Nicholas Finn

San Luis Obispo, CA, US



        My name is Nicholas Finn. I recently graduated from Cal Poly with a major in architecture and concentration in City and Regional Planning. My dream job is to help make buildings to help people live better. I am also interested in protecting the environment with sustainable design. City and Regional Planning interests me because it effects the built environment.  Land use and transportation really is interesting to me because it effects how people travel. I would like to become an architect because I love to draw, be creative, and draw floor plans. Drawing floor plans was my favorite assignment at school. I live in San Luis Obispo, California with my family. I enjoy spending time with friends and I used to play the drums.


Anton Hoffman, San Luis Obispo, CA, US, Gardener

Pulled weeds, picked up litter, cleaned apartments, cleaned rooms, painted, mixed cement, and gave tenants legal papers.

May 2013 - Feb 2014

Jeff Edwards, San Luis Obispo, CA, US, Drafter

Utilized AutoCAD to design and draw floor plans of proposed residences.

Jun 2013 - Jul 2013

Ed Seim, San Luis Obispo, CA, US, Personal Assistant

Packed boxes with antiques, moved boxes out of an antique store, made antiques look better, sold antiques at a swap meet, and yard work.

Feb 2013 - May 2013

Jeff Edwards, San Luis Obispo, CA, US, Drafter

Created design propositions for city planners and officials using AutoCAD and Photoshop.

Aug 2011 - Mar 2013

Brand-It Motosports, San Luis Obispo, CA, US, Darfter

Utilized AutoCAD to draw three dimensional parts of a motorcycle.

Jul 2012 - Aug 2012

California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, Advisor

Advised new students by reviewing their class schedules and recommending classes to take.

Jul 2008 - Jul 2008

Rainscape, Drafter

Drew over site plans on the computer using AutoCAD.

May 2004 - May 2004

McDonald's, Cashier

Assisted customers with their orders
Cleaned the lobby, counter, and the restrooms
Maintained a welcoming first impression
Operated a register

Apr 2003 - Dec 2003


California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, BArch, Architecture

Design studios, classes on materials, architectural engineering, environmental control systems, architecture history, architecture theory, wood shop class, concentration in city and regional planning, and general education classes.

Sep 2007 - Jun 2011

Cuesta College, Architecture

Architecture classes and general education classes.

Aug 2004 - May 2007


Scholarship from the Cuesta College Academic Senate, Scholarship


Areas of Specialization