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Taylor French

Taylor French

Atlanta, GA, US

 

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About 

Growing up around t-squares, prismacolors, trash paper, (and the dreaded amonia-filled blueprint machine), I've always had a passion for design. Whether it's the things we use everyday, the places we visit on vacation, or the spaces we fill with our collections and experiences, we are all a product of design and designers in our own right. After finishing my work in school, I hope to hone my skills and share my talents with others so they might appreciate the quality and value of good design.

Alongside my passion for design is also a passion for music. When I'm not in studio, you'll find me in the music hall, picking out a tune or improvising on the piano. I enjoy playing for weddings and other venues, entertaining people and having fun at the same time. My music collection is diverse - you might hear Debussy, Gershwin, Brubeck, Diana Krall, Madonna, Phoenix, Nicki Minaj, or perhaps a Bieber or two coming out of my iPhone, but I take the most pleasure in listening to artists who truly understand and take pride in their craft - musical "designers" if you will.

I'm always up for new experiences and places, and I love to travel. Aside from my own personal excursions, I have been fortunate enough to attend several AIAS conferences, as well as study abroad in Rome two separate times. I cherish the friendships I have made through these experiences and most importantly, the understanding that I have gained that no matter where you're from, we all want the same things in life: to be happy, to share that happiness with others, and to give something that will endure long after we're gone. Or, in the words of the great Nat King Cole, to be "Unforgettable."

Elsewhere:

Employment 

French & Associates, Landscape Architects, Columbus, GA, US, Summer Intern

Worked on 3D modeling and topography, CAD, financial spreadsheets, office management, client meetings.

May 2009 - Aug 2009
 

Hecht Burdeshaw Architects, Inc., Columbus, GA, US, Summer Intern

Worked on 3D modeling, rendering, CAD, construction documents, presentation material, client meetings.

May 2008 - Aug 2008
 

Barnes & Company, Architects, Columbus, GA, US, (Multi-)Summer Intern

Worked on 3D modeling, CAD, construction documentation, site visits, company publications; designed (former) company website.

May 2003 - Aug 2006
 

Education 

Auburn University, Auburn, AL, US, Masters, Landscape Architecture

Dual BArch mLA student, with a minor in community planning. Upon completions of 4 years of architecture undergraduate studies, was enrolled in the graduate landscape architecture program, and recently completed a dual-thesis project to obtain both degrees.

Worked as a graduate assistant on the graphic design, layout, and visual elements for the Low Impact Development Manual for the Alabama Department of Environmental Management. This manuals focuses on best management practices for landscape architecture and design in stormwater management, including riparian buffers, constructed stormwater wetlands, bioretention/raingardens, and bioswales. The manual will be available online in early 2013.

Jan 2011 - May 2012
 

Auburn University, Auburn, AL, US, BArch, Architecture

(see above)

Jan 2006 - May 2012
 

Awards 

Auburn CADC Book Award: 1st year mLA Studio, Other

Book awards are chosen by the faculty of the Auburn College of Architecture, Design and Construction for outstanding students in their respective studios.

2008
 

Graduate Research Assistantship, Grant

2011-2012 Graduate Research Assistantship awarded for the design, layout, and graphic illustration for the Low Impact Development Manual for the Alabama Department of Environmental Management.

2008
 

W. Warren & W. Warrren, Jr. Endowment Scholarship, Scholarship

2008
 

Auburn CADC Book Award: 3rd Year ARCH Studio, Other

Book awards are chosen by the faculty of the Auburn College of Architecture, Design and Construction for outstanding students in their respective studios.

2008
 

Areas of Specialization 

Skills 



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