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Matthew Elson

Matthew Elson

Philadelphia, PA, US

 

About 

Matthew E. Elson, LEED AP
matteelson@gmail.com
(262) 391.4878
                          

OBJECTIVE
Seeking to contribute to a diverse architecture & design firm where I can utilize my architectural training & experience while preparing to take the Architectural Registration Examination.

QUALIFICATIONS
2009,   LEED AP for New Construction, USGBC
2008,  Member of the Intern Development Program, NCARB

EDUCATION
2009,  Rhode Island School of Design, Master of Architecture
• Student Assistantship, Assisted in design, fabrication and installation of interior display system for Rhode Island School of Design Architecture Accreditation
• Nominee, AIA Medal for Academic and Design Excellence
2006,  College of William and Mary, Bachelor degree in Art, Minor degree in Physics
• NCAA Men’s Gymnastics Championships All-Around competitor
• USAG Collegiate All-American, First Team Academic All-American

WORK EXPERIENCE
2009-Present,  Junior Architect/Designer, Studio 5 Partnership Architects / Planners, Glen Rock, NJ
• Preparation of design and construction documents for commercial, governmental, religious, and residential clients, 3D modeling, photorealistic rendering, as-built survey and documentation.
• Core & Shell construction documents for Westchester’s Ridge Hill project, (developed by Forest City).
• Experience with rigorous CAD Standard system under the Port Authority of NY & NJ.
• Building systems coordination with Structural, MEP, and Civil engineers and consultants. 
• Produced commercial leasing plans for existing retail spaces.
• Trained new employees on office procedures and standards.
• Maintained construction administration logs.
2008-2009,  Design Team Member, School for Sichuan Province, China
• Member of Student/Faculty design-team developing a master plan for Namba Elementary School after the 2008 Sichuan Province earthquake.
• Planning, Conceptual and Seismic Resistant Schematic Design
2007, 2008,  Summer Internship, Lilley Dadagian Architects, Lexington, MA
• CAD Drawings for Schematic Design and Design Development phases
• CAD drafting experience in schematic design, design development and construction documents, as-built documentation, 3D modeling for residential and institutional clients.
2005,  Job Shadow, Elm Grove Zoning and Planning Administration, Elm Grove, WI
• Observed building committees and meetings with Zoning and Planning Administrators.
1999,  CAD Operator, Wright Designs, New Berlin, WI
• Performed alterations to CAD drawings for residential projects.

PROGRAMS & SKILLS
• AutoCAD 2010  • Photoshop  • SketchUp 8  • Podium  
• Adobe Acrobat • InDesign  • Microsoft Office • Microsoft Outlook
• Rhinoceros  • Flamingo  • V-Ray  • DSLR Photography
• Hand Sketching  • REVIT
 

Elsewhere:

Employment 

Studio 5 Partnership, Glen Rock, NJ, US, Junior Architect

• Preparation of design and construction documents for commercial, governmental, religious, and residential clients, 3D modeling, photorealistic rendering, as-built survey and documentation.
• Core & Shell construction documents for Westchester’s Ridge Hill project, (developed by Forest City).
• Experience with rigorous CAD Standard system under the Port Authority of NY & NJ.
• Building systems coordination with Structural, MEP, and Civil engineers and consultants.
• Produced commercial leasing plans for existing retail spaces.
• Trained new employees on office procedures and standards.
• Maintained construction administration logs.

Sep 2009 - current
 

Lilley Dadagian Architects, Lexington, MA, US, Intern Architect

Summer Internships ( 2007 & 2008)
• CAD Drawings for Schematic Design and Design Development phases
• CAD drafting experience in schematic design, design development and construction documents, as-built documentation, 3D modeling for residential and institutional clients.

Jun 2007 - Aug 2008
 

Education 

Rhode Island School of Design (RISD), Providence, RI, US, MArch, Architecture

Aug 2006 - May 2009
 

The College of William & Mary, Williamsburg, VA, US, Bachelors, Art & Physics

Major: Art
Minor: Physics

Aug 2002 - Jun 2006
 

Areas of Specialization 

Skills 



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