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Meggen Skilling

Meggen Skilling

Minneapolis, MN, US

 

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About 

I graduated from the University of Minnesota with an M.Arch and have since had the opportunity to continue my education and passion for design in various roles including as an intern at Julie Snow Architects (now Snow Kreilich Architects) and most recently as a curtain wall production engineer on the SFMOMA expansion. These positions have introduced me to new software, increased my understanding of the construction process and have fostered within me a need to continue pursuing challenges within the architectural design field. From the macro-level beautiful renderings of high design buildings to the micro-level design of complex curtain wall units, I am always seeking further understanding and development and desire opportunities that will exercise my design eye and equally satisfy my pragmatic and mathematical leanings.

Employment 

Enclos Corp, Minneapolis, MN, US, Curtain Wall Production Engineer

Using AutoCAD, Revit , Inventor and Rhino to detail and coordinate the design of the SFMOMA facade in the transition from conceptual design to fabrication. Responsible for the parts and units drawings for the fabrication of a performance mock-up, using Revit to coordinate embed layouts and issue detection, responsible for the design and production drawings for the most complex units on the SFMOMA facade using Rhino for conceptual design and Autodesk Inventor for production documents, and assisting in the oversight of shop fabrication.

Mar 2013 - current
 

Lazor Office/FlatPak, Minneapolis, MN, US, Contract Intern

Produced conceptual graphics and renderings on various small scale residential projects and aided in the creation of graphics for a design award submission.

May 2013 - Oct 2013
 

Julie Snow Architects, Minneapolis, Intern Architect

Developed skills in 3D visualization working with Rhino 5 and Vray to create presentation and marketing graphics. Worked on proposal and award submission graphics and layouts.

Aug 2012 - Jan 2013
 

University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN, US, Research Assistant

Worked on the development of a vacuum form prototype to realize a grasshopper developed digital model. Also responsible for various other projects including work on the winning design for the Washington Avenue Bridge re-design.

Jan 2011 - Jun 2012
 

University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN, US, Teaching Assistant

Responsible for a group of 27 students in a writing intensive course on sociocultural and environmental architectural design. Primary work involved leading discussions, grading papers and assisting with the administration of the course.

Sep 2010 - Jan 2011
 

Bentz Thompson Rietow, Minneapolis, MN, US, Intern and Receptionist

Gained experience running the front desk, doing tasks such as ordering supplies, managing the file system, answering phones and greeting clients, Three weeks after initial employment was promoted to intern and made responsible for presentation graphics and proposal responses.

May 2008 - Mar 2009
 

Education 

University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN, US, MArch, Architecture

Sep 2009 - May 2012
 

University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN, US, Bachelors, Architecture and History

Sep 2004 - May 2008
 

Awards 

Architecture Magazine R+D Award (Early Prototyping while a Research Assistant), Award

This award was given to HouMinn for their variable vacuum forming prototyping and wall design. My work on the project involved early prototyping of a stepper motor controlled piston form while acting as a research assistant to Marc Swackhammer.

2014
 

Thomas F. Ellerbe Scholarship, 1st Place

This award is given for best design portfolio submission and is an annual award affiliated with the University of Minnesota's architecture program,

2012
 

Ralph Rapson Fund, 1st Place

This award is a substantial scholarship given to students at the University of Minnesota for presentation and representation skills.

2011
 

KPF Fellowship, Nomination

Each school who participates in this competition nominates two students to submit portfolios. I was nominated by the Dean of the College of Design, Tom Fischer. Out of 49 portfolios accepted, my portfolio was within the top 7 short-listed for the fellowship.

2011
 

Weisman Plaza Design Competition, 1st Place

I was a member of the winning team, which involved a collaboration of HouMinn, VJAA and an artist. I was primarily involved in the design of a prototype bench as well as presentation graphics.

2011
 

Areas of Specialization 

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