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Erica Padgett

Erica Padgett

New York, NY, US

 

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About 

I am a recent graduate from the four-year Bachelor of Science in Architectural Studies program at the University of Southern California seeking an entry-level architecture position with a firm in New York. Growing up and living overseas for the majority of my life has imparted a fresh and unique world perspective. My academic qualifications have yielded ample creative and technical skills and a keen eye for detail. Furthermore, my previous summer internship background, as well as my experience with leadership positions, has provided me with the ability to perform well under pressure and time constraints, while exemplifying dependability and sound interpersonal and organizational skills. 

Employment 

Jerry Wingate, USC Auxiliary Services: Director of Design, Los Angeles, CA, US, Assistant to the Director of Design

During my fourth and final year of the Bachelor of Science in Architectural Studies program at the University of Southern California, I was employed by the Director of Design for USC Auxiliary Services, Jerry Wingate. My responsibilities included preparing floor plans, sections, and elevations for construction, as well as revising architectural drawings for renovation work. Furthermore, I collaborated with designers to create custom furniture specifications and assisted with interior carpeting and tiling layouts.

Oct 2012 - May 2013
 

Formwerkz, Singapore, SG, Architecture Intern - Full Time

For the duration of a two-month summer internship with Formwerkz Architects, I assisted the partners and designers with multiple projects at various stages of development, including commercial buildings and custom residences. My daily responsibilities included:

- Producing schedules, details, utilities layouts, and tender documents for submission under strict deadlines
- Editing architectural renderings
- Creating presentation board layouts
- Composing design reports for competition entries
- Conducting research and conceptualization exercises

Among my contributions was my participation in preparing the firm's submission for the Bukit Panjang Hawker Centre competition. I collaborated with a team of architects to generate physical study models and designs, investigate using 3D model prototypes of components within the Centre, and utilize Adobe Photoshop techniques to edit and enliven architectural renderings of the final design. I also provided meaningful contributions to the layout of the final presentation boards and the drafting of the supplemental design report. Our team was successful in being short-listed for the second stage of the design competition.

May 2012 - Jul 2012
 

de bartolo + rimanic design studio (dbrds), San Diego, CA, US, Architecture Intern - Full Time

During a summer internship with de bartolo + rimanic design studio (dbrds), I completed a design exercise entitled Cedar + Fern. I created floor plans, sections, elevations, and renderings and conducted a final presentation.

http://dbrds.com/Site/studio.html
Please scroll down to 'team members' and click 'cedar & fern'

Jun 2011 - Aug 2011
 

McCullough Landscape Architecture - San Diego, San Diego, CA, US, Landscape Architecture Intern - Full Time

During the summer of 2011, I simultaneously performed work for McCullough Landscape Architecture (MLA-SD), as both MLA-SD and dbrds share an office space. My responsibilities included revising hardscape, softscape, and irrigation plans. Additionally, I edited the landscape plans for a Chase Bank branch in Menifee, CA, as well as for a proposed apartment complex in San Diego.

Jun 2011 - Aug 2011
 

Bensley Design Studios, Bangkok, TH, Architecture Intern - Full Time

For the month of June 2008, I assisted the artwork and furniture fabrication team in Bill Bensley's Bangkok office.

Jul 2008 - Jul 2008
 

Annex A Architects, Singapore, SG, Architecture Intern - Full Time

For the month of June, I assisted the interior design team with soft furnishing work, performed research and conceptualization exercises for a Moscow hotel lobby, and organized the office's architecture library.

Jun 2008 - Jun 2008
 

Education 

University of Southern California (USC), Los Angeles, Bachelors, Architectural Studies

Aug 2009 - May 2013
 

Awards 

Gamma Phi Beta Senior Award for Outstanding Leadership, 1st Place

Awarded by the Beta Alpha chapter of Gamma Phi Beta, the Senior Award for Outstanding Leadership is given to a graduating senior who has demonstrated outstanding commitment, scholarship, and leadership throughout the course of her membership in the sorority.

2013
 

USC Panhellenic Council Sorority Member of the Year, 1st Place

The award for the Sorority Member of the Year is awarded by USC's Panhellenic Council, the governing body of all of the Panhellenic sororities.

2013
 

Areas of Specialization 

Skills 



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