I am a recent graduate of Drexel University in Philadelphia (June 2011). I currently work for two companies part time. One is the Betsy Ross House, which is run by a non-profit company, Historic Philadelphia, Inc, where I am an admissions desk supervisor. The other is as an architectural intern for BoxWood Architects, LLC. I was hired at BoxWood in November as a LEED consultant for Philadelphia's first LEED-certified nightclub, Greenhouse Lounge. Since that project is on hold, I have taken on a number of other responsibilities and projects. I work at each location three days a week.
Boxwood Architects LLC, Philadelphia, PA, US, Architectural Intern
Office administrative duties such as sorting correspondence, answering and directing calls, scheduling office events, etc.
Design development and construction documentation using mainly ArchiCAD
Assembling and organizing LEED applications and paperwork
Attend civic association meetings and presentations
Historic Philadelphia, Inc., Philadelphia, PA, US, Admissions Supervisor at the Betsy Ross House
Part-time admissions supervisor at the Betsy Ross House
Greet guests and complete ticket transactions
Provide information about the history of Betsy Ross and the House
Supervise employees and House operations, including opening and closing the House and gift shop
Peter F. Arfaa, Architects, PC, Philadelphia, PA, US, Architectural Intern
Design development, construction documentation, and construction administration, using mainly AutoCad
Code research for medical facilities in Pennsylvania, Delaware, and New Jersey
Drexel University, Philadelphia, PA, US, Bachelors, General Studies
I attended Drexel's six-year 2+4 option for Bachelor's of Science with a concentration in Architecture and a minor in History. I was a full-time student for two years until I started working full-time and attending classes in the evening. I graduated in June 2011.
Alpha Rho Chi Award, Award
"In 1931, the Grand Council of Alpha Rho Chi established the Alpha Rho Chi Medal to "encourage professional leadership by regarding student accomplishment; promote the ideals of professional service by acknowledging distinctive individual contributions to social life; and stimulate professional merit by commending qualities in the student not necessarily pertaining to scholarship".
"The Alpha Rho Chi Medal is offered each year to over 100 schools of architecture, whose faculty select a graduating senior they feel best exemplifies these qualities."