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Andrew McMahan

Andrew McMahan

Hattiesburg, MS, US

 

About 

   I’m 27 and a graduate of MSU with a B.Arch and Philosophy/Religion Minor. I’ve lived and studied in D.C., worked in Alaska and Tennessee, traveled the US, Italy, and Germany, hiked the Canadian Rockies, and wandered the Denali Wilderness. All the places I’ve been have shown me that architecture must be aware of place. The power of architecture lies not just in its form but also in its capacity for creative place making, and this is invariably people centric at its core. It is my desire to understand architecture as more than just an object, but see it as the product of multiple disciplines and influences coalesced in harmony.

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Employment 

Midtown Partners, Jackson, MS, Volunteer Intern

- Updated master plan for the Midtown Neighborhood.
- Created new presentation for master plan.
- Researched potential grant opportunities for developments in neighborhood.
- Performed site visits at new housing under construction.

May 2015 - Aug 2015
 

Gresham Smith, Nashville, TN, Intern

- Designed new lobby expansion and major renovation for Henrico Doctor’s Hospital.
- Traveled to Virginia to present schematic design to the CEO.
- Coordinated with in house mechanical and civil engineers.
- Responsible for generating presentations, setting up, and running meetings for multiple project phases.
- Assisted in multiple pre-contract development projects and meetings (up to 6 at a time).

May 2014 - Dec 2014
 

Center for Maximum Potential Building Systems, Austin, TX, Externship

- Assembled mock up rebar and steel prototype park canopy system.
- Fabricated custom metal components in metal shop (welding, plasma cutter).
- Assembled and repaired solar decathlon house.

Mar 2014 - Mar 2014
 

Kantishna Roadhouse, Denali National Park, AK, Seasonal Worker

- Assisted in guided hikes through the Alaskan backcountry.
- Helped provide fly fishing training and guiding for guests.
- Provided wait service in main dining room to guests at the four star lodge.

Jun 2013 - Aug 2013
 

Barrette Studio, Birmingham, AL, Externship

- Red-lined and corrected drawing for commercial renovation.
- Researched rainscreen systems for installation.
- Assisted in schematic meeting between architects and contractors.

Apr 2013 - Apr 2013
 

Carl Small Town Center, Starkville, MS, Intern

- Pioneered the Rural Sustainability Research project – (a study of the unsustainable nature and deterioration of the American small town, looking at issues pertaining to bypasses, sprawl, out- migration, economy, and energy use).
- Designed Graphic layout for and headed up the Mississippi Bypass Guidelines book production.

May 2011 - Jun 2012
 

H3 Hardy Collaboration Architecture, New York, NY, Externship

- Produced renderings for a project presentation under development.
- Worked a punch list for recently completed theater.
- Joined site meetings to discuss change orders and conflicts.

Mar 2012 - Mar 2012
 

Larry Albert & Associates Architects, Hattiesburg, MS, Intern

- Worked on designs for a renovation project of the historic Faulkner Building.
- Measured site, building, and details to produce working drawings.
- Participated in critiques and development of design.
- Supervised interior demolition of storage building and assisted in redesign efforts to re-task it as additional office space.
- Conducted project research for potential jobs.

Jun 2010 - Aug 2010
 

Education 

Mississippi State University, Starkville, MS, US, BArch, Architecture

Initally Started in Mech Engineering then moved to Architecture

B. Arch and Minor in Philosophy and Religion

Aug 2009 - May 2016
 

Areas of Specialization