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North Dakota State University
August 2007-May 2011
Bachelor’s Degree in Environmental Design
Graduated Cum Laude, Cumulative GPA of 3.8
North Dakota State University
January 2011-May 2012
Masters Degree of Architecture
Expected Graduation: May 2012
Current Cumulative GPA of 3.9
City of Fargo Planning and Development Department, Fargo, ND
Jim Hinderaker (Manager), Nicole Crutchfield (supervisor), Kim Citrowske (supervisor)
May 2010 - Present
Reviewing and checking compliance of new construction and renovation plans according to the City of Fargo Land Development Code.
Creating and editing maps for Planning Commission cases.
Aiding City Planners with Planning Commission cases; such as research and history of or for plats, zoning, conditional use permits, and zoning compliance letters.
Designing small scale urban design options to incite support for new City projects.
Assisting with writing and researching federal and state grants.
Organizing and other secretarial duties to help keep the department in order.
Jermyn Construction, Fargo, ND
Rick Jermyn, owner
Completing various work on residential projects.
Working on currently: renovation of a 1920s bungalow.
Solving serious problems quickly and effectively.
Skills include: demolishing, framing, roofing, adjusting structure, installing windows and doors, installing rough and finish plumbing and electric, flooring, installing cabinetry, sheet rocking, mudding, painting, carpeting, siding, and operating power tools.
Dunn Bros. Coffee, Fargo ND
Rachel Ericson (Manager), Meghann and Isaac Poku (Owners)
May 2008 – May 2010
Practicing customer service and communication skills.
Acquiring expertise in and knowledge of coffee bean, types, and roasts.
Preparing drinks at a high level of efficiency, multi-tasking and very fast-paced.
Taking initiative to accomplish tasks, often the manager and owners are not present.
Lone Star Steakhouse, Fargo ND
Wendy Leidal, General Manager
March 2007- May 2008
Coordinating front of house activity, everything from hosting to addressing customer complaints.
Making sure customers are happy with their service and food.
Practicing Customer service and communication skills.
Flourishing in this fast paced, high stress environment.
Taking customer orders, making them comfortable and happy during their meal.
AWARDS AND ACTIVITIES
Academic Dean’s List 11 semesters
National Society of Collegiate Scholars
Phi Kappa Phi National Honor Society
Golden Key National Honor Society
Phi Eta Sigma National Honor Society
Phi Sigma Tau Architecture National Honor Society
Architecture Alumni Advisory Board 2012 class student representative
Lifetime member of the Girl Scouts organization
BWBR Prize 2010 winner
2010 KKE/DLR Group Vision Award Honorable Mention
2010 NDSU Architecture High Rise Competition Winner
COMPUTER SKILLS AND PROGRAMS
Microsoft Office Suite: Word, Excel, Power Point, Publisher, Outlook, and Access
Adobe suite: Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Acrobat
AutoDesk: AutoCAD, Revit, 3ds Max, 3ds Max Design, AutoCAD Civil, AutoCAD Maps
North Dakota State University, Fargo, ND, US, MArch, Architecture
North Dakota State University, Fargo, ND, US, Bachelors, Environmental Design
High Rise Design Competition, 1st Place
Each year, the NDSU Architecture Department teaches a high rise studio for all fourth years. The studio requires a complete project that serves as the capstone project for the Bachelor's of Environmental Design. This award is given to the best high rise design of that year, and is judged by area architects, alumni, and advanced students.
KKE/DLR Group Design Competition, Honorable Mention
During the fall semester of the fourth year in the Architecture program at NDSU, there is a two week design competition where students are given a non-architecture-related design problem that they must solve. At the conclusion of the two weeks, architects from the DLR Group come to NDSU to jury the competition and choose two winners and two honorable mentions.
BWBR Prize, 1st Place
In the third year of the architecture program at NDSU, students are asked to submit a portfolio as a part of their fall semester projects. The faculty review these portfolios and short list several and forward them the BWBR to make an even shorter list. Then, five students are invited to the firm in St. Paul, Minnesota to give a presentation about themselves and their work in front of the firm’s principals. They judge the students based on their cumulative work and presentation, and choose one that is coined as being the "complete architect" and award that person a $1000 Award.