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Jillian Brooks

Jillian Brooks

Dallas, TX

 

About 

I'm an architectural designer, graphic designer, and photographer interested in community development, urban infill, and walkable cities.

Employment 

McCamant and Durrett Architects: The Cohousing Company, intern

The Cohousing Company specializes in the design of multifamily neighborhoods. I'm able to expand on my knowledge of low-income housing gained at Habitat for Humanity and incorporate the future residents into the programming process. At McCamant and Durrett I reguarly conduct outreach to cohousing groups across the United States as well as research and write on cohousing and special needs housing. Writing has been a large component of my internship and I was been able to hone my skills first by editing the third edition of Creating Cohousing: Building Sustainable Communities. Duties also include design and rendering for urban design competitions, drafting as-built drawings, and construction management.

May 2011 - current
 

Holly Street Studio, intern

As an intern in a small firm I was given a wide range of tasks, from model building to construction administration. There was a wide range of public projects that I was involved in, including the Maryvale Pool House, the Manzanita Senior Center, and the new ASU student center. I developed digital and print presentations for clients, conducted site analysis, recorded construction progress, prepared schematic drawings, built study models, participated in client meetings, and photographed completed projects for publication.

Oct 2009 - May 2010
 

Education 

Taliesin, The Frank Lloyd Wright School of Architecture, MArch, Architecture

A self-designed program, students are encouraged to create their own path of studies. My work focused heavily on community development while I spent every free moment working on the preservation of Taliesin West and Taliesin through the maintenance department. I also supplemented my knowledge of hand drafting and rendering by working in the Taliesin Architects archives on preservation and organizing the large collection.

Oct 2008 - May 2011
 

Wellesley College, B.A. Architecture

A liberal arts degree that focused heavily on the arts and art history with some additional architectural studios taken at MIT and the Ecosa institute for Sustainable Design.

Aug 2003 - Jun 2007
 

Awards 

Phoenix Sky Harbor Coffee Shop Competition, 1st Place

Design of a coffee shop to be joined with Ideation's proposal for a new international terminal at Skyharbor Airport. The award came with a $1000 prize as well as a short internship.

2011
 

Areas of Specialization 

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