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Dara Dean

Dara Dean

Decatur, GA, US

 

About 

Employment 

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 - Architecture | Planning | Community Engagement, 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
 

Education 

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
 

Awards 

John Preston White Memorial Traveling Scholarship, Scholarship

2008
 

Gregory Paul Schrodt Memorial Scholarship for Study Abroad, Scholarship

2008
 

Susan Gallagher Endowed Traveling Scholarship, Scholarship

2008
 

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.

2006
 

Ekhoff Ochenkoski Polk Architectural Firm Scholarship, Scholarship

2006
 

Honorable Mention in Miami Biennale Competition, Honorable Mention

2005
 

Areas of Specialization 

Skills