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Christina Buschman

Christina Buschman

Cleveland, MS, US

 

About 

Christina, born in Atlanta, moved to the Mississippi Delta after completing her Masters and Bachelors degrees in Architecture at Tulane University in New Orleans. Drawn to to the rural landscape, history and challenges, Christina joined the team at Beard + Riser Architects in Greenwood, Mississippi. With Beard + Riser's diverse portfolio, she has worked on residential, historic preservation, civic, commercial, religious and education projects - from master planning, estimating, schematic design, construction documents, specification writing, and construction administration. Since moving to the Delta, Christina has completed her AXP hours and continues to work towards licensure. 

She currently resides in Cleveland, Mississippi with her partner, Chris, their two labs and three-legged cat.

Employment 

Beard + Riser Architects, Greenwood, MS, US, Architectural Intern

While working on becoming a licensed architect in the state of Mississippi, I have gained experience in residential, civic, education and commercial architecture. My tasks include various aspects of the design process - from program analysis, schematic design, cost estimation, construction documents and specifications, client meetings, consultant coordination, and construction administration. I also assist with the firms marketing materials and branding (including office space branding).

Major projects include: Greenwood Police Department (2017 AIA Mississippi Merit Award winner), Milwaukee Electric Tool Greenwood Campus, Community Development Initiative Head Start Kosciusko Center, Museum of the Mississippi Delta, Leland Medical Clinic Wellness Center, First Baptist Church Tupelo Master Plan, the Historic Bledseo House, the Beard + Riser office renovation and branding, as well as various residential renovations and additions.

Oct 2016 - current
 

Tulane University Planning Office, New Orleans, LA, US, Intern

Daily tasks included precedent research, field verification, graphic design, renovation plans, LEED documentation, and university space management. Major projects include drawing plans of Tulane Medical School and publishing case studies of all University LEED projects.

May 2014 - May 2016
 

Education 

Tulane University, New Orleans, LA, US, MArch, Architecture

Through a rigorous 5 year program, I was able to complete all course work required to attain a Master of Architecture degree, Bachelor of Architecture degree, Preservation Studies minor, and completed a Master's Thesis project. Outside of architecture, I took as many anthropology classes as possible, concentrating in South American cultures. I also participate in extracurricular activities like helping plan the Architecture School's annual Beaux Arts Ball and was very active in my sorority.

Aug 2011 - May 2016
 

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