Hard-working, dedicated architectural graduate with a focus on green design and smart growth seeks to contribute to his employer's success.
Bluemont Civic Association, Arlington, Virginia, Volunteer designer and presenter
Designed and produced a series of images exemplifying the look and feel of a proposed mixed-use "village center" for the neighborhood's commercial corridor. As guest speaker at two meetings, I presented slideshows and spoke about density and walkability.
The Nature Conservancy, Migration Specialist
Assisted in a major update of the organization’s website. Duties included scaling and cropping photos, editing and formatting text in a variety of page templates, communicating with site managers, and updating and tracking progress in spreadsheets.
Friends of the Planetarium, Arlington, Virginia, Volunteer 3D modeler and speaker
Created a Google Earth model of the complex at 1426 N. Quincy, based on original blueprints. The model was used as a publicity tool for the nonprofit group working to save the planetarium from closure. (See http://www.saveplanetarium.org/tag/ryan-arnold.) Separately, I delivered a three-minute speech on the architectural symbolism and evident design intent of the office building of Arlington Public Schools and
the adjacent planetarium, in response to the proposed shutdown of the latter.
CarpenterGuy, Ann Arbor, Michigan, Volunteer assistant
Assisted in the construction of two house additions, working with insulated concrete forms and structural insulated panels.
RNL Design, Student Intern
One-week internship during spring break. Tasks included building and photographing a model of a cemetery visitors&amp;#39; center and organizing construction documents.
Cunningham | Quill Architects, Student Intern
One-week internship during spring break. Tasks included building a model of a house addition, measuring a client's basement and garage, and assembling a photocollage in Photoshop.
Creative Solutions, Product Support Representative
Solved problems and answered questions for accounting software users. Contributed to team by developing tools to streamline work processes, creating on-line documentation, and serving as call facilitator. Trained customers in software use via phone and classroom.
University of Michigan, MArch, Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning
Northwood University, Bachelors, Marketing & Management
Forensics tournament awards, 1st Place
Won first-place awards at several intercollegiate Forensics tournaments, competing in the Informational Speech and After-Dinner Speech categories. Researched, wrote, memorized and delivered ten-minute speeches with visual aids.
Product Presentation Award, 2nd Place
As captain of the Alternative Fuels team at the university's student-run car show, I participated in the product presentation award competition. In Round One, I appeared in a video presenting a Mazda RX7 converted to electric power. Based on this performance, I was selected for Round Two, making a live presentation of a Lincoln Continental, and won second place.