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Architecture has long been a passion of mine. From an early age, I knew that architecture was something I wanted to pursue as a career. When I was five, I remember watching my dad work hand drawn blueprints and I, sitting besides him, copying his every move. From that moment, my love for architecture only grew exponentially while learning and experimenting in the field.
My career goal has always been to become a licensed architect and to establish an international architecture firm with focus on issues of sustainability. However, the bigger picture is that my thoughts, determination, and creativity all fuel my desire to change the very way we think of architecture today. I want to establish something ground breaking and revolutionary. Now a graduate, with Bachelor in hand, I am ready to explore that dream.
Kenneth Park Architects, Los Angeles, CA, US, Project Designer/Coordinator
As Project Designer/Coordinator, I manage the development, execution and communication of Kenneth Park Architects projects. I also support the department to generate, maintain and execute Policy and Procedure Manuals including Store Operations, Loss Prevention, COP and New Hire Orientation. I perform billable aspects of a project that may require more client interface, such as, assist with opening new project numbers, research, permit submittals, accompany team to project meetings, etc. My design responsibilities include developing design and construction documentations, analyzing design issues and suggesting corrective actions, as well as working with design teams in prioritizing, planning and executing projects efficiently.
AIA San Francisco, San Francisco, CA, US, Head Docent
As Head Docent, I led tours of Modern San Francisco Bay Area Homes. I provided guests with facts about the toured homes and the Architect. I was also responsible for welcoming and orienting participants prior to tours.
Academy Of Art University - Academy Resource Center, San Francisco, CA, US, Coordinator/Designer
As a Coordinator/Designer, I maintain department files, schedules, prepare expense reports and presentations, recruit/hire, and manage information technology. During a recent move, I was responsible for room set-up and design of 1,000 sq. ft of interior office space. Using AutoCAD and Adobe Creative Suite software, I prepared construction drawings and timelines for the move.
Academy Of Art University - School of Architecture, San Francisco, CA, US, Administrator/Project Designer
As an Administrator/ Project Designer, I am responsible for maintaining files, preparing reports and presentations, keeping track of the department’s budget, scheduling meetings amongst other duties as assigned. I am Project Lead for Spring Show and coordinate all planning and design for the event. I also design and produce schematic hand drawings of the interior space, approximately 2,567 sq. ft. I finalize drawings via AutoCAD, and Photoshop. While working on-site; I manage a group of fourteen workers.
R+S Construction, Franklin, LA, US, Designer
As Designer, I produced schematic drawings of small offices and residential buildings via AutoCAD, Photoshop, and Sketch Up. I contributed to its design development and I was responsible for estimations of materials. Responsibilities included maintaining the front desk, answering phone lines, filing invoices, amongst other duties as assigned. I also worked on site managing a group of four workers.
Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA, US, Executive Assistant
As an Executive Assistant, advisor, mentor, and counselor, I served as a resource to students, helping to organize campus wide events while developing my interpersonal and administrative skills. Duties included managing maintenance requests, incident reports, and data entry using MS Excel and Word, amongst other duties as assigned. I also performed security-related tasks, enforcing and upholding university policies.
Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA, US, Teaching Assistant
As a teacher assistant, spent the Fall 2009 Semester teaching a class of twelve first year architecture students, fundamental techniques and basic studio practices while encouraging each student to explore contemporary issues and discuss formal and conceptual ideas related to space and form. I also aided in the development of each student's basic skills in architectural design drawing and modeling.
Habitat for Humanity, Baton Rouge, LA, US, Volunteer
Volunteering for the non-profit Habitat for Humanity organization I helped build homes for the less fortunate, specializing in roof and wall design/construction. As a volunteer, I also aided in project set-ups.
Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA, US, Administrative Assistant
Served as a front-line receptionist and administrative assistant of the Louisiana State University community. I managed administrative, customer service, and security-related tasks. I was also the first contact for residents and visitors. Responsibilities included answering phones, forwarding calls, receiving and reporting requests for repairs, maintaining accurate logs via MS Excel, Word, Access, Outlook, and PowerPoint amongst other duties as assigned.
Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA, US, BArch, Architecture
Black Scholars Award, Scholarship
Award for high Academic Achievement.
New Urbanism Competition, 2nd Place
Design award for introducing new urbanism plans for lower income families in the Miami-Dade area - "Pork N Beans Projects".
The Harvey Scholarship, Scholarship
Scholarship award based upon academic performance.
Chancellor's List, Other
4.0 Grade Point Average
Dean's List, Other
3.5 - 3.9 Grade Point Average (2005 - 2010, excepting 2008 where I made the Chancellor's List)