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Virginia Munson

Virginia Munson

Salem, OR, US

 

About 

VIRGINIA MUNSON

CONTACT:  230 Idylwood Dr SE | Salem, Or, 97302 | 503-409-9485 (cell) | vnmunson87@gmail.com

 

OBJECTIVE
    My objective is to obtain an architectural internship position that will allow me to gain experience in a variety of architectural environments. Fulfilling the required amount of IDP hours/credits to receive an architectural license and giving me the opportunity to develop as a designer. I am motivated to travel and experience other architectural styles and cultures.

SKILLS & ABILITIES

Skills

• Known CAD Programs: AutoCAD 2008-2011 (3 yrs), Revit Architecture 2009-11 (3 yrs), 
   Revit MEP 2010-11 (2 yrs), Revit Structure 2010-11 (2yrs), 3DS Max (2 yrs),
   Sketch-up (6 yrs)
  • Known Graphic Tools: Adobe Illustrator (3yrs), Adobe Photoshop (4yrs),
   Adobe Indesign (4yrs)
  • Known Office Programs: Microsoft Word 95-2010, Microsoft Excel 2010, Microsoft
     Powerpoint 2010

  • Known Operating Systems: Windows 2000, Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7

Leadership
  • Capitan of the Freedom By Design, AIAS, (2009-2011) a student organization whose aim was to introduce students to the design process through the needs of the local community. Our organization worked and volunteered with other organizations such as Rebuilding together Tucson.
  • AIAS board member, Head of Outreach Citizen Group, (2010-2011) a student organization with goals oriented to involving students with the community as well as the university.

Member of Society of American Engineers and American Institute of Architecture Students

ARCHITECTURE PROJECTS

City of Tucson Bus Shelter Prototype Project:                                   Spet. 2010-Dec. 2010
• A team project designed around a federal grant given to the city of Tucson, AZ that was meant to design a bus shelter prototype that would encourage the public to be more active and used the public transit systems.
• Developed from a series of 12 schematic designs.
• Required in depth conversations with the Department of Transportation of Tucson regarding right-of-way restrictions, line of sight requirements, and other various guidelines.
• Lead in developing program document.
• Team leader responsible for final project presentation layout, design, and production.
• Produced four complete bus shelter prototypes, and full presentation including program document, plans, elevations, sections, and 3d renderings.


Senior Capstone Project:                                                                         Sept. 2010-May 2011
• Yearlong independent research project with faculty mentorship.
• A building complex integrating a domestic animal shelter, veterinary hospital, wildlife refuge and research facility located in Bend, Or.
• Conducted research into building type functions including circulation, required equipment, and integration possibilities.
• Design concept centered on a series of green spaces based on research regarding effective kennel designs that provide a less stressful environment for animals inhabitants.
• This project was programing and planning intensive.
• Produced a series elevations, sections, plans, and 3d renderings. 

REFERENCES
Given upon request

 

Employment 

The Men's Wearhouse, Portland, OR, US, Customer Service Agent

Responsible for handling customer requests for tuxedo rentals as well as assisting wardrobe consultants with product placements for clients.

Mar 2012 - current
 

Aramark Lake Powell Resorts and Marinas, Page, AZ, US, Boat Rental Aget

Responsible for creating, modifying and completing contracts, concerning powerboats, houseboats, and water toys, with guests

Customer service responsibilities concerning information about the resort and Lake Powell.

Responsible for organization and clerical need of office.

Jun 2011 - Oct 2011
 

University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ, US, Student Caller

Responsible for acquiring donations for various colleges within the University.

Mar 2008 - May 2008
 

Education 

University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ, US, BArch, Architecture Professional Phase

Completed a 5 year professional phase accredited program covering subjects from basic studios, structures, history, environmental studies, and systems.

Completed a minor in art history with classes focused on Chicano/Hispanic art, classical architecture, and a general study of arts.

Aug 2006 - May 2011
 

Awards 

The American Institute of Architects Design Excellence Award 2010-2011, Award

Group project recognized for the expressive design of a series of bus shelters for the city of Tucson. The shelter addressed the extreme environmental conditions of the Sonoran Desert and strove to create a comfortable experience for those using the public transit system. Another goal was the create a stimulating environment that encouraged more citizens to use public transit.

2011
 

Areas of Specialization 

Skills 



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