Dara Dean

Dara Dean

Decatur, GA, US




Lightroom Architecture + New Media, Decatur, GA, US, Intern Architect

Duties include design development, hand drawing, rendering, model building, preparing construction
documents and permit sets, attending client meetings, designing furniture, and working on multimedia
and graphic design projects, branding and website design.

Dec 2013 - May 2014

Cranbrook Academy of Art, Bloomfield Hills, MI, US, Architecture Teaching Assistant

Responsible for everything media-related. In charge of keeping the media lab’s equipment in working
order and everything stocked and helping fellow students with all computer-related problems. Also
responsible for hosting visiting lectures and setting up department dinners and various events.

Jan 2010 - May 2011

Cranbrook Academy of Art, Bloomfield Hills, MI, US, Woodshop/Laser Cutter Teaching Assistant

Responsible for helping and teaching students how to use woodshop tools and being responsible for
maintenance and running the laser cutter.

Oct 2009 - Apr 2011

University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY, US, Wall Builder

Responsible for designing and building a new and aesthetically-pleasing wall using a CNC Machine for an employee’s office in the architecture building on UK's campus.

Jul 2007 - Aug 2007

Concordia, New Orleans, LA, US, Intern Architect

While participating in a Satellite Studio with the University of Kentucky, I also obtained a part-time job in a local architecture firm. I was responsible for creating large database of references, architectural drawings, 3D models; planning and participating in design charettes with local communities; and leading an architectural summer project for middle school kids in local New Orleans neighborhoods. I helped plan and execute the initial meetings of the Unified New Orleans Plan for the rebuilding efforts put forth by our company.

May 2006 - Oct 2006


Cranbrook Academy of Art, Bloomfield Hills, MI, US, MArch, Architecture

Sep 2009 - May 2011

University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY, US, BArch, Architecture

Sep 2004 - Jun 2008


John Preston White Memorial Traveling Scholarship, Scholarship


Gregory Paul Schrodt Memorial Scholarship for Study Abroad, Scholarship


Susan Gallagher Endowed Traveling Scholarship, Scholarship


Received the key to the city of New Orleans, Other

Awarded Key to the City for our volunteer design work on Mickey Markey Park located in Bywater.


Ekhoff Ochenkoski Polk Architectural Firm Scholarship, Scholarship


Honorable Mention in Miami Biennale Competition, Honorable Mention


Areas of Specialization