Mary Althoff

Mary Althoff

New Orleans, LA, US



Mary is a design-driven Intern Architect seeking to advance good design through social responsibility and environmental performance.  Originally from Geneva, Ohio, Mary spent 3 years with the Peace Corps in Mali West Africa before following her heart to New Orleans.


HC Engineering, Metairie, LA, US, Project Manager

Project Manager for all architectural projects including single family residentail construction, commercial build-outs, and renovation of 12,000 SF factory into mixed-use development. Also responsible for meeting with clients, drafting construction documents, researching FEMA flood maps, zoning, and building codes.

Mar 2011 - Jul 2012

Peace Corps, Mali, West Africa, Mali, West Africa, Project Manager

Designed and managed 6,000 SF school construction project focusing on environmental sustainability, rainwater harvesting, cost-effectiveness, and local community participation. Directed project development, needs assessment, grant writing, establishing budgets, coordinating multilingual project teams, and supervising project implementation.

Jul 2007 - Nov 2010

Chan Krieger NBBJ, Cambridge, MA, US, Intern Architect

Worked closely with Principal and project team on LEED certified, 22,000 SF Signature Aviation Terminal at Logan Airport. Produced construction document set and 3D computer models. Contributed to design development, detail specifications, and presentation materials including rendered perspective drawings.
Assisted construction document phase and construction administration for 480,000 SF, 279 unit Oakridge Village residential community on remediated brownfield site. Generated 3D models and renderings for 4,000 SF Park at Central Wharf. Produced models and presentation materials for AIA award winning Anacostia River Waterfront development plan.

Jan 2005 - Sep 2005

SMALLWOOD, Atlanta, GA, US, Intern Interior Designer

Worked closely with project team on construction document set for 552,000 SF, 305 unit Viridian condominium tower. Assisted in space planning, material specifications, and production of presentation materials including hand-rendered perspectives and finish boards.

Jan 2004 - Sep 2004


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

Masters Thesis entitled “Rebuilding Community Identity After Disaster: A Participatory Architectural Approach.” Focus on post-tsunami reconstruction in South India, utilizing local unskilled labor, local materials, sustainable building techniques, and community participation in design and construction.

Sep 2006 - Jun 2010

University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH, US, Bachelors, Bachelors of Science in Interior Design

Sep 2001 - Jun 2007

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

Sep 2001 - Jun 2005

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