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Gabrielle Badawy

Gabrielle Badawy

Philadelphia, PA, US

 

About 

I am a recent graduate of the University of Pittsburgh with a BA in Architecture.  I am environmentally conscious and am thus interested in working at a green architecture firm to learn more about the type of work that is done as well as the profession.  I'm intrigued by the variety of green materials available, from bales of hay as insulation to compostable toilets, and want to learn more about where and how to use them.  I am passionate about the future of green architecture and its ability to change the way cities, homes, and people relate to the environment.

Employment 

Dr. Toby Shawe founder of Skin Smart Dermatology, Wyndmoor, PA, US, Design Coordinator

I coordinated the design and space plan and prepared construction documents for the office renovation project. My role was to document the existing floor plan and electrical floor plan, and design new interior spaces. I interacted one on one with the clients and combined three existing rooms into one cohesive space that accommodated their program. I developed the layout of each room and created floor plans and elevations for each phase of the project.

Jul 2012 - Oct 2012
 

Weavers Way Coop, Philadelphia, Store Employee

Working on the floor helping customers and restocking shelves, or working at the Farm location.

Jun 2011 - Aug 2011
 

Education 

University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA, US, BArch, Architectural Studies, Design Track

Intro to Western Architecture, Approaches to the Built Environment, Architectural Seminar, Architecture & Computer Applications, Design Studio 1, Design Studio 2, Architecture Text & Theory, Perspective drawing.

Design Studio 1 focused on a specific neighborhood in Pittsburgh. The history of the neighborhood was researched and compiled. From that research two sites were chosen and two different business models to aid the area. Observations of site forces at work on each site were done and from this data contextual maps were made. "Contextual mapping is an architectural design strategy whereby aspects of the site, such as street configurations, thresholds, building setbacks, etc. are represented in the form of force lines. The patterns created by overlapping the various force lines generate contextual maps. The force lines that make up the contextual map are what ultimately dictate the form of the new building, i.e. the angle, location and position of walls, floors, ceilings, and windows on a given site." Folding was the primary design tool that dictated the three dimensional form created for the site.

Design Studio 2 was more of a network of projects that all linked together to form the final project. I really enjoyed this studio because I was already equipped with how to analyze the site and thus accomodate the specific programming for this project. The System-based design method was an interesting concept to work within and turned the project into a puzzle; using the site forces, programming, and set pieces in coordination with each other to produce a final 3d form.

http://www.arch.pitt.edu/program/course-descriptions.php

Sep 2008 - Jun 2012
 

Awards 

Cum Laude Award, Honorable Mention

2012
 

Studio 2 Model selected for HAARCH exhibit, Honorable Mention

One of two students selected out of the entire Design Studio 2 class to present model at the HAARCH undergraduate showcase exhibit.

2012
 

Jurors Favorite Award, Award

Canstruction hosts a design / build competition with cans that are then donated to the local food bank and my team won the Jurors favorite award.

2011
 

Areas of Specialization 

Skills 



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