Deborah O'Connell

Deborah O'Connell

New York, NY, US

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I graduated in May from University of Southern California's 5-year Bachelor of Architecture program. I am driven by a love and appreciation for cities and am fascinated by the issues that accompany the world's rapid urbanization. I spent the past summer in Tokyo working for Sou Fujimoto Architects. I think this and my other past work experiences make me a strong candidate for consideration. I am a diligent worker and fast learner. I would love to be considered for any open positions.


Gensler, New York, job captain

• Managed schematic design team plan for base building of John F. Kennedy Airport’s Terminal 4
expansion, including digital modeling of arrivals and baggage claim
• Lead construction administration submissions and coordinate RFIs for German financial services
headquarters project in Columbus Circle
• Prepare models and presentations for global bank’s Bryant Park campus
• Create construction documents and review design decisions for 14-floor tower and adjoining
conference center—with a main focus on the exterior entry pavilion
• Convert scripted geometry from Grasshopper to Revit for parametric pavilion
• Design physical concepts for repositioning and coordinate production of models for presentation to real estate teams

Oct 2018 - current

Sou Fujimoto Architects, Tokyo, JP, designer

• Worked on design proposals for both international competitions and commissions
• Prepared diagrams, technical drawings, renderings, supporting documents, and physical models

May 2018 - Sep 2018

Daniel Frisch Architecture, New York, NY, US, intern

• Created bid, department of building, and building management document sets in Vectorworks  
• Made window, door, appliance, and accessory schedules

May 2017 - Aug 2018

MV+A, Washington, DC, US, intern

MV+A is a DC firm working on mixed-used projects throughout the mid-Atlantic region.
• Edited construction documents in Revit
• Created perspective and elevation renderings

May 2015 - Aug 2016

STUDIOS, Washington, DC, US, intern

Studios is a full service design firm with 6 branch offices worldwide based in Washington D.C.
• Created scaled site models for design development and client presentation
• Developed and assisted with drawings in AutoCad, Adobe, and Revit

May 2014 - Sep 2014

Winstanley Architects & Planners, Alexandria, VA, US, intern

SUMMER 2012 & 2013
Michael Winstanley Architects and Planners is a boutique firm that specializes in large scale master planning
• Created scaled site models for clients
• Assisted with construction drawings in AutoCad and the Adobe Suite
• Generated proposal books for prospective clients

May 2012 - Aug 2013


University of Southern California (USC), Los Angeles, CA, US, BArch, Bachelor of Architecture

• Special interest in equitable design, urban planning, urban nature and landscape architecture
• Elective course work in Photography (digital and film), Furniture Design and Fabrication (welding, woodworking, etc.), Middle Eastern Studies, Urbanism, Planning, Policy, and Development

Aug 2013 - May 2018


Crafting Vision Award, 1st Place

The School of Architecture 2018 academic awards, which were presented at the commencement ceremony.


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