As a young architect, I offer intrinsic creative capabilities and a keen eye for composition, programming, and design. By means of background, I possess a broad-range of experience, ranging from visual merchandising to project management – cultivated from the retail, financial services, and architectural design industries. As an adept communicator, I have proven expertise in understanding and effectively managing business needs and goals, reinforcing a firm’s value proposition and ethos, and managing resource teams to develop and produce building programs – from sketch to construction administration – that enhance customer satisfaction. I am experienced in preparing construction, bidding and permitting documents for residential & commercial building proposals.
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University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), Los Angeles, CA, US, Architectural Associate
Multi-dwelling residential & commercial project management: schematic design, design development, construction document, specification preparation & construction administration. Design presentation development: Three-dimensional modeling, two-dimensional presentations. Client & vendor liaison.
MASS, Los Angeles, CA, US, Designer
Residential design development & pricing set preparation; including permitting submittal. Client liaison.
Studio Sarah Willmer, San Francisco, CA, US, Designer
Residential & commercial project development: schematic design, design development, construction document production, permitting and construction administration. Material research, pricing & selection, client relations. Office management.
California College of the Arts, San Francisco, CA, US, BArch, Bachelor of Architecture
- High Distinction at graduation, 2007
- AIA Henry Adams School Medal & Certificate of Merit, 2007
- ACSA/AISC Steel Design Student Competition, BILLBOARD, Honorable Mention, 2006
- Third YearArchitecture Award for Design Excellence and Building Innovation, 2005 National AIDS
- Memorial Design Competition, Fissure, Honorable Mention, 2005
Kunstakademiets Arkitektskole, Copenhagen, DK, BArch, Architecture
International exchange at the Royal Danish Academy School of Architecture
Exceptional Residential: Bay Area Regional Design Awards is a unique design awards program that recognizes the best in Bay Area housing design.
Each year The American Institute of Architects awards an engraved medal and certificate of merit to the top-ranking graduating student in each architecture program accredited by the National Architectural Accrediting Board.