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Marcy Monroe

Marcy Monroe

Oakland, CA, US

 

About 

Architect (in the making) + Urban Designer/Planner. UF + UC Berkeley M.Arch-M.CP grad. Soo Tribe member.

Associate AIA, AICAE

Elsewhere:

Employment 

HNTB, Oakland, CA, US, Planner-Architectural Designer

Collaborations, plans, and designs ranging from window details to large scale planning projects within transit and infrastructure.

Jun 2017 - current
 

AECOM, San Francisco, CA, US, Urban Planner

Projects included the County of LA's Strategic Asset Management and Capital Planning Program Services, Oakland's Resilience Strategy via Rockefeller's 100 Resilient Cities Program, and other urban planning efforts.

Apr 2015 - May 2017
 

University of California, Berkeley, Berkeley, CA, US, Graduate Student Instructor + Researcher

As a GSI, I conducted three hour labs/section each week; created assignments, exams, and project objectives; lectured up to 150 students; provided tutorial workshops for architecture design studios.
Courses:
-Global Poverty + Practice; Dept of International + Area Studies, F13’ + F14’
-In-Arch Summer Institute-Media; Dept of Architecture, Summer 13’
-ARCH_100B-Fundamentals of Architectural Design; Dept of Architecture, S13’

As a GSR, I worked under Professor Jason Corburn to create GIS maps for the Nairobi Studio Publication. From Jan - Dec 11’, I took part in several planning workshops with community, government, and other stakeholders in the Mathare Valley informal settlement in Kenya to provide secure and safe access to drinking water and sanitation.

Jun 2011 - Dec 2014
 

University of California, Berkeley, Berkeley, CA, US, John K. Branner Fellow

Conducted a year-long independent research project focused on the role of architects in sites of disaster recovery. For this project, I assisted in organizing numerous community-based design and/or disaster recovery workshops, engaged in on-site construction of temporary housing, and created an online web journal. This research occurred alongside affected communities, key international agencies, academics, and government officials in multiple sites worldwide. Focus sites in Haiti, the Central Region of Kenya, and Tohoku Japan.

Dec 2011 - Dec 2012
 

Education 

University of California, Berkeley, Dual Masters of Architecture and City and Regional Planning

Aug 2010 - current
 

University of Florida, Gainesville, FL, US, Bachelors, Bachelors of Design in Architecture, Minor in International Development and Humanitarian Assistance

Aug 2006 - May 2010
 

School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL, US, ECP-Studio Art/Interior Architecture

May 2005 - Jul 2005
 

Awards 

2017 Jason Pettigrew Scholarship Recipient, Award

The Jason Pettigrew Memorial ARE Scholarship recognizes the significant contributions of emerging professionals at early stages in their careers and helps defray the costs associated with the Architect Registration Examination (ARE). Developed by AIA’s National Associates Committee, the scholarship honors the memory of Jason Pettigrew. Scholarship recipients receive funds to cover the cost of the ARE and study materials.

2017
 

Richard Bender Fellow, Grant

Awarded to outstanding student researchers in the M.Arch / M.CP concurrent degree program at UC Berkeley.

2014
 

First Prize at Storefront for Art & Architecture's "Competitions of Competitions: Redefining Briefs, Clients and Agents", 1st Place

Alongside Lee Dykxhoorn, AIA, our entry entitled "Deploy Yourself, Not Your Designs" was selected as first place in Storefront's international call for entries.

2014
 

2011-2012 John K. Branner Travel Fellow, Award

Awarded $35,000 in support of independent research fieldwork on an architect’s role in post-disaster recovery in longer-term displaced settlements.

2012
 

Malcolm Reynolds Prize, Award

$20,000 in recognition of design work.

2010
 

Areas of Specialization 

Skills