I, most recently, was an intern architect at the firm Smith Dalia Architects in Atlanta and am a graduate of the College of Architecture at Auburn University. I am currently enrolled at Southern Polytechnic State University’s School of Computing & Software Engineering in pursuit of a Master’s of Science in Information Technology and have just completed my first year of the program.
Professionally, at the firm Smith Dalia Architects, I had the opportunity to be a component of not only the architectural studio but the Assistant Director of Information Technology. The assistant director position gave me the opportunity to integrate the design philosophy of architecture into the best practices techniques of IT management. My responsibilities included overall support services which encompassed help desk, networking, software/hardware purchases, yearly budgeting, and brainstorming to better integrate the technological needs into the firms workflow. I was also charged with creating protocols and best practices for the BIM production of the firm. This included staying up to date with latest techniques and advancements in BIM, as well as having a “brown bag” lunch and learn to get this information out to the firm on a biweekly basis. Prior to Smith Dalia Architects, I was employed with Skidmore Owings & Merrill in New York and worked on projects such as the Four Seasons Hotel and Office in Bahrain. The project will be the tallest tower in Bahrain when completed and is the center piece of the Bahrain Bay development project that is being constructed on manmade islands off the coast of Bahrain. I have also had the opportunity to be a prepress specialist for Quad Graphics. At this position my accountability included checking colors, gathering fonts, color finishes, as well as proofing and plate making.
My past experiences include, being a veteran of the United States Navy where I performed the dutiesof an Operation Specialist for 4 years. During that time I worked within the combat information department as well as being the Combat Information Center supervisor for my last deployment in 1999. During my 4th year of the architectural program at Auburn University I was employed by the information technology department where I worked closely with professors and students to resolve software and hardware issues on all of the major operating systems. I also worked as a teacher’s assistant for software classes that included AutoCAD, Flash, Dreamweaver, Photoshop, and Illustrator.
Smith Dalia Architects, Atlanta, GA, US, Intern Architect/Assistant Director of Information Technology
Responsibilities included the creation of presentations, drawing sets, and correspondence documentation in all phases of a projects life. I was also tasked as Assistant Director of Information Technology, Software Development and Network Communications. I was in charge of daily help desk administration as well as best practices implementation at the same time practicing as an intern architect. I was involved in the design and production of a multitude of projects that include Great Smoky Mountains Conservation Center, Department of Natural Resources Multi-Park Cabin Preservation, and the Points of Light Institute Headquarters.
tvsdesign, Atlanta, GA, US, Intern Architect
Responsibilities included the creation of presentations, drawing sets, and correspondence documentation in all phases of a projects life. I was involved in the design and production of projects that include The Lagoons in Dubai, a Multi-use facility in Mumbai India, and the Nashville Convention Center in TN.
Skidmore Owings & Merrill LLP (SOM), New York, NY, US, Intern Architect
Responsibilities include performing work on basic defined segments of a project, under continuous interaction with project manager, contributions to general preparation of design and construction documents, exhibiting understanding of general project design philosophy relating to assigned work , performing basic documentation and presentation work, including details and dimensions and assisting with duties of project document control.
Southern Polytechnic State University, Marietta, GA, US, Masters, Information Technology
Auburn University, Auburn, AL, US, BArch, Architecture
Alpha Rho Chi Bronze Medal, 1st Place
Deans List 2001, 02, 03, 04, 05, 06, 1st Place
Southern A&E Annual Scholarship, 1st Place
CADC Student Giving Award, 1st Place
National Deans List, 1st Place
Tau Sigma Delta Honor Society, 1st Place
2nd Place Alabama Forestry Wood Competition, 2nd Place
Fred Renneker, Jr. & Bill Renneker Endowed Scholarship, 1st Place
National Society of Collegiate Scholars, 1st Place
Letter of accommodation, 1st Place
Tau Sigma Honor Society, 1st Place
Navy and Marine Corp Scholarship, 1st Place
Hope Scholarship, 1st Place