Alexandra Ziemba

Alexandra Ziemba

Ann Arbor, MI, US



I am an American Architect and designer currently residing in Vejle, Denmark and looking for work. I am always open to new opportunities and industries, and bring a passion for learning.

The intersection between the physical and digital world has always fascinated me; and moving forward, I would be enthusiastic to join a team that balances and merges both to create innovative products. Currently, I am taking courses in UX & UI Design to learn new skills.

I also provide freelance architectural, design, and visualization services.

Certificate Program Holder- Healthier Materials & Sustainable Building, Parsons|The New School
Licensed Architect in Washington State, USA. Member of the American Institute of Architects (AIA)
Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM) - Project Management Institute 2021
Master of Architecture Degree - University of Michigan 2015
Bachelor of Science in Architecture Degree - University of Cincinnati 2013

Previously, I worked as a project architect-job captain at Studio Meng Strazzara. My work was predominantly in the private sector; focusing on commercial mixed use multi-family residential projects. I have additional experience in the public and education sectors. I've acted as a BIM / Revit model manager & co-chair of the Revit and Modeling Standards Committee. Additional experience in graphics, visualization, and marketing rounds out my skillset. These prior experiences allow me to translate complex ideas into successful final products.


Studio Meng Strazzara, Seattle, WA, US, Project Architect / Architect

Architect - job captain predominantly in the private sector; focused on mixed-use multi-family residential projects, with some experience in public / education work.

Roles included developing 3D models and plan sets, checking conformance with the local zoning and building codes & project goals, managing and coordinating with design/engineering disciplines, presenting to the public, permit submission, and working directly with the client & local jurisdictions. Provided design, graphic package, animations, documentation, and construction contract administration. Served as the agent of the owner, ensuring completion of projects to specifications.

Flexibility in programs and processes allowed creation of a variety of deliverables and management of project information through all project phases. Created feasibility studies, marketing collateral, presentations, architectural permits, and detailed final construction sets. Managed tracking and issuing of revised drawings for Architects’ Supplemental Instructions & responses to Requests for Information.

Taught internal workshops on architectural visualization. As a internal Modeling Standards and Revit Committee chair, had the opportunity to guide the group to create project templates, unit prototypes, best practice standards, and internal training; increasing efficiency allowing more time for design and quality control.

Nov 2016 - Jan 2021

MITHUN, Seattle, WA, US, Architectural Designer & Graphics / Visualization Artist

Worked as an architectural designer and graphics/visualization artist. Generated BIM architectural models using Revit for a range of project typologies including mixed use residential, civic/cultural, and workplace design. Worked on fast paced competitions & select projects from conceptual design into design development, and some construction documents. Created cohesive & compelling visual media from single still renderings, to 360 oculus environments & rendered walk-throughs. Utilized Revit, 3dsMax, Lumion, After Effects and Photoshop to create dynamic and detailed visualizations to aid in the team’s design process, improve client interaction, and for digital marketing purposes. Acted as an internal coordinator for efforts between landscape & architecture to generate compelling models/drawings, taught new hires & staff in Revit & Lumion basics & assisted in coordination with outside visualization/fabrication consultants.

Jul 2015 - Nov 2016

Rolfs Elert Office, Port Chester, NY, US, Architectural Intern

Worked in a small start up residential architecture firm in Portchester New York. Independently conducted site surveys, generated renderings in Photoshop, models and completed construction documents in ArchiCAD. In addition, met with clients to fulfill design vision and trained two new hires in programs and office standards.

May 2013 - Aug 2013

Gensler, New York, NY, US, Architectural Intern

Over a 5 month period worked closely with designers on Verizon Prototype Competition Concept & Presentation/Renderings, Baccarat Design and Documents, Royal Caribbean Cruise Line Projects, and NBC Studios Surveys. Worked in IT as a part of the BIM Model Management Team, managing and adjusting projects files firm wide.

Mar 2012 - Aug 2012

FRCH Design Worldwide, Cincinnati, OH, US, Architectural Intern

Independently generated site surveys & documents for a range of retail projects,
from pre-design through bid/permit submission. Worked in-depth on two
retail projects in Revit & CAD, gaining focused experience in department store design. Generated graphics and layouts for various projects using Adobe CS4.

Jun 2011 - Dec 2011


University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, US, MArch, Architecture

Master of Architecture Candidate
Thesis Advisor: Cathyln Newell
Metcalf Scholar 2013, 2014
Smith Group JJR Scholarship Finalist 2013

Sep 2013 - Apr 2015

University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH, US, Bachelors, Architecture

Bachelor of Science in Architecture & Historic Preservation Certificate Track
Graduated Cum Laude, Deans List 8 Academic Periods, Final GPA 3.7
Cincinnatus Scholarship Recipient
ICFF International Contemporary Furniture Fair Student Exhibitor May 2013
Donuts for Darfur Secretary 2009-2010

Aug 2009 - May 2013


Robert C. Metcalf Scholar, Scholarship

A scholarship for the University of Michigan for an emerging female talent in the architectural field


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