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Charlotte McKernan

Charlotte McKernan

Santa Fe, NM, US

 
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About 

I'm a designer and programmer. My work spans across disciplines, including front‑end web development, concept art/illustration, 3D modeling, GIS, and data visualization. I was raised in Santa Fe, New Mexico, and studied in Japan and Switzerland. My background is in architecture, communication design, and environmental research.

Employment 

DNCA Architects, Santa Fe, NM, US, Project Manager

Design, coordination, and project management for multiple commercial and institutional projects, including the New Mexico Museum of Art Vladem Contemporary project in Santa Fe and a number of campus master plans for the Albuquerque Public School system. Responsibilities also include website maintenance, proposal writing, and development of marketing material.

Jan 2021 - current
 

New Mexico Building Envelope Architects, Albuquerque, NM, Designer

Supports with design, documentation and report preparation for various projects, including large-scale commercial renovation projects and numerous expert witness litigation reports.

Jul 2020 - current
 

PBI Construction Consulting, Santa Fe, NM, US, Project Manager

Worked as an Owner's Representative by coordinating, monitoring, and tracking funding for multiple large commercial and institutional infrastructure/construction projects. Monitored project timeline from design through close-out. Daily tasks included budget tracking, invoice reviews, and scheduling to track project costs and timelines for clients.

May 2020 - Dec 2020
 

PBI Construction Consulting, Santa Fe, NM, US, Project Management Assistant

Assisted with scheduling, monitoring, funding and execution of 10+ projects for multiple commercial and institutional clients. Monitored the progress of design, procurement, and construction phase services. Utilized budget tracking and scheduling systems to anticipate capital requirements and track project timelines for clients.

Oct 2019 - May 2020
 

RS21, Albuquerque, NM, US, User Experience Architect (software)

Managed user experience research, strategy, design, and documentation. Responsibilities included domain research, technical writing, and developing models/diagrams in addition to editorial/print design and website wireframing. Assisted the UX/UI Director with internal program management.

Jun 2018 - Oct 2019
 

RS21, Albuquerque, NM, Designer/Technical Writer

Data visualization, development and coding for a resiliency consulting firm. Worked alongside a small team to develop innovative, interactive data visualization packages for analyzing and presenting complex data systems with clarity. Developed projects to support long-term resiliency efforts of researchers, policymakers, and business owners.

Jun 2017 - Jun 2018
 

School of Architecture and Planning at the University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM, US, Graduate Assistant

Assisted Professor Kuppu Iyengar with developing lesson materials, leading classroom lectures and assessing student progress for his Structures I and II courses. Also assisted adjunct lecturer Michael Ryan with the Structures I course while Professor Iyengar was on sabbatical.

Aided with the development of course material, assessments and lectures for a new architectural theory course at the UNM SAAP with Professor Nora Wendl.

Jan 2015 - May 2017
 

RS21, Albuquerque, NM, US, Creative Technologist

Data visualization, development and coding for a resiliency consulting firm. Worked together with a small team to develop innovative, interactive data visualization packages for analyzing and presenting complex data systems with clarity. Developed projects to support long-term resiliency efforts of researchers, policymakers, and business owners.

May 2016 - Oct 2016
 

School of Architecture and Planning at the University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM, US, Web developer

Designed and maintained a classroom website for Professor Brian Goldstein's Albuquerque Modernism course. Responsible for back-end web development and content management as well as front-end graphic design work.

Sep 2015 - Jan 2016
 

Education 

The University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM, US, MArch, Architecture

Jun 2014 - May 2017
 

Franklin University Switzerland, Lugano, CH, Bachelors, Environmental Studies, Communications/Media Studies

Aug 2010 - Dec 2013
 

Awards 

ARCC King Student Medal for Excellence in Architectural + Environmental Design Research, Award

An award given for innovation, integrity, and scholarship in architectural and/or environmental design research.

2017
 

Peggy Cavett Walden Scholarship, Scholarship

2016
 

Charles & Katherine Brown Scholarship, Scholarship

2015
 

Don Schlegel Design Excellence in Architecture Scholarship, Scholarship

2014
 

Areas of Specialization 

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