Sarah Al-Droubi

Sarah Al-Droubi

Indianapolis, IN, US



I will endeavor to hone my skills and improve my technique while studying under more seasoned professionals within the firm. I hope to enjoy a wealth of experience from those around me while contributing my own knowledge in a fashion that demonstrates my potential and reflects my personal architectural idealism.


Artekna, Indianapolis, IN, US, Intern

I applied to this Indianapolis-based firm in July of 2011, and after a formal interview and portfolio
demonstration I was selected as the sole intern hire for the ensuing fall period. In my time at Artekna,
I fulfilled a variety of capactities including the following: Design and construction documents such as
site and enviromental analysis, schematic design, building cost analysis, design development and
specifications, and materials research; construction adminstration; project and office management;
TURF IDADA Art Pavilion floor plans. The latter portion of my employment was predominantly
dedicated to the Indianapolis TURF IDADA Art Pavilion project which was intended to be part of the
city’s pre-Super Bowl festivities. This task of designing the floor plans for the gallery was the first
assignment I had been given by the firm to be undertaken on my own, and it also afforded me my first
opportunity to work directly with and consult for a construction crew. The featured artists all seemed
very satisfied with the work I did on their respective spaces and enclosures. Details for the TURF
project may be viewed at

Aug 2011 - Dec 2011

The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH, US, Wood Shop Assistant

I managed and maintained all wood shop equipment while overseeing day -to- day operations and assisting other students with their projects.

Jan 2009 - Aug 2010

Alan Smart, OSU Professor of Architecture Studio, Columbus, OH, US, Intern

One of my primary responsibilities for this internship included designing and constructing the physicalmodels for the various projects on which professor Smart and I worked. Such projects included the following: A studio class instillation for a site located in El Paso Mexico, a competition entry for a vacation house for MIA (a musical artist) in California, and a proposal for an innovative touch-screen podium for the Women's Studies Department at Arizona State University. In addition to rendering all of the project designs I also served as the supply coordinator or the El Paso instillation, this task involved liaising with various material manufactures and procuring all of the equipment needed by the on-site instillation team. Finally, I was also the T.A. for the summer El Paso seminar this internship.

Jun 2009 - Aug 2009


Ball State University, Muncie, IN, US, MArch, Architecture

Jul 2011 - current

The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH, US, BArch, Architecture

Sep 2008 - Mar 2011


Best in Class, 1st Place

Named “Best in Class” out of my senior studio section by the professor, John Kellher, for my project; I received a Professor’s Select Award in recognition for this selection.


University’s website, 1st Place

Junior studio project was selected to represent the Architecture program on the University’s website.
Distinction was by virtue of the fact that my group managed to produce the only 100% ecologically conscious (“green”) design out of all teams competing for consideration.


OSU Scarlett-Gray Scholarship, Scholarship

Awarded the OSU Scarlett-Gray Scholarship in recognition of a 4.0 GPA from my sophomore session.


installation proposal, Nomination

Was one of 3 students in my entire sophomore studio whose installation proposal was selected for physical construction. I was assigned a team of four other students who functioned as aids to me as I oversaw and managed the project’s construction.


Areas of Specialization