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Megan Hoover

Megan Hoover

Hoboken, NJ, US

 

About 

Being a designer is not a profession, it is a lifestyle. As a designer, I do not just create, I solve. I focus on the particular issues of the project at hand, and I strive to create an innovative, yet simple solution. In my design work, I attempt to strike a balance between creating something that is too simple to be innovative, and to complex to reserve any room for additional creativity. In order to strike this balance it is crucial to constantly update my knowledge on the newest materials, design techniques, and concepts in order to create a space that rivals other contemporary designs. My goal through my design work is to create spaces that instigate social change to the community around me. It is my duty as a designer to learn, practice, and create, in order to put my ideas on the ground and make a difference to society.

Elsewhere:

Employment 

Loci Architecture, New York, NY, US, Designer

Created schematic design renderings for building projects.
Updated design development drawings.
Created a material schedules.

Jan 2016 - May 2016
 

Steven Kratchman Architect P.C., New York, NY, US, Designer

Worked with Principle and Project Managers to make design decisions.
Surveyed project sites and took measurements of existing conditions.
Spoke with material manufacturers for building material selection.

Jun 2015 - Aug 2015
 

LDL Studio. Inc, Providence, RI, US, Designer

Worked with architects and interior designers to make design decisions.
Reviewed and applied changes to architectural drawings.

Jan 2014 - Aug 2014
 

Education 

Parsons School of Constructed Environments, New York, NY, US, MArch, Architecture

Major: Architecture

Thesis: Solving the architectural design issue of isolation versus integration through the design of a transitional living facility for the mentally ill population of Crown Heights, Brooklyn.

Design Workshop: Designed and built a stage, canopy, and seating for a community garden in East Harlem, New York.

Sep 2014 - current
 

Roger Williams University, Bristol, RI, US, Bachelors, Architecture

Major in Architecture:
Minors: Sustainability; Art and Architectural History.
Honor Society in Architecture and Allied Arts: Tau Sigma Delta Chapter (2013-2014)
Dean's List (2010-2014)
Varsity Womens' Soccer Team (Captain 2012-2013)
Study Abroad at The Institute of Fine and Liberal Arts at Palazzo Rucellai, Florence Italy (2013)

Sep 2010 - May 2014
 

Awards 

Dean's Scholarship, Scholarship

Parsons School of Constructed Environments

2014
 

Merit Scholarship, Scholarship

Roger Williams University

2010
 

Areas of Specialization 

Skills