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Kerry Weldon

Kerry Weldon

Washington, DC, US

 

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About 

Designer with a background in architecture and a focus in sustainability; candidate for a Master of Environmental Building Design from the University of Pennsylvania in 2013; recipient of a Bachelor of Architecture and the AIA Henry Adams Medal for #1 rank in graduating class from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte in 2012; previous intern for Architecture firms in the United States and China.

Currently seeking an entry-level Junior Designer position at a design-intensive and sustainable architecture firm upon expected summer 2013 graduation.

Elsewhere:

Employment 

Perkins+Will, Washington, DC, US, Arch I

Jul 2013 - current
 

University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA, US, Design Graduate Assistant

Career Services, University of Pennsylvania
• Managed the PennDesign Employer Contact Database
• Assisted Career Services with events, workshops, and panels for Design students
• Designed graphics, logos, and promotional materials for Career Fairs across the University

Aug 2012 - current
 

Perkins+Will, Charlotte, NC, US, Intern Architect

New Belgium Brewing, East Coast Brewery, Asheville NC:
• Created conceptual models and program diagrams during schematic design
• Developed renderings, collages, and sustainability/reuse studies
• Coordinated layouts, graphics, and presentation packages

Assisted additional project teams with construction documents and detail drawings

May 2012 - Aug 2012
 

University of North Carolina at Charlotte, Charlotte, NC, US, Teaching Assistant

"Architecture, Culture, and Ecology" taught by Chris Jarrett, Director of the School of Architecture
• Administered exams and graded assignments
• Managed the class website
• Assisted with student communication

Aug 2011 - May 2012
 

Futurepolis, Suzhou, CN, Intern Architect

• Guiyang Huaxi Eco-Building: Designed convention center, sustainable features
• Shanxi Fengjiu Headquarters: Responsible for two 80-story apartment building designs
• Baoying Youth Activity Center: Proposed conceptual design for wetland center
• Henan Office Building: Created interior layout, designed facade, developed organization

May 2011 - Aug 2011
 

LMS Commercial Real Estate, Lancaster, PA, US, Intern Architect

• Created digital models and renderings for client visualization
• Developed plan sets and site plan diagrams for commercial real estate properties
• Coordinated lease expiration and vacancy graphics

May 2008 - May 2011
 

Education 

University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA, US, Master of Environmental Building Design

An advanced, one-year Master in Environmental Building Design (MEBD) for architects and students seeking new skills and competitive advantage in the growing field of sustainable design. The course of study includes coursework on building performance simulation, integrated building design, building envelopes and systems, lighting, daylighting, and the theory and practice of environmental design. Coursework is complemented and extended by a Performance Design Workshop and then explored in depth in an intensive Environmental Design Studio in the early summer.

Courses:

ARCH 631 TECH CASE STUDIES I (Lindsay Falck)
ARCH 632 TECH DESIGNATED ELECTIVE: DAYLIGHTING (Jessica Zofchak)
ARCH 751 ECOLOGY TECH AND DESIGN (Dr. William Braham)
ARCH 753 BUILDING PERFORMANCE SIM (Dr. Ali Malkawi)
LARP 760 TOPICS ECOLOGICAL DESIGN (John Hopkins)

ARCH 734 ARCHITECTURE & ECOLOGY (Muscoe Martin)
ARCH 752 INTEGRATED BUILDING DESIGN (Dr. Ali Malkawi)
ARCH 754 PERFORMANCE DESIGN WORKSHOP (Dr. Yun Kyu Yi)
LARP 760 TOPICS ECOLOGICAL DESIGN: GREEN ROOF SYSTEMS (Susan Weiler)

Aug 2012 - current
 

University of North Carolina at Charlotte, Charlotte, NC, US, BArch, Architecture

Select Courses:

ARCH 1101 COMPREHENSIVE STUDIO (Jason Slatinsky)
ARCH 1102 COMPREHENSIVE STUDIO (Jeff Balmer)

ARCH 2101 COMPREHENSIVE STUDIO (Thomas Forget)
ARCH 2102 COMPREHENSIVE STUDIO (Herb Sprott)

ARCH 3101 COMPREHENSIVE STUDIO (Bryan Shields)
ARCH 3102 COMPREHENSIVE STUDIO (Zhongjie Lin)

ARCH 4101 TOPICAL ARCH STUDIO (Chris Jarrett)
ARCH 4102 TOPICAL ARCH STUDIO (John Nelson)

ARCH 5101 COMPREHENSIVE ARCH PROJECT DOCUMENT (Chris Beorkrem)
ARCH 5102 COMPREHENSIVE ARCH PROJECT STUDIO (Mona Azarbayjani)

Aug 2007 - May 2012
 

Awards 

ULI Gerald D. Hines Student Urban Design Competition, Honorable Mention

The Hines Competition is an annual urban design and development challenge for graduate students. Over a two week span, it challenges multidisciplinary student teams to devise a comprehensive development program for a real, large-scale site.

Team Members:
William Wong, Master of Architecture '14
Erin Feehan-Nelson, Master of City Planning '14
Sa Min Han, Master of Landscape Architecture '13
Eunjee Kim, Master of Landscape Architecture '13

2013
 

AIA Henry Adams Medal, Award

Awarded to the student with the top-ranking GPA in the graduating class, the AIA Henry Adams Medal and Certificate program began in 1914 and recognized "general excellence in architecture throughout the four-year course to graduating students of architecture schools recognized by the Institute."

2012
 

Tau Sigma Delta Architecture Honor Society, Nomination

Inducted into Tau Sigma Delta for graduating in the top twenty percent of the class in architecture. Tau Sigma Delta is a nationally affiliated honor society in architecture and allied arts, founded in 1913.

2012
 

Alpha Rho Chi Medal, Award

Awarded to the graduating architecture student who has shown "an affinity for leadership, performed willing service for the school or department, and gives promise of real professional merit through his or her attitude and personality." Established in 1931, The Alpha Rho Chi Medal commends those students who show true professional merit beyond the design studio and their academic career.

2012
 

William J. & Flora C. Fedeli Fellowship, Scholarship

The William J. & Flora C. Fedeli Fellowships are awarded to "exceptional and deserving students pursuing a master's degree in architecture at the University of Pennsylvania."

2012
 

Atkins Library Undergraduate Research Awards, 1st Place

Awarded first place in the Arts/Architecture/Humanities division of the Atkins Library Undergraduate Research Conference.

Project: "Glendale Montessori: Rethinking Educational Design," 5th year Comprehensive Architectural Project under critics Mona Azarbayjani and Chris Beorkrem.

2012
 

School of Architecture Alumni Scholarship, Scholarship

Awarded to a rising 5th year undergraduate student that demonstrates high academic merit, innovation and design excellence, and strong leadership qualities.

2011
 

Shook Kelley Design Scholarship, Scholarship

Awarded to a rising fourth year student in the School of Architecture who demonstrates design excellence and innovation

2010
 

Academic Competitiveness Grant, Scholarship

Awarded to a student who demonstrates academic excellence in their first year of studies.

2009
 

Additional Awards, Other

Dean's List, University of Pennsylvania (2012)
• Recognizing a 3.7 GPA and higher

Magna Cum Laude (2011, 2012)
• Bachelor of Architecture (2012), Bachelor of Arts in Architecture (2011)
• University of North Carolina at Charlotte

Chancellor's List, University of North Carolina at Charlotte (2009, 2010, 2011, 2012)
• Recognizing a 4.0 GPA
• 8 Consecutive Semesters Awarded

2008
 

Areas of Specialization 

Skills 



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