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Ashley Conolly, Assoc. AIA

Ashley Conolly, Assoc. AIA

Los Angeles, CA, US

 

About 

As a Job Captain at Hamilton Architects, I have many responsibilities. I take projects from inception through construction, coordinating with clients, consultants, government agencies, neighborhood councils, city commissions etc. for custom single family residential and commercial projects throughout Los Angeles, Santa Monica, and El Segundo. I graduated from the School of Architecture at Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, New York with a 5 year Bachelor of Architecture degree and a minor in creative writing. I have continued my education by taking a Revit course and a horticulture course at UCLA extension. Currently I am enrolled in NCARB's AXP (Architectural Experience Program) and have been fulfilling as many hours of experience as possible toward my eventual licensure.

I am a person with many interests, but most of all I want to create meaningful spaces for people and I want to always continue to learn more about how I can improve people's lives through good design. I take the opportunity whenever possible to do freelance work and I have continued my education not only through these projects, but also through being an active member in my community, volunteering at various urban farming programs, attending art openings, and architecture lectures.  I want to develop in my career with integrity and an attention to detail.  I am seeking new employment that will afford me the opportunity to learn through doing and the mentorship and camaraderie of others in a team oriented office.   

Out of respect for my current employer I cannot post project materials, but please do contact me and I can provide them upon request. 

Employment 

Hamilton Architects, INC, Los Angeles, CA, US, Job Captain

- 3D and 2D design (schematic design, design development, construction documents)
- Permit processing
- Communicating with clients to understand the project objective and to meet their needs
- Producing representation images
- Meeting planners and completing specific plan, coastal, and other requirements
- Determining building and zoning codes and regulations for each project
- Researching and facilitating contracts between clients and consultants
- Researching, ordering, and detailing materials
- Procuring, analyzing, and comparing bids from contractors
- Overseeing construction of projects and providing field updates to contractors
- Documenting current site and building conditions for new projects
- Coordinating all consultants, sales representatives for building products, and clients

Aug 2016 - current
 

Chun Studio, Inc., Santa Monica, CA, US, Architectural Designer

- Producing schematic and conceptual material for client meetings
- Corresponding and coordinating consultants and clients for structural and interior design
- Creating shop drawings, details, and architectural drawings for commercial spaces
- Developing commercial and multi-family residential projects from schematic design to ready to issue permits
- Constructing visualizations, diagrams, concepts, and presenting those ideas to consultants, government agencies, and review boards, as well as manufacturers in the form of collage, models, and drawings

Jan 2015 - Aug 2016
 

Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, NY, US, Faculty Assistant to Architecture Writing

- Writing literary and film analysis related to architecture
- Blog/website management and entry
- Teacher’s Assistant for first year architecture design students
- Editing student writing
- Producing digital presentations of student work at Pratt for department approval
- Instruction on Photoshop, Illustrator, Adobe Premier, and Final Cut Pro
- Critic at class reviews/ presentations
- Compiling literary resource for students

Aug 2013 - May 2014
 

Frederick Fisher and Partners, Los Angeles, CA, US, Intern

- Building large-scale curatorial models the Eburu art gallery at the Huntington Library
- Building a series of conceptual models for a residential project in Venice, CA
- Producing hand-drawn orthographic drawings for residential projects in Santa Monica and Ojai, CA
- Drafting digital plans, sections, and elevations for residential projects in Santa Monica and Ojai, CA
- Making layouts for a request for proposal
- Editing presentation drawings for a firm publication
- Creating material boards for a contract interior project at the Firestone Library at Princeton University
- 3D modeling past projects for display on firm website
- Photoshopping renderings for Firestone Library at Princeton University

Jun 2012 - Sep 2012
 

Frederick Fisher and Partners, Los Angeles, CA, US, Intern

- Mailing and shipping firm’s publications and project related materials
- Organization of model-building workshop and attending to tools
- Organization of a samples collection
- Creating parametric façade options for the Principal’s personal residence
- Drafting details for a public building in Pasadena
- Drafting sections for the visitors’ center at Descanso Gardens

May 2010 - Sep 2010
 

Education 

Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, NY, US, BArch, Architecture

- Creative writing Minor
- Presidents Lists Fall 2011, Spring 2012, Fall 2012, Spring 2013
- GPA 3.48 (out of a 4.0 scale)
- Presidential Merit Scholarship 2009-2014
- Architecture Women's Working Group
- Archived into Pratt's publication "In Process" for Fall 2011, Spring 2012, Fall 2012

Aug 2009 - May 2014
 

Chaminade High School, West Hills, CA, US , High School, High School

College Preparatory High School

Sep 2005 - Jun 2009
 

Southern California Institute of Architecture (SCI-Arc), Los Angeles, CA, US, Making + Meaning

Summer Program

Jun 2008 - Jul 2008
 

Santa Monica College, Santa Monica, CA, US, Photography

Photography 1

May 2007 - Aug 2007
 

Areas of Specialization 

Skills