Paola Zarate

Paola Zarate

Philadelphia, PA, US

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Melinda Kelson O'Connor Design & Interiors, Philadelphia, PA, US, Architectural Associate

-Assisted with designing and drafting 10 major project blue prints
-Utilized AutoCad, Rhino and Adobe Creative Suite to complete designs, model renderings, and specification details
-Reviewed several designs and suggested minor details for improvement
-Produced graphic materials and images for client presentations
-Helped create new and innovative approaches to problems and discussed strategies with project managers
-Introduced new methods of graphic representation of projects to include in client presentations
-Verified construction documentation conformed to quality assurance and best practice standards

Jul 2021 - May 2022

EUA, Milwaukee, WI, US, Architectural Intern

-Produced graphic materials and images for client presentations
-Collaborated with team members on design for a hospital laboratory and equipment placement
-Assisted senior architects in managing multiple projects from concept through different stages of the design process
-Assisted in project research and organized data/documents for project manager
-Attended meetings with various disciplines to review projects and resolve any issues

May 2019 - Aug 2019


University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA, US, MArch, Architecture

Masters of Architecture
Certificate in Ecological Architecture
Design in Latin America Conference Organizer
Student Ambassador
DEI Initiatives Assistant
Mentor/Mentee Program Coordinator
Student Council Vice President

Aug 2018 - May 2021

University of Florida, Gainesville , Bachelors, Architecture

Bachelors of Design
Minor in Landscape Architecture

Aug 2015 - May 2018

Santa Fe College, Gainesville, FL, US, General Studies

Associate of Arts Degree

Aug 2014 - Aug 2015

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