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I graduated from Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo with honors, recieving the “Best of Show” award for my senior design thesis, and am looking for full-time employment beginning August 1st. I am eager to continue pushing the boundaries of architecture in cooperation with research and innovation, as part of a collaborative team environment. My involvement with various firms have provided me with a range of knowledge unique to a bachelor’s of architecture graduate, including experience with design development, detailing, and presentation and construction documentation. Working under Marcelo Spina at P-A-T-T-E-R-N-S architects last summer as the project designer for the Keelung Port Terminal Competition, I developed additional skills in taking a lead design role on a project. These included responding creatively to a specific project brief, communicating the design philosophy with a team, and ensuring the rightful pursuit of its development in cooperation with its intent. While my portfolio displays innovation and imagination focused on the scholastic world of architecture, I also recognize the differences between this and practice. I am extremely motivated and interested in learning more through practice, while continually pushing for innovation made most interesting by its relationship with real world constraints including clientele, budget, etc.
P-A-T-T-E-R-N-S, Los Angeles, CA, US, Junior Designer
Initially starting as an intern, I worked with the principal Marcelo Spina to re-design/ build his residential backyard/ patio. A series a concrete slabs were poured that allowed for benches to peel and fold into wooden-slat blanketed benches, which I co-designed and modeled/rendered. I also worked on a competition for the Helsinki Public Library as part of a team of 4, where I co-designed and worked with 3D modeling (both in Maya and Rhino), rendering (Maxwell and Vray), drawing and diagramming (CAD and Illustrator/ In Design). I was hired on for the summer full time as a designer, leading a project for the Keelung Port Terminal Competition, which I led the design and development of with the previously mentioned tools and a team of four.
Asymptote Architecture, New York City, New York, Intern
As part of a "Blind-date" Internship in collaboration with Cal Poly, I was responsible for scripting (via grasshopper) a skin system for a business complex as part of a master plan competition. The skin was developed as a set of iterations considering aperture and varying levels of glazing and opacity that wrapped cylindrical facades. Although brief in nature as it was a designated departure from my senior thesis research and development, I further developed my skills with scripting and patterning for large scale architectural projects.
Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP (SOM), San Francisco, CA, US, Intern
Design team member on Poly Dawangjing Office Tower Complex
[Analog Modeling, 2D Drawing, Rhino 3D Modeling, and 3DS Max Rendering
from 50%-100% Design Development]
Kaplan Chen Kaplan Architects & Planners, Santa Monica, CA, US, Designer
Design team for Woburn Public Library Expansion Competition (2nd Place)
LAUSD Charter School Design Competition
Design during schematic, design development, and construction
document phases for several Community Redevelopment Projects
Construction Administration for LAUSD school including historical preservation supervision and documentation
California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, San Luis Obispo, CA, US, BArch, Architecture
Architecture Focus, with Architectural Engineering, digital fabrication, and sustainable systems supplemental courses. Graduated with Honors (Cumulative GPA of 3.8) receiving the "Best of Show" award for Senior Design Thesis
Lydia Humphreys Student Intern Scholarship 2013, 1st Place
For outstanding achievement in Architecture (portfolio based)
Cal Poly Architecture Thesis Best of Show, 1st Place
Year long (5th year) architecture thesis award recognizing outstanding achievement in thought and representation.
HMC Best Studio Design Award Winner, 1st Place
Recognizing best studio design for the LA Metro Off Campus Study Program in Los Angeles, as funded by HMC architects and chosen by a jury of architects.