In the course of an eventful 3 1/2 years of professional experience, I have worked on a variety of commercial and residential projects including new construction, renovation and historical renovation. Throughout these projects, I have researched building codes, environmental codes and building products; coordinated with electrical, mechanical and structural engineers; and developed construction drawings and specifications. I also produced field reports on construction progress and reviewed product submittals. Moreover, I assisted the interior designer in producing details and specifications for construction documents and helped assemble presentation boards.
Towards the end of these 3 1/2 years, I began acting as job captain for some projects. In addition, I obtained my accreditation as a LEED AP and was the LEED AP for a college campus project. At this time, I am close to completing my internship - I have 30 credit hours left to complete - and intend to test for my license as soon as possible.
The Architects Group, Inc., Mobile, AL, US, Intern
Produced construction documents (drawings and specifications manual) for projects including a new elementary school, a new bank, and the renovation of a car dealership, a historic administration building, a college fine arts building and an obstetrics center.
Advised project architect and owner on LEED credit requirements and design options.
Reviewed architectural and engineering drawings for conflicts and incomplete items.
Observed and documented construction activities regarding compliance with drawings and specifications.
Met with owners, engineers, and contractors as needed to resolve design and construction problems and to review project status.
Researched building codes, guidelines, and construction products, and materials and assembled project product manual.
Reviewed product submittals for compliance with specifications.
Supervised CAD operators during production of construction documents.
Illinois Institute of Technology (IIT), Chicago, IL, US, MArch, Master of Architecture with Advanced Standing
The program is a two year program for those students with a pre-professional architecture degree. The curriculum addresses design, materials, construction, systems, planning, and history through core classes and electives. The program ends with an independent Masters Project.
Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, GA, US, Bachelors, Bachelor of Science in Architecture