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Christina Drexel

Christina Drexel

Glenmoore, PA, US

 
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About 

Who am I? I am a motivated and creative 2020 Virginia Tech graduate with a passion for holistic and environmentally conscious design.

Like most designers, I love to create. The act of making enables me to work hands-on and discover an infinite number of potential solutions to any idea, question, or challenge that I encounter.

More than anything, I want to help people through design. I believe what sets the discipline of architecture apart from other fields of design is the idea of service - the obligation of the architect to create spaces that are not only beautiful and enjoyable to inhabit, but also highly effective and functional.

Employment 

Shiftspace Design, Philadelphia, PA, US, Architectural Intern

Worked on a variety of residential additions and speculative projects, including reimagining cookie-cutter retail developments, post-Covid outdoor gathering spaces, and Low-Rise housing models in LA.

Sep 2020 - current
 

Jacobs, Conshohocken, PA, US, Architectural Intern

Supported architect and lead visioneer Dan Lau in preliminary design work of biopharmaceutical factories for companies such as CSL and Novartis. Primary responsibilities included diagramming, master planning, and preparing proposals for client presentations.

May 2018 - Aug 2018
 

IFM Prover, Malvern, PA, US, Assembler

Worked in production assembling a variety of sensors utilizing one-piece flow manufacturing methods.

Jun 2017 - Aug 2017
 

Education 

Ryerson University, Toronto, Urban Agriculture Certificate Program

Jan 2021 - current
 
Sep 2015 - May 2020
 

Fachhochschule Düsseldorf University of Applied Sciences, Düsseldorf, Architecture

Partook in a one-year bilateral exchange with the Peter Behrens School of Arts.

Oct 2018 - Jul 2019
 

Awards 

Pella Window & Door Company Scholarship, Award

Scholarship awarded to students who are in good standing with the School of Architecture + Design and demonstrate excellence in the study of architecture.

2018
 

DAAD Undergraduate Scholarship 2018/19, Scholarship

The goal of this program is to support highly qualified undergraduate students with funding for study, senior thesis research and/or internships in Germany and at German universities.

2018
 

Walter H. Beal and Helen H. Beal Scholarship Fund, Award

This scholarship is awarded to an undergraduate student based on academic achievement.

2017
 

Architecture 2nd Year Competition, Honorable Mention

Prompt: Thinking about sound, space, form, and site, create three towers for three gongs.

2017
 

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