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Megan Henry

Megan Henry

Philadelphia, PA, US

 

About 

“Once we accept our limits, we go beyond them.”
Albert Eintsein

Upon entering college I jumped inside of a box, unable to reach any opportunities and experiences that may be lurking. No matter how hard I tried, I could not find a way to get outside of this box. An amazing woman then told me a secret that changed my life; you create the box. I decided put my heart into everything I do, even if that meant feeling vulnerable. I began learning so much more about myself personally and professionally.

Everyday I am searching for new opportunities and experiences to continue learning about design, architecture, and the world. My goal as a professional is to immerse myself as much as possible in order to create an understanding of the world, where I stand in it, and how it can be improved.

I am currently studying architecture with a minor in Construction Management. I am involved in service learning, specifically with Habitat for Humanity. I also have interests in urban planning, information design, poverty relief in relation to design.

Elsewhere:

Employment 

Philadelphia University Office of Student Developemt, Philadelphia, PA, US, Service Learning Peer Mentor

Work with first year architecture students to meet requirements of the class, learn more about the university, and serve as a mentor to ease transition into college. Arrange opportunities for the students to volunteer with various organizations as a class and independently.

Aug 2012 - current
 

Philadelphia University Office of Residence Life, Philadelphia, PA, US, Resident Assistant/ Office Assistant

As a Resident Assistant to first year students at Philadelphia, it is my duty to promote global citizenship; self-awareness, awareness of difference, and the ability of students to become action-oriented. This is achieved by creating bulletin boards, facilitating floor meetings, engaging in one-on-one conversations with residents, creating a group community, and providing activities for residents to interact. It is also my responsibility to assist in emergency situations involving safety and civil disputes.

Provide assistance to the Director in tasks, help prepare for summer Residence Life training to new RA's, attend to basic secretarial duties such as answering phones, paperwork, and inventory, and act as a representative for the office during various summer programming.

Aug 2009 - current
 

j2N Architecture, Lake Hopatcong, NJ, US, CAD Intern

Served as primary CAD draftsman for small firm (roughly 2-3 people) with a focus on residential construction. Carried projects through entirety as well as picked up other projects at various stages. Performed other tasks such as communicating with clients via phone and email, assisting in documenting of existing conditions, organizing details, and tending to other office duties.

Jul 2007 - Aug 2009
 

Education 

Philadelphia University, Philadelphia, PA, US, BArch, Architecture

Minor in Construction Management

Aug 2008 - current
 

Danish Institute for Study Abroad (DIS), Copenhagen, DK, Information Design

Information Design Studio
Visual Journal
Urban Design Strategies

Aug 2012 - Dec 2012
 

Awards 

Autodesk Green Building Certificate, Other

Educational initiative that can help improve and prove your knowledge of the strategies and tools for high performance building design. It covers building science fundamentals and Autodesk building performance analysis tools that can be used for sustainable design.

2012
 

TD Bank Design Competition Semi-Finalist, Nomination

Students in teams from the 3rd year interior design studio and 4th year architecture studio competed in creating the future of banking for TD Bank.

2012
 

Areas of Specialization 

Skills 



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