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Adam Mahardy

Adam Mahardy

Gainesville, FL, US

 

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About 

ARCHITECTURE | DESIGN | 3D FABRICATION | BIOMIMETICS

When I first decided architecture was the career path I was going to strive for my reasons were much different than they are now. I longed for the ability to leave something on the earth that would still be here one hundred years from now. I loved the idea that I could make money by being creative and doing the things that I enjoyed most.

 

Since I was younger I had continuously reassured myself of my subliminal passion for designing and building. My favorite toys consisted of Lincoln Logs and Legos when I was very young, up to erector sets and much more complex toys when I was a little bit older. During my adolescent years I began spending hours on the computer with different design programs like The Sims and Home Designer 6.0. Then I discovered AutoCAD and Rhinoceros 3D NURBS modeling. My friends became uninterested with these programs after short period of time, but I carried on, obsessed with the ability to create space at my fingertips. They say were in a modern era now, and everything is done on or by computers. Luckily for the architectural horizon my passions involve using computers heavily, so I should fit right in.

When I entered the University of Florida, and began my architectural training, my views of what a good architect should be changed drastically. Do I really want to strive for this idea of making my mark on the world last as long as possible? Do I want to follow this misconception that if my building stands the test of time my architecture will be the best? Or is it really about making things last, but not at the cost of the environment. I have made my decision, and considered it my life long goal to create beautiful spaces as an architect, but retain the responsible attitude that I will not jeopardize the environment while attaining this goal. There is a whole new spectrum of inventions waiting to be discovered in this new age of sustainability, and a plethora of innovative minds eager to invent them.

Elsewhere:

Employment 

Max Strang Architecture, Telluride, CO, US, Brand Manager / Intern Architect

The process of creating a relationship or a connection between a company's product and emotional perception of the customer for the purpose of generating segregation among competition and building loyalty among customers. One must strive to plan, develop, and direct marketing efforts to increase the value and performance of a Max Strang Architecture.

An architectural intern will be in the office daily assisting on all aspects of architectural design, from presentations for clients to working with the construction team. This work can include hands-on architectural work, such as drafting and 3D modeling, to the business side such as preparing for presentations and maintaining project files. An intern may also be conducting research on sites, such as zoning laws and rules that apply for out-of-state projects.

Jun 2014 - current
 

University of Florida, Gainesville, FL, US, Undergraduate Teaching Assistanct

Develop a unique relationship with Professor's and administration that provides a healthy learning environment. This position facilitates scholarly exchange between students and faculty.

Students instruct courses previously completed, allowing for a much thorough understanding of the original course material.

Social skills are exercised daily due to the constant contact and student-teacher expectations.

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May 2012 - Aug 2012
 

Halls Carpentry, Ocala, FL, US, Carpentry Apprenticeship

Trimming Work
-Doors + Windows
-Base Trim + Crown Molding

Installation Work
-Exterior + Interior doors.
-Knob + Security Hardware

Finishing Work
-Priming + Painting (Hand Brush and Roller)

Jan 2008 - Jul 2009
 

Education 

University of Florida, Gainesville, FL, US, BArch, Architectural Design

Aug 2010 - current
 

The College of Central Florida, Ocala, FL, US, Architecture

Received an AA in Architecture.

Aug 2006 - May 2009
 

Belleview High School, Belleview, FL, US, High School, K12

Received regular high school diploma.

Aug 2003 - May 2007
 

Awards 

University of Florida SoA Study Abroad Scholarship, Scholarship

$1,500 to attend Uf in Vicenza, Italy.

Declined*

2013
 

Publication at Nottingham Trent University, Nottingham, England., Other

Inaugural Conference of the Association of Architectural Educators UK (AAE)

April 2013

Design 6 Charleston Diagram.
“Translations from Drawing to Seeing”. In Proceedings of the Inaugural Conference of the Association of Architectural Educators UK (AAE). Nottingham Trent University, Nottingham, England, April 3-5, 2013.

2013
 

Publication at Temple University, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania., Other

National Conference on the Beginning Design Student (NCBDS)

April 2013

Design 6 Charleston, SC Diagram.
“A Pedagogy of Analytical Mapping as Mediated Process”. In Proceedings of the 2013 National Conference on the Beginning Design Student (NCBDS). Temple University, Philadelphia, April 11-13, 2013.

2013
 

Alfred I. DuPont Scholarship, Scholarship

$500.00 Yearly Award Amount

A direct descendent of the founder of the duPont Company, Alfred Irenee duPont was a sharp, determined entrepreneur whose life was full of adventure, drama, challenges and success. Orphaned at the age of 13, duPont acquired a strong work ethic and developed the ability to creatively think. Along with his four siblings, the eldest of whom was his 17-year-old sister, Annie, duPont succeeded in managing the household after the death of his parents despite relatives' attempts to send the children to separate households.

duPont studied at Phillips Academy in Andover, MA, and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology before returning to his home town of Wilmington, DE., to work for the duPont Gunpowder Manufacturing Company. Though he started as a common laborer, duPont quickly excelled. He was responsible for the installation of new machinery that improved the powder-making process. In 1902, the death of the president of the duPont firm caused disruption and insecurities which resulted in talk that the company should be sold. Opposed to the idea of the company being sold, Alfred duPont, along with two cousins, bought the company using a strategy that involved issuing stock rather than paying cash. The method proved successful and enabled the duPont legacy to survive.

duPont's career in business included numerous conflicts and tensions with other family members. However, his zeal and ingenuity were greatly respected and earned him a good reputation among his relatives. Later in life, he moved to Florida and pursued real estate acquisitions throughout the state. With his third wife, Jessie Ball, duPont settled in Jacksonville, where he died in 1935 at the age of 71.

This scholarship was established by Mrs. Alfred I. duPont in memory of her husband, who desired that his wealth be shared for the benefit of humanity.

2013
 

Studio Culture Committee, Nomination

Voted, by the Studio Culture Committee Members, as president of the SCC.

2012
 

Areas of Specialization 

Skills 



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