Kelly Corcoran

Kelly Corcoran

Saint Louis, MO, US



Kelly Elizabeth is currently enrolled at Washington University in St. Louis and will obtain her Master of Architecture in Fall 2014. She spent her time at Sam Fox School of design this year exploring her path as an Architect. Kelly has also been involved with 3 Art seminar called Hybrid Media and Time-Based Media: Mediated Performance with professor Monika Weiss. Kelly feels most comfortable working between both art and architecture, She began creating in sound art as well. She feels sound instillations allow her to express architectural spaces and emotions with out any physical form in front of an audience. Kelly enjoys bringing this experimental art into her architecture practice; In this way she can pose questions about what architectural space is. [Her work was exhibited in an Art instillation; Convergence, Entanglement, Hybridity: Selected Works by Students in Hybrid Media 1 & Hybrid Media on 2 April 15-19, 2013.]

Kelly holds a Bachelors of Science in Architecture from the Catholic University of America. She was a member of CUA's AIAS, attended the Washington DC grassroots leadership conference in 2009 and became Captain of Freedom by design from 2009-2010. Freedom by design allows architecture students to use their talents to give back to those who struggle to get through every day actions like getting into your house if there are stairs. She was in charge of organizing students on weekends to design and build for those in need. Kelly was also given the opportunity and honor to study abroad twice with the Catholic University of America. In cities such as Rome, Florence, Istanbul, Barcelona, Moscow, St. Petersburg and Malta. She was also selected to study at the Aalto University in Helsinki, Finland for the spring semester 2014, with Washington University in St. Louis. 

Outside of academia, Kelly enjoys being active, staying connected to nature, wandering the city streets and spending time with family. In St. Louis Kelly attended a Graduate Student Retreat called 'Awakening' in March 2013.  Kelly also has been a Teaching Assistant at Washington University two semesters of instructing Core Drawing I and II, and one semester Contemporary Landscapes.

Kelly's hobbies include: spending time with her friends and family, traveling, running, crossfitting, sketching,  taking photographs, painting, volunteering and attending local sports games.



Washington University in St. Louis, St. Louis, Teaching Assistant

Sep 2014 - Dec 2014

ESF summer camp, Moorestown, NJ, US, Sports Camp Councilor

Jul 2014 - Aug 2014

Washington University in St. Louis, Saint Louis, MO, US, Teaching Assistant

Aug 2013 - Dec 2013

Lazor Design, Peter Lazor AIA, Ambler, PA, US, Architectural Intern

As an Architectural Intern the position called for working in CAD, assisting in drawing and designing apartments in the Philadelphia region. Programs used; AutoCAD, Illustrator, Abode Bridge, Microsoft word and Excel. Responsibilities; Contacting product vendors, Zoning and Code research, Computer Drafting, Site Visits, Building surveying and Designing New office's Print Room, Cabinet layout and Product Ordering and Construction.

Jun 2013 - Aug 2013

Washington University in St. Louis, Saint Louis, MO, US, Teaching Assistant

Paid teaching assistant position. Responsible for creative criticism, peer support and technical instruction and advice.

Oct 2012 - May 2013

PGN Architects, Washington, DC, US, Architectural Intern

Paid internship (summer), where I was responsible for surveying, CAD drawings, organizing printing and contacting clients.

May 2011 - Sep 2011


Washington University in St. Louis, Saint Louis, MO, US, MArch, Masters of Architecture

Aug 2012 - Dec 2014

The Catholic University of America, Washington, DC, US, Bachelors, Bachelors of Science in Architecture

Aug 2008 - May 2012

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