Rebeca Rand

Rebeca Rand

New York, NY, US



Second year M.Arch Student at Parsons School of Design with a business degree from UNC Chapel Hill.  As a former ballet dancer and business student, I am interested in an interdisciplinary approach to the built environment, attempting to seek the tension between existing norms and future possibilities. 



- Produces preliminary design studies with basic area calculations and adaptations of alternatives for review.
- Prepares presentations and graphics for client meetings including diagrams, precedent imagery, and material boards.
- Creates marketing materials including brochures, pamphlets, and competition portfolios.

May 2013 - current

Architecture for Humanity New York City Chapter, New York, NY, US, Akasha Project_Volunteer Designer

- Collaborated with 5 other designers to develop custom portable, lightweight wall partitions and lighting fixtures to help transform classrooms, office, and other industrial spaces into Yoga studios for the NY Akasha Project

Jun 2012 - Aug 2012

AECOM Tishman, New York City, Intern

- Assisted with project management support duties including preparing and organizing drawings, contract submissions, and close out documents
- Developed a tracking system for the installation of the curtain wall including an automated spreadsheet and axonometric diagram
- Helped update the Revit structural model to track design and MEP changes according to unforeseen field conditions
- Provided the client with an analysis of union and employee data for their application for Federal Grant
- Designed and developed concept drawings, details, specs, and pricing for a partition wall system

May 2012 - Aug 2012

UNC Dance Marathon, Chapel Hill, NC, US, Director of Corporate Marketing

- Led a 15 person committee in procuring corporate sponsorships valued over $10,000 for the 2011 Marathon.
- Organized meal logistics for over 1800 anticipated dancers including meal procurement valued over $7500.
- Designed and implemented a strategy for soliciting corporate donations from local businesses through a targeted incentive program

Overall Committee. 2010-2011
- Worked on a 13-person executive committee to manage the 501(c)3 non-profit
- Planned and orchestrated a year long fundraiser raising a record $436,709.61 for N.C. Children’s Hospital as part of a 1.0 million fund raising campaign for the local children’s hospital

May 2010 - May 2011

S.T.A.R. Consulting Project, Chapel Hill, NC, US, Student Consultant

- Collaborated with MBA students and a senior consultant on a recommendation for the implementation
- Researched and analyzed potential demand through personal interviews, quantifiable online surveys, and secondary market analysis of a doughnut delivery service with a potential yield of $3.8M in annual pre-tax income for Krispy Kreme Inc.

Aug 2010 - Dec 2010


Parsons The New School for Design, New York, NY, US, MArch, Master of Architecture

Aug 2011 - current

University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC, US, Bachelors, Business Administration - Advertising Concentration at Kenan Flagler Business School

Aug 2007 - May 2011


Kalil Endowment for Smart Design, Grant

Awarded one of three $5000 Fellowship Grants are given for the following category:
The Student Grant supports an undergraduate or graduate student studying at Parsons The New School for Design.

My research aimed at discovering the potential for ecologically sensitive sanitation systems in urban areas, building case studies out of existing projects.


Areas of Specialization