Seth Dunn

Seth Dunn

San Francisco, CA, US


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There is one quality that drives my aspiration to become an architect...insatiable curiosity. I am a problem solver; I strive to understand how things work. By breaking a problem down into pieces, and rebuilding it on my own terms, I can intuitively address any task.


Creativity in its varied forms has characterized my life since childhood. It provides meaning in my life. Architecture has become the professional vehicle through which I express my creative spirit. Above all I treasure those epiphanous moments when creative ideas form, when out of nothingness an innovative thought materializes. My thirst for creativity in large part drives my decision to pursue a career in Architecture.



WZ Architecture, San Francisco, CA, US, Designer

Currently providing high quality Architectural Design with a focus on retail, commercial, healthcare and institutional building types.

Apr 2013 - current

Portland Jewish Academy, Portland, OR, US, Marketing Intern

Designed print and digital marketing materials and provided other administrative functions.

Dec 2012 - Apr 2013

University of Oregon, Portland, OR, US, Graduate Research Fellow

Provided research assistance to Professor Gerald Gast as well as critiqued student work durring the class, Principles of Urban Design.

Sep 2011 - Dec 2011

Pisco Sin Fronteras, Pisco, Peru, Project Leader, Volunteer

Reconstruction of city devastated from an earthquake in 2008. Project Leader of team constructing houses from discarded shipping pallets.

May 2010 - Jul 2010

University of Colorado at Boulder, Boulder, CO, US, Assistant to the Energy Conservation Officer

Conducted energy audits, bided contracts and tracked energy efficiency upgrades on campus buildings.

Feb 2008 - Jul 2009

Law Office of Franklin D. Azar and Assoc., Aurora, CO, US, Administrative Assistant, Designer

Summer position while attending University of Colorado. Duties included investigation, insurance and medical records.

Worked with upper management in summer of 2008 to provided conceptual design for renovation of Aurora office.

Jun 2006 - Sep 2008

Rodwin Architecture, Boulder, CO, US, Intern

Duties included drafting and editing; office assistant

Jun 2005 - Sep 2005

Rosewood Construction Inc., Boulder, CO, US, Laborer

Construction of single-family homes in Boulder

Jun 2005 - Sep 2005


University of Oregon in Portland, Portland, OR, US, MArch, Architecture

4.0 GPA

Aug 2010 - May 2012

University of Colorado at Boulder, Boulder, CO, US, Bachelors, Environmental Design

3.71 GPA
9th in class of 170.
Professional Certification of Peace and Conflict Studies.

Sep 2005 - May 2009


International Jazz Advocacy Mission (IJAM) Scholarship, Scholarship

An intensive one-month jazz music theory workshop in Italy. 12 hours per day of music theory and instrument practice as well as a concert tour to nearby villages.


Photography Award, Award

Photography Award from Curator of the University of Colorado Art Museum.


Areas of Specialization 


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