Kelsey Ross

Kelsey Ross

Douglassville, PA, US



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Currently a resident of Philadelphia, I graduated from The Pennsylvania State University in May 2015 with a Bachelor of Architecture and three minors in Environmental Inquiry, Architectural History, and International Studies. My passion for travel fueled my interest in design at a young age. It has shaped my philosophy that architecture can better humanity but must maintain a balanced relationship between the people it serves and the environment it is in. Everyone should have the right to experience good design.



L2Partridge, Philadelphia, PA, US, Architectural Designer

Work side by side with architects and interior designers to create corporate interiors from small scale board room suite renovations to million square foot office headquarters. Interior and exterior renovation work, historical projects, multitude of design aesthetics.

Mar 2017 - current

JKRP Architects, Philadelphia, PA, US, Designer

Work on small project teams designing entertainment and multi-family residential projects of varying scales from proposals and conceptual design through the construction documents and administration phases.

Jul 2015 - Mar 2017

Reese Lower Patrick & Scott Architects, Lancaster, PA, US, Architectural Intern

Drafted design details, created 3D site and building models, participated in site surveys, and construction administration site visits and job conferences for senior living communities across the US.

May 2014 - Aug 2014

The Pennsylvania State University (Penn State), University Park, PA, US, Teaching Assistant

Taught drafting, editing, and 3D modeling software to fifty first-year architecture students. Met weekly with a core group of ten students for individual and group critiques and evaluation of assignments. The software included AutoCAD, Revit, Rhino, Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, and lasercutting.

Jan 2014 - May 2014

Reese Lower Patrick & Scott Architects, Lancaster, PA, US, Architectural Intern

Produced marketing materials, award submissions, construction documents, renderings, client meeting minutes, and client meeting presentations for senior living communities and secondary education facilities.

May 2013 - Aug 2013

The American Institute of Architecture Students (AIAS), University Park, PA, US, 2013 Northeast Spring Quad Conference Financial Chair

Oversee finance and registration committees and maintain conference budget and expenses. Maintained a successful conference to leave finances in the green.

May 2012 - May 2013

The American Institute of Architecture Students (AIAS), University Park, PA, US, AIAS Penn State Chapter Treasurer

Manage the finances and the budget for the chapter, and plan fundraisers. Doubled the chapter's budget through a school-wide fundraiser of first year architecture supply kits.

May 2011 - May 2013


The Pennsylvania State University (Penn State), University Park, PA, US, BArch, Architecture

In addition to pursuing the Bachelor of Architecture Degree, in May 2015 I am expected to graduate with three additional minors of environmental inquiry, architectural history, and international studies.

Aug 2010 - current

Penn State University- World Campus- Tanzania, Mang'ula, Tanzania, Architecture/Landscape Architecture

In the summer of 2014, I participated in a seven week study abroad program in Tanzania combining architecture, landscape architecture, and community design. The study abroad focused on designing to foster the relationships between people surrounding biodiversity-rich national parks.

Jun 2014 - Jul 2014

The Pantheon Institute (Sede di Roma), Rome, IT, Architecture

Participated in a sixteen week study abroad in Rome, Italy taking a photography course, architectural studio, architectural analysis course, a cartography course, and a course focusing on the "masters and monuments" of the city.

Aug 2013 - Dec 2013


Premio Piranesi Prix de Rome, 1st Place

Through a competition working with an international design team of six people from the USA, Spain, and Italy, we were awarded first prize for a design of an accessible way to view the ruins at Hadrian's Villa in Tivoli, Italy.


Award of Commendation, Award

Recognition of outstanding service to the architecture department for the leadership role in the planning of the AIAS Northeast Quad Conference hosted at Penn State


Society of Ameican Registered Architects' Student Grant Winner, Award

This was a grant for outstanding leadership within the architecture community.


Society of Ameican Registered Architects' Special Recognition Award, Award

Awarded a special recognition award for a project called "Open Stage" from a third year design studio. The competition called for any type of student project completed in an academic setting and was selected by a jury. "Open Stage" was designed as a student hub for the University of the Arts Campus in Philadelphia


Richard L. Grube Memorial Scholarship in the Department of Architecture, Scholarship

Scholarship awarded for travel to enhance the study abroad learning experience


National Concrete Masonry Association Competition, 1st Place

Received First Prize for a live/work dwelling in the annual Penn State NCMA Second-Year Design Competition in 2012.


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