Jennifer Pham

Jennifer Pham

New York, NY, US

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The Institute for Public Architecture, New York, NY, US, Research Assistant

Collaborated closely with Residency Manager to plan and facilitate IPA’s design residency programming at the Block House on Governor’s Island. Coordinated logistics for events, workshops, and exhibitions, and handled internal administrative tasks. Directly supported residency Fellows’ projects, including research development and creating visual representations. Additionally, assisted with administration of The Story of The BQE, a collective oral history project tracing the Brooklyn Queens Expressway. As well, preparing and executing IPA marketing content, including newsletters and social media posts.

Feb 2024 - current

Rhode Island School of Design (RISD), Providence, RI, US, Teaching Assistant

Supported in-person instruction of Environmental Design I course. Course taught principles of environmental comfort, covering topics of temperature, humidity, heat transfer, air movement, and hydrostatics. I held weekly office hours to support students with understanding course material and assignments.

Sep 2022 - Dec 2022

uoai architects, Toronto, ON, CA, Junior Designer

Simultaneously guided three daycare renovations from schematic design to project closeout for Network Child Care Services in Toronto. Produced design development and construction documents using AutoCAD. Managed construction administration for each daycare renovation. Coordinated with contractors, consultants, and client to ensure project completion under tight timelines.

These projects were awarded with the distinction of Canadian Interiors 2021 Project of the Year:

Nov 2019 - Aug 2021

MC Architects, Toronto, ON, CA, Architectural Designer

Produced building permit drawings for Willowdale Church renovation in North York, Canada. Assisted with drawings and construction details for large-scale Indigenous school renovation at Wandering Spirit School in Toronto. Designed finishes package, along with the finish plans, for a new-build elementary school called Elsie MacGill PS in Oshawa, Canada. Documents were primarily produced in AutoCAD & Revit.

Jun 2018 - Jul 2019

MC Architects, Toronto, ON, CA, Architectural Intern

Produced schematic design and design development drawings for various small-scale school renovations in Ontario using AutoCAD and Revit. Produced drawing sets for tender and permit applications, under supervision of Project Architect. Created promotional graphic images for client meetings and project proposals using Photoshop and InDesign

Sep 2016 - Aug 2017

CBRE, Toronto, ON, CA, Co-op Student (Internship)

Updated master occupancy CAD drawings for large-scale, institutional buildings, using AutoCAD. Conducted on-site building measurements and updated floor plan drawings to reflect as-built conditions.

Jun 2016 - Sep 2016


Danish Institute for Study Abroad (DIS), Copenhagen, DK, Design Seminar and Workshop

This course was a three-week immersion in the world of Scandinavian design with a focus on Denmark. The course delved into the historical and social changes in Denmark and the effects these changes produced on Danish Modern as well as contemporary Danish design. Conversely, the class examined how the rise of design affected and continues to affect modern Danish society. The course discusses the influence of traditional craftsmanship and its impact on contemporary Danish design. Though the focus was on furniture, there were seminars, lectures, and field trips that explored the relationship to architecture, graphic arts, lighting, and textiles.

Multiple field trips are planned to manufacturers such as PP Mobler, Fritz Hansen, Muuto, Cane-Line, as well as a day trip to IKEA’s headquarters in Sweden. Additional cultural visits included the Danish Design Museum, and the Danish Design School.

Jun 2023 - Jul 2023

Rhode Island School of Design (RISD), Providence, RI, US, MArch, Master of Architecture

Sep 2021 - Jun 2023

Continuing education, Humber college North, Toronto, ON, CA, Revit: Introduction

This course is an introduction to building information modeling (BIM) using the Autodesk Revit software platform. The purpose is to cover the basic principles of the Revit Architecture technology and the building information modeling (BIM) approach. Topics include advantages of BIM; file types and formats; BIM file management; the Revit interface; 3D modeling; material properties; creation and application; linking and constraints; custom content creation; families and components; wood-frame residential modeling, including walls, floors, foundations, sloped roofs, doors, windows and stairs; and Siteworks.

Sep 2019 - Dec 2019

Continuing Studies, OCAD University, Toronto, ON, CA, Editorial Design Studio

In this studio course, students will explore and develop their editorial skills to create cohesive visual narratives for print and online media. Topics include colour theory, understanding and creating grids, typography and typographic systems, gestalt principles, and intermediate Adobe Creative Suite design software techniques. In-class assignments were completed using Adobe CC Photoshop, Illustrator, and InDesign software.

Jul 2019 - Aug 2019

Toronto Metropolitan University, Toronto, ON, CA, BArch, Architectural Science

Sep 2013 - Jun 2018


Graduate Architecture Thesis Award | Rhode Island School of Design, Honorable Mention

My thesis project titled "Soft City: Reclaiming Urban Public Spaces for Play" was nominated for the RISD Graduate Architecture Thesis Award, which is given to a Masters of Architecture graduate student demonstrating exceptional work in the completion of their thesis and promoting excellence in the study of architecture.

A pdf version of my thesis book is available for viewing or download at RISD's Digital Commons:

I developed a series of public workshops, fostering conversations with youth and adults on the topic of public play spaces. A short video of the first workshop can be viewed here:


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