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William Dodge

William Dodge

Raleigh, NC, US

 

About 

I am a very curious person... Throughout both my education and life in general, I’ve made the conscious effort to embrace this fact. For better or worse, I’ve never been one to accept the status quo and I wholly believe that we (as a society) should never stop questioning/inventing/designing...

Whether it's History, Travel, Sports, Music, Furniture, Art, Ethics, Architecture, Photography, Medicine, Politics, Technology, etc... I'm interested… and I always will be.

* In addition to typical “design” and “making” I also have a serious interest in business development and product/process innovation.

 

Design Philosophy  

I think of design as an inalienable right, not just the flash of trends and exclusivity. It is my hope that one day my designs, and those of my colleagues, will help inspire others the way that others have inspired me - to be better, to work harder, and to simply realize that nothing is impossible…

Whether it’s something as complex as a rapidly deployable emergency housing system or something as simple as a two-tone graphic that makes a child smile; design has the potential to bring out the best in people by opening their eyes to new possibilities. To inspire - how could we live otherwise?

 

www.williamhdodge.com (portfolio/references)

Elsewhere:

Employment 

MBCI, Business Development Manager (Mid-Atlantic)

• Work under the direction of Brad Johnson, Executive Vice-President of MBCI, to develop and grow the market for MBCI’s line of architectural building materials/products within the mid-Atlantic region

• Responsibilities include developing and strengthening relationships with architecture and construction firms while helping to deliver the highest quality product and service

• Additional responsibilities include: calling on key accounts, developing new accounts/business, creating/developing new business strategies to service historically underutilized market segments, creating marketing and sales material, providing input on new products and associated marketing strategies, providing sales and industry accredited product presentations (to clients), providing sales and new product training (MBCI), attending national and regional trade shows, and coordinating community outreach events

Feb 2013 - current
 

North Carolina State University, NCSU Libraries, Multidisciplinary Designer (Marketing/Design)

• Worked under the direction of the NCSU Associate Director for Learning Spaces and Capital Management, Patrick Deaton, on a broad range of interdepartmental and multidisciplinary projects for the James B. Hunt Jr. Library

• Duties included: marketing, multidisciplinary design, attending and presenting at high-level meetings with university administrators, acting as liaison between various university departments including NCSU Libraries, the College of Design, Facilities administration and the Office of the University Architect

• During this time I began to sit on two committees/task forces for the Office of the University Architect (Architectural Design Standards and Centennial Master Planning) with which I am still currently involved

Sep 2012 - Feb 2013
 

North Carolina State University, NCSU Libraries, Exhibit Design Consultant

• Collaborated with Exhibit Designer Molly Renda, to design and install a comprehensive exhibit commemorating the 125th anniversary of North Carolina State University (NC A&M)

• Duties included artifact selection, product/hardware fabrication, and exhibit design

Jun 2012 - Sep 2012
 

Craig Dean Architecture, Business Development/Design Consultant

• Collaborated directly with the owner on the design and project management of a wide range of multidisciplinary projects including: commercial, industrial, institutional, civic and residential

• Assisted in architectural design and research, with a focus on sustainability

• Collaborated directly with the owner to help grow the firm’s business through a variety of business development means including but not limited to: prospecting/developing leads, meeting with clients, providing sales presentations, generating sales/marketing proposals, creating/designing presentation materials, developing sales strategies, seeking out and responding to RFQs, developing relationships with other area firms/construction offices, participating in local/regional networking events and community meetings and seeking out and facilitating participation in local/national design competitions

Aug 2007 - Sep 2012
 

US Army Research Office (Research grant funded by the ARO to North Carolina State University), Designer/Researcher

• Analyzed existing rapid deployment base-camp unit systems and designed four updated options that respond to a greater variety of climatic conditions and tactical situations, while having a focus on improved sustainability and potential use as emergency housing

• Final designs were presented to Dr. Kurt Preston, Chief of the US Army Research Office’s Division of Environmental Sciences

• Awarded 2nd Place at the 2012 North Carolina State University Graduate Research Symposium for my role/research/designs

Jan 2011 - Jul 2011
 

Raleigh Art, Architecture and Urbanism, Co-Founder/Writer

• www.raleighaau.blogspot.com

Jun 2009 - Jan 2011
 

North Carolina State University, NCSU College of Design/Department of Architecture, Marketing/Design Consultant

• Collaborated with Dr. Robin Abrams, Head of the NCSU Architecture Department, to analyze websites/marketing efforts of other top design schools (both U.S. and abroad) for use as precedents for the eventual rebranding of the NCSU College of Design

• Findings were presented to the Dean of the NCSU College of Design and subsequently lead to a re-design of the website as well as the creation of interdisciplinary student teams from the design and business schools to develop new marketing initiatives for the College of Design

May 2010 - Aug 2010
 

Jilla Montenegro, Architect, Owner’s Representative/Freelance Designer

• Represented a Miami-based architecture firm in client meetings for North Carolina projects and assisted with design

Aug 2007 - Aug 2008
 

Education 

North Carolina State University, MArch, Architecture

Throughout my education, and life in general, I've made the conscious effort to become the most well-rounded individual possible.

My Graduate Studies were always about much more than just Architecture. I am a Designer first and foremost.

Aug 2008 - May 2012
 

North Carolina State University, Graduate Certificate in Energy and Technology

Aug 2008 - May 2012
 

North Carolina State University, Graduate Certificate in City Design

May 2008 - May 2012
 

University of North Carolina at Charlotte, Graduate Coursework (Architecture)

I began my M.Arch degree at UNCC before ultimately ending back up at NCSU. I still look back on my time there as one of the finest learning experiences of my life.

Jul 2006 - Dec 2006
 

North Carolina State University, Bachelors, B.A. in Multidisciplinary Studies

NCSU's Multidisciplinary Arts Applications degree program essentially allowed me the freedom to create my own major/concentration. During this time I took a wide variety of courses ranging from film and ethics, to iconography. Art/Architecture History was my primary focus.

Aug 1997 - May 2006
 

University of Malta, Undergraduate Coursework (Architecture/Archeology)

As an undergraduate, I found myself moving to Malta to not only expose myself to a completely new culture but also to allow myself the ability to learn from many understudied architecturally significant sites. It is my hope to one day return to the island in order to conduct research on the possibilities of a large scale rainwater harvesting solution to the country's mounting water issues.

Aug 1999 - Jun 2000
 

Awards 

2012 NCSU Graduate Research Symposium, 2nd Place

• Research on sustainable rapid deployment base camp systems, urban warfare defense mechanisms, terrorist extraction units, and disaster relief/emergency response/housing systems

2012
 

Merit Award for Community Properties, Durham Golden Leaf Awards, Award

• “The Leaf” at Durham Central Park (with Ellen Cassilly, Studio B Architecture and BuildSense)

2012
 

Outstanding Development Project, Downtown Durham Inc., Award

• “The Leaf” at Durham Central Park (with Ellen Cassilly, Studio B Architecture and BuildSense)

2011
 

Student Body President, North Carolina State University Architecture Graduate Students’ Association, Other

2010
 

Areas of Specialization 

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