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Lee Eckert

Lee Eckert

Wilmette, IL, US

 

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About 

I am a hardworking and energetic graduate student studying architecture and environmental design at the University of Oregon. I have previously received a Master's Degree in Integrated Design and Construction from Auburn University and a Bachelor's in Architecture from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.


In the architecture program at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, I explored the fundamentals of design working with people such as Liz Diller on an installation project for the city of Milwaukee and by developing a design for a new branch of the Urban Ecology Center. I also became proficient with various types of software such as the Adobe Suite, AutoCAD, Rhino, and Revit. Outside of classes, I kept busy tutoring architecture classes, and competing as a national level speed skater in past US National Championships and Olympic trials.


The University of Auburn’s Integrated Design and Construction program allowed me to continue to delve into architecture, while also giving me a taste of the interconnectivity between professions and outreach that are critical parts of it. I studied lean manufacturing processes and integrated project delivery using what I had learned to develop with local contractors, architects, and manufacturers more effective ways in which to work and collaborate. At the same time I worked with construction management students to develop projects that not only were well designed, but that fit the time and budgetary constraints of the clients. Designs for a new Industrial Heritage Museum for Chattanooga, a sustainability research center for the City of Foley, and a market for the City of Cordova, Alabama are examples of projects that we worked on. While in Auburn, I also learned the nuances of various BIM software, such as Revit Architecture, Structure and MEP, and Navisworks, as well as Leica 3D scanning technology, and basic project scheduling and estimating software.

 

Through these various experiences, I have realized that what makes architecture so special to me is its ability to connect so many diverse groups of people. Whether it is a client looking to develop their project, a fabricator producing building components, or an architect designing a building these participants can’t work alone. They must thrive by working together and truly understanding their counterparts. I am interested in jobs where I can develop these types of relationships with people within the building industry, working on different elements of a project and collaborating directly with the multiple parties involved.

Elsewhere:

Employment 

Auburn University, Auburn, AL, US, Graduate Teaching Assistant

In this position I:
• Developed lectures for Arch 3320 and 4320, undergraduate materials and methods classes
• Researched potential publishing opportunities
• Designed gallery for student work at the School of Architecture, Planning, and Landscape Architecture.
• Was chosen to develop ID&C Work: Volume 4 for the head of the program

Oct 2011 - Aug 2012
 

University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Milwaukee, WI, US, Supplemental Instructor/Tutor

In this position I:
• Tutored Architecture 100, 101, 280 and 281
• Provided a liaison between professors and students

Jan 2010 - May 2011
 

Education 

University of Oregon, Eugene, OR, US, MArch, Architecture

Oct 2012 - current
 

Auburn University, Auburn, AL, US, Masters, Integrated Design and Construction

While at Auburn I:
• Earned a Second Place at the 2012 Associated Schools of Contracting National(ASC) Open Graduate Competition
• Worked with FEMA’s Dawg Haus outreach program to develop more tornado resistant homes
• Developed radiant wall panels for Habitat for Humanity with the Department of Architecture, Kinesiology, and Biosystems Engineering.
•Placed “ Industrial Heritage Museum Project” on the City of Chattanooga’s Future Development Plan

Aug 2011 - Aug 2012
 

University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Milwaukee, WI, US, Bachelors, Architecture

While at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee I:

• Graduated Cum Laude with a 3.58 gpa
• Honorable Mention: School of Arch and Urban Planning Student Design Awards 2009
• First Place: School of Arch and Urban Planning Student Design Awards 2011

Oct 2007 - May 2011
 

Awards 

US Olympic Speedskating Trials, Other

2009
 

UWM School of Arch and Urban Planning Student Design Awards, Honorable Mention

2009
 

Eagle Scout Award, Award

2007
 

Areas of Specialization 

Skills 



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