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Pamela Andrade

Pamela Andrade

New York, NY, US

 

About 

Hello! My name is Pam and I am a young, charismatic, and detail-oriented designer interested in learning the processes of creating not just spaces, but places that people connect with and remember.  This past May, I graduated with my M.Arch from Northeastern University and I am currently searching for a full-time position starting in September.  

During my graduate studies, I often wondered what the role or purpose an architect really is.  I asked myself this question quite a few times, searching for what I thought would be a complex and convoluted response until I realized the answer is actually quite simple: Architects are creators.

Designers have the ability to shape the environment around us.  Whether it be a sign on a wall, a piece of furniture, or a room in a building, we can awaken the senses and arouse emotions within people with the things we envision and bring to life.  This notion of creation is where my interest was born.  Specifically, I was fascinated with the ability to design spaces and the intimate experiences people have within them.

More recently, my graduate case studies class highlighted another side of the design process that dealt with the challenges faced in bringing a project to fruition.  A deeper investigation of these issues, including leading a team of designers, internal and external communication, contract negotiations, and project scheduling, led me to further explore the topic of design leadership and helped me identify my passion for planning and organization.  During my professional experience, I am looking to gain exposure to the business perspective of architecture while also refining my design skills.  I am looking for a firm that is highly committed to creative vision with a focus not only on design quality, but also a dedication to a successful business model.

Employment 

Dyer Brown Architects, Boston, MA, US, Architectural Intern

Contributes in the development of schematic fitplans, site drawings, and construction documents of corporate interiors and office layouts.
Aides in the selection, documentation, and specification of finishes and fixtures for ongoing projects.
Conducts field verification of general conditions, ceiling plans, and tel/data access for plan development.
Responsible for maintenance and organization of finish library.

Jan 2012 - current
 

Over, Under Inc., Boston, MA, US, Design Assistant

Participated in building envelope and material design for towers in Sowwah Island, part of Abu Dhabi’s new Central Business District in Plan Abu Dhabi 2030.
Responsible for schematic facade design of two buildings using massing generated from the most recent Master Plan and Architectural Design Controls.

Jan 2011 - Feb 2012
 

Utile, Inc., Boston, MA, US, Design Assistant

Collaborated in design and graphic representation of plans, sections, and 3D models at various scales,
from preservation guidelines of the North Easton Shovelworks to a new residential district in Dubai.
Assembled physical models in several materials such as foamboard, chipboard, and wood.
Photographed and documented physical site information.

Oct 2011 - Dec 2011
 

Adjaye Associates, Berlin, DE, Architectural Intern

Collaborated in the schematic design, graphic represenation, and final submission of several international design competitions at various scales in Europe and Asia.
Developed, edited, and finalized architectural drawings, diagrams, and 3D models for ongoing projects.
Photographed project and site information for current projects in Berlin.

Jul 2010 - Dec 2010
 

Boston City Council, Boston, MA, US, Project Volunteer

Generated schematic drawings for the “Report of the Special Committee on the Boston Common” proposal.

Nov 2008 - Dec 2008
 

Northeastern University, Boston, MA, US, Teaching Assistant

Aided students in the use and understanding of design concepts, drawiing techniques, and software.

Sep 2007 - May 2008
 

Education 

Northeastern University, Boston, MA, US, MArch, Architecture

Masters of Architecture
GPA: 3.90

Sep 2011 - May 2012
 

Northeastern University, Boston, MA, US, Bachelors, Architecture

Bachelor of Science in Architecture
Minor in Urban Studies
GPA: 3.75
Activities: Golden Key International Honour Society, National Society of Collegiate Scholars

Sep 2006 - May 2011
 

La Magia Institute, Rome, IT, Study Abroad

Concentration in Architecture
Relevant Courses: Rome Design Studio, Rome History, Rome Theory, Italian Language and Culture

Jan 2009 - May 2009
 

Awards 

Golden Key International Scholars: Scholar Laureate Nomination, Nomination

Nominated for Scholar Laureate for Fall and Spring of 2010.

2010
 

Amelia Peabody Scholarship, Scholarship

2009
 

Northeastern School of Architecture: Design and Promise Award, Award

2008
 

Northeastern School of Architecture: Design and Promise Award, Award

2007
 

Areas of Specialization 

Skills 



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