Jessica Tanner

Jessica Tanner

Tucson, AZ, US

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my name is jessica, and I will be graduating from the university of arizona in may of 2020. my background is a blend of arts and sciences, being a film photographer and artist while fostering a love for science and experimentation inspired by a mechanical engineer father. my dream is to work as a space architect, and I have spent the last five years preparing to enter the professional field of architecture in order to develop myself to reach that goal. I have interned with three local firms in various capacities: ware malcomb, to develop an understanding of CAD drawing and document construction; glhn architects + engineers, with an emphasis on marketing to learn about SOQs, contracts, and presentations; and rob paulus architects, to practice design and production practices. 

in my spare time I enjoy practicing photography on 35mm film, caring for my various pets (1 dog, 2 cats, 2 mice, and an impressive collection of plants), and coaching youth soccer. 


FC Sonora, Tucson, AZ, US, Youth Soccer Trainer

I work as the head coach for the U-3 youth team, and as an assistant coach for the U-10 boys soccer team. I set up drills, lead the players through practices, and assist with team management.

Jun 2019 - current

Rob Paulus Architects, Tucson, AZ, US, Intern Architect

As an intern, I create CAD drawings and Sketchup models, as well as signage for various projects and marketing materials. I accompany Rob on site visits and to client and contractor meetings. I also work with John Burcher on the creation of interior design layouts and interface between the client and manufacturers.

May 2019 - current

GLHN Architects & Engineers inc, Tucson, AZ, US, Marketing Intern

As a marketing intern with a focus on architecture, I assisted with the creation of SOQs, submittals for clients, and in-house graphics and presentations.

Oct 2018 - May 2019

Ware Malcomb, Scottsdale, AZ, US, Architectural Intern

As an intern I participated in design charettes, corrected redlines, and assisted in interior design layouts and presentations.

May 2018 - Aug 2018


University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ, US, BArch, Architecture

Slated to graduate in May 2020, I have thus far taken a range of design studios, digital communication studios, manufacturing and fabrication classes, and astrobiology and astronomy courses. I am currently in the last phase of my 'capstone' (senior thesis) course, which involves designing a project in Mexico City.

Aug 2015 - current

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