Mara Lookabaugh

Mara Lookabaugh

New London, CT, US




Connecticut College Cummings Art Gallery, New London, CT, US, Gallery Sitter

-Communicate with visitors to answer questions and direct newcomers through galleries
-Manage galleries to ensure safety of artwork and report on any inconsistencies within the gallery

Sep 2012 - current

Root Studio, Oaxaca de Juárez, MX, Intern

-Developed practical construction skills in a fast-paced working environment
-Constructed 3D models and architectural rendering for the firm
-Worked with the Adobe for Women Project to build homes for women in socioeconomically vulnerable
regions of Southern Mexico

Jun 2014 - Aug 2014

The Center for Health, Environment & Justice, Falls Church, VA, US, Community Organizing and Development Intern

-Wrote and applied for grants to fund non-profit environmental and humans rights projects
-Organized fundraising events to commemorate the 35th Anniversary of Love Canal
-Gained experience working in a professional office environment

May 2013 - Aug 2013


Connecticut College, New London, CT, US, BArch, Architectural Studies

Major: Architectural Studies
Minor: Philosophy
Awards: 2012 Mellon Foundation Grant Recipient
“The Ethical Dilemmas of Environmental Discrimination in the United States”
Selected Scholarship: Goodwin-Niering Certificate Center for the Environment
Language Skills: Spanish (5 years)
Computer Skills: Microsoft Office Suite • Computer Aided Drafting (CAD) • Rhino • VRay
Training: Familiarity with LEED Certification Standards

Related coursework:
Senior Integrative Project: Low-cost Sustainable Design Solutions
Architectural Design Studio I
Contemporary Architecture
Sustainable Architecture
20th Century Architecture & Design
Environmental Studies as a Social Science
Architecture 1400-Present

Sep 2011 - current

Danish Institute for Study Abroad (DIS), Copenhagen, DK, Architectural Foundations

Major: Architectural Foundations
Training: Architectural drafting and model making
Computer Skills: Adobe Creative Suite, Sketch Up

Architectural Foundations Studio
20 & 21st Century Danish Architecture
Visual Journal
Environmental Economics

Aug 2013 - Dec 2013

Areas of Specialization