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Lindsey Leardi

Lindsey Leardi

Metuchen, NJ, US

 

About 

Lindsey Leardi is a graduate of the College of Architecture Planning and Design at Kansas State University with her M.Arch and a minor in Mass Communication. She is a former staff writer for the K-State Collegian and Architectural Field Assistant for Kurt J. Ludwig, AIA. Ms. Leardi spent her semester in Italy questioning the pleasures of order and chaos of disorder in modern and ancient architecture. She also studied topics in neuroscience and architecture under Prof. Condia at Kansas State University.

Employment 

Generator Studio, Kansas City, MO, US, Architectural Coordinator

✔ Works closely with registered architects, interior designers, code specialists, CAD and Revit operators.

✔ Responsible for design and construction documentation on inter-disciplinary project team, site, code and building systems analysis.

✔ Develops and drafts floor plans, elevations and sections to create accurate construction documentation.

✔ Interfaces with homeowners in order to get information and permissions for work.

✔ Compiles and enters data for various concurrent projects, organized inventory, and assisted all staff with any work that needed an extra hand.

May 2017 - current
 

Kurt J Ludwig, AIA, Milltown, NJ, US, Architectural Field Assistant

Engaged in a range of projects from custom new construction to additions and alterations for commercial and residential projects. At Kurt J. Ludwig, AIA, I was exposed to long-term knowledge of and relationships with local municipalities, building departments, and various agencies throughout New Jersey.

✔ Worked closely with registered architects, registered professional engineers, interior designers, code specialists, and CAD operators.

✔ Responsible for design and construction documentation on inter-disciplinary project team, site, code and building systems analysis.

✔ Developed and drafted floor plans, elevations and sections to create accurate construction documentation.

✔ Personally surveyed over 40 homes in New Jersey, several of which were damaged by Hurricane Sandy.

✔ Hand-sketched and photographed current elevations and floor plans to translate information into AutoCAD.

✔ Interfaced with homeowners in order to get information and permissions for work.

✔ Compiled and entered data for various concurrent projects, organized inventory, and assisted all staff with any work that needed an extra hand.

May 2013 - May 2017
 

K-State Collegian, Manhattan, KS, US, Freelance Journalist I Building Construction

During my senior year of college, I contributed to the ninth largest daily newspaper in the state of Kansas, the Kansas State Collegian, for five consecutive months. All content is created, reported, and edited entirely by students.

✔ Worked closely with and learned from editors, photojournalists, and videographers.

✔ Focused on the Building Construction reporting beat, stayed up to date on campus construction and renovations as well as its effects on the college.

✔ Pitched, researched, and wrote over 10 articles.

✔ Conducted over 25 interviews with students, faculty, and professionals.

A selection of my works can be found at: https://lindseyleardi.contently.com/

Jan 2014 - May 2014
 

Education 

Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS, US, MArch, Architecture

Studying in the Midwest allowed me to branch out from my East Coast roots and learn from a nationally ranked, NAAB accredited, 5 year Master of Architecture program.

Minor: Mass Communications
Activities and Societies: Delta Eta Chapter of Kappa Alpha Theta, Environmental Design Student Association, College of Architecture Planning and Design Ambassadors, American Institute of Architecture Students, Architecture Student Advisory Board, Dean's Student Advisory Council, Architecture Planning and Design Professionals Student Advisory Board, Women in Design, Open House Committee, Diversity Committee, Mock Interview Committee, Graduate Student Leadership Development Program.

Aug 2011 - May 2016
 

Centro Studi Citta Di Orvieto, Orvieto, IT, Architecture

Selected to study with 18 other students at Centro Studi Città di Orvieto in the Italian hilltop town of Orvieto, located in Umbria. Expanded my cultural awareness, fostered my self-reliance, and broadened my professional horizons.

Traveled to over 25 different cities and experienced the art and architecture of great designers such as: Andrea Palladio, Filippo Brunnelleschi, Michelangelo, Renzo Piano, Leon Battista Alberti, Donato Bramante, Raphael, Lorenzo Bernini, Leonardo da Vinci, Aldo Rossi, Carlo Scarpa, Santiago Calatrava, Antoni Gaudí, and more.

Personally designed, published, and edited our class website which can be found through the link below or at: https://theitalianbob.wordpress.com/

Jan 2015 - May 2015
 

Metuchen High School, Metuchen, NJ, US, High School, High School

Activities and Societies: Metuchen Girls Swimming Team, Metuchen Girls Tennis Team, MHS Color Guard, First Presbyterian Church of Metuchen Youth Group, First Presbyterian Church of Metuchen Choir, First Presbyterian Church of Metuchen Handbell Choir, 30 Hour Famine, Habitat for Humanity.

Sep 2007 - Jun 2011
 

Awards 

Student Speaker at Commencement, Nomination

Selected by my peers and faculty as the student speaker at commencement for the College of Architecture, Planning & Design.

2016
 

Alpha Rho Chi Medal, Award

Since 1931, the Alpha Rho Chi Medal has recognized graduating architecture students for their leadership and service and what they offer the future of the profession. Alpha Rho Chi believes strong leaders are just as essential as strong designers. The award was established to recognize qualities not necessarily pertaining to studio and scholarship.

The fraternity awards the Alpha Rho Chi Medal, cast in bronze, annually to a graduating senior at each accredited school of architecture in the United States and Canada. Judged by the faculty of each school, the medal is presented to the graduating senior who has shown an ability for leadership, performed willing service for his or her school or department, and gives promise of real professional merit through his or her attitude and personality.

2016
 

Max D. Bishop Memorial Scholarship, Scholarship

2015
 

Service Unite Scholarship, Scholarship

Edison Metuchen Highland Park Girl Scouts is a Service Unit within the Girl Scouts of Central and Southern NJ. Girl Scouts, the largest girl-serving organization in the United States, builds girls of courage, confidence, and character, who make the world a better place.

2011
 

Areas of Specialization 

Skills