Rachel Cusack

Rachel Cusack

West Chester, OH, US

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I strive for Architecture that examines, reimagines, and improves spaces in which people inhabit and interact. Architecture is  away to promote positive change within the daily lives of people; this is what inherently drives all of my projects. I have always been intrigued with most aspects of design and have worked hard not to get bogged down in one specific aspect such as design, programming, technology or representation. I am hard working, reliable, conscientious, honest, detailed oriented person and seeking a position that allows me to develop as a designer and a creative while providing meaningful impact on the environment around me.



Miami University Department of Interactive Media Studies, Oxford, OH, US, Part-Time Instructor

Primary instructor for a tools-based course focused on Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, Indesign, After Effects and Premiere Pro. Workload included developing course material, lecture material, in-class assignments and critiques, as well as grading all assignments and assisting in the students understanding of course material.

Jan 2019 - May 2019

Miami University - Department of Architecture, Oxford, OH, US, Graduate Teaching Assistant

The duties associated involved grading daily quizzes and assignments, leading daily small group discussions, handling project questions and grading papers, midterms and group and individual design projects. Included in the task were also holding office hours to advise students on course content.

Aug 2017 - May 2019

Miami University Planning, Architecture and Engineering, Oxford Ohio, Physical Facilities Co-op

The duties associated with this job included creating CD sets, project renderings, document organization, building condition documentation and other miscellaneous tasks associated with upkeep of buildings.

May 2018 - Feb 2019

Miami University, Oxford, OH, US, Shop Assistant

Assisted students with woodworking, lasercutting, CNC routing, and CNC programming. Duties also included supervising students use of machinery and applying appropriate safety standards when applicable.

Aug 2015 - Feb 2019

SFA Architects, Cincinnati, OH, US, Project Specialist

Assisted with initial design and project development, massing and client relations. Often working simultaneously in Revit, SketchUP, AutoCAD and Lumion. Primary duties included project renderings, proposal document assembly and schematic design.

May 2017 - Jul 2017


Miami University, Oxford, OH, US, MArch, Architecture

Aug 2017 - May 2019

Miami University, Oxford, BArch, Architecture

Aug 2013 - May 2017


Senior Service Leadership Award, Other

Recognizes students who have demonstrated merit,
exceeded expectations, and led through dedication.


Employee Service Leadership Award, Other

Recognizes students of all years who have contributed
to the university through outstanding effort.


Walter & Nancy Howard Memorial Scholarship, Scholarship

Merit based award given to students studying architecture.


Herb Hodgman Memorial Scholarship, Scholarship

Merit based award given to students studying