Jo Dean

Jo Dean

Philadelphia, PA, US

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Hello! My name is Jo Dean and I'm an architectural designer with nearly two years of experience. I graduated Temple University cum laud and was also in its Honors College. My work experience is primarily in adaptive reuse and renovation for civic, commercial, and industrial clients. I'm experienced in AutoCAD, Revit, the Adobe Suite, Rhino, and Enscape. I'm passionate about historic preservation, adaptive reuse, and sustainability.



Seiler + Drury Architecture, Norristown, PA, US, Architectural Dessigner

● Designed and led the implementation of four major commercial
projects, encompassing major renovations, adaptive reuse, and
programmatic restructuring.
● Collaborated with senior designers on many projects in a variety of
tasks by drafting, researching, reviewing, communicating, and ideating.
● Conducted client meetings to understand their needs and ensured
alignment with all stakeholders. Facilitated coordination between
contractors, submitted drawings, and client expectations.
● Conducted surveys for approximately 20 sites and produced detailed
existing condition drawings.
● Developed marketing and presentation images using 3D models,
Enscape, and Photoshop

Jul 2022 - Nov 2023

Beaty American Architectural Salvage, Philadelphia, PA, US, Outreach Manager

● Overhauled business website and managed its upkeep
● Implemented online store and cataloged stock for it
● Managed social media posts across platforms
● Aided customers in store with purchases

Nov 2021 - May 2022

Temple University, Philadelphia, PA, US, Independent Researcher

● Conducted qualitative independent research with a grant from the
Diamond Scholars program
● Documented South Street's social, cultural, and commercial recovery
from the pandemic through 6,000 photos.
● Composed an accompanying paper with data supported claims
● Presented findings at the Undergraduate Research Symposium.

Jan 2021 - Aug 2021

Temple University, Philadelphia, PA, US, Diamond Peer Teacher

● Served as a teaching assistant for Professor Rashida Ng in the
"Architecture, Design, and the Environment" class.
● Conducted office hours, provided individual tutoring, and led selected
class portions under supervision.

Jan 2020 - May 2020


Temple University, Philadelphia, PA, US, Bachelors, Architecture

Graduated Cum Laude as part of Temple’s Honors College.

Aug 2018 - May 2022

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