Kelsy Westendorf

Kelsy Westendorf

San Jose, CA, US


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California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, San Luis Obispo, CA, US, Art Library Image Assistant

Scan, edit, and enter all data for images from slides and textbooks for the entire Cal Poly Art Department.

Sep 2008 - current

Williams + Paddon Architects + Planners, Roseville, CA, US, Architectural Intern

Visited site to meet with client and take measurements of existing buildings.
Digital modeling and refinement with AutoCAD of project and details.
Edited construction specifications and researched products.

Jul 2008 - Sep 2008


California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, San Luis Obispo, CA, US, BArch, Architecture

Design with focus on integration and collaboration between disciplines. Triple minoring in Construction Management, Integrated Project Delivery, and Latin American Studies

Integrated Design Studio (2 quarter)
Collaborated with two different teams of architectural engineer, construction management, and landscape architecture students to design both a LEED Gold stadium complex for a real client and a marine research laboratory complex for an international design competition

Interdisciplinary Project Group (3 quarters)
Collaborated with team to design a sustainable on-campus processing and distribution center for agricultural department at Cal Poly with the ultimate goal of constructing it
Corresponded directly with client and other knowledgeable partners on a weekly basis

San Francisco Urban Design Studio (1 quarter)
Designed urban middle school on highly restricted site, working closely with DLM architects, members of the San Francisco School district, and Cal Poly’s Dean of Architecture
Visited numerous schools and urban multifamily housing units in the area for urban living research

Architectural Design and Architectural Practice (11 quarters)

Architectural Engineering (5 quarters)

Fundamentals of Construction Management and Construction Jobsite Management

Design-Build Project Management and Integrated Project Delivery

Concrete and Formwork Technology

Wood and Metal working

Freedom by Design Project Manager
Liaison for the client throughout the project process from design development to construction completion
Manage the entire project process, including making sure the project runs smoothly by procuring the necessary materials and tools for charrettes and work days and managing the teams during build days

Habitat for Humanity Volunteer
Worked on several construction projects, completing various tasks including laying flooring, insulation, drywall, and applying sealant

Guatemala Construction Volunteer Summer 2010
Provided over 80 hours of service in 4 weeks, repairing school structures for underprivileged children
Overcame language barrier, employing 6 years of Spanish education to communicate effectively with Spanish speaking project manager

Costa Rica Construction Volunteer Winter 2012
Provided almost 100 hours of service in 4 weeks, building two precast concrete houses for poor families

Mexico Construction Volunteer Spring 2012
Spent a week pouring concrete, framing, and stuccoing a building for a local orphanage

Alpha Phi Omega - National Co-ed Service Fraternity
Vice-President Fundraising: Raised over $450 in three weeks
Service Committee member (3 years) and Service Event Coordinator, providing over 100 hours of service

Cal Poly DanceSport Team
Event Coordinator: planned special events including Cal Poly’s Ballroom and Latin Dance Competition
Worked with my dance partner and the entire team to develop and perform a routine as a cohesive unit

AIAS member, Freedom by Design, Poly Habitat

Mustang Marching and Pep Band, Cal Poly Wind Orchestra

Sep 2008 - current


Dean's Honor List, Award

Completed 12 or more units with a 3.5 grade point average or better for 7 quarters


Finalist in Leading Edge Competition, Honorable Mention


College of Architecture and Environmental Design Honor Society, Other


Areas of Specialization 


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