Lauren Kirk

Lauren Kirk

Brooklyn, NY, US



Masters of Architecture candidate at the Pratt Institute seeking to obtain relevant design experience in a firm where I can maximize my skills.



The Newport Group - Executive Search Firm, Heathrow, FL, US, Communications Specialist

- Managed and monitored the company’s social media marketing
- Planned and coordinated corporate events and conferences as part of the event planning team
- Entertained clients and advisors at corporate conferences
- Developed press releases, announcements, meeting handouts, education materials, newsletters, employee memos and notices, and marketing materials
- Designed and fabricated customized books and other print materials for executive clients
- Assisted in daily operations of the firm’s communications department

Jan 2013 - May 2013


Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, NY, US, MArch, M.arch I

Masters of Architecture Candidate

May 2013 - May 2016

Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL, US, Bachelors, Psychology

Dean’s List, 2010
International Programs; Studied abroad in Valencia, Spain, 2010
Pi Gamma Mu International Honor Society in Social Sciences, Zeta Chapter,
Black Sheep Magazine FSU, Social Media Representative and Officer of Events,
Tallahassee Bike Polo Society, 2012 - 2013

Lab Manager
The Baumeister/Tice Lab, The Social Psychology Lab at Florida State University
August 2010 – December 2012
Studied the relationship between academic ability and visual perception, the relationship
between free will and determinism and its influence of the perception of various minorities, and
the effects of self-control depletion, rejection and self-handicapping.

Research Assistant
The Maner Lab, The Social Psychology Lab at Florida State University
January 2011 – January 2012
Studied the relationship between social motives, interpersonal judgment and power.

Research Assistant
The Charness Lab, The Cognitive Psychology lab at Florida State University
January 2010 – April 2010
Studied the relationship between the Flynn Effect and Cognitive Decline.

Jul 2009 - Dec 2012

The New School, New York, NY, US, Summer Studies in Constructed Environments

An intensive, studio-based, summer program designed to immerse students in all aspects of architectural studies including both digital and drawn representation and analysis, design history, and theory.

Jun 2012 - Jul 2012


Travel Fund for Student Excellence, Grant

Grant to study Ottoman gardening in Istanbul, Turkey


Scholarship from The Pratt Institute Admissions Committee, Scholarship

Awarded a scholarship by The Pratt Institute Admissions Committee in the amount of $15000.00 for the 2013-14 academic year.


Areas of Specialization