Lauren Marion

Lauren Marion

Philadelphia, PA, US

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I am a junior architect, felt craftsman, and watercolor artist with an insatiable curiosity and a need to make connections between everything.  I strive to create strong architectural characteristics that engage the occupant's senses.  The duality of Architecture occupying us as we occupy architecture is a consistent theme throughout my studies and projects.  

I strongly believe Architecture can only be successful with smart planning, universal design, an integrated site ,sustainable details, and a great knowledge of building assemblies.  I am excited to learn and grow in all these aspects of the profession as I work towards licensing and beyond.   


CvH Interiors, New York , Design Coordinator & Junior Interior Designer

As the design coordinator I worked in partnership with the Head Designer to develop conceptual renderings, floor plans, elevations, and detail drawings. I coordinate vendors for existing projects, organize and document all phases of the project, and assist the head designer in research.

Responsibilities Include
Productions of all project drawings from 3-d renders to Elevations, and plans.
Organization of mood boards, research products & vendors
Coordination Project timeline & goals to keep project on schedule
Schedule deliveries & vendors
Create presentation quality packets for clients
Create and maintain library of materials and resources to support Head Designer.
Communicate clearly & efficiently between clients, vendors, architects, and designers.
Responsible for organizing and archiving all new mood boards, renders, and drawings.
Working with various design programs to achieve quality drawings & renders.

Jan 2017 - current

PLM Architect, Asbury Park, NJ, US, Junior Architect

Junior Architect. Responsibilities include site surveying & documentation. Organizing information to assist head architect. Researching products to create accurate detail drawings & meet client's budgets. Creating construction documents & final sheet sets.

Sep 2016 - current


Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (Virginia Tech), Blacksburg, VA, US, BArch, Architecture

Bachelor of Architecture. Graduated Cum Laude.

Sep 2009 - May 2014


Studio Collective Magazine Article, Other

Hartvigsen House was featured in an article of of Studio Collective Volume 8. I briefly summed up my experience designing Hartvigsen House combined with images of my work & model.


2014 Pella Prize for Best 5th-year Undergraduate Architecture Thesis, Honorable Mention

Presented work to peers, graduate students, and professors as a top 12 finalist.


Ellen Braaten Media Award, Honorable Mention

This award is given in honor of Assistant Prof. Emeritus Ellen Braaten to a graduating senior
who is majoring in Architecture or Industrial Design who utilizes design-related media as a core part of a major project, senior thesis, or an overall body of work.


Felt Construction: Pop Up Felt exhibit installation "Membrane", Virginia Tech 2014, 1st Place

Students participated in the Felt Construction: Pop Up Felt exhibit lead by Associate Professor, Helene Renard in April at Prospective Gallery. The students were divided into four groups and were left to their own devices to design and create a prototype for creating private spaces in a public environment. Below is the process some students had to go through from start to finish.


2nd Bi-annual Naef Toy Competition, Honorable Mention

Swiss toy maker Naef Spiele AG hosted second toy design competition in conjunction with the College of Architecture and Urban Studies.


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