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Deborah O'Connell

Deborah O'Connell

New York, NY, US

 

About 

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.

Employment 

Sou Fujimoto Architects, Tokyo, JP, designer

Daniel Frisch Architecture is a small residential architecture firm that works with private clients to meet their individual needs.
• 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

WINTER AND SUMMER 2015 & SUMMER 2016
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
 

Michael 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
 

Education 

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
 

Awards 

Crafting Vision Award, 1st Place

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

2018
 

Areas of Specialization 

Skills