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Alejandra Rosado

Alejandra Rosado

Blacksburg

 
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About 

My name is Alejandra Rosado, an M.Arch graduate from Virginia Tech. I am an architect, interior designer and art historian. 

Prior to pursuing my M.Arch in architecture, I work for 3 years in large and small scale firms, national & internationally. My experience ranges from working for high profile clients such as the Abu Dhabi Investment Bank Authority emirates to residential homeowners in Virginia, USA. I have the ability to work independently, as well as in a collaborative team. 

Born in Tegucigalpa, Honduras, I became a political asylee in the USA in 2009. This experience taught me resilience and determination that did not opaque my desire to pursue my dream to become an architect. My passion for design lead me to pursue degrees in interior design & art history as I wanted to immerse myself in the arts. 


Employment 

Freelance Architect & Project Designer, Blacksburg, VA, US, Architect & Project Designer

Architect at SKIA Design:
- Developing floor plans & 3D models for light-frame residential construction projects.

• Project Designer at TKCI:
- Working on concept idea generations for multiple interior design projects.
- Preparing construction documents, specifications & leading construction administration.
- Handling client meetings.

Jun 2020 - current
 

Virginia tech, Blacksburg, VA, US, Teaching & Research Assistant

Co-taught Arch 3016 (Design Lab) & Arch 4164/5064 (Computer Applications in Design).
• Wrote Internal & external grant proposals up to the sum of $30,000.
• Conducted research on CLT & timber construction under the lead of Prof. Becker.
• Hosted visiting faculty and critiques.
• Lead & organized lobby exhibitions of student work and summer program.
• Co-lead The Nordic Design Summer Program with Prof. Becker and Nick Coates. Traveled through Denmark,
Norway, Sweden & Finland with 16 students from the A+D program.
• Worked with Prof. Becker on the fabrication for The Portmanteau Exhibit, Camouflage: Architectural Origins
Everywhere & Nowhere at The Milwaukee Art Museum.

Aug 2017 - May 2020
 

AECOM, Roanoke, VA, US, Intern Architecture

• Army Housing Masterplan for Villagio & Caserma Ederle in Vicenza, Italy:
- Lead research of residential typologies, diagrams, 3D printed models & presentation of main idea.
- Worked in Revit developing 3D models of residential buildings and landscaping.
- Collaborated with the Madrid office on interior aparment layouts.

May 2018 - Jan 2019
 

Teresa Ko Comercial Interiors LLC, Blacksburg, Interior Design Associate

Managed, from beginning to end, a wide range of projects spanning various design sectors such as higher
education, K-12, healthcare, commercial, and residential.
• Collaborated with other architecture offices, engineers, contractors and vendors.

Jun 2015 - Aug 2017
 

CallisonRTKL, London UK, Interior Designer I

ADIA- Abu Dhabi Investement Authority Bank in UAE:
- Collaborated with the Workplace Team in London on a feasibility study for ADIA in Abu Dhabi, UAE.
• Booz Allen Hamilton in Crystal City & Springfield Virginia:
- Highly involved on schematic design, development and documentation of workplace projects.

May 2014 - May 2015
 

Education 

Aug 2017 - May 2020
 

Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (Virginia Tech), Blacksburg, VA, US, BArch, Interior Design and Art History

May 2010 - Jan 2014
 

Awards 

Finalist Mosul Postwar Camp Competition Archstorming, Other

Finalist on International Design Competition

2017
 

Honorable Mention, Singular Space Category IIDA & ASID, Honorable Mention

Singular Space Award Category

2016
 

Atlantic Coast Conference Scholarship 2012 Recipient, Scholarship

Scholarship to help exceptional students develop an international dimension to their education.

2012
 

First Place Mark Boone Residential Design Award, 1st Place

Residential Studio, 1st Place award selected by Mark Boone

2012
 

Nominee Donghia Interior Design Scholarship, Nomination

Nominated to represent the Interior Design Virginia Tech Program on the Angelo Donghia $30,000 scholarship

2012
 

Inscape Design Award, Scholarship

Award given to a student that demonstrate collaboration in studio

2011
 

Jeanette Turner Bowker Award, Scholarship

Scholarship for design excellence to a rising junior student

2010
 

Areas of Specialization 

Skills