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I believe - above all else - passion and exploration should drive both architecture and architects. As a Junior Architect with 4 years of office experience (3 post graduation), my background in civil engineering, visual arts, and architecture (at both the undergraduate and graduate level) allows me to view design through a variety of lenses.
Additionally, my experience covers the entire building process, from conceptual design and client presentations to technical detailing and construction administration. Projects I have worked on include multiple offices, various university renovations, and several New York homes. I offer my skills in project management, hand drawing, and a variety of computer programs, including AutoCAD, Vectorworks, Adobe Creative Suite, SketchUp, Revit, and 3DS Max.
I am not simply searching for a job; I am searching for creative and professional fulfilment coupled with the opportunity to learn from and support architects I respect and admire.
Fellows & Company, Fredericton, NB, CA, Intern Architect
Responsibilities: project management, construction documents, contract administration, site review, client meetings, design work, bid and contract award co-ordination, engineering co-ordination, code and specification research
Roger Hirsch Architect, New York, NY, US, Intern Architect/Student
Responsibilities: project management, contract administration, product research, site review, design work, board approval-, bid-, permit-, and construction-drawings, budget review and estimation, client meetings.
Cohos Evamy Integratedesign (now DIALOG), Edmonton, AB, CA, Architecture Design Student
Responsibilities: design development, various AutoCAD, PhotoShop, and Illustrator work, material boards, PowerPoint presentations, renderings, site analysis, various research and printing.
Dalhousie University, Halifax, NS, CA, MArch, Master of Architecture
An accelerated (tri-mestered) Master of Architecture program, my Dalhousie School of Architecture M.Arch. degree included 2 study/design terms, a year-long work term in New York City, and 2 terms of thesis. During my studies I developed my interest in phenomenology through design projects such as a set of public courtyards, a school, a high density housing scheme, and my thesis project, a 40,000 s.f. adaptive reuse laboratory focusing on the Hudson River and the sensual, experiential nature of architecture. My M.Arch. degree also allowed for the significant expansion of my hand drawing skills, building construction know-how, and critical thinking and writing skill set.
Dalhousie University, Halifax, NS, CA, Bachelors, Bachelor of Environmental Design Studies
An accelerated (tri-mestered) undergraduate architecture degree, my Dalhousie School of Architecture Bachelor of Environmental Design Studies degree included 4 terms of study/design and 1 three-month work term. My design projects ranged from a bus shelter, pavilion, fire station, theatre, and research center. Other courses focused on hand drawing, model building, and other representation methods as well as building technology, professional practice, and architectural history. To enter Dalhousie's B.E.D.S. program, one must have at minimum 2 years of study at the university level to form the basis of the undergraduate degree; I chose to study civil engineering (2 years) and visual arts (1 year), as described below.
New Brunswick College of Craft & Design, Fredericton, NB, CA, Foundation Visual Arts
My diploma in Foundation Visual Arts from New Brunswick College of Craft & Design covered a range of studies, including design, drawing, color theory, art history, pottery, and graphic design. I credit my time at NBCCD with developing my hand drawing skills (from still life and figure drawing to sketching), my design skills (from product and graphic design to typography), and my appreciation and knowledge of art (from history and theory to practice).
University of New Brunswick (Saint John), Saint John, NB, CA, Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering (incomp.)
To enter Dalhousie's B.E.D.S. program (see above), one must have at minimum 2 years of study at the university level to form the basis of the undergraduate degree. Though I did not complete the civil engineering degree, my studies at the University of New Brunswick (Saint John) formed the basis of my architectural education and indeed became paramount in all my post-secondary education. My engineering-specific studies included structural and soils analysis, engineering economics, professional practice, and more. My other studies included calculus, physics, chemistry, geology, writing, and psychology.