Allison Gorman

Allison Gorman

Saint Louis, MO, US



I am a current senior at the BA in Architecture program at Washington University in St. Louis and I am looking for employment post-graduation in May. While studying in Copenhagen last semester, I became extremely interested in interior architecture and exhibit design and would love to continue to learn more about these fields as well as gain work experience.  My former jobs are a little off beat, but have all definitely been awesome and great learning experiences.  Between working at the Smithsonian and St. Louis Zoo last summer and spending the summer of 2010 volunteering on an eco-village in Iceland, I have learned not only how to adapt to new work environments and locations with multiple employers, but I have also gained design knowledge which I know  I would have never learned in the classroom.


Professor Lauren Adams at Washington University College of Art, Saint Louis, MO, US, Designer/Fabrication Assistant

I have been assisting professor Adams with and exhibition that she is completing in England. I created design files using Illustrator as well as helped with the fabrication of her pieces.

Feb 2012 - current

Smithsonian Institute, Office of Exhibits Central, Washington, DC, US, Design Intern

I worked with other designers to develop concepts for new Smithsonian exhibits. In addition, I produced drawings in VectorWorks and models as supplementary materials for exhibits in development. I was able to assist in the production of graphics and exhibit installations.

May 2011 - Aug 2011

St. Louis Zoo, Saint Louis, MO, US, Architecture Intern

Developed a flexible exhibit display system for the Insectarium using recycled material through drawings, collage, and research

May 2011 - Jul 2011

Solheimar Eco-Village, Selfoss, IS, Sustainability and Design Intern

Designed energy park master plan and education programs as well as conducted architecture research
Focused on sustainability while working with residents with disabilities through the woodshop and
agriculture departments

May 2010 - Aug 2010


Washington University in St. Louis, Saint Louis, MO, US, Bachelors, Architecture

In addition to my major in architecture, I also acquired a minor in environmental studies.

Sep 2008 - current

Danish Institute for Study Abroad (DIS), Copenhagen, DK, Interior Architecture

International Leadership Award Recipient
Gained experience working with both interior architecture and exhibit design.

Sep 2011 - Dec 2011


International Leadership Award, Award

I was given this award while studying abroad in Copenhagen as a recognition for the programs and activities I had done in order to further my cultural immersion.


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