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Ashley Conolly

Ashley Conolly

Los Angeles, CA, US

 

About 

As the senior of two employees at Chun Studio, Inc., I have taken on a lot of responsibility in order to learn as much as possible about producing a project and running a business. I am a recent graduate from the School of Architecture at Pratt Institute (May 2014). I earned a 5 year bachelor of architecture degree and a minor in writing. 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 be part of a team that creates 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 project, but also through taking a Revit course at UCLA, and a specifications writing course sponsored by the AIA.  I want to develop my skills as a designer while I foster relationships with design professionals.  I am seeking new employment that will afford me the opportunity to learn through exposure of different types of projects and people.   

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 

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

In my current position I design, consult with clients to meet their needs, and produce the project from schematic design to construction through drawings in Autocad and 3D models in sketchup. I create conceptual visualizations, diagrams, concepts, and present those ideas to clients in the form of collage, models, and drawings. I obtain permits, specify and select materials, produce details and sometimes shop drawings, communicate with consultants, government agencies, and review boards, as well as manufacturers. I am also in charge of day to day business operations in which I have taken on the role of setting up email accounts, answering phones, ordering materials etc.

Jan 2015 - current
 

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