Etienne Similien

Etienne Similien

Lake Worth, FL, US



Hello my name is Etienne Similien I  graduated with a Bachelor's in Architecture from Andrews University in Berrien Springs MI. At this time, I am seeking opportunity to further my knowledge in architecture.I believe that my education and experience would enable me to make significant contributions to your organization. I have worked on commercial and residential building designs in Sketch up, Photoshop, and other drawing software. Utilizing my knowledge of architecture, I was able to work on projects that promoted sustainable buildings that incorporated passive and active green technologies such as, solar water heating tubes, and water collection systems. I have also worked with city officials to develop conceptual designs, feasibility studies, and other architecture and planning documentations for organization and development of the proposed Mount Zion Church in Christ/Virtual Learning Center for Berrien Springs MI. The master plan incorporated the following: sustainable storm-water management that included permeable surfaces organic garden; dedicated bicycle paths; and a new urban form-based code that complimented existing preservation intentions. The plan also proposed the creation of urban parking lots, as well as significant infill and retrofit development to encourage urban living. My experience also included working, as an intern architect for Baretta & Associates in Boca Raton FL. In this capacity, I was able to work with the client directly and other staff members to ensure customer satisfaction by providing prompt service to customers’ work orders. I always made it my priority to personally meet with individuals who had problems with our service, to demonstrate my strong commitment to having their issue resolved and to build rapport. Given these experiences highlighted above, I strongly believe that I can add great value to your team. My knowledge of architectural design as well as urban planning – coupled with my relevant work experience has given me the tools and ability necessary to contribute to the growth and success of your organization. Enclosed, please find a copy of my resume detailing my qualifications. Thank you for your consideration and I look forward to hearing from you soon.


Barretta & Associates, Boca Raton, FL, US, Intern

• Participated in planning, design, and documentation development of a commercial district:
-Prepared schematic designs and various presentations for clients.
-Lead speaker for the presentation and explanation of projects
-Utilized communication skills as a liaison to coordinate with developers and other constituents.
-Produced design-booklet with InDesign, which will allow the client to receive federal grant for project.
• Involved in designing residential and mixed-use projects.
• Developed graphical documentation and research analysis on Ancient Roman Architecture.
-Used problem-solving skills to improve the efficiency of projects by introducing Sketch Up to
help client better understand drawings.

Jun 2012 - current

Carmi Design Group Inc., Edwardsburgs, MI, Intern Landscape Designer

• Participated in charette, planning, design, and documentation development of Virtual Learning Center proposal:
-Prepared schematic designs and master plan presentations for clients.
-Applied communication skills as a liaison to coordinate with the architect.
-Produced final design-proposal with Adobe Photoshop/InDesign, which allowed the client to receive federal grant for project.
• Involved in designing and modifying pre-existing landscape (Berrien Springs High School) with Virtual Learning Center proposal.
• Developed graphical documentation and research analysis on Drought Tolerant Plants for low maintenance.

Jan 2010 - Apr 2010


Andrews University, Bachelors, Architecture

Bachelor of Science in Architecture, May 2010
Andrews University, Berrien Springs, Michigan

Courses taken included:
Architecture as Craft Studio Structure I & II Analysis and Design
Placemaking Studio Person Environment Theory
Building Construction I & II History of Architecture I & II
Background Building Studio Integrative Design Studio

Aug 2003 - May 2010

Areas of Specialization