Megan Sveiven

Megan Sveiven

San Francisco, CA, US



I am very passionate about architecture and design, and am excited to move forward with my career. I realize there is so much to learn and hope that my work ethic and energy will secure me a position with an outstanding firm.

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Mauk Design, San Francisco, CA, US, Junior Designer

I work with the principal of the firm in the fast-paced environment of exhibit design. Responsibilities:

-See project through from initial conceptualization sketches to final construction and use.
-Use Rhinoceros and SketchUp to build computer models, then generate renderings for the clients, post-processing in Photoshop.
-Use Illustrator/InDesign for layouts and drawings to send to client.
-Physical modeling using basic materials as well as wood equipment and lasercutter.
-Direct client and fabricator communication throughout the entire process, including meetings, conference calls, emails and telephone calls.
-Produce design intent drawings for each exhibit design to send for bids in the fabrication process.
-Write and layout the company newsletter, four times a year.
-Update and layout a brochure highlighting the work of the company over the last 25 years.
-Office responsibilities including answering phones, sending emails, dealing with repairs and internet solutions as well as organizing and cleaning.

Select work:
-McDonalds Worldwide Convention 2012 (designed floor plan, common areas, and many of the main exhibits for McDonald's)
-NASA theater for International Astronomical Convention, South Africa 2011
-AT&T Exhibit Program, following the theme “Network of Intelligence”
-Texas Instruments Exhibit Program, fabrication on hold
-Heidelberg Engineering, American Academy of Neurology Conference
-Masimo, Inc., Exhibit Program
-101 Surfsports Shop, Interior Design and branding, San Rafael, CA

Jun 2011 - current

ArchDaily, San Francisco, CA, US, Classics Writer

-Wrote articles and found photographs of classic architecture to promote architectural discourse.
-Made precedent research readily available for architects.
-Diversified architectural sources, extended my technical knowledge and architectural vocabulary.

Oct 2010 - Jan 2012

CED Fabrication Shop, UC Berkeley, Berkeley, CA, US, Junior Technician

-Assisted faculty and students with projects of wood, metal and plastic, while maintaining a safe facility.
-Categorized and organized tools and materials.
-Developed extensive knowledge about table/band/radial arm saws, drills and presses, metal machinery, hand tools.

Jan 2011 - Jun 2011


AA Visiting School, Eugene, Oregon, Marking the Forest

Worked with a handful of other students to design and fabricate a camera obscura in the forest of Eugene, Oregon. All designing, planning and construction took place over a ten day period.

Aug 2012 - Aug 2012

University of California, Berkeley, Berkeley, CA, US, BArch, Architecture

Aug 2008 - Dec 2011

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