Kristen Cooper

Kristen Cooper

Gainesville, FL, US



LEED AP BD + C / academic background in architecture and urban design


Ponikvar & Associates Inc., Gainesville, FL, US, Architect

I have worked as Project Architect with Ponikvar & Associates for four years, providing support for the entire office on a range of projects. In addition to developing Construction Documents, I participate in finish selections, produce colorboards and presentation graphics, and maintain the materials library. I am also responsible for the overall production of large projects within the firm by overseeing project submittal deliverables. Additionally, I assist with Construction Administration tasks such as reviewing shop drawings and RFIs, and help maintain necessary communication by coordinating with Engineering Consultants and Contractors on all projects.

Apr 2012 - current

University of South Florida, Tampa, FL, US, Architecture & Urban Design Assistant

Worked with Assistant Professor Vikas Mehta on the USF Botanical Gardens Design & Master Plan.
Conceptual and schematic design, site visits, client meetings, graphics production.

Jan 2012 - Apr 2012

University of South Florida, Tampa, FL, US, Design & Research Assistant

Design Assistant to Professor Nancy Sanders for the Palm Harbor Suncoast Waldorf School Playground Design Proposal.
Research Assistant to USF School of Architecture & Community Design Director Robert Macleod.

Aug 2010 - Dec 2011

University of Florida, Gainesville, FL, US, Graduate Teaching Assistant

Architectural History 1 Course, Assistant to Professor Paul Robinson (2008 - 2009)
Architectural Design 2 Course, Assistant to Professor Tony White (2005)
Assisted in the conception and coordination of academic projects, lectures, discussion, critiques, and exams.

Aug 2007 - May 2009

City of Parkland Building Department, Parkland, FL, US, Office Assistant & Receptionist

Organized all incoming and outgoing permits and plans for review within a major filing system, provided directory assistance for the city’s main switchboard, and documented city growth through a catalogue of development

May 2004 - Aug 2004


University of South Florida, Tampa, FL, US, Masters of Urban and Community Design

_Masters Studio collaboration with Michael Sorkin and CCNY

Aug 2010 - Dec 2011

University of Florida, Gainesville, FL, US, MArch, Architecture

Aug 2007 - May 2009

University of Florida, Gainesville, FL, US, BArch, Architecture

Aug 2003 - May 2007



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