Marie Thorogood

Marie Thorogood

Austin, TX, US

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I am a recent graduate of the advanced standing master’s program at the College of Architecture of Illinois Institute of Technology and am applying for architectural project managers positions in the Austin, TX region. I have experience and interest in projects including single family residential, hospitality interiors and medium sized commercial developments. I am on track to complete my AXP hours and have the intention of becoming a licensed architect in Texas. 

My previous employment includes working for a high-end residential and hospitality design firm and my most extensive experience is in single and multi-family homes, and restaurant design in Washington, D.C.  I am a veteran of the US Coast Guard and I consider myself to work as an excellent team member with an overall positive outlook. I am highly motivated self-starter with strong communication skills and creative problem solving. 

I am currently based in Round Rock, TX after making the move from Chicago and am eager to advance in the architecture career path.




Illinois Institute of Technology (IIT), College of Architecture, Chicago, IL, US, Graduate Assistant

Graduate Assistant to the Assistant Dean, Susan Conger-Austin. Assist in daily tasks such as with event-planning, scheduling, managing
studio shared drives, communications, and research.

Aug 2018 - May 2020

//3877, Washington, DC, US, Intern Architect

Architectural Associate. Specializing in high end residential, restaurant and hospitality design. Job duties included pre-design programming
and site analysis, schematic design and engineering solutions, project management and construction administration. 2935 hours approved in AXP Portfolio.

May 2016 - Aug 2018

AECOM, Chicago, Architectural Intern

Specializing in commercial, government and hospital design. Job duties included project updates in BIM (Autodesk Revit), AIA award submissions including FAIA submissions for superiors, and maintaining architectural marketing websites.

Jun 2013 - Aug 2015

United States Coast Guard, Washington, DC, US, E-3

Auditor in real and personal property directed by Director of Financial Operations/Comptroller. Served as Honor guardsmen providing ceremonial military funeral honors to fallen Coast Guardsmen.

Aug 2009 - Aug 2013


Illinois Institute of Technology (IIT), Chicago, IL, US, MArch, MArch Advanced Standing

The focus of each studio is design experimentation that yields highly
resolved, complex architecture design projects. Studios work on sites
within Chicago and explore urban areas around the globe, focusing on
challenges that shape the built environment. We design structural
and material systems that recognize issues of ecology as well as the
broader integrated concerns of climate, energy and natural resource
use, and sustainability. Uniting the diverse strands of urban place-making,
economic diversity, social equity, and environmental stewardship, Advanced
Studios promote the design of buildings and places that reflect the
values of their inhabitants and create a lasting sense of community
with meaningful identity.

Aug 2018 - May 2020

The Catholic University of America, Washington, DC, US, Bachelors, Architecture and Planning

The pre-professional degree creates the foundation in the field of architecture as preparation for continued education in a professional degree program or for employment options in fields related to architecture, such as construction management, theater set design, furniture design, real estate development, and digital fabrication and animation.

Aug 2013 - Jun 2016


Illinois Institute of Technology, College of Architecture Faculty Award, 1st Place

Faculty Award was awarded to celebrate student achievement, and aim to broaden the architectural dialogue that occurs between cities and sites.


Brothers Finfer Scholarship, Scholarship

Brothers Finfer Scholarship was awarded for outstanding design studio projects in the spring and fall semesters.


Eater’s 17 Most Beautiful Restaurants in D.C., Award

Eater’s 17 Most Beautiful Restaurants in D.C., 2019. //3877 Architects was awarded top 10 for Boqueria Penn Quarter, raising the bar for creativity and verve.


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