Detail-oriented Architectural Engineer currently enrolled in NCARB's Intern Development Program and actively working toward architecture licensure and LEED AP accreditation. Competent and motivated, I am interested in all aspects of architecture and human interaction with the built environment. Experienced in both the design and management sides of Architecture; an active project participant in all areas from project conception to construction completion. Effective communicator and diligent learner; able to take direction while working individually or share ideas while working in a team environment. Seeking to acquire licensure and accreditation through hands on industry experience.
Parsons Corp., Project Management Support
Design Management Support, Initially hired as Architectural Design Support for Naval Facilities Engineering Command Southwest, I prepared planning documents, wrote and reviewed Requests for Proposals (RFPs) and conducted design reviews. Based on my performance, I was asked to take on a Project Management role.
Project Management Support, Over the past two years, I have managed a multi-billion dollar Capital Improvements program executing projects ranging from $100K-$100M. I initiate project work requests, develop and update project schedules, and maintain a DoD project database. Currently, I am solely responsible for the production and distribution of weekly reports tracking over 200 projects, totaling $750M. Reports include schedule analysis, project progression, workload projections and project/program funding. I coordinate project assignments of interdisciplinary technical personnel with team leaders as well as execute administrative functions for all active projects and design studies. I provide DoD project database and schedule training sessions and ensure adherence to the procedures and policies used in the department.
San Diego County Regional Airport Authority, Office Engineer
With a limited budget for this two month position, I was selected by the SDCRAA as the Office Engineer in the early stages of the $1B Terminal 2 Expansion program, The Green Build. I compiled and maintained project records and related files including blueprints, drawings, and engineering documents. I examined contractor documents to verify completeness and accuracy of data while insuring compliance with federal, state and local codes and requirements. I was charged with oversight of construction administration tasks including Requests for Information (RFIs) and change orders. During this time, I also developed a proposal for an alternative project execution methodology utilizing Building Information Modeling (BIM) that highlighted potential cost savings, increase design proficiency and overall life-cycle analysis.
Lohse 2 Architecture, Project Coordinator
CAD Drafter, Hired as the only CAD Drafter for this Forensics Architecture firm, I was solely responsible for all drafting tasks including CAD drawings, renderings, layouts, construction documents, and color boards for a variety of architectural projects. I created detailed drawings for various multi-million dollar litigation cases, to compare improper as-built construction to proper construction methods; cases included water damage, mold remediation, structural deficiencies, exterior cladding installation and ocean view obstructions. I standardized the CAD templates, maintained the CAD library and organized all project files according to company standards.
Project Coordinator, Recognizing my potential, the Principle Architect promoted me to Project Coordinator where I managed projects, developed schedules, created design concept and criteria, prepared reports, wrote construction specifications and reviewed CAD drawings, renderings, layouts, construction documents and master schedules to ensure compliance with applicable codes, standards, and client requirements. In addition, I performed architectural and engineering calculations, prepared Construction Documents, and worked with City building departments to obtain applicable permits.
USACE - Construction Engineering Reseach Lab, Architectural Research Intern
While earning my Masters degree, I was an intern at the Construction Engineering Research Laboratory (CERL) with the USACOE. I conducted architectural studies to evaluate sustainable design principles and determine their practical applications for US Army installations. These studies focused on design concepts and criteria including material selection, energy efficiency building systems, resulting design impacts and alternative construction methods. I prepared reports for review by division team lead based on the analysis of the study results. During my internship, as part a small group of beta-testers, I evaluated a Microstation based building design application (Facility Composer). After working through the application, I developed a user-friendly tutorial to train others in the application’s capabilities.
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, MArch, Architecture - Design
The coursework completed in pursuit of this degree provided a thorough understanding of architectural design as it relates to building aesthetics, form and function, human physiology and user relationship to the built environment, green building design principles, and universal design with particular attention to ADA compliance.
North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University, Bachelors, Architectural Engineering
The coursework required to earn this degree encompasses the technical aspects of architecture including building systems, construction methods and materials, and integrated building design and development.