I am a BArch graduate from California College of the Arts looking to find a position that will benefit from my past positions in both architecture firms and in the nonprofit sector, where I gained a great understandings of design process, developmental strategies and community outreach. I am interested in working in design as well as business development of a design firm.
The course work at CCA has prepared me to think critically, have an interdisciplinary understanding of creativity and techniques of architectural representation, and I am familiar with expanding traditional ideas of the definition of architecture. I gained the unique experience of studying abroad in Copenhagen, Denmark for a semester, which opened my eyes to new ways of approaching design, new materials and their potential uses in architecture and interior design, as well as experience in working with students and professionals from around the world. The skills I have learned both at CCA and through my work experience have lent to my ability to work simply and effectively, my openness to listen to and work with others, and my capacity to turn design conversations into meaningful design.
As an intern as Kellogg + Associates, a small architecture firm, I learned the process of design to construction on a project. I created marketing materials and Photoshop renderings for the proposal phase; I updated the working drawings both in AutoCAD and the hard copies during the construction phase. I later worked as an intern on the Fort Mason Center International Design Competition, where I learned how the management and decision making side of a competition functions. I read the incoming proposals, wrote briefs for jury members and I was a part of the discussions concerning the finalists. In addition to understanding the design process at an architecture firm, at my position at Public Architecture I work in the social media realm, talking discussing projects within the pro bono design field and reaching out to new design firms and non profits to get more people involved in the movement.
In addition to the above qualifications, I have been very involved with the community at CCA; serving on multiple student leadership boards, exercising collaboration skills and developing a confidence in public speaking. I am used to producing quality work in limited time periods as well as being able to communicate my ideas efficiently and evolve these ideas through open, group discussions.
Thank you very much for your consideration. Please feel free to contact me by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at 510.710.9928. I look forward to talking to you.
Public Architecture, San Francisco, CA, US, Intern
Associate in The 1% program: social media, correspondance, transcribing & editing interviews for PubArch blog, assisting coordination of design forums and events.
Fort Mason Center, San Francisco, CA, US, Intern for International Design Competition
Building & writing initial project guidelines & proposal logistics, fielding & organizing firm proposals & preparing them for review, facilitating final deliberation discussion between architects, landscape architects & San Francisco historians.
Kellogg + Associates, Santa Rosa, CA, US, Architecture Intern
Illustrating marketing materials via photoshop, editing construction drawings via AutoCAD & redlining hard copies, streamlining staff & designer accessible digital archiving system.
California College of the Arts, San Francisco, CA, US, BArch, Architecture
Relevant coursework: Architectural Design I, II, III, IV, Adv. Studios, Issues and Ideas in Architecture
CAD courses I, II, III, IV, Structural Analysis of Architecture, Materials & Methods in Architecture, Architecture History and Theory, Advanced Geometry, Robotic Ecologies, Digital and Traditional Techniques of Construction.
Alpha Rho Chi Leadership Award, 1st Place
"Alpha Rho Chi established the Alpha Rho Chi Medal to "encourage professional leadership by rewarding student accomplishment." The Fraternity provides the medal to selected schools of architecture throughout the country to be awarded to the graduating senior who has shown an affinity for leadership, performed willing service for the school or department, and gives promise of real professional merit through his or her attitude and personality. The Alpha Rho Chi Medal is awarded annually to graduating seniors at accredited schools of architecture in the United States and Canada and at schools with an active chapter of Alpha Rho Chi Fraternity, and is judged by the faculty of that school of architecture as best exemplifying these qualities."