Kristen Cooper

Kristen Cooper

Gainesville, FL, US



LEED AP BD + C / academic background in architecture and urban design


Ponikvar & Associates Inc., Gainesville, FL, US, Graduate Designer

Kristen has worked as Project Architect with Ponikvar & Associates for two years. She provides support for the entire office on a range of project types, but her work focuses primarily on commercial interior renovations. In addition to developing Construction Documents based on the designs and the direction of the Principals, Kristen aids the Interiors Department by assisting in finish selections, producing colorboards and other presentation graphics, and maintaining the materials library. She is also responsible for the overall production of projects within the firm by assembling project submittal deliverables. Additionally, Kristen performs Construction Administration tasks such as reviewing shop drawings, and helps maintain necessary communication by coordinating with Consultants and Contractors on project issues.

Apr 2012 - current

University of South Florida, Tampa, FL, US, Architecture & Urban Design Assistant

Worked with Assistant Professor Vikas Mehta on the USF Botanical Gardens Design & Master Plan.
Conceptual and schematic design, site visits, client meetings, graphics production.

Jan 2012 - Apr 2012

University of South Florida, Tampa, FL, US, Design & Research Assistant

Design Assistant to Professor Nancy Sanders for the Palm Harbor Suncoast Waldorf School Playground Design Proposal.
Research Assistant to USF School of Architecture & Community Design Director Robert Macleod.

Aug 2010 - Dec 2011

University of Florida, Gainesville, FL, US, Graduate Teaching Assistant

Architectural History 1 Course, Assistant to Professor Paul Robinson (2008 - 2009)
Architectural Design 2 Course, Assistant to Professor Tony White (2005)
Assisted in the conception and coordination of academic projects, lectures, discussion, critiques, and exams.

Aug 2007 - May 2009

City of Parkland Building Department, Parkland, FL, US, Office Assistant & Receptionist

Organized all incoming and outgoing permits and plans for review within a major filing system, provided directory assistance for the city’s main switchboard, and documented city growth through a catalogue of development

May 2004 - Aug 2004


University of South Florida, Tampa, FL, US, Masters of Urban and Community Design

_Masters Studio collaboration with Michael Sorkin and CCNY

Aug 2010 - Dec 2011

University of Florida, Gainesville, FL, US, MArch, Architecture

Aug 2007 - May 2009

University of Florida, Gainesville, FL, US, BArch, Architecture

Aug 2003 - May 2007



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