Laura Ann Duhachek

Laura Ann Duhachek

San Diego, CA, US



Recent bachelors of architecture graduate with creative and innovative thinking abilities. Exceptional design and graphics skills gained through architectural design internship, as well as architecture and urban design studio courses.


Xibitmax, Minneapolis, MN, US, Graphic Assistant/ 3d CAD Drafter

Dec 2011 - Mar 2012

GZM Associates, Jr. Architectural Designer

-Freelance design work
-Work duties included architectural design and site paling, CAD drawing and 3-D modeling

Aug 2011 - Jan 2012

NewSchool of Architecture & Design, Architecture Teaching Assistant

Jun 2011 - Sep 2011

NSA+D, Student Council Representative

Jul 2010 - Jun 2011

San Francisco Airport Commission, Student Design trainee (Architecture Department)

-Work duties included design, product research, CAD drawing and 3-D modeling
-Exposure to construction of Airport facilities, including new buildings, modifications, remodeling and maintenance projects.
-Gathered infield measurements, construction work inspections and code analysis
-project development from concept, semantic design and materiality

Jun 2009 - Sep 2009

Poway Unified school district, Academic AVID tutor/mentor

-Tutored High school students in small groups in math and physics subject areas
-Assisted in the preparation of instructional materials and classroom monitor
-Served as role models for college bound AVID students

Sep 2007 - May 2009

La Jolla YMCA, Day camp Unit Leader/ School Age Teacher

-Supervises school aged children in before and after School program
-Provided home work tutoring and activity planning
-Assisted in planning, supervising and implement the Camp program

Jun 2006 - Aug 2008


NewSchool of Architecture & Design, BArch, Architecture : Urban Design

Oct 2006 - Jun 2011

Universidad Peruana de Ciencias Aplicadas (UPC), Architecture : Urban Design

-Completed a special Urban Design Studio lead by Ricardo Rabines in January 2010 working with urban edge conditions and urban planning.
-Returned to Lima for 3 months to further develop urban project and work with local community
-Gained cultural understanding and building practices in a developing country

Mar 2010 - Jun 2010

University of Minnesota, Architecture/German

Aug 2004 - May 2006


Society of American Military Engineers Scholarship Trust Award, Scholarship


Alpha Rho Chi medal, Award

In 1931, the Grand Council of Alpha Rho Chi established the Alpha Rho Chi Medal to "encourage professional leadership by regarding student accomplishment; promote the ideals of professional service by acknowledging distinctive individual contributions to social life; and stimulate professional merit by commending qualities in the student not necessarily pertaining to scholarship".
The Alpha Rho Chi Medal is offered each year to over 100 schools of architecture, whose faculty select a graduating senior they feel best exemplifies these qualities.


The CA Arch Foundation: Off Grid 2.0: Healing the Damaged Edge Competition, 2nd Place

-Competition involved finding sustainable solutions for urban infill projects with a zero carbon footprint
-Provided innovative community development strategies, natural resource conservation, and creation of new systems.


AECOM world wide: Urban SOS: Transformations Competition, Other

Semi-Finalist award [2010] Top 29

-Worked with partner to provide holistic urban plan and design interventions for large informal settlements of Johannesburg, South Africa.
-The solution helped to bridge the economic gap between haves and have-nots and provide interdisciplinary thinking beyond traditional practice.


NSA+D : Presidential Academics & Leadership Scholarship award, Scholarship

[2006-2007, 2007-2008, 2008-2009, 2009-2010, 2010-2011 school year]


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