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I am a recent graduate from Pennsylvania State University and obtained my Bachelor of Architecture degree in May 2013. My education at Penn State has been an invaluable experience in terms of my understanding of architecture as well as my growth into the individual I am today. Architecture is an invaluable tool for the improvement of the human condition by ensuring that an "experience" is created with each and every design, down to every minute detail. The idea of creating an "experience" that stirs emotion and feeling through design is where my passions lie, specifically in the interior aspect of architectural design.
Dunn and Associates Inc., Pittsburgh, PA, US, Intern Architect
Responsibilities included CAD drafting, field measurements, construction documentation, and 3D modeling in Google Sketchup
Design Services Ltd, Greenville, DE, US, Design Intern
My responsibilities included completing numerous 3D interior renders using 3DS Max, obtaining specification sheets, completing finish schedules, site visitation, completing finish boards, and redesigning the company website.
The Pennsylvania State University (Penn State), University Park, PA, US, BArch, Bachelor of Architecture
Penn State's Bachelor of Architecture program is a rigorous five-year program that culminates into a year long design thesis during the fifth year. Courses covered during this five-year program include Technical Systems Integration, Environmental Systems Control, Architectural Materials, Architectural History and Theory, and Architectural Design. During the fourth year of Penn State's Bachelor of Architecture program, students are required to study abroad in Rome, Italy for a semester in cooperation with the Pantheon Institute. This allows students to learn about architecture through a foreign perspective.
Penn State Hajjar Competition, Honorable Mention
During the third year of Penn State's Bachelor of Architecture Program, an internal competition is held within the school, dedicated to the late A. William Hajjar. During his tenure on the Penn State Architecture Faculty, he built numerous houses throughout the State College Area during the 1950s and 60s. The competition in 2011 focuses on architectural folly by designing a house based on a specific instrument. The instrument I chose to focus on was the Guqin instrument, an instrument of Chinese origins