Zakiya Franklin

Zakiya Franklin

New York, NY, US



My name is Zakiya Franklin and I have recently graduated from Columbia’s Master of Advance Architectural Design program. I characterize myself as a very dedicated and hardworking individual whom it attentive to details. The next step in my career is to develop a long relationship with a firm, one whose idea is to emphasis the strategy and logic of a design and to carry it through out the entirety of a project. By submersing myself in such an environment, it will help me stay focused and dedicated towards my goal to become a licensed architect.

With regards to the characteristics of myself, I like to be very efficient and meticulous with my time. Any time and effort that is dedicated to my training is made well worthwhile. I demonstrate the skills acquired and exceed beyond expectations. I possess exceptional presentation skills, both verbally and visually. My ability to time manage, multi task efficiently, and work with all sorts of people has proven to be an asset whenever applied. I am exceptionally well at handling stressful situations and remaining focused. I take every job that I am assigned seriously. I have experience in most of the latest 3D, graphic, and drafting softwares. Additionally, I have experience in physical model building in various materials. From previous internships, I have acquired knowledge of general office tasks related to an architectural firm and hand on experience with the different phases of a project. Phases such as schematic design, bid sets, construction documents, and its addendums.



StudioTEKA Design, Brooklyn, NY, US, Intern

Part of a team that researches and designs for an urban proposal project.

Jun 2012 - current

SITU, New York, NY, US, Intern

• Assembling Installation in Brooklyn Museum
reOrder: An Architectural Environment

Feb 2011 - Feb 2011

Dumbo Arts Festival, Brooklyn, NY, US, Volenteer worker

• Artist Setup and visitor guidance

Sep 2010 - Sep 2010

RBSD Architects, New York, NY, US, Intern

• Transmittals, general drafting, redline pickups, addendum
modifications, construction documents, historical preservation
drawings, NY building code and IBC.
• Projects: Hospitals and Historical French quarters

May 2008 - Dec 2008

James Wagman Architect, LLC, New York, NY, US, Intern

• Redline pickup of construction documents and bid set
• Project: Kindergarten

Oct 2007 - Dec 2007

New York City Department of Buildings, New York, NY, US, Intern

• (Technical Affairs): Producing drawings to illustrate and explain
new building codes, reformatting new written building codes.
• Project: Revision of new building code text and corresponding
graphics of explanation.

Jun 2007 - Sep 2007


Columbia University, New York, NY, US, MArch, MSAAD

Master's of Science: Advance architectural Design - a post professional degree.

Jun 2011 - May 2012

Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, NY, US, BArch, Architecture

5 year accredited architecture program

B. Arch.; Architecture, 2010
Archived Worked
Pratt Institute President’s List, Dean's List

Aug 2005 - May 2010

Pratt Institute Rome, Trastevere, IT, Architecture

A semester study abroad program stationed in Rome. Studies circulate around history and architecture of ancient Rome. Includes a charrette alongside Roma Tre and Ohio University

Jan 2008 - May 2009


Pratt Archives, Honorable Mention

Work selected each semester by a Professor to be used in the publication of the school of architecture


Dean's List, Other

2005-2010- Pratt Dean's List


Presidential Scholarship - Pratt Institute, Scholarship

2005-2010- Pratt Institute Presidential Scholarship


Areas of Specialization