Donna Marion

Donna Marion

Vancouver, BC, CA


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I recently completed my Masters of Architecture at the University of Michigan, and also have a B.S. in Architecture and a Minor in Physics.  I enjoy all aspects of design and have a particular interest in light, aesthetically, psychologically, and with sustainability.

I take great delight in teaching, and have taught as a studio instructor through ArcStart (a summer camp for high school students interested in architecture), and as a graduate student instructor for architectural hand-drawing courses.

I love to learn and learn quickly, and have developed an eclectic range of interests and hobbies.  In addition to architecture, I'm also passionate about drawing, sculpting, dancing, and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, among other things.  My goal is to contribute positively to human experience through sensitive designs and generous, responsible living.



Perkins+Will, Vancouver, BC, CA, Junior Architectural Staff

Mar 2014 - current

University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, US, ArcStart Studio Instructor

Instructed through ArcStart, a summer program for high school students interested in architectural education. Developed the curriculum, gave lectures, ran workshops, lead studio classes, critiqued student work, and provided ongoing mentorship.

Jul 2013 - Aug 2013

University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, US, Graduate Student Instructor

Assisted teaching an architectural hand-drawing course; demonstrated drawing techniques, critiqued student work, and assisted students outside of class.

Sep 2012 - May 2013

University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, US, Research Engineer

Research Engineer and Project Manager. Designed and built micro-scale laboratory astrophysics experiments, improved performance of x-ray diagnostics, CAD modeling, image editing and graphic design, supervised and coordinated undergraduate student projects, trained students to use fabrication equipment and x-ray hardware.

Oct 2004 - Aug 2011


University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, US, MArch, Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning

Sep 2011 - May 2013

University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, US, Bachelors, Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning

Sep 2004 - Apr 2008


TCAUP Continuing Student Merit Scholarship, Scholarship


Traveled to Jordan via Wallenberg Scholarship, Grant


TCAUP Wallenberg Competition Studio Finalist, Scholarship

Studio project chosen to participate in the Wallenberg Competition; received $2,000 travel scholarship.


Nomination and participation in the Annual TCAUP Student Show, Nomination

Studio and pre-architecture final projects were selected to be on display during the Annual TCAUP Student Show. [2006, 2007, 2008]


Selected for a study abroad in Switzerland, Other

Selected among peers to participate in a traveling studio exploring European architecture through hand-drawing.


Drawing Participation in Accreditation Exhibit, Other

Inclusion of Construction I final drawing in the TCAUP Accreditation Exhibit.


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