Morgan Oster

Morgan Oster

Flagstaff, AZ, US

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My name is Morgan Oster and I am from Flagstaff, Arizona and received my B.Arch from the University of Arizona.

Raised in a very outdoorsie family, I am decidedly indoorsie.  I have a very diverse range of hobbies that fill my life and closets with projects.  I have deep love of sewing, embroidery, macrame, sketching, photography, refinishing craigslist furniture, graphic design, knitting, cooking, canning and brewing. 

In school, I excelled in conceptual design, graphic and verbal presentations, and model building which resulted in receiving several design awards and a publication in ARCHITECT magazine.  I was also honored with the opportunity to be a TA for building technologies/structures courses in the 2nd-4th year curriculum, and was the only student featured in a 2017 AIA Arizona Model Exhibit. 

In my internships, I have gained professional work experience ranging from a 5 person office, to a 40 person office and in both architecture and construction.  Additionally I worked on many stages of production including conceptual design, CD, CA and on a range of scales from a particularly elaborate downspout to a site design for Arizona State University. 

Professionally, my skills include verbal and graphic communication, prioritizing bigger picture goals, creative problem solving, intrinsic motivation, focus and a positive attitude. I am proficient in the following software: Adobe Suite, AutoCAD, Maxwell Render, Microsoft Office, Rhino, Sketchup and V-Ray Render.  I have a introductory to intermediate knowledge of Revit and Revit Render, as well as Grasshopper. 


Architekton, Phoenix, AZ, US, Intern

At this position I carried a 2000sf TI from conceptual design through design development for Arizona State University Center for Biomimicry.

May 2017 - Aug 2017

Rob Paulus Architects, Tucson, AZ, US, Intern

While employed at RPA, I performed a wide range of tasks including site design construction documents drafting, basic code reviews, and award submittals.

May 2016 - Aug 2016

Hamel Contracting, Murrieta, CA, US, Intern

Interning at Hamel allowed me to acquire experience in the construction industry gaining proficiency reviewing submittals and handling contracts.

May 2014 - Aug 2014


University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ, US, BArch, Architecture

NAAB accredited 5 year degree
3.894 GPA

Aug 2013 - May 2018


Design Futures Council Scholar, Other

Graduating students named a DFC Scholar, exemplify the 6 core tenets of the DFC: Design Excellence, Collaborative Work Ethic, Ability to Positively Influence Others, Sustainable Design, Technology Adoption, and Design for Health


AIA Design Excellence Award, 1st Place

Spring 2018 - Best in Show - Capstone
Fall 2016 - Winner - UAHighRISE
Spring 2016 - Winner - UU Campus
Fall 2015 - Nominee - Urban Agricultural Pavilion
Spring 2015 - Nominee - Reggio Emelio Elementary
Fall 2014 - Nominee - Dia De Los Muertos Museum


Sloan Award- ARCHITECT Magazine, Award

Capstone project to be published in the September 2018 issue of ARCHITECT Magazine


AIA Henry Adams Medal and Certificate, 1st Place

Awarded by architecture faculty to the graduating student with the highest GPA


Richard + Bäuer Architectural Prize - Architectural Narrative, 1st Place

Design award embedded in the curriculum of the 401 Integration Studio, the UAHighRISE. Best Diagrammatic Analysis and Graphic Presentation.


University of Arizona Archon Prize, 1st Place

First place in an annual design achievement scholarship award, embedded in the
curriculum of the Land Ethics Studio project, the Unitarian Universalist Campus


Richard + Bäuer Architectural Prize - Urban Catalyst, 1st Place

Design award embedded in the curriculum of the 401 Integration Studio, the UAHighRISE. Best Environmental/Contextual Response.


University of Arizona Foundation Award - "Grit", Award

Award given to first year students who stand out among their peers


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