Elijah Dolly

Elijah Dolly

Pittsburgh, PA, US



An architectural intern with strong entry-level design capabilities; speedy and efficient researcher; knowledgeable technician of a wide range of computer programs, with the ability to communicate clearly; an organized and proven determined mindset through hard work to get projects done, while showing enthusiasm to take on new responsibilities and assignments.

I am in the process of fulfilling IDP requirements and studying for/taking ARE exams in order to get licensed. I am most interested in expanding my range of knowledge on layout of and procedural differences between building types not yet experienced or briefly encountered, understanding the many ways in which a building can physically go together, specifically at the detail level - such as joints and connection between different materials, and dealing more intentionally with sustainable issues/green initiatives.



mossArchitects, Pittsburgh, PA, US, Intern Architect

High-end residential, restaurant design and renovation, and hotel/multi-unit housing projects around the greater Pittsburgh area, involving design, production, coordination, and renderings, using tools such as AutoCAD, SketchUp, Photoshop, and hand sketching and modeling.

Jun 2013 - Oct 2013

Shaffer Design Associates, Gettysburg, PA, US, Intern

AutoCAD construction documents on residential and light commercial projects, notably for renovations and historic sites; hand renderings for representation and marketing; code compliant design, especially applicable to ADA; transmittals, submittals, schedules, and punch sheets.

May 2010 - May 2013

Office for Planning and Architecture, Harrisburg, PA, US, Intern Architect

Master planning, streetscaping; Revit and SketchUp modeling, construction documents, and renderings/walkthroughs; diagramming, presentation booklet and board compilation and editing, image doctoring; CAD drawings and hand renderings; research code compliance, manufacturers and precedents.

Jul 2011 - Mar 2013

Shank Mill Property, Fairfield, PA, US, Restoration Assistant

Comprehensive hands-on experience in various construction and carpentry projects with a proficient, experienced designer and builder, including roofing, additions, demolition, restoration, and concrete work. Developed increased understanding of and appreciation for practical and structural applications pertaining to small bridge design, stone wall design, plumbing, electrical, and general carpentry.

May 2008 - Aug 2009


The Pennsylvania State University (Penn State), University Park, PA, US, BArch, Architecture

A well-rounded design education, grounded in actual construction methods and supported by technical system integration, focused my spare time on extra classes - furniture making, understanding sustainability from standpoints outside of an architectural discipline, as well as web design and business - extracurriculars such as the Penn State Rugby Club, Del Real's Martial Arts, and organizing interdisciplinary football and soccer matches and tournaments, while working part time.

Aug 2007 - May 2012


Hajjar Scholarship, Honorable Mention

Annual 4th year unique residential design competition.


Thorp Scholarship, 1st Place

Given during our requisite semester abroad in Rome for outstanding collaborative design efforts with Italian university groupmates.


Corbelletti Design Competition, Honorable Mention

Annual school-wide hand-drawn charrette, given for exceptional technical skill, artistry, and concept.


National Concrete Masonry Association Competition, 3rd Place

Formerly state-wide, now national 3rd year semester-long design competition, with an emphasis on ingenuity and knowledge in using masonry construction.


Areas of Specialization