Aspen Square Management, West Springfield, MA, US, Landscape Designer/Project Manager
I worked for a property management and investment company that purchased apartment complexes and rehabilitated them to either sell or rent at a higher rate. I was a traveling project manager that would go to various properties and design and oversee the construction of the landscapes around the properties. I was in charge of ordering supplies, organizing temp-hire and full-time employees, designing the project and also got my hands dirty and helped with construction.
Fig and Vine Garden Design, Orlando, FL, US, Subcontracted Landscape Designer/CAD Drafter
I worked with the owner, who was a registered Landscape Architect, to help him with some design work, CAD drafting and also went on sales calls as needed. I was paid on a per-job basis because I was subcontracted as needed.
Bruce Company of Wisconsin, Middleton, WI, US, Landscape Designer/CAD Drafter
I designed mostly residential projects and hardscapes and worked along-side an Architect. I was tasked with producing CAD drawings, estimates, plant photos, booking paperwork, and assisted on sales leads. I also worked on a landscape and hardscape crew prior to working as a designer. I used AutoCAD 2010, Photoshop, Excel, EaglePoint and SketchUp software with this job.
University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN, US, Bachelors, Landscape Architecture
The program touched on many subjects but a lot of it focused on sustainability in design. I took CAD classes in the Architecture school as well as forestry, botany, horticulture, and Architecture history classes. There were several studio classes that used hand-drawings instead of CAD. We even touched on using Photoshop and Premier to make graphics and renderings for presentations.
University of Wisconsin–Madison, Madison, WI, US, Landscape Architecture
Before transferring to Minnesota, we had mainly studio classes and some horticulture. All studio classes were hand-drawn designs. We also had one CAD class using Microstation.
Gold in commercial hardscape design, 1st Place
Was awarded a gold in commercial hardscape design for my work on the Culver's Restaurant patio design in Middleton, WI.