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Bilyana Docheva

Bilyana Docheva

Schaumburg, IL, US

 

About 

I am a native Bulgarian who during her third year of collage had the possibility to move to the United Stated. Exploring the fields of accounting and real estate my professional interests shifted towards architecture and design studies. Graduating with a BcA of Interior design, in 2011 I  relocated to Gothenburg (Sweden) where I had been accepted  at Chalmers University of Technology. In June 2013 I was awarded a MgA in Sustainable Design Development.

My studies at the International Academy of Design and Technology (IL, USA) created the base understanding of design fundamentals, along with knowledge of color palettes, importance of pre-design phase and SWOT analyze, understood the significance of maintaining deadlines and the necessity of creating project schedules.

Over the course of my studies  at Chalmers I’ve got involved in projects developing architectural solutions for rapidly changing environments. Interactive learning has allowed me to be part of vibrant network, establishing cooperative work processes with departments such as: city planning, sustainable engineering, feature housing development and hospitality architecture.  Challenged to find viable solutions to an ongoing projects has contributed to shaping my professional experience. I have learned the importance of team organization and communication, flexibility, responsible work initiative and the power of positive motivation.  Meeting deadlines in a fast phased schedule, while still maintaining professional ethics has become my every day goal.

Elsewhere:

Employment 

Chalmers University of Technology, Hammarkullen, Gothenburg, Hammarkullen Läxhjälp Employee

The tutoring position at Chalmers University of Technology is directed towards two main goals: learning and social communication. It is predominantly directed towards children abilities to learn subjects such as English, mathematics, biology, physics, and chemistry, with almost no age group limitation. Each tutor is assigned to a school with the idea of the tutors working in groups of two, three or four, with one English speaking and the rest native Swedish. Considering the diversity of nationality groups in Gothenburg it is essential to find a common understanding of what learning means for the young generation. That is where the core of the Lexjelp Projects of Chalmers University of Technology lays in.

Jan 2012 - Jul 2013
 

Chalmers University of Technology, Hammarkullen, Gothenburg , volubteer

Oct 2011 - Jan 2012
 

St Gregory the Great High School, volunteer

Jul 2010 - May 2011
 

Interior Expertise Design Studio, Elmhurst, IL, US, internship

Customer service
Material selection
Material library organization

Mar 2010 - Jul 2010
 

International Academy of Design and Technology, Schaumburg, IL, US, resource librarian/ tutor

The position of librarian- tutor at the International Academy of Design and Technology allowed me to be in a help of both teachers and students attending the school, by researching materials for interior design, preparing board presentations, organizing the resource library, contacting manufacturers for materials donations, and construction and providing tutoring mainly in AutoCAD.

Jul 2009 - Jul 2010
 

Education 

Chalmers University of Technology, Gothenburg, Sweeden, Masters, Sustainable Design Development

Over the course of my studies I’ve got involved in projects developing architectural solutions for rapidly changing environments. Interactive learning has allowed me to be part of vibrant network, establishing cooperative work processes with departments such as: city planning, sustainable engineering, feature housing development and hospitality architecture. Challenged to find viable solutions to an ongoing projects has contributed to shaping my professional experience. I have learned the importance of team organization and communication, flexibility, responsible work initiative and the power of positive motivation. Meeting deadlines in a fast phased schedule, while still maintaining professional ethics has become my every day goal.

Studios Completed:

Sustainable development and the design professions (AMU018)
Suburbs: Design and future challenges (ARK322)
Future visions for healthcare, housing and work 3: Healthcare architecture (ARK261)
Design systems (ARK176)
Design and communication tools (ARK440)
Architecture - advanced theory and methodology - master's thesis preparation course (ARK460)
Architectural heritage and urban transformation (ARK347)
MT "Hospital Architecture as an active medicine - integrating architecture as a vital healing element in patient treatments-bridging the gap between research, users and architects" (MT work)

Aug 2011 - Jul 2013
 

International Academy of Design and Technology, Schaumburg, IL, US, Bachelors, Interior Design

Created the base understanding of design fundamentals, along with knowledge of color palettes, importance of pre-design phase and SWOT analyze, understood the significance of maintaining deadlines and the necessity of creating project schedules

Courses:

•Design Fundamentals (DS100)
•Interior Design Principles (IN100)
•Cultural Diversity (SS201)
•Drafting I (IN105)
•Textiles for Interior Design (IN111)
•Introduction to Psychology (SS101)
•Introduction to Narrative (EN304)
•Literature and Film (EN420)
•History of Chicago (HS210)
•Perspective and Sketch Rendering (IN220)
•Basic Design for Interiors (IN101)
•Space Planning (IN207)
•History of Interiors and Architecture I (IN211)
•History of Interior and Architecture II (IN212)
•Drafting II (IN206)
•Rendering techniques and presentation (IN452)
•Resources and Materials in Interior Design (IN201)
•Computer Aided Design I (IN257)
•Computer Aided design II (IN258)
•Housing (IN314)
•Building Systems and Codes (IN318)
•Commercial Design (IN320)
•Ethics (PHIL405)
•History of Art I: Renaissance- 20th Century (HUMN301)

Jan 2008 - Jul 2010
 

College of Lake County, Grayslake, IL, US, Accounting

Mar 2003 - Dec 2005
 

Areas of Specialization 

Skills 



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