Christina McMahon

Christina McMahon

Boston, MA, US



I have always been inspired by creativity. I have taken classes in drawing, painting, pottery, photography, sculpture, print making, and (most significantly) architecture. Of all of these, I chose architecture for its ability to influence the way people live, even without them knowing it. I wanted to work in a field that directly affected people for the better.

I received my M.Arch from Norwich University in May 2013. This is where I fell in love with the quirky vernacular architecture of Vermont, and the integration of new and existing fabrics which inspires my most current work.

As I begin my career I aspire to work for a firm whose work in conscientious, innovative and beautiful. Also, finding a job is not only about the work but about the people you work with and the environment this creates; I am looking for a firm that I can grow with. I am currently seeking work in the Boston, MA area.


Dann Norris Batting, Architect, Chester, NH, US, Intern Architect

Work includes as-built documentation, schematic design proposals, detail drawings and construction documents. Site visits and client consultations. Working at DNB has advanced my understanding of residential design and general building construction. My experience here has been hands on and I have been fortunate to receive close mentorship from those I work with.

Jun 2010 - current

The Western Pennsylvania Conservancy, Mill Run, PA, US, Assistant Professor for Fallingwater High School Residency, Studio #2

The students in this program are exposed to traditional elements of the first-year studio foundation, typical of courses required in architecture, design and the visual arts. The intended outcome of this course is to assist students in the creation of three projects suitable for a college-bound portfolio. Students will explore 2D and 3D design problems and mediums as well as craft and critique. Instructors introduce the students to many of the vocabulary, processes and skills needed to be successful in the visual arts and architectural professions.

Jul 2013 - Jul 2013

Norwich University, Northfield, VT, US, Administrative Assistant

Assistant to the Department Chair and also worked in the main office at the School of Architecture and Art (SoA+A). I was responsible for designing of brochures/pamphlets/displays/etc. Organized the NU SoA+A Career Fair which brought in firms from VT/MA/NH. Performed other office responsibilities included: aiding in lesson plans and presentations, paper filing, posting flyers, scanning and copying.

Aug 2008 - May 2013


Norwich University, Northfield, VT, US, MArch, Architecture

Aug 2012 - May 2013

Norwich University, Northfield, VT, US, Bachelors, Architecture

Aug 2008 - May 2012


Alpha Rho Chi (Medal), Award

Awarded to those who show an affinity for leadership, performed willing service for the school or department, and gives promise of real professional merit through his or her attitude and personality.


Plan NH Fellowship, Scholarship

Received the scholarship/fellowship award during the 2010-2011 and 2011-2012 academic years.

"Plan NH raises awareness of the link between the built environment and the social, economic and environmental fabric of a community. We believe that what we build, where we build and how has a direct impact on that fabric. [...] A cornerstone of our programs is our Scholarship and Fellowship Program, in which we recognize outstanding students who call New Hampshire home and who are studying a field that supports our mission."

- Demonstrated general excellence in field of study
- “Activist” orientation showing excellent potential for having a positive effect on the built
environment, preferably in Northern New England
- Demonstrated dedication to work in a chosen field
- Leadership experience and ability to communicate and promote solutions
- Breadth of skills, including flexibility and creativity required to work with diverse interest groups
- Work experience in a related or relevant field


Best in Show, 1st Place

Norwich University
Spring 2009


Areas of Specialization