Anna Drescher is a Miami-based designer and a Master of Architecture graduate from Florida International University. She moved to Miami five years ago from Reading, Pennsylvania. Recently in her studies, Anna has completed a wide range of exhibitions and competitions throughout South Florida. She is committed to giving back to her architectural and educational community and has served in many leadership positions for Alpha Rho Chi, Architecture for Humanity and Tau Sigma Delta.
After being awarded first prize in a competition to save the Old Seven Mile Bridge in Marathon, Florida she has had the opportunity to work with various support groups along side city commissioners to further the development of the adjacent park. This competition was the beginning to Anna's interest into sustainable, urban and community-concious designs.
Throughout Anna's final year of her M.Arch degree she worked to further study her interests in South Florida ecology and the repercussions of sea level rise on a coastal city.
This fall she is completed design-build project through FIU with Oleta State Park to support the vast ecology present in a narrow section of the park using a pervious concrete made of petrified Melaleuca trees.
Florida International University School of Architecture, Miami, FL, US, Graduate Assistant
Graduate assistant for Design 6, Methods and Materials 2 and Knight Foundation publication coordinator
Friends of Old Seven, Marathon, FL, US, Future Development Designer & Consultant
Research development and schematic designs for Sunset Park in Marathon Florida. Schematics included the use of a multimedia performance platform and a strolling promenade with seating down the steep existing slope. Design was to maximize visitor length of stay and sunset viewing phenomena.
Citimarine Yachts & Store, Miami, FL, US, Assistant Director
Management of accounts receivable and payable
Yacht repair specifications and product ordering
Marketing design for shows, sales, and products
Event coordination and planning for shows
Attended client meetings and prepared contracts
Design of yacht refits for clients
Interior schematic renderings for clients
Berenblum Busch Architects, Miami, FL, US, Intern
Photoshop rendering of private home
Model building of home for client
Preparation of AutoCAD drawings
Florida International University School of Architecture, Miami, FL, US, Architectural Teaching Assistant
Undergraduate studio teaching and mentoring
Methods and Materials 1 assistant
Walk on Water coordinator
Florida International University, Miami, FL, US, MArch, Architecture