Nikki Self

Nikki Self

Oklahoma City, OK, US

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I have the professional skills for an entry-level position at an Architecture firm through my education and practice with design-build. Through my experiences I have learned how to problem solve, to deal with conflict resolution and to communicate effectively to really understand what is needed of me. I am active in my community and strive to always find my place in any given situation. I have shown leadership by presiding over a local Norman, Oklahoma Toastmasters Club and a US Green Building Council Chapter at the University of Oklahoma. I have backpacked through Northern Europe alone proving my determination and boldness. I am always actively engaging in everything I do. I'm passionate, kind, and worth your time.



Tom Love Innovation Hub, Norman, OK, US, Design and Fabrication Specialist

Assisting visitors with 2D/3D designs and actualization of models, parts, or assemblies from beginning stages of ideation, to iterative product development and prototyping. Assessing and maintaining the efficiency of Fabrication Lab equipment to foster an innovative and entrepreneurial environment with visitor experience and ease of use in mind. Developing proficiency in numerous fabrication processes, and their respective software, including: 3D printing, laser etching/cutting, woodworking, sewing, and embroidery. Additional experience in CNC routing, mechanical tooling, vacuum sealing, and vinyl cutting.

Apr 2017 - current

Engage Learning, Norman, OK, US, Design Build Mentor

Aiding children 10-12 years of age through the design and build process on various given projects dreamed up by the Engage Learning students. Projects include a tree structure with hammock, an R2D2 themed soldering station, a playground themed bus stop, and an elementary school playground.

Jan 2017 - current

Allford Hall Monaghan Morris (AHMM), Oklahoma City, OK, US, Summer Student Intern

A second summer focused more on the design process. Worked on conceptual design and smaller research projects.

Jun 2015 - Aug 2015

Goldstein Hill & West Architects, LLP (GHWA), New York, NY, US, Summer Student Intern

Supported construction document detailing and edits. I spent a lot of time working on Reflected Ceiling Plans and learning about New York Zoning.

Jun 2014 - Aug 2014

Allford Hall Monaghan Morris (AHMM), Oklahoma City, OK, US, Summer Student Intern

New to Architecture after finishing my first year of Architecture School. I was put in charge of building models to help the conceptualization and solve design challenges.

Jun 2013 - Aug 2013


The University of Oklahoma, Norman, OK, US, BArch, Architecture

Aug 2011 - current

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