I am a graduate from the Howard University School of Architecture and Design, and I’ve recently relocated to the Los Angeles area. I am looking for work in the field of design-build, i.e. architecture, interior design, urban design and planning, and construction. Since graduating from Howard University in 2010, I have continued to maintain and improve my computer skills by working on freelance drafting and design projects. I assisted engineer, Larry Lanz, with creating a complete set of drawings for a residential renovation located in Webster, Texas. I also worked with a fellow Howard School of Architecture graduate, Nicole Fraise, on a new design for the pulpit and choir stand of New Faith Church in Houston, Texas. I am seeking to gain as much experience as possible, in addition to professional advice and guidance.
Jair Lynch Development Partners, Washington, DC, US, Development Intern
For a real estate development company that focuses primarily on urban regeneration within the immediate and surrounding Washington, D.C. area, Ms. Williams was a summer and fall intern for the development team. Her responsibilities included assisting with specific project management coordination for both the 15,000sf KIPP DC: WILL Academy Public Charter School project, as well as the 100,000sf Friendship Technology Preparatory Public Charter School project. This included maintaining status reports and evaluating architectural and construction bid proposals.
She was also responsible for the due diligence research compilation of the 45,000sf Southeast Tennis & Learning Center project, which involved the research and assembly of all of the primary information needed to initiate the project development.
Ms. Williams assisted the project manager of the 30,000sf KIPP DC: Key Academy Public Charter School with its $15 million dollar project closeout reconciliation.
R. McGhee and Associates, Washington, DC, US, Administrative/Design Intern
For a smaller firm that provides a full range of architectural services in the Washington, D.C. area, Ms. Williams was both the administration and architectural intern. She coordinated office administrative duties such as organizing and restructuring the company’s materials library and catalog.
In addition, she was responsible for editing specific project drawings (i.e., floor plans, electrical plans, elevations, and sections using AutoCAD).
Studio Red Architects, Houston, TX, US, Design Intern
For a prevalent architecture firm in the city of Houston and in the United States, Ms. Williams served as an architectural intern with one of the design teams. She built physical and computer models for conceptual and schematic designs on several projects including: America’s Plaza which is a 7-acre mixed-use complex master plan near downtown Houston; a new campus for the General Motors branch in Montgomery, Texas and the 150,000sf Woodlands Sports Complex in The Woodlands, Texas.
She was also responsible for drafting floor plans, using AutoCAD, for a 120 acre master plan site at the Fellowship of the Woodlands project in The Woodlands, Texas.
Howard University, Washington, DC, US, BArch, School of Architecture and Design 5-yr Professional Degree
This program places emphasis on student competence in design inquiry/research, architectural history and theory, human behavior and environment, technical systems, computer usage and professional practice. Throughout the 5-year tenure, the program is also complemented by elective courses in general/liberal education-- natural sciences, humanities and social sciences
Who's Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges, Other
Students are recognized based on outstanding campus leadership, scholastic ability (includes a GPA requirement), leadership on and off campus, and community service.
Tau Sigma Delta Honor Society in Architecture and Allied Arts, Other
This honor society recognizes those students that have excelled in their studies of Architecture, Architectural Engineering, Architectural Design, Landscape Architecture, Painting, Sculpturing, Planning, Decorative Design, Interior Decoration, and all the arts allied with Architecture.