Amélie is a Maker. She creates in any medium available, and with any spare moment throughout the day. Though she began with theater, photography, music, fibers, and two-dimensional art, she felt a certain lacking holistic quality she sought that could bring together everyday life and creation. Thus, the search that resulted in the discovery of capital "a" Architecture began. Suddenly, all of the creative strains of thought that ran through her head were centered, with the pursuit of excellence in knowledge and creation of human-environment interaction as its hub. Every day is a challenge of exploration to Amélie, and she plans to continue her work in Architecture and its many tangent fields while working toward completion of the ARE.
Bay Area Young Architects, AEP AIA SF, San Francisco, CA, US, Chair Elect
AIASF, San Francisco, CA, US, Associate Director Designate Elect
KinValley, llc, BBF Wholesale + Mercantile, Various, Freelance Designer
Seasonal window displays at Haight St artisan food store
Designer of the West Broughton Street, Savannah office of KinValley (kinvalley.com).
. Responsive interaction with clients regarding needs, preferences, and design development.
. Budgeted spec sheets, vendor communication, and material & product ordering.
. Collaborative working with co-designer.
BFHL Architects, San Francisco, CA, US, Intern Architect I
Three Cheers Farm, Shepherdess, farmworker, house-raising designer, busker
Worked as a general farmhand and shepherdess on an organic farm in Pennsylvania. While becoming involved with the local life and getting to know other farmers, the issue of one couple needing a new home came up. With help from various family members, neighbors, and friends, we threw a house-raising party over the course of a few weekends. As the only architect or designer in the group, I determined the floor plans, and design relationships that were executed, and then joined the team in framing and erecting the house.
.Permaculture design basics
.On-the-spot design resolution carried out immediately by house-raising crew
.Strengthened work ethic and output potential
Just Me! Music, Owner and Proprietor
Started a business selling personalized CDs and books for children. It was open for two Christmas seasons in malls in the DFW area, and traveled to various trade shows throughout the U.S. the rest of the year.
Knowledge of inner workings of small business management, including:
. Financial management of all expenses for business, and loans for startup costs and rent.
. Employee management - hiring, firing, scheduling, wages
. Managing product stock and CD/book-making supplies
. Arranging and coordinating traveling trade show vendor space and staff lodging.
Savannah College of Art and Design, MArch, Architecture
Savannah College of Art and Design, BArch, Architecture
Dean's list, Award
From 2006-2011, for various quarters, I was on SCAD's Dean's list for excellence in course work.
Fashion + Architecture Award, Award
Fashion + Architecture project was chosen for a six-month display in the SCAD Fashion building's lobby.
Combined Honors Scholarship, Award
$15,000 Art Portfolio, piano performance, and academic combined honors scholarship awarded by SCAD.
Thesis excellence award, Nomination
Several students' Master of Architecture theses are nominated for SCAD's thesis excellence award and I was honored to be among them.