Melissa Rodriguez

Melissa Rodriguez

State College, PA, US



About myself: (Goals, Activities & Architecture Office type that I would love to work with)

I am currently an architecture major working on my thesis project. Besides the hectic life of a fifth year juggling the grand thesis project and looking for a job, there are other things that I plan in accomplishing through life. My main goal is to travel, the current target being Korea, Beijing and Japan. In my desire to do so I have taken a Japanese class and watch mostly asian television in attempt to get adjusted to the language and learn about the different cultures. (culture and creating an atmosphere that represents a culture is the cornerstone for my thesis). 

Besides my dream goal already described, I am rather upbeat as my classmates would describe me. Enjoying a variety of activities such as tennis, fencing and designing clothing details. I am constantly in the search for new things to learn and do. And I am surprisingly exited to go out into the real world, search and be accepted in a firm whose projects have strong conceptual rationale, whose work culture is open with team work appreciated more than the individual, and whose design process is thought provoking and geared towards producing the best possible design for the project and the client and less for the image of the firm. 




Jorge L. Roberts, San Juan, PR, US, Construction Manager Shadow

- Exposed to interraction between architect, engineers and consultants on site.
- Learned about means and methods used to construct the foundation.

Jun 2010 - Aug 2010

ChiCo Grill, San Juan, PR, US, graphic designer and draftswoman

- Designed the company’s logo and working shirts.
- Made plans of the locale.

May 2010 - May 2010

Lyn Rice Architects [LRA], San Juan, PR, US, Architecture Intern

- Researched and analyzed the office’s current project’s site, Barceloneta, PR.
- Produced a comprehensive portfolio of the project’s site, Barceloneta PR,
for guidance to the landscape architecture firm in collaboration with the
- Developed hand-drawn presentation plans for a client.

May 2009 - Jul 2009


The Pennsylvania State University (Penn State), University Park, PA, US, BArch, Architecture

Sep 2007 - current

Academia del Perpetuo Socorro, Miramar, PR, US, High School, High School

Aug 2003 - May 2007


Senior Class Gift 2009, 3rd Place

A one week charrette to relocate the restored school bell to be showcased.


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