Julia Medina

Julia Medina

New York, NY, US

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I am a recent graduate of the M.Arch I program at Princeton University School of Architecture. I am currently looking for a new role as a Junior Architect, Architectural Designer, or Project Designer.

During my graduate program, I maintained a remote design technology job at WeWork, participated in design research with the Princeton Black Box, and held Assistant Instructor positions. Professionally, I have held positions at fi rms including Newman Architects, RAMSA, and Lewis Tsurumaki Lewis, where I’ve worked on institutional, commercial, and residential projects across design stages. I also have extensive experience both using and training other architects in Revit. I have completed nearly half of the required hours for licensure in New York and plan to pursue a professional license right away.

I am eager to find an opportunity to flex my design, technical, and leadership skills while maintaining a commitment to creating effective, inclusive, and beautiful spaces.


WeWork, New York, NY, US, Design Technologist

Full-time : May 2018 - August 2019
Part-time: August 2019 (beginning of graduate school) - Present

Responsible for Building Information Modeling (BIM) documentation, tooling, and troubleshooting.
Independent initiatives such as a dashboard which processes metrics for existing projects, including space type ratios, square footage allocations, and density. Coded in Python.
Taught “Lunch and Learn” courses in advanced Revit skills.
In product role (2019 - present), led an international project team to complete a high impact initiative.

Aug 2019 - current

LTL Architects (Lewis.Tsurumaki.Lewis), New York, NY, US, Design Staff

Filing set and construction documentation for a renovation that uses bio-composite
material hemplime.
Drawings for Manual of Biogenic House Sections book.

Jun 2021 - Aug 2021

Princeton Black Box, Princeton, NJ, US, Technical Project Manager

Primary assistance to Professor V. Mitch McEwen for Reconstructions exhibit at Museum of Modern Art. Prototyping scale models using 3D printing, 3D scanning, drawings, and models (neoprene, bamboo, oyster shells, thermoforming).
Supervised a small team of undergraduates working on a variety of initiatives including drone programming, web development, and urban-scale drawings.
Prototyping and fabrication for Rapid COVID Response - produced over 1,000 face shields for healthcare workers in New Jersey. Contributed to novel designs for disposable face masks and foldable intubation boxes.
Student instructor for Summer Robotic Architecture Workshop, a two week program for Princeton graduate students across disciplines. Led a design and fabrication workshop with an emphasis on materiality and robotic construction in support of an industry expert.

Oct 2019 - Jan 2021

Newman Architects, New Haven, CT, US, Design Intern

Leveraged data from Revit models by working with Dynamo for modeling and data extraction, R for data analysis, and Tableau for quick visualizations.
Modeled schematic design and design development-stage projects in Revit.
Construction document redlining for institutional projects.
Interior rendering in Revit, exterior rendering in SketchUp.

Oct 2015 - May 2018

Robert A.M. Stern Architects, New York, NY, US, Model Shop Intern

Built physical models for projects in concept design, schematic design, and design
development stages (wood, clay, paper, foam).
Types of models built included topographical site, massing, and representational models using clay, laser cutters, and woodshop tools.
Attended training sessions on design technology and model photography.

May 2015 - Aug 2015


Princeton University, Princeton, NJ, US, MArch, Architecture

Sep 2019 - May 2022

Yale University, New Haven, CT, US, Bachelors, Architecture

Sep 2014 - May 2018

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