Amanda Nielsen

Amanda Nielsen

New York, NY, US

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I am interested in a design position that would enable me to contribute to the development of your firm’s design portfolio. My education demanded that I consistently challenge each design opportunity to ensure a high-standard of architecture design. My current employment is with a small Brooklyn design firm which has continued to develop my holistic design craft, while I gain a knowledge base for the application and execution of those designs. This small office experience has provided me the opportunity to fully own several design projects and to develop them through each design phase.  My work experience includes new and revised design specification, coordination with engineers and contractors, client meetings, and city permit filings. This end-to-end  experience has allowed me to gain insight into  the implementation process associated with each architectural design.  I believe that my passion for architecture matches your firm’s design commitment and marks me as a noteworthy addition to your design team.



noroof architects, Brooklyn, NY, US, Junior Architect

- Job Captain on resiential projects: finalizing drawing set, coordinating engineers and contractors, filing permit and general project management.
- Managed on-site construction coordination with engineers and subcontractors on multiple projects, reviewing completed work and assisting with on-site questions and changes.
- Prepared project specifications for multiple projects, spanning from initial client presentations to ordering & installing materials.
- Generated early design schemes for plan layout and facade studies

Jan 2017 - current

FutureHaus Research Project, Blacksburg, VA, US, Revit Intern

Built detailed Revit model for the automated construction of the complex SIPS panels that control and house the functional components (kitchen, bedroom, electronics, etc.) within the entire apartment.
Created Revit model with experiential qualities to enable a visual walk-through of the proposed apartment.

Aug 2014 - Jan 2015

Jeff Watson Homes, Austin, TX, US, Architecture Intern

Adjusted red lines and dimensioned components in full AutoCAD drawing sets.
Constructed drawing sets: slab plan, multiple elevations and roof plan from floor plan of a detached garage project.

May 2013 - Aug 2013


Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (Virginia Tech), Blacksburg, Va, BArch, Architectre + Design

Aug 2010 - May 2015


Pella Prize for Excellence in Architecture, Honorable Mention

Top 14 Finalist for the Pella Prize
Award recognizing excellence in design for undergraduate thesis work


Dean’s List, Other

Fall 2010- Spring 2015


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