Daniel McLaughlin

Daniel McLaughlin

San Diego, CA, US



To whom it may concern,   

After my recent graduation, with a Bachelor of Science from Lawrence Technological University’s school of Architecture, I am in search for the opportunity to showcase and refine my creative design skills.  An innovative architectural firm such as yours could provide that opportunity.

I currently have over five years experience in both Revit and AutoCAD software programs, and substantial experience with the Adobe Design Suite.  In addition, I have just completed the Allied Design Studio at Lawrence Technological University, referred to as “Detroit Studio”.  The mission of the Detroit Studio is to provide students with an enriched educational experience through community-based architectural, urban design and other community-driver development projects.  This past semester my team and I created a master plan of the North End Community of Detroit, MI.  While developing a relationship with our clients, we were able to work with community organizations, local residents, municipal officials and other professionals in the field in order to gather valuable information and analysis regarding the community.  In the beginning phases of planning my unique blend of educational and personal experiences gave me an upper hand and was named Project Manager of our group.  In the following months I thrived in this leadership opportunity and by May I had led my group to complete a 3-phase neighborhood development proposal providing our clients with comprehensive plans to begin their efforts in redevelopment.  My energetic, hard-working attitude resulted in a successful final proposal for our clients. In realizing my effort, I was nominated to be considered for a scholarship for Lawrence Tech’s master’s degree program by my professor, Dr. Joongsub Kim.

There are many distinguished qualities which make me a unique and beneficial candidate for your firm.  Within my portfolio, and briefly shown below, you will see my most recent building design which was a proposal for a multi-use building combining a community art center/gallery with residential lofts within the city of Birmingham, MI.

Upon reviewing my credentials, I am confident they pertain to the qualifications and standards held within your company.  I look forward to discussing future possibilities with your company and thank you for your consideration.


Daniel McLaughlin



Rusty Bucket Bar & Grille, Northville, MI, Server

-A sister-company to Mitchell’s Fish Market, service standards were held extremely high providing guests with genuine hospitality and a vast knowledge of the menu creating a unique dining experience creating “raving fans”

Jul 2013 - Jul 2014

ROSSETTI, Detroit, MI, Student/Intern

-Worked with clients from conceptualization to execution in developing a Master Plan for the North End Neighborhood of Detroit
-Created a unique 3-phase revitalization proposal providing clients comprehensive plans for immediate and long term development
-Proofed and oversaw all neighborhood analysis studies and design initiatives before publishing, while providing group direction for conceptualization
-Developed relationships with various community organizations, local residents, city officials, and other professionals within the community
-Developed design plans and budget forecasts utilizing sustainable urban design principles such as urban agriculture and green infrastructure

Jan 2014 - May 2014

Mitchell's Fish Market, Livonia, MI, Server

-Worked 25+ hours per week, while attending school full time. Named Employee of the Month- March 2011 and Nov. 2012
-Trained and mentored new servers, participated in management meetings briefing associates before shifts to ensure an accurate and successful shift
-Reviewed and analyzed guest comments to provide strategy development with documentation of analysis and growth
-Promoted to lead server, represented servers through participating in management meetings
-Developed very strong communication skills and the ability to work well under pressure to ensure the very best experience to the guests

Jun 2008 - May 2013

Premiere Stone and Marble, Birmingham, MI, Crew Member

-Restored stone and marble floors in commercial buildings and residences to meet and consistently exceed client standards
-Gained experience with construction grade resurfacing equipment
-Worked night shifts, while maintaining server position and going to school full time

Jul 2008 - Aug 2011

Landscaping/Self-employed, Novi, MI, Landscaper/laborer

-Developed and displayed creative planning skills and material management in redesigning gardens and other landscape design elements
-Gained useful and applicable knowledge regarding residential framing, electrical, plumming, and HVAC layouts

Jun 2008 - Aug 2010


Lawrence Technological University, Southfield, MI, US, BArch, Architecture

"LTU’s College of Architecture and Design (CoAD) provides interdisciplinary studies in the arts, physical and social sciences, technology, economics, and law. Students work on real-world assignments with professional architects and designers who will exposed them to the practice of planning, designing, presenting, and building.

Among the largest National Architectural Accrediting Board (NAAB) schools of architecture in the US, the college offers a rich, creative community committed to our success. Alumni have gone on to establish their own firms, build the tallest building in China, and produce work that transforms the lives of thousands."

Sep 2008 - May 2014


Master's of Urban Design(m.U.D) Scholarship, Nomination

Nominated by Joongsub Kim, PhD, RA, AIA, AICP -248-321-1681
Associate Professor at Lawrence Technological University and co-founded a group called CUCBRN (Center for Urban Capacity Building and Resource Network)


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