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Laura Lewi

Laura Lewi

Austin, TX, US

 

About 

As I finish my last semester at The University of Texas at Austin, School of Architecture, I am exploring future possibilities. I've seen the world and I've witnessed how architecture can change lives. It matters. I know that learning from our past leads to a better future. 

Design is graceful problem solving. Whether it be through altered emotions or the way we relate to each other, we are constantly guided by our surroundings. With optimism, integrity, and a drive to serve, I want to challenge the norm. Peoples' lives can be improved and their stories can be told.

I intend to benefit others through bold design solutions. 

Elsewhere:

Employment 

UT School of Architecture, Austin, TX, US, Design Assistant

design assistant for third year comprehensive studio
- resource for Professor Tamie Glass
- Revit teaching support for students’ construction documents

Jan 2014 - current
 

MontesBuild, Inc., New York, NY, US, Architectural Intern

commercial and residential architectural intern
projects ranged from SoHo offices to an apartment renovation on the Upper East Side
- facilitated design-build projects from preliminary design to site supervision
- conducted presentations and maintained client relations
- designed and oversaw fabrication for custom millwork and construction hardware
- selected and purchased hardware, fixtures, and construction materials

Jun 2013 - Aug 2013
 

UT School of Architecture, New York, NY, US, Studio Representative for Client Presentation

one of two students selected during third year comprehensive studio
traveled with Professor Tamie Glass and Program Director Nancy Kwallek
- represented peers and met with project client, George Carr, in his NYC design studio
- presented retail flagship design development documents
- gathered client feedback to proceed with construction documents

Mar 2013 - Mar 2013
 

Wilson Associates, Dallas, TX, US, Architectural Intern

commercial hospitality architectural intern
projects ranged from casinos and resorts in to royal palaces
- developed AutoCAD sheet sets, construction documents, and material reference sheets
- assisted with space planning and ADA compliance
- selected furniture, hardware, finishes, and textiles
- rendered drawings for client presentations

Jun 2012 - Aug 2012
 

SMW Design, Sally M. White, ASID, Fort Worth, TX, US, Design Assistant

residential design intern
- assisted with job installations and client meetings
- selected furniture, finishes, and textiles at the dallas design center
- designed custom upholstery and window treatments
- assembled presentation boards & managed research library

Jun 2011 - Jul 2011
 

Education 

The University of Texas at Austin, Austin, TX, US, Bachelors, School of Architecture, Interior Design

Aug 2010 - current
 

École Nationale Supérieure d'Architecture de Paris-Belleville, Paris, FR, Study Abroad

study abroad: five week travel program and seven week studio in Paris

Oct 2013 - Nov 2013
 

Awards 

Excellence in Design Award for Design VI, Nomination

2013
 

Excellence in Design Award Recipient for Design IV, Award

2012
 

University Panhellenic Council Spring Scholarship Recipient, Scholarship

2012
 

Debbie Ann Rock Scholarship in Interior Design Recipient, Scholarship

2012
 

Areas of Specialization 

Skills 



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