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Ashley Kopetzky

Ashley Kopetzky

Tacoma, WA, US

 

About 

I am upon graduation this coming June from the University of Oregon with my M.Arch, technical teaching certificate and nonprofit finance specialization. At the end of it all, I am a maker in the purest sense of the word. I embrace the boundaries that architecture provides in order to eventually exist in the freedom of its rules, but will also turn around and sit on the pottery wheel until I'm head to toe in clay because its lack of rules with a forgiving material.

I am an "involved learner" as many would say; I learn deeply through listening and doing -- I am quizzical and truly believe that we will be involved in the vacuum that we create within the industry if we choose to stop pushing those rules we create in architecture. Therefore I am an advocate for education regardless of the form it manifests.

Currently? I am searching for a job, one that supports aggressive architectural licensure and allows me the freedom to continue those questions whether it be in creation of my own explorations or research within the firm itself. Enjoying diverse growth is the spice of life! I am finalizing a partner thesis (terminals is what we refer to them as at Oregon) that is heavily involved in mass migration, its logistics and building blocks in all forms. Through designing emergency shelters, supplemental kits specialized for contextual needs, developing a design guideline document and eventually fully designing a facility to house these topics and the growth of technology that is providing (CNC, research, analyzing, education, prototyping-- the typical goodness). This thesis is a testament to my broad interests and deep desire to know more about urban sustainability and areas in severe stress/crisis.

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Education 

University of Oregon, Eugene, OR, US, MArch, Architecture

Masters in Architecture
Technical Teaching Certificate
Nonprofit Finance Management Specialization
Hydro-ecology focus

Sep 2015 - current
 

Washington State University, Pullman, WA, US, Bachelors, Architecture

Bachelors of Science in Architecture
Minor in Construction Management

Aug 2011 - May 2015
 

Areas of Specialization