Solwazi Cunningham

Solwazi Cunningham

New York, NY, US

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Innovative architectural designer with a background in digital design (Adobe Suite, & rendering software), model making,
project development (through all phases) & on-site construction management. Strong technical proficiency with work
history in online services. In-depth knowledge of architectural programs coupled with leadership & teamwork skills.
Proven history of performance in architecture, & the construction field.


Ziger/Snead Architects, Baltimore, MD, US, Architectural Designer

6 month intensive fellowship.
Worked as a dedicated team member with various tasks from submittals
and cdocs to graphic work (Adobe Suite), design development, and
renderings throughout the duration of projects from conception to
completion, ensuring that all stages are executed efficiently and effectively
Collaborate with project team members to develop design strategies that
prioritize user experience and functionality
Work closely with clients to understand their vision and requirements, and
translate them into innovative and functional design concepts that meet
their needs
Perform site visits to ensure that design concepts are being implemented
accurately and according to client requirements and industry standards
Develop effective communication strategies to present design concepts and
recommendations to clients, stakeholders, and project teams.

Jun 2023 - Dec 2023

Visionary Design Inc., Washington D.C., Building Surveyer & CAD Drafter

Conducted survey measure-ups of residential homes
with traditional tape and laser measurer.

Produced sketches of existing building and structures
with appropiate dimensions, notes, and details.

Drafted floor plans of the spaces I surveyed and
produced As-Built drawings that were then sent to the
company head for submission and progress to the next
phase of design.

All drawings were done primarily in AutoCAD (generic
version as well as AutoCAD architecture).

A brief position I held while completing the last month of
my master's degree before moving to a fellowship
position with another firm in June 2023.

May 2023 - Jun 2023

Axe Residential, Long Island NY, Real Estate Investor

Acquired potential prospective deals in the NYC area
Negotiated rates and prepared documents such as communication, pooling
and production-sharing agreements
Identify potential investment properties through extensive market research
and analysis to maximize profitability for Axe Residential.

Apr 2018 - Aug 2018

Spring Roc Construction/ Speigel Consultants, New York, NY, US, Assistant Construction Manager

Review construction documents, change orders, RFI's etc
Actively on site with workers when needed
First hand assistance with both office and field work
Maintained daily communication with vendors to drive forward progress
of project
Coordinate with subcontractors and ensure timely completion of project

Mar 2018 - Jun 2018

Bellet Construction, New York, NY, US, Assistant/Shadow Opportunity

Shadow experience of on site construction project
Learn and apply basic construction knowledge and principles.

Jul 2017 - Jul 2017


Howard University, Washington, DC, US, MArch, Architecture

M. Arch Degree

Aug 2022 - Jun 2023

CUNY CITY COLLEGE OF TECHNOLOGY, Brooklyn, NY, US, BArch, Architecture

Transfer Student For extra credits

Jan 2020 - Dec 2021

Howard University, Washington, DC, US, BArch, Architecture

B. Arch

Aug 2011 - Jun 2015

Areas of Specialization