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Alison Rex

Alison Rex

New Orleans, LA, US

 

About 

Graduate student in Architecture seeking to use and strengthen design and analysis skills in the field. Relevant interests include:  post-occupancy studies, sustainability, design-build, urban design, educational design, and transportation design.

 

Work published in:

the reVIEW, Tulane School of Architecture, 2011-2013

Recto Verso, graduate student architectural journal, Spring 2014

Employment 

Concordia - Architecture | Planning | Community Engagement, New Orleans, LA, US, Architectural Designer

Work on a wide range of projects varying in scale from residential design to master planning, with a hand in many phases from the initial concept design to construction administration, and including a strong focus on community engagement.

Feb 2016 - current
 

BILD Design, New Orleans, LA, US, Architectural Designer

Worked on residential design-build projects at phases from Schematic Design through Construction Documents.

May 2015 - Jan 2016
 

Tulane University, New Orleans, LA, US, Teaching Assistant

Advanced Digital Media (Prof. David Merlin) - Fall 2014
Led graduate (M. Arch) students in lab sessions covering: portfolio design, Rhino 3D, V-Ray rendering; facilitated reading discussions.

Building Climate and Comfort (Prof. Z Smith) - Spring 2014
Led students in labs focused on sustainability and building monitoring;
taught students to use 5-in-1 multimeters and CO2 monitors in conjunction with Hoboware, Climate Consultant, and Excel to analyze building data,
helping students draw connections between data and design.

Introduction to Architecture (Prof. Scott Bernhard) - Fall 2013
Provided feedback to first year Architecture students furthering their
understanding of key precedents and historical movements.

Aug 2013 - Dec 2014
 

LZT Architects, Austin, TX, US, Intern

Gained experience in a broad set of skills including:
- schematic design of a small desert residence
- the design of a sculptural wall and shelving system
- interior elevations of a new office space
- compiling documentation for an environmental compliance report, working with the Housing Authority of the City of Austin
- participating in the office's Sustainability special interest group to help define the firm's stance
- website overhaul (www.lztarchitects.com)

May 2014 - Jul 2014
 

Project Pipeline, New Orleans, LA, US, Design Team Leader

Guided a team of middle and high school students through spatial exercises and design exploration at an architecture summer camp, empowering them to think about design and planning in their own neighborhoods.

Jul 2013 - Jul 2013
 

Education 

Tulane University, New Orleans, LA, US, MArch, Architecture

Jun 2012 - current
 

The University of Texas at Austin, Austin, TX, US, Bachelors, Liberal Arts - English & Art History

Aug 2001 - May 2005
 

Awards 

URBANbuild 10, Other

Competed with a partner to design a 1,200 square foot residence to be built in Central City, New Orleans, Louisiana. Design was chosen by peers as the one to be built. Construction will begin in January 2015. Project was part of the URBANbuild studio at Tulane School of Architecture, which gives students experience in design-build, with one semester focused on design and the other on the build. Studio led by Byron Mouton.

2014
 

Areas of Specialization 

Skills