Julia Vasquez

Julia Vasquez

Blacksburg, VA



Graduate student at Virginia Tech, interested in a citizen architecture that fosters positive change and connections between people.



Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (Virginia Tech), Blacksburg, VA, US, Architectural Intern

Graduate assistantship focused on the complete design & construction process of new work and renovation of existing residential, office, landscape, and dining space.

Duties include conceptual design, rendering concept images, selection of materials and furnishings, drafting of construction document sets for approval by the university building official, and coordination with key players in the realization of projects.

Designed and saw to realization a remodeled conference room for the Division of Student Affairs leadership team, including custom casework, table design, and implementation of new conference technology system.

Completed conceptual designs and submittals for remodeling of existing spaces under tight deadlines

Aug 2016 - current

Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (Virginia Tech), Blacksburg, VA, US, Graduate Life Center Fellow

Build positive relationships with graduate residents and host regular community gatherings and traditions

Plan, budget, and host events for the entire graduate community at Virginia Tech

Serve as a knowledgeable resource for graduate students about offices on campus

Serve on Graduate Life Center nightly duty rotation and act as a first-responder to crises

Aug 2016 - current

Virginia, Blacksburg, VA, US, Resident Advisor

Worked with first year residents to build an engaging community that facilitated a healthy environment for students to live

Planned educational events and mentored students

Upheld the standards of conduct to ensure safety

Aug 2013 - May 2016

Erdman, Madison, WI, US, Architectural Intern

Summer internship with a focus on design-build healthcare architecture

Took lead under supervision of a project manager on a rehabilitation marketing project of the incorporation of a NICU into an existing maternity ward

Duties included schematic design, drafting construction documents and shop drawings, and coordination of construction details and bulletins with engineering and purchasing staff

Jun 2015 - Aug 2015

The Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation, Kankakee, IL, US, Preservation Intern

Summer internships focused on the historical preservation of the B. Harley Bradley House in Kankakee, IL

Carried out restoration and upkeep and archived historical documents

Planned events to engage the community with architecture and the arts

May 2012 - Aug 2013


Jan 2017 - current
Jan 2011 - May 2016

University College Dublin, Dublin, IE, BArch, Architecture

Semester bi-lateral exchange

Aug 2014 - Dec 2015


American-Architects Building of the Year, Award

design/buildLAB - Sharon Fieldhouse


Azure Magazine Student A+ Peoples Choice Award, Sharon Fieldhouse, Award

design/buildLAB - Sharon Fieldhouse


AIA Blue Ridge Honor Award for Design Excellence in Architecture, Award

design/buildLAB - Sharon Fieldhouse


Elks National Foundation, Most Valuable Student, Scholarship


Hispanic Heritage Foundation, Silver Award in Engineering and Mathematics, Scholarship


Areas of Specialization