Growing up in South Florida has provided me with a unique perspective on design. Because of the sub-tropical climate my design point of view starts with identifying site and climatic specific requirements and how to design a sustainable project within the context of this region. My point of view is to design spaces that not only respond to site and climate but also responds to the users, from the most private spaces to the most public. My background allows me to design in an urban context as well as a suburban. Due to the suburban sprawl that exists not only in South Florida but in many other places it is very important to design urban environments that create sustainable communities.
I have recently graduated with my Bachelor’s of Architecture degree from Florida Atlantic University. I am interested in any position that meets my skill set and qualifications. In addition to the knowledge and skills I’ve obtained from my education, my past work experience has provided me with an excellent background and first step at some of the skills needed to be successful in an office environment. My education has given me the ability to work well under time constraints and pressure, to generate productive results by any given deadline, and strong design, aesthetic and presentation skills.
Harvard Jolly Architecture, Fort Lauderdale, FL, US, Project Coordinator
Responsibilities include working on projects in education and the healthcare industries. My daily tasks include coordinating and working with engineers and clients, responding to RFI’s, drafting of projects, responding to redlines, creating and coordinating sheet layouts, creating renderings, developing 3D models, and performing design tasks, program development, and developing equipment and furniture layouts based on the Education specifications of the School Board of Palm Beach County. Working and developing Revit standards for the office and implementing them into each project.
Singer Architects, Fort Lauderdale, FL, US, Intern Architect
Responsibilities included investigating various material applications for renovation of Terminal 3 at the Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport, including the concourse and food service tenants/kiosks. I was also tasked with developing a detailed working model of the entire terminal in Google SketchUp as well as producing various renderings for presentation to the owners representative.
Falkanger Snyder Martineau & Yates Architects & Engineers, Fort Lauderdale, FL, US, Intern Architect
Responsibilities included work on various projects ranging from healthcare facilities, high-rise residential units, hotels and resorts, and commercial projects. Tasks included, field measurement and documentation, as built plan documentation, AutoCAD drafting, creating presentation documentation for various projects using Photoshop, and coordination of construction documents. I worked on several projects in the healthcare sector; specifically on a new urgent care unit and renovation to include new MRI suites for Holy Cross Hospitals as well as several doctors offices. I was also responsible for a design proposal for a high-rise condo unit for presentation to the developer.
EXPO Design Center, Sales Associate
Responsibilities included assisting clients in purchasing and ordering products for their design projects as well as assisting and advising clients in the design process
Florida Atlantic University, BArch, School of Architecture
Most Comprehensive Design, 1st Place
Award was given at the end of my final thesis phase semester in December of 2010. I was chosen for the award based on overall performance and design on my final project and was chosen by a jury of my schools professors.