Emily Woods

Emily Woods

Cincinnati, OH, US



Emily Woods
University of Cincinnati
Master of Architecture, MBA '12


I am a graduate student at the University of Cincinnati pursuing both a Master of Architecture and a Master of Business Administration degree, seeking a full-time architecture position following graduation in June 2012.  I have over two years of related professional experience in a variety of markets through UC's cooperative education program.  I am passionate about how people experience architecture, from the individual to the collective scale.  I believe that architecture has the ability (and duty) to enhance our quality of life, advance the performance of businesses, and improve the fate of our planet.  I have always been passionate about historic architecture, and believe that it holds a vital role in our sustainable future.  My master’s thesis explores the value of our existing building stock from a social and environmental perspective, as well as economic.  I believe that I offer a unique and valuable viewpoint, not only as a trained designer who values aesthetics and user experience and history, but also as a businessperson who understands the demands of businesses and the real estate market.

I am interested in pursuing a position at a dynamic firm, specializing in the residential, commercial, hospitality, and mixed-use markets, situated in a vibrant city, where I can practice with and learn from the world’s leading professionals.  I am an enthusiastic student who thrives on new challenges, so I trust that I will be an asset to a design team.  I am a diligent worker, quick learner, and I am extremely organized.  As noted in my resume, I have a significant amount of leadership and teamwork experience, which has proved valuable in the workplace.  I am poised for the challenge of entering the architecture and design industry in the Summer of 2012.


SHP Leading Design, Cincinnati, OH, US, Architecture Intern

Participted in several design teams within a 100-person firm, working on LEED-certified educational projects. Participated heavily in the design and documentation of the renovation of and addition to a 1929 Cincinnati high school. Worked exclusively in Revit models, coordinating with the architecture, interior, and engineering teams.

Apr 2009 - Sep 2011

ForrestPerkins, Dallas, TX, US, Architecture Intern

Worked as part of the architecture team in this respected hospitality firm. Primarily, I was a member of the design team responsible for the renovation and addition to the Joule Hotel in downtown Dallas. I was an integral part of the team, taking on the design and coordination of portions of the project on my own. I assisted in most aspects of the project, including design work, consultant and systems coordination, and field verification.

Sep 2010 - Mar 2011

Richard Henry Behr Architect, P.C., Scarsdale, NY, US, Architecture Intern

Participated in a small design team on projects ranging from a kitchen renovation to a high-rise mixed-used development. Experience in construction documents, existing conditions documentation, schematic design, presentation documents, and client meetings.

Jun 2008 - Mar 2009


University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH, US, MArch, Master of Architecture

Anticipated graduation: June 2012

Jun 2010 - current

University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH, US, Masters, Master of Business Adminstration

Anticipated graduation: June 2012

Jun 2010 - current

University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH, US, Bachelors, Bachelor of Science in Architecture

Sep 2006 - Jun 2010

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