Jessica Colangelo

Jessica Colangelo

Los Angeles, CA, US





Lorcan O'Herlihy Architects, Los Angeles, CA, US, Designer

Worked as a Project Designer on variety of projects and competitions including, Port of Kinmen Passenger Service Center Competition, Guggenheim Helsinki Competition, UCSB Student Housing, The 301 Santa Ana Apartment Building, LAXART Gallery Renovation, and Hungarian House of Music Competition.

Oct 2012 - Jun 2015

CannonDesign, Boston, MA, US, Junior Designer

Worked with teams on a variety of projects in both the higher-education and healthcare sectors, as well as marketing pursuits. My work has mostly been in the conceptual/schematic design phase of projects. Projects include: Navrachana University Student Center, MAX India Healthcare Campus, Bates College Student Housing, University of Sharjah Feasibility Study, KOC University Healthcare Campus, and North Carolina Agricultural and Technology State University Student Union. My contributions include diagramming, illustrative plans and sections, 3d modeling and rendering, physical models, and graphic design on a number of reports, competitions and award submissions.

Oct 2010 - Jun 2012

Boston Architectural College (BAC), Boston, MA, Adjunct Faculty

Co-taught second semester freshman foundation studio, lead in-class activities and critiques, design homework and assignments, present project introductions in lecture settings, and contribute to curriculum development. The semester-long studio focuses on the fundamentals of human occupation, technical drawing and modeling skills and the formation of space.

Jan 2011 - Dec 2011

Taft Architects, Houston, TX, Intern Architect

Part-time intern at Taft Architects for one year, beginning in Spring 2007 and ending after the fall of 2009. I worked on two main projects: Rice Child Care Center (2007-2008) and the Tirey/van Lohuizen Residence (2009). My responsibilities included developing 3-d models and presentation ,renderings, as well as assisting with construction documents. I also worked on a few smaller projects with Taft Architects in collaboration with Project Row House developing feasibility studies for low income housing in Houston’s third ward.

May 2007 - Nov 2009

Office dA, Boston, MA, Intern

Intern architect at Office dA for one year in 2008. In the fall of 2008 I worked on seven competitions all over the world, ranging from small residencies to urban planning proposals. I worked as part of the team developing the design concept, diagramming, and preparing the final presentations. Throughout the year I also helped with the design development phases of the Tellapur housing project and the Madawaska border crossing. In the spring I managed the design and coordination of a book that featured a 20-year history of Office dA’s installations and material research.

Jun 2008 - May 2009

Carlos Jimenez Studio, Houston, TX, US, Summer Intern

Intern architect at Carlos Jimenez Studio for the summer of 2006. I worked on two main projects that summer, a ranch house design in west Texas and One Museum Place Residential Tower in Atlanta. On these projects I worked on physical models, both basswood finished models and paper/foam process models.

May 2006 - Aug 2006


Princeton University, Princeton, NJ, US, MArch, Master of Architecture (M.Arch II)

Aug 2015 - current

Rice University, Houston, TX, US, BArch, Architecture

Aug 2004 - May 2010


Port of Kinmen Passenger Service Center Competition, 3rd Place

Lorcan O'Herlihy Architects (LOHA) received the 3rd Place Prize in open competition for the Port of Kinmen Passenger Service Center.


Finalist in 'Glow' Competition, 2nd Place

One of three finalist in an international competition for a lighting design of Boston's historic Copley Square


Ralph S. Herman Memorial Scholarship, Rice University, Award

Award given for outstanding undergraduate performance


Rosemary Watkin Barrick Traveling Fellowship, Rice University, Grant

Fellowship given for outstanding senior design project


Tau Sigma Delta Honor, Rice University, Award

Architecture Honor Society given to top 25% of class


AIA School Medal, Rice University, Award


Edwin W. and Alyce O. Carroll Scholarship, Texas Architectural Foundation, Scholarship

Scholarship awarded by Texas Architectural Foundation for an outstanding fourth-year student in Texas


Gus Garcia Park Competition, 3rd Place

Statewide competition open to young professionals for the design of a park on 47 acres in Austin, Texas


Brett Michael Detamore Award in Architecture, Rice University, Award

Award given for outstanding undergraduate performance


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