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Leila Mantilla

Leila Mantilla

New York, NY, US

 

About 

Rochester, NY native and coffee enthusiast. I'm currently a senior at Columbia University graduating with a B.A. in Architecture, where I also compete in Division I cross country and track and field. Having known I want to pursue Architecture since the seventh grade, I'm excited to be on my path to licensure. I value both traditional design and original manipulations of traditional elements. I crave creation and simplicity that sparks wonder. I enjoy building relationships and hope to someday own a Bernese mountain dog. 

Employment 

Hawthorne Valley Farm, New York, NY, US, Farmer's Market Salesperson

Selling organic produce, dairy, baked goods, and sauerkrauts at the farmer's market in Morningside Heights on Manhattan. Developing close relationships with locals and learning the best ways to prepared produce to get the most of their taste and nutrition. Also, doing math in my head.

Sep 2015 - current
 

Columbia University - Dodge Fitness Center, New York, NY, US, Fitness Center Attendant

Sep 2014 - current
 

LaBella Associates, P.C., Rochester, NY, US, Architectural Intern

Summer Architectural Intern between junior and senior year. Interacted closely with, and learned from, licensed architects, those in training, and the equivalent in related fields. Worked heavily in SketchUp and AutoCAD to prepare concepts for clients and foster the design process.

Jun 2015 - Aug 2015
 

Education 

Columbia University, New York, NY, US, Bachelors, Architecture

Bachelor of Arts degree in Architecture. Early studios focused on abstract design and the manifestation of perceived phenomena in 2D and 3D hand work. Later studios focused on design as a process, beginning in conceptual phases and narrowing in on effective design for the build environment. Worked by hand and with digital programs.

Sep 2012 - current
 

Areas of Specialization 

Skills