Stephanie Meslar

Stephanie Meslar

Washington, DC, US



I view Architecture not only as an art and profession, but an
opportunity to alter our physical world. Design has a
personal relationship with people, and I seek to further
understand and explore it, while creating tangibly responsible
changes in the built environment. Through the refinement of
my craft, I intend to continue learning and making.

I studied Architecture at Virginia Tech's College Of Architecture + Urban Studies, and through our residency program in Riva San Vitale, Switzerland at the Center for European Studies and Architecture.

I love photography, typology, and the art of cooking--though I cannot claim expertise at any! 


Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (Virginia Tech), Art & Architecture Library Research Assistant/Evening Supervisor

Along with Closing + Opening Duties, I was responsible for cataloguing, database navigation, and architectural research questions, while supervising student assistant staff.

Sep 2007 - May 2011

SouthCoast Design/Build, Student Designer

As a member of the Student Design Team I designed details, assembled construction documents, and ordered materials, while participating in every aspect of the design/build project.
We constructed a residence from foundations to sheathing over the course of 3.5 months.

May 2010 - Aug 2010

Hamady Architects LLC., Summer Intern

As a summer Intern I planned firm events, assisted in client and business
Scope of work included architectural drawing, microstation, photoshop, organization of files and preliminary image gathering. Gained practical experience and knowledge in architectural practice and terminology.

Jun 2007 - Aug 2007


Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (Virginia Tech), BArch, Architecture

Throughout our five-year professional program and the completion of my architectural thesis, I was involved in numerous avenues of study including creative writing and exercise science.

I also completed a residency at Virginia Tech's Center for European Studies and Architecture in Riva San Vitale, Switzerland.

Aug 2006 - May 2011

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