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Diana Pham

Diana Pham

Garden Grove, CA, US

 

About 

Design is such a ubiquitous aspect in the things and places we see everyday. To become a designer, particularly of space, is such an exciting responsibility. I want to be a part of this life, because being able to be creative everyday is all I've ever dreamed of. I love architecture, old and new -it is a very specific language that speaks to the way we, as building occupants, circulate, work, find leisure and comfort. My passion for creativity doesn't start and end with architecture, I also enjoy writing short fiction, finding great music, attending music/film festivities, and all things fashion -especially the weird kind. 

Elsewhere:

Employment 

College of Architecture, University of Houston, Houston, TX, US, Instructor's Assistant

Organized student groups and assignments for technology course. Documented attendance, grade assignments and exams. Helped professors in making announcements to class and helped students with questions.

Aug 2012 - Jun 2013
 

RBC Design, Houston, TX, US, Drafting Intern

Analyzed and documented building sites. Corrected redline comments from the city of Houston on construction drawings. Provided design research and iterations in design phase, renderings and presentations for clients, technical drawings for design and construction drawings. Researched and
organized specification outlines for the company, involved ordering samples.

May 2012 - Jan 2013
 

Facilities Planning and Construction, University of Houston, Houston, TX, US, Drafter, Work-Study Program

Transferred information into AutoCad by using existing hard copy drawings. Detailed room capacity, function codes, signage, and dimensions for each room of an assigned building. Surveyed existing UH buildings to document dimensions.

Dec 2011 - Feb 2012
 

Education 

University of Houston, Houston, TX, US, BArch, Architecture

In the summer of 2013, I participated in the Pan-Asia Study Abroad Program. My studio was divided in half, one half with their project site in Saigon, Vietnam and the other half in Phnom Penh, Cambodia. I was part of the latter group and focused my design thesis on water reuse for housing. At the end of the program I also traveled individually to Singapore and South Korea.

Aug 2009 - Dec 2013
 

Awards 

Texas Architectural Foundation Scholarship, Scholarship

This scholarship was awarded to me based on my academic merit and my portfolio.

2013
 

Cum Laude, Award

I graduated with the Latin honor Cum Laude based on my GPA.

2013
 

IEFS + HJCC Scholarship, Scholarship

These two scholarships were based on academic merit and helped me with my study abroad finances. They were awarded to me by the University of Houston.

2013
 

UH Academic Scholarship, Scholarship

Academic scholarship from the University of Houston 2009-2012.

2009
 

Areas of Specialization 

Skills