Olivia Morgan

Olivia Morgan

Virginia Beach, VA, US



Olivia Morgan is a 4th year Architecture student at the University of Virginia and a 20-plus year student of life.

Assisting with the renovation of her family’s 80 year old beach cottage, Olivia sensed that beyond the scraping, sanding and painting, there was a higher calling in architectural restoration. This study continued with her recent semester abroad in Italy focusing on Venetian architecture and restoration techniques. 

Her fascination with making things has continued to lead to various pursuits, among them, fine arts, theatre and woodworking. Her aspirations to become a professional model maker, drives her design process and attention to detail. Olivia hopes to continue her work through specialization in miniature fabrication with a strong background in architectural model making.

Expanding her horizons Olivia begins to use parametric modeling digitally and physically. She recently delved into grasshopper and coding to create both physical and hypothetical designs. She hopes to find a mediation between her hand crafting roots and digital coding. 

Olivia, now one of the top students in her studio, looks forward to finishing up her undergraduate education, and a future career as an architect/model maker.



University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA, US, Research Assistant

Jan 2014 - current

University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA, US, Scholar's Lab 3d Printing Specialist

Jan 2013 - current

Work Program Architects, Norfolk, VA, US, Junior Intern

May 2012 - current

Kutonotuk, Charlottesville, VA, US, Project Manager

May 2013 - Aug 2013

University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA, US, Information Technology Specialist

Jan 2013 - Jun 2013

Clark Nexsen, Norfolk, VA, US, Junior Intern

Jan 2012 - Feb 2012

Lyall Design Architects, Norfolk, VA, US, Junior Intern

Jun 2011 - Aug 2011

Design Collaborative, Virginia Beach, VA, US, Graphic Designer Consultant

May 2010 - Sep 2010


University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA, US, BArch, Architectural Design

Aug 2010 - current

International Baccalaureate Organization, Virginia Beach, VA, US, BArch, International Baccalaureate

Sep 2006 - May 2010


Intermediate Honors, Award

A certificate of Intermediate Honors is awarded to the top ten percent of those students in each of the participating undergraduate schools.


Areas of Specialization