I am a thesis student at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, graduating May 25, 2013 with NCARB accredited B. Arch (5 year program) and a Minor in Human Factors in Design (Human Psychology). I have past professional experience in lighting design, architectural modeling (physical and digital), cost estimation, diagramming, and photography. On the side, I am strong with web design under Wordpress and HTML where I have launched my personal website and two others under Thurlow Small Architecture. Throughout past summers, I have embarked in community service projects in Urubamba and Yanahaura, Peru as well as active work as a consultant and designer with New Hope Baptist Church in Roxbury, MA.
Thurlow Small Architecture, Pawtucket, RI, US, Web Designer/ Architect Intern
-Created website for the adCAD (Advanced Cad) architectural course displaying all of the student's work in nine semesters and two different colleges.
-Assisted in updating company website by adding more recent design projects including 65 Blackstone, Exchange Street, Working Planet 2, Visitor's Center, Garage Store Front Renovation.
-Assisted in work for a design competition (Working Planet 2) including mock ups and cost estimation.
-Helped redesign company logo for marketing and office signage.
Daniel Perretta Photograpy, Cranston, RI, US, Photographer Intern
-Helped set up prop for a shooting in house.
-Worked the front desk of the studio.
-Helped assist in a presentation for an ordering session of a wedding event last year.
-Learned Photoshop techniques and styles from head photographer.
Light This, Boston, MA, US, Lighting Design Intern
-Produced lighting specifications for selected fixtures for various architectural projects
-Researched lighting fixtures,canopy, and trellis designs for multiple projects
-Helped produce architectural lighting floor plans
-Conducted beam angle and beam spread studies
-Produced transmittals for office business
-Produced lighting detail sketches and floor plan sketches for theater designs
-Reviewed fixture quantities, costs, and budgets
-Designed garden fence
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, NY, US, BArch, Architecture
Minor in Human Factors in Design/ Human Psychology
Activities/ Organizations: NOMAS (National Organization of Minority Students), AIAS (American Institute of Architecture Students), NSBE (National Society of Black Engineers) RPI Indoor and Outdoor Track and Field, RenXchange
Tongji University, Shanghai, CN, Urban Design
Architectural Design Studio XI (Urban Design + Weaving Studies)
Chinese Calligraphy & Painting
Chinese Arch and Urbanism
Stephen Phillips Memorial Scholar, Scholarship
RPI Dean's List, Award
2013 Liberty League All Academic Scholar, Award
Gensler Diversity Scholarship Finalist, Award
Bentley First Place in Sustainability, 1st Place
RPI Leadership Scholarship, Scholarship