Jessica Lynne Swida

Jessica Lynne Swida

Washington, DC, US



I graduated from Rhode Island School of Design where I received a Master of Design in Interior Studies (Adaptive Reuse). Additionally, I have a B.F.A in Interior/Architecture Design from Marywood University.  


STUDIOS Architecture, Washington, DC, US, Junior Designer

Produced technical drawings and managed construction documents. Contributed in design development and spacial planning. Aided in Construction Administration and was responsible for submittal review and close out. Conducted detailed site surveys. Assisted with FF&E and furniture budget packages. Developed renderings and design presentations for client review. Created digital and physical models with high attention to detail and materials.

Nov 2015 - May 2017

Center for Integrative Technologies (CIT), Providence, RI, US, Woodshop Monitor

Supervised shop operations, guided students in machinery use, assisted in machinery maintenance and repair.

Sep 2013 - Feb 2015

Rhode Island School of Design (RISD), Providence, RI, US, Graduate Teaching Assistant, "Scheme Detailing"

Assisted the professor in classroom instructions, exams, and miscellaneous projects, obtained materials needed for class, distributed and collected assignments, provided assistance to students.

Sep 2014 - Dec 2014

RISD IntAR Journal, Providence, RI, US, Website Assistant

Managed the online IntAR journal, gained experience in Wordpress, developed content and organized files, corrected links, uploaded images and text.

Feb 2014 - May 2014

Lawrence Meier and Associates, Inc., Kingston, PA, US, Design Intern

Worked closely with owner and principal, produced design specifications, completed draft drawings, attended meetings for residential clients, surveyed site, organized files.

May 2011 - Aug 2011


RISD INTAR Department of Interior Architecture, Providence, RI, US, Masters, Interior Studies (Adaptive Reuse)

Jun 2013 - May 2015

DIS- Danish International School, Copenhagen, DK, Interior Architecture

Attended DIS for a seven week summer semester in Copenhagen, Denmark. The program included an Interior Architecture Studio and Visual Journal Course. We had the opportunity to travel to various cities in Denmark to visit well-known architectural sites, as well as a seven day study tour to Sweden and Finland that focused on the works of Alvar Aalto.

Jun 2014 - Aug 2014

Marywood University, Scranton, PA, US, Bachelors, Interior Architecture

Sep 2009 - May 2013

International Studies Institute at Palazzo Rucellai, Florence, IT, Interior Architecture

Spent four months studying Interior Architecture in Florence, Italy. The courses studied there included an Interior Architecture Studio, Photography, Italian II, and Villa and Gardens.

Jan 2012 - May 2012


Fellowship + Assistantship Recipient, Other

Rhode Island School of Design, 2013-2015


Academic Honor Roll + CSAC All Academic, Other

Marywood University, 2010-2012


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