Kayla Baker

Kayla Baker

New York, NY, US



I have recently graduated with a Masters in Architecture from the University of South Florida. During graduate school I held a strong GPA while also working part-time as a Design Intern and Sales Assistant at Florida Business Interiors and then as a Design Intern for the Florida Center for Community Design on a local city project. During this time I was taught important skills that helped me to succeed in both my school career and my internships.

The project that was the focus of my time, as a Design Intern at the Florida Center for Community Design, was a city funded project on the new development on I-275, as well at the redevelopment and redesign of the downtown urban core. I was not only able to enhance my design skills, but I was able to work side-by-side with residents of the Tampa area as well as local agencies, such as the Florida Department of Transportation, the MPO, and the Hillsborough Area Regional Transit. This required great leadership and organizational skills, design skills, group and team oriented skills, as well as personal and professional communication skills to succeed.



Taryn Sabia, Tampa, FL, US, Design Intern

Worked on various small projects, as well as was other larger projects including:
- Redesigning of the Florida Center at the School of Architecture and Community Design
- Worked closely with the Florida Department of Transportation(FDOT) on a government funded project :
- Included an eight month series of Design Charrettes and meetings between FDOT and other local agencies, including the Hillsborough MPO, and the residents of the Tampa Bay area to come up with a design and vision for the future of the urban core and the I-275 interstate.
- Designed these spaces through renderings, sections and plans that were a result of the meetings. These designs will be presented to the community and the City of Tampa and eventually become a part of the Tampa neighborhoods and Downtown area, some of which have already been put into motion.

May 2015 - May 2016

Chrisanne Schock, Tampa, FL, US, Design Intern/Sales Associate

Worked on a variety of tasks including professional work with AutoCad, inventory and sales, and have helped with client sample portfolios for senior designers. I also helped to maintain the catalog and sample library by contacting vendors and sales representatives. I was able to finish every task and project before their deadlines and also developed professional, phone and communication skills.

Jun 2010 - May 2014


University of South Florida, Tampa, FL, US, MArch, Architecture

I received my Masters in Architecture from the University of South Florida's School of Architecture and Community Design with a GPA of 3.7. I also received a minor in General Business from the University of South Florida.

Aug 2010 - May 2016

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