Lauryn Stapleton

Lauryn Stapleton

Arlington, VA, US

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I love the act of making, especially for the purpose of meeting someone's needs. I enjoy the tools and methods used in the study and practice of architecture as well as the opportunity to communicate through drawing and modeling in their various forms.


Wilder Architecture, Inc., Tampa, FL, US, technical assistant

coordination of design/contract documents, collaboration with contractors/clients, assistance with proposal preparation, building code analysis, editing of specifications, completion of field observation reports, assistance with general office tasks

Jun 2016 - Aug 2016

Virginia Tech design/buildLAB, Blacksburg, VA, US, student designer/builder

complete a built work of architecture in collaboration with other designers, consultants, and clients: see a little league baseball complex from schematic design through to completion.
schematic design, building code analysis, presentations/meetings with clients and stakeholders, cost/timeline estimation, coordination of design/contract documents, completion/editing of shop drawings, PIT operation, welding and rough carpentry

Aug 2014 - Aug 2015

Soul Adventures, Clearwater, FL, US, camp counselor

counselor to elementary and secondary school students
coordinate and co-lead daily group adventures (kayaking, paddleboarding, biking, etc.) in the Tampa Bay area
coordinate and conduct daily bible lessons
maintenance of equipment

May 2013 - Aug 2014


Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (Virginia Tech), BArch, College of Architecture and Urban Studies

Summa Cum Laude with an overall GPA of 3.81

Aug 2012 - May 2017


AZ A+ Student Award of Merit, Award


AIA Blueridge Design Citation, Award

Awarded for built work: Sharon Fields Little League Complex in Clifton Forge, VA.
Review from judge: "Two softball fields with dugouts, storage areas and pressboxes set lovingly in a mountain landscape. Recreation buildings are often afterthoughts. Here the architect has elevated a utilitarian building type to an uncommon state of grace. Who wouldn’t want to attend a twilight ball game in this luminous setting?"


W. Wyatte & Annette M. Hibbs Scholarship, Honorable Mention

School-wide hand drawing competition. Submission receiving honorable mention was completed during Fall Travel Program.


Clark Nexsen Travel Scholarship, Scholarship

Scholarship went towards Fall Travel Program completed in 2015 as a 4th year architecture student.


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