David Amdie

David Amdie

Washington, DC, US

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Architecture has always been a considerable interest of mine, especially after taking three years of courses in the subject prior to entering college. Since then, I have made it my goal to better understand the design process, collaboration, and research it takes for an idea to manifest itself into the living breathing organism that is the built environment.



Skidmore, Owings & Merrill (SOM), New York, NY, US, Junior Architectural Professional

Through collaborative efforts, developed content for competition entry (commission earned). The process required rigorous use of Adobe suite, Enscape and Rhino. Post entry, responsibilities included cost analysis, preliminary drawing documentation and representation for another project in its schematic phase.

Jun 2019 - current

Skidmore, Owings & Merrill (SOM), New York, NY, US, Architectural Intern

Jun 2018 - Aug 2018

BriggsKnowles A+D, New York, Design Build

Design and Construction of Temporary Pavilion. Construct floor, walls, roof and doors. Install shelving and site equipment. Coordinate with the BEB woodshop.

Jun 2017 - Sep 2017

Coleprevost, Washington, DC, US, Intern

Worked primarily in the design development phase of various residential projects. Produced schematic drawings with extensive use of Vectorworks and made subsequent adjustments based on both client and principal feedback.

Dec 2014 - Feb 2015


Rhode Island School of Design (RISD), Providence, RI, US, MArch, M. Arch

Sep 2016 - May 2019

The Catholic University of America, Washington, DC, US, Bachelors, Architecture

Aug 2012 - May 2014


Graduate Thesis Award, 1st Place

For demonstrating exceptional work in the completion of their thesis and promoting excellence in the study of architecture.


AIA RI Scholarship, Scholarship

AIA/RhodeIsland Architectural Forum met to select the recipients of scholarship money generated from their endowment at the RI Foundation.


cardinal patrick o’boyle foreign studies competition, 2nd Place

projects investigated the theme of “Disruption”. The projects re-examined the programmatic typologies of the homeless shelter, the library, the office building, the school and the museum


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