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Natasha Thibodeaux

Natasha Thibodeaux

New Orleans, LA, US

 

About 

After graduating 2nd in my class from Louisiana State University's School of Architecture in 2012, I am seeking a long term, full-time career that will utilize my work ethic, customer service skills, attention to detail, and problem solving abilities. I have a passion for historic preservation and sustainability. Many of my projects in college incorporated reused materials, natural lighting, and waste water recycling. My goal is to apply my creative design abilities to the professional field and gain IDP hours to obtain my architecture licensure. During my time my spare time, I enjoy taking pictures of nature, architecture, and painting.

Employment 

W.T. Verges Real Estate Developers and Contractors, New Orleans, Administrative Assistant

My current responsibilities include project management by performing site visits, communicating between tenants, architects, and subcontractors to ensure work is completed to design specifications. I also complete site and fire marshal inspections, quote, order, and receive materials.

Aug 2013 - current
 

LSU Agricultural Center Planning Facilities, Baton Rouge, LA, US, Architect Intern

My responsibilities included producing construction documents for the design, restoration of various LSU facilities including the renovation of historic Orangerie and Bathroom House at the Burden Center Research station, along with surveying and updating property maps. Also, I recruited and trained other employees, and worked with the project manager, architect, engineer, and construction management departments.

Dec 2011 - May 2012
 

Foundation for Historical Louisiana, Baton Rouge, LA, US, Preservationist Intern

During this position I surveyed, photographed, researched and created maps on historical neighborhoods and helped to nominate them for a National Registered historic district.

Jan 2011 - May 2011
 

ADG McDonald, New York, NY, US, Architect Intern

Worked as a member of an architectural team on residential projects including drafting AutoCAD plans, sections, and elevations, as well as producing Sketchup renderings and models. I also performed site visits and surveys.

Jul 2010 - Aug 2010
 

Orchester Management Company, New York, NY, US, Project Manager Assistant

Responsibilities included drafting AutoCAD shop drawings, producing sketchup renderings, surveying sites, meeting with clients, answering the phone, making copies, calling venders for materials estimates, calculating and placing orders with vendors.

Jul 2010 - Aug 2010
 

Education 

Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA, US, BArch, Bachelor of Architecture

At Louisiana State University School of Architecture I completed several projects including a Visitor Center for Crosby Arboretum in Picayune, MS, a urban development plan for Jean Lafitte, LA, and Museum of Art in Houston, TX, and a Monastery and Soup Kitchen in St. Louis, MI. During these projects I learned how to draft plans, sections, elevations, site plans, details, and construct physical and digital 3D models. I also learned the importance of design iterations in order to create a design that was approved by faculty as well as representing my own design aesthetic. Many of my designs also included renderings and perspectives created with a combination of photoshop, illustrator, and sketchup. Through online training at Lynda.com, I have taught myself Revit and am eager to apply my new skills to a professional environment.

Aug 2007 - May 2012
 

Awards 

LSU Technology Award, 1st Place

Awarded to the student making As in all technological classes such as concrete, wood, and steel structure as well as building systems.

2012
 

AIA Henry Adams Certificate, 1st Place

Awarded to the second highest ranking graduating student in the LSU School of Architecture.

2012
 

2010 LSU 3rd Year LSU Faculty Design Award, 1st Place

Awarded to the best 3rd year designer as nominated by LSU faculty.

2010
 

OJ Baker Competition, 2nd Place

Second year design competition for the Crosby Arboretum Visitor Center which was a sustainable design that was divided into three buildings that reflected the characteristics of woodland, wetland, and savannah.

2010
 

Areas of Specialization 

Skills 



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