Colleen Clifford

Colleen Clifford

Hudson, MA, US



I'm a recent architecture graduate at Carnegie Mellon University. I'm interested in material science, soft architecture, and sustainable design. My creativity streams from my hands, and my education has taught me to combine this ability with diagrammatic methodologies, digital fabrication, modelling with an attention to detail, and crafting purposeful presentations. I've used my equipment resources to create unique models and projects with quirky characteristics that attempt to solve contemporary architectural and environmental problems.

I value hands-on experience and am looking to create in as many ways as possible, and gain well-rounded experience using different tools, materials, techniques, and software.


Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA, US, Research Assistant

Working under Prof. Dana Cupkova, investigated the effect of complex geometry on thermal mass systems, and incorporating self-sustaining moss growth to exterior facade panels.

May 2016 - Aug 2016

HKC Global, Wellesley, MA, US, Architectural Intern

Created Revit models and drawings to improve commercial kitchen efficiency. Diagrammed restaurants based on measurements, circulation, and kitchen processes on-site.

Jun 2015 - Aug 2015

Bohlin Cywinski Jackson, Pittsburgh, PA, US, Architectural Intern

Designed strategies for a new mixed-use urban site. Worked on first stage of design process by 3D modeling proposed road and pedestrian networks, created drawings and diagrams.

Jul 2014 - Aug 2014

Habitat for Humanity, Worcester, MA, US, LEED and Construction Intern

Responsible for creating LEED documentation about an environmentally-friendly residence being constructed in Worcester, MA.

May 2013 - Aug 2013


Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA, US, BArch, Architecture

Studied Architecture with a minor in Architectural Representation and Visualization. Created a capstone research project focusing on the intersection of architecture and textiles to create a 2D drawing system that can be used to direct pinching, stitching, and slicing textiles in order to create architecture.

Participant in the Lunar Gala fashion show for four years, an entirely student-run fashion show which over 1,000 people attend every year. Producer for the show 2014-2015 with two other peers.

Sep 2011 - May 2016


Senior Leadership Award, Award

Recognition of unique impact as a leader on campus.


National Concrete Masonry Association Student Project Award, 3rd Place

Scholarship for architectural studio project.


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