maintenance and general support to the 13-person firm.
Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (Virginia Tech), Blacksburg, VA, US, BArch, Architecture
Pella Prize for Excellence in Architecture Undergraduate Thesis, Honorable Mention
Undergraduate thesis work recognized within the top 20 selected projects by peer voting
Ferrari Study Abroad Award, Scholarship
Scholarship awarded to students participating in the CESA residency program, nominations by faculty
Spring Study Abroad Selection, Other
Spring 2011 selection for the Center for European Studies & Architecture (CESA) residency program in Riva San Vitale, Switzerland
Virginia Tech Winner - Virginia Society AIA Competition, 1st Place
Weekend competition sponsored by the Virginia Society AIA, received first place recognition within the School of Architecture and Design at Virginia Tech; entry sent to state level
Second Year Undergraduate Competition Recognition, Honorable Mention
Good Citizenship Award for Scholarship and Citizenship, Other
Rotary Club Scholarship Recipient, Scholarship
Front Porch Trust Scholarship Award - Pennsylvania 167th Legislative District, Scholarship
Class of 1924 Silver Cup Award, 1st Place
Highest individual honor offered to a member of the senior class at Conestoga High School
Morgan E. Kelly Memorial Award, Scholarship
Service and Leadership Award, Award
Hussian School of Art Contest Winner, Award