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Bridgette Van Sloun

Bridgette Van Sloun

New York, NY, US

 

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About 

As a young professional, graduating from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute’s School of Architecture and most recently working as an associate designer, I am looking to continue my professional career working towards becoming a licensed architect.

My own educational experience has ranged within abroad programs, graduate course participation as well as completing a year-long thesis. Professionally, I have worked within both mid-size and small firms. Projects that I was involved in include: healthcare, higher education and retail/sports facilities. 

Throughout all of these experiences, I have been provoked with questioning typical nomenclatures and instead focusing on innovation and new strategies to solve problems. I am highly motivated to continue advancing my knowledge within the field of architecture and design. Currently I am seeking to continue my professional knowledge and skills within an environment that encourages creativity and innovation. 

Elsewhere:

Employment 

Ting and Li Architects, New York, NY, US, Architectural Designer

Jan 2013 - current
 

CorePower Yoga, Minneapolis, MN, US, Associate Designer

A member of the studio design and development team. Worked on construction documentation, including: drawings, material documentation and other various construction needs. Assisted during the construction management phase. Acted as main liaison between Ellis Contracting Inc. and CorePower Yoga for studio maintenance and repair. Also assisted with office management through office administration needs.

May 2012 - Sep 2012
 

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, School of Architecture, Teaching Assistant

Assisted Professor Eunjeong Seong and her freshman studio. Helped with developing students computing, physical modeling and drawing skills.

Sep 2010 - May 2011
 

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, School of Architecture, Thesis Student

A year long project was dedicated to looking at the ties between culture and nature, and how as an architect we can find seemingly unconnected links between the two to develop projects that focus on ecological and environmental issues. This particular project, “Rehabilitating Forested Languages”, focused on the ties between the loss of the world‘s languages and deforestation. Language is the essence of a group of people’s culture. Language is memory. A deep tie was found in the forests of Borneo, where the indigenous people have a intrinsic cultural connection to the land and its development. A design intervention was created that would combine local cultural and reforestation through “growing” education centers, entitled ethnobotanical medicinal centers.

Sep 2010 - May 2011
 

Ballinger Architecture & Engineering, Summer Intern

As a summer intern, and then a returning winter intern, my responsibilities were dealing directly with supporting the design team. I worked with various team members and occasionally directly with the studio lead on a variety of projects, including education and health care.

My tasks were wide ranged and allowed me to work in a variety of stages in the design process. This including pre-design survey work and conceptual to design, documentation, presentation materials as well as post construction checkups.

Jul 2010 - Sep 2010
 

Education 

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, BArch, Architecture

Sep 2006 - May 2011
 

Politecnico di Torino, Torino, IT, International Workshop

International architectural design workshop in Torino, Italy.

Sep 2009 - Oct 2009
 

Center for Architectural Sciences + Ecologies, New York, NY, US, Graduate Research Assistant

Research assistant at graduate research center, whose focus is on developing innovative solutions for environmental challenges. Project: Next Generation High-Efficiency Solar Power Systems for Building Envelopes.

Jan 2009 - May 2009
 

Awards 

Ed Pesant Award for Graphic Design, 1st Place

Award given to one student, after completion of their second year, in recognition of outstanding graphic design abilities.

2007
 

Emily Roebling Scholarship for Women, Scholarship

2006
 

Rensselaer Leadership Award, Scholarship

2006
 

Areas of Specialization 

Skills 



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