Amanda Clay

Amanda Clay

Reseda, CA, US

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I am an enthusiastic designer, who has been working in an architectural/ structural engineering firm as a drafter and designer, and am interested in getting more experience at another firm as I continue on my journey to get my licence. I graduated Magna Cum Laude from Woodbury University with my B.Arch. In addition to digital design I am also interested in the integration between design progress and fabrication at different firms, and how it is addressed. 


ASA Engineering Design Services, Van Nuys, Project Designer

Design residential buildings and additions, and review plans from other Architecture offices to produce structural plans from. Measure sites and create as-built drawings. Draft structural and architectural construction documents. Take plans to city building department and address corrections when plans come back.

Jun 2015 - current

Woodbury University, Burbank, CA, US, Fabrication Technician

Wood shop and metal shop supervisor over student body • Design and fabrication consultation and assistance for student projects • Fabricate projects and furniture for shop and school faculty use • Shop floor maintenance

Jan 2013 - May 2015

amk STUDIO architecture, Irvine, CA, US, Intern

Corrected marked up drawings • Submitted drawings to planning department • Researched appliances for projects • Took part in client meetings • Drew up detail drawing • Organized detail drawing library files

May 2014 - Sep 2014

Starbucks Coffee Company, Glendale, CA, US, Shift Supervisor

Quality control and problem resolution of customer/public complaints • Manage day to day retail services and staff • Cash count, credit and automatic debit card transactions • Monthly and quarterly inventory counts.

Aug 2006 - Sep 2012

Pasadena City College, Pasadena, CA, US, Teaching Assistant

Teacher’s assistant for Deborah Bird- first year studio • Assisted with classroom architectural curriculum • Critiques and recommendations on student projects •Assisted with formal reviews of student projects

Sep 2011 - Dec 2011

Fair Oaks Academy, Altadena, CA, US, Teaching Assistant

Part time work during summers • Worked with grades 2-8 • Graded math, spelling, and English assignments • Taught art, including scroll saw, painting, and drawing • Taught beginning architectural principles and projects

Jun 2006 - Sep 2011


Woodbury University, Burbank, CA, US, BArch, Architecture

Finished last three years of Architecture program, and graduated with honors, Magna Cum Laude.

Design-build Studio Spring 2014, in which students designed and fabricated structures for a non-profit group, Taking the Reins.
Digital Fabrication Studio in Spring 2015. Gained digital and manual fabrication skills including use of CNC, to create plaster molds, ceramic fabrication skills, including slip casting, glazing, and kiln firing.
Plastic Fabrication Studio Spring 2015. Learned vacuum forming, inflatable, and shrink wrapping skills, experimenting with different mediums of plastic.

Sep 2012 - May 2015

Pasadena City College, Pasadena, CA, US, Architecture

Finished first two years of Architecure program before transfering

Sep 2008 - May 2012


AIA School Medal and Certificate of Merit, Award

Metal and certificate is awarded to the student with the highest academic standing in the graduating class.


Degree Project Award, Award

Award honoring the top Thesis Students of the year. This award is given out to only top four students in the graduating class, and acknowledges the level of thesis development.


Award for Grand Critique: Highest Studio GPA, Award

Grand Critique is an honor bestowed upon students by the Undergraduate Architecture Department who have demonstrated the highest scholastic achievement and critical thinking in their final year of study.


Certificate of Academic Excellence, Award

Recognition by faculty of Woodbury University for having achieved the greatest academic standing in the field of Architecture.


Ward-Lombardo Center Scholarship, Scholarship

Scholarship awarded by academic merit and financial need to student taking the design-build studio


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