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Lauren Borrelli

Lauren Borrelli

Pittsburgh, PA, US

 

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About 

A Penn State University student of four years and majoring in Architecture with a focus in sustainable design. I am interested in designing projects with a regional modernism approach, where the project can reflect contemporary building tactics and aesthetics while pertaining to the given social and physical conditions of it's site.  Highly inspired by my semester abroad in Rome and the various urban design and master planning techniques learned from my study.

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Employment 

PPG Industries, Inc., Pittsburgh, PA, US, Architectural Services Intern

AIDED CO-WORKERS WITH WRITING GLASS SPECIFICATIONS, PROVIDED IMPROVEMENTS FOR
MARKETING TACTICS, ASSITED WITH INFORMATIONAL FIRM VISITS, AND VISITED FLAT GLASS PRODUCTION AND IGU CONSTRUCTION FACTORIES

May 2013 - Jan 2014
 

Pittsburgh History & Landmarks Foundation, Pittsburgh, PA, US, Intern

Assisted with guided architectural tours of Downtown Pittsburgh and with the program, CampDEC (design, explore, and create). The camp is held for Pittsburgh public school students interested in Architecture, Landscape Architecture, and Urban Design. It provided them with the opportunities to learn by interactive projects and outdoor excursions throughout the Downtown Pittsburgh area. My largest role was guiding a group of students in designing a series of buildings and outdoor courtyards for an empty site nearby, which was then presented to a panel of professional architects.

May 2011 - Aug 2011
 

Education 

The Pennsylvania State University (Penn State), University Park, PA, US, BArch, Architecture

Majoring in Architecture with a minor in environmental inquiry, specifically in human settlements. I am interested in designing projects with a regional modernism approach, where the project can reflect contemporary building tactics and aesthetics while pertaining to the given social and physical conditions of it's site.

Aug 2010 - current
 

The Pantheon Institute (Sede di Roma), Rome, IT, BArch, Architecture

Penn State University provides it's own institute for it's architecture students. At the institute, I attended an architectural design class where in a group of 3, we designed a master plan and building designs for a plot of land called the "Galoppatoio" in the beautiful Villa Borghese. Several other classes of interest were Architectural Analysis of both ancient and modern buildings throughout Rome. Roman cartography where we studied Nolli and his peer's ancient maps and walking ancient trails to discover the urban layout of Rome. Italian language where we learned basic conversation and survival language for navigating around Italy politely.

Aug 2013 - Dec 2013
 

Awards 

Honorable Mention in Premio Piranesi Design Competition, Honorable Mention

Introduced modern design into a master plan of Hadrian's Villa, strengthened visual communications stills as the only American within a six person group of Italian architecture students

2013
 

Vice President of the sorority Alpha Xi Delta, Award

AIDED IN CHAPTER’S IMPROVEMENT TO WIN THE MOST IMPROVED CHAPTER OF THE NORTHEAST AWARD

2012
 

Academic Achievement chair of the sorority Alpha Xi Delta, Award

AIDED IN CHAPTER’S GPA IMPROVEMENT TO WIN THE NATIONAL ACADEMIC ACHIEVEMENT AWARD

2011
 

Areas of Specialization 

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