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Jessica Brams-Miller

Jessica Brams-Miller

Philadelphia, PA, US

 

About 

Versatile designer with experience in all phases of the construction process .
Expertise and focus in digital design with programs including: Revit, 3D Studio
Max, Rhinoceros, Maya, Autocad. Interest and experience with graphic design
programs including Adobe Creative Suite and Flash products.

Elsewhere:

Employment 

Ballinger Architecture & Engineering, Philadelphia, PA, US, Designer

New York Presbyterian Hospital -- Ambulatory Care Center
• Participated in pre-design of ambulatory care center for New York Presbyterian Hospital in
New York City
• Acted as Revit Coordinator for project; tasks included communication and coordination with
Architect of Record (HOK NY), organization and construction of Revit family library for project,
maintenance of Revit model
• Generated plans for pre-design of maternity hospital overbuild, general surgery suite, exam
room “pods”, radiology/oncology suite, central sterile services, staff amenity area, and infusion
suite
• Used 3-D printer to generate OR “dollhouse” to be utilized during user workshops to aid in
configuring OR layouts
Reading Hospital
• Aided in development of 3D rendered views of patient rooms and ORs for use in user group
workshops
• Participated in detailing of construction documents
Boeing Chinook Factory Executive Offices
• Collaborated on adaptive reuse design of Boeing Chinook factory executive

Mar 2011 - May 2013
 

Lehigh University, Bethlehem, PA, US, Workshop Instructor -- Digital Design

• Developed lesson plans to help students learn Rhinoceros from basic skills to more complex
surface creation and scripting
• Guided undergraduates through Rhinoceros digital design interface and tools by leading
2-hour workshop session

Dec 2010 - Jan 2011
 

DLR Group/Becker Winston Architects, Philadelphia, PA, US, Project Architect/Designer

Connelly House - Project Designer, Revit Coordinator
• Winner of AIA Community Design Award, 2010 and of DLR Group Design Excellence Award,
2008
• Experimented with variety of formal and patterning exercises to devise windows and “textural
wrapping” of exterior
• Constructed and supervised Connelly House project (mid-rise housing/office project in
Center City) in Revit
• Organized multi-discipline Revit models for drawing coordination between engineers and
architects
• Generated and drafted visualization and construction documents with Revit, 3DS Max,
Illustrator, and AutoCAD
• Publication features: “Everyone Deserves a Green Home”, Will Dean, Grid Magazine, April
2009, Issue #3, p. 16. “St John the Evangelist House”, Design Profile: On the Boards,
Context (Journal of AIA Philadelphia), Summer 2008.
”A Look Inside: Connelly House”, Garret O’Dwyer for Philadelphia Association of
Community Development Corporations, http://pacdc.org/node/1958; October 24, 2011.
Longbranch High School
• Designed and drafted addition to smoothly connect to existing high school cafeteria in
AutoCAD
• Provided specification research to choose materials for both interior finishes and exterior
construction
• Facilitated coordination of drawings between disciplines and communicated with engineers
to ensure proper construction
• Produced construction documents over a compact time frame

Jul 2008 - Mar 2009
 

Becker Winston Architects, Philadelphia, PA, US, Project Architect/Designer

Cyber Village Housing
• Aided Project Architect with design of facade, researched patterning possibilities for color
and window proliferation
• Drafted construction documents and provided research into most efficient wall construction
for LEED
• Composed visualization of entry options with Rhino and Sketch-Up
• Publication features: “Miracle on Seventh Street”, John Davidson, PlanPhilly,
http://www.planphilly.com/node/6197
“Mt. Tabor AME opens senior citizens village”, Stephanie Guerilus, Philadelphia Tribune,
Friday January 18 2009, p. 4-D.
“Senior living with a high tech twist”, Bob Finkelstein, The Star, January 15th, 2009,
http://www.philly.com/ community/37651139.html
Byron Story Foundation
• Pro-bono project with the Community Design Collaborative of Philadelphia; Alternative
school for “last chance” students in Philadelphia
• Winner of CDC Project of the Year Award
• Oversaw organization of tasks for individual team members as team leader
• Conceived project and produced renderings and presentation documents with Rhino, 3DS
Max, and Adobe Illustrator
• Created images and drawings to be used in book for CDC and board for client to present to
donors
• Featured on the Community Design Collaborative website
• Featured on The 1% Project website
Friends General Conference
• Designed layout for new office/bookstore and chose finishes for new spaces
• Generated detailed construction documentation

Jul 2006 - Jul 2008
 

Education 

University of Pennsylvania School of Design, Philadelphia, PA, US, MArch, Architecture

Winner of Mario J. Romanach Fellowship, 2005

Oct 2003 - Jul 2006
 

École d'architecture de la ville et des territoires à Marne-la-Vallée, Marne-la-Vallée, FR, Architecture

Study-abroad program in France for the Fall semester of my third year at Penn.
Studied with Marc Mimram.

Oct 2005 - Dec 2005
 

Lehigh University, Bethlehem, PA, US, Bachelors, Architecture/Music

Teaching Assistant for Lehigh in Paris, Summer 2002
Received High Honors

Oct 1998 - Jul 2003
 

Awards 

AIA Philadelphia Community Design Award, Award

This award was given to BWA Architecture + Planning in October 2010 for the Connelly House in recognition of its work on that building in collaboration with Project H.O.M.E. Jessica Brams-Miller was the Revit Coordinator and Project Designer for this building.

2010
 

Community Design Collaborative Project of the Year, Award

"Executive Director Juanita Story-Jones created the Byron Story Foundation to honor her son, who was a victim of handgun violence in 2002. This alternative education center helps troubled teenagers by combining teaching with intensive counseling. Byron Story Foundation has acquired two vacant lots in Francisville for a new, expanded facility. The volunteer team developed a program of space needs, conceptual design, and opinion of probable costs for the new facility. " -- Text from CDC website

2007
 

Mario Romanach Fellowship -- PennDesign, Scholarship

Established in 1984 in memory of Mario Romañach, chair of Penn’s department of architecture from 1971 to 1974 and professor of architecture until his death in 1984, the Romañach Fellowship is awarded to a student entering the final year in the Master of architecture program for demonstrated excellence in design, a love for architecture, and the determination to develop as an architect.

2005
 

Areas of Specialization 

Skills 



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