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Megan Toma

Megan Toma

Raleigh, NC, US

 

About 

Hello,

I am currently a Master of Architecture student in my last semester at North Carolina State University.  I graduated in May of 2010 with my Bachelors of Environmental Design degree in architecture from NC State and  I immediately went back to school to work on my Masters of Architecture degree.   I am a very motivated and passionate designer looking for an opportunity to gain insight and knowledge into the daily practice of architecture.  

Some of my skills are:

  • Excellent skills in computer drafting, imaging, 3D digital and physical modeling, as well as hand drawing and water color rendering,
  • Confidence in my ability to design and relay my ideas
  • Hard working and filled with determination
  • Team player who strives for perfection
  • Always eager to gain new knowledge in the field of architecture especially the construction process

Feel free to visit my website where you can download a PDF of my portfolio by clicking on the link at the bottom of the home page. Thanks for your time!

Sincerely, 

Megan Toma

Elsewhere:

Employment 

Restoration Hardware, Raleigh, NC, US, Designer + Sales Associate

Responsibilities included private design consultations and in home visits for interior and exterior residential design projects. Throughout the course of the projects, design drawings and as built floor plans were drawn and presented to major clients. Daily duties included supporting the sales staff in the retail location at Crabtree Valley Mall, maintaining the visual standards, providing design knowledge and suggestions to assist customers with their purchases.

Jul 2011 - Jan 2012
 

RURAL INITIATIVE PROJECT, Raleigh, NC, US, Intern Architect

Head intern in charge of three other design Interns on a renovation project for a historical Rosenwald School located in Johnston County NC. The project was intended to provide a facility for an educational scholarship program TESS (Taking Educational Skills Seriously) that caters to underprivileged children in the community. Consulted several times with TESS organization leaders to understand the objectives, requirements and goals for the project. Responsibilities included producing as built drawings, documenting the existing building conditions and organizing a list of building improvements that needed to be made. Proposed reprogramming plans and possible renovation plans for the building and its site which adhered to ADA standards.

Jan 2011 - Sep 2011
 

LUIHN FOOD SYSTEMS, Raleigh, NC, US, Intern Architect

Responsible for researching town and city codes in order to update fast food stores (Taco Bell and KFC) in accordance to the specific town or city ordinances and design guidelines in their jurisdiction.
Drafted construction documents in AutoCAD to communicate renovation alterations from the original state of the building. Helped design building changes in order to accommodate the stipulations of the codes and the needs of the building. Taking into account economic material and square footage restraints.

May 2010 - Sep 2010
 

Education 

North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC, US, MArch, Architecture

Aug 2010 - current
 

North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC, US, BArch, Architecture

Aug 2006 - Aug 2010
 

Awards 

Shawcroft Drawing Award, 1st Place

First Place, Awarded to a student with outstanding drawing ability by a jury of NCSU faculty and practicing architects

2012
 

Elizabeth B. Lee Scholarship, Scholarship

Awarded to one student continuing into the Bachelors or Masters of Architecture program at NC state by the Bachelors of Architecture Admissions board at NC State.

2011
 

Areas of Specialization 

Skills 



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