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Robert Kown

Robert Kown

Nashville, TN, US

 

About 

I recently received my Master of Architecture from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville and am looking to begin my architectural internship. My focus is on architecture and urban design. 

My experience prior to graduate school was in the public relations industry representing design clients in New York City. This exposure to the design industry has given me a unique perspective on the role architecture plays in our society as well as an appreciation for the kind of multidisciplinary approach that is so important to what architects deal with today.

A sample of my academic design work can be found at http://www.robertkown.com.

Within the website, a number of my academic works are highlighted, including my thesis entitled: Inhabiting the Periphery, A Dialogue Between Individual and Site. This thesis is sited on New York's East River waterfront and deals with a number of issues concerning reclaimed civic space, sustainable urban living and, most importantly, design's ability to inform culture. 

Elsewhere:

Employment 

The University of Tennessee - Knoxville, Graduate Assistant

Graduate Assistant for Professors Gregor Kalas and Avigail Sachs: facilitating Architectural History courses

Jan 2010 - May 2011
 

The University of Tennessee - Knoxville, Graduate Research Assistant

Research Assistant for Director of Graduate Studies Mark DeKay: researching, writing and editing two continuing education courses on sustainable design

Jun 2009 - Dec 2009
 

Southwind Health Partners, Marketing Consultant

Job Summary:

Marketing Consultant working with CEO and Development Director on production of the first annual Southwind Institute as well as other marketing, development and healthcare consulting duties

Internal Duties:

Wrote and produced marketing materials for various projects; made key decisions for print and online advertising; wrote eleven consulting proposals and work budgets; performed various in-depth research projects

Principle Projects:

Produced and publicized The Southwind Institute, a three-day 100 person conference for healthcare executives; created 2008 Marketing Plan

Sep 2007 - Dec 2007
 

LaForce+Stevens, Account Executive

Job Summary:

Account Executive with the Design and Consumer Teams; worked on ten diverse clients in a range of markets; clients included: Amino Vital, Bernhardt Design, H&M, Hotel Collection, Krispy Kreme, Porsche Design and YOO (Philippe Starck)

Internal Duties:

Maintained client accounts through daily media monitoring, status reports and extensive research initiatives; drafted publicity proposals, pitches, media alerts and press releases; worked with editors and producers to secure media placements; managed four interns and three freelancers

Principle Projects:

Produced and publicized several events, including Jade Jagger for YOO Sales Center opening event, various fashion shows, Today Show Holiday Toy Drive, Hotel Collection Editor Preview

Jan 2006 - May 2007
 

Dan Klores Communications, Intern

Intern working with the Entertainment Group supporting department heads on various projects; secured media placements with editors and producers regarding upcoming events; drafted media alerts and press releases; coordinated on-site interviews for VIPs and press agents at various events

Aug 2005 - Jan 2006
 

Education 

The University of Tennessee - Knoxville, MArch, Master of Architecture

Work:

Research Assistant for Director of Graduate Studies Mark DeKay: researching, writing and editing two continuing education courses on sustainable design (5 - 12/2009); Editor for CURRENT (9/2008 - 6/2009); Research Assistant for Professor Katherine Ambroziak: assisting in surveying the Odd Fellows Cemetery (6/2011 - 7/2011)

Publications:

Work selected for inclusion in Professor Ted Shelton’s publication, The Compendium of Poetic Machines (Fall 2009); Work selected for inclusion in The Nashville Civic Design Center’s publication, In Search of a New Home for the Nashville Sounds (Spring 2011)

Honors:

Selected to represent UTK in presenting my thesis proposal at the Critical MASS conference in Charlotte, NC (Spring 2011); Awarded Graduate Assistantship to facilitate Architectural History course (Spring 2010, Spring 2011); Recipient of the UTK School of Architecture Scholarship (Spring 2009)

Jun 2008 - May 2011
 

The University of Tennessee - Knoxville, Bachelors, Bachelor of History and Economics

Aug 2001 - May 2005
 

Université Paris-Sorbonne (Paris IV), Study Abroad

Studied French architecture, history, and language

Jan 2004 - May 2004
 

Awards 

Critical MASS representative, Nomination

Selected to represent The University of Tennessee, Knoxville in presenting my thesis proposal at the Critical MASS conference in Charlotte, NC (Spring 2011)

2011
 

Areas of Specialization 

Skills 



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