Julie Hagopian

Julie Hagopian

Philadelphia, PA, US



My name is Julie Hagopian. I am a recent graduate from Temple University seeking a full time entry level position  in an Architectural Firm where I can formally utilize and apply my skills in computer information and technology, design software, and customer service and communication; as well as pursue fields of interests that include sustainable design, residential design, structural engineering, and interior design.  


Temple University TECH Center, Philadelphia, PA, US, Computer Services Consultant

Assist the student and teacher body of Temple University with technical support and advice on both creative and production software, work to keep equipment operating at peak performance including printer and plotter maintience and repair, direct customer support through on phone and in person as well as administration of break-out room bookings through our in-house web application, and enforcement of lab policies and guidelines.

Jul 2010 - current

SKIII SpaceVariations, Conshohocken, PA, US, Architecture Summer Intern

Worked under the close observation and guidance of a licensed and experienced architect: Simon Koumjian. Completed work through use of Rhinoceros 4.0 for 3D modeling and rendering, Adobe Illustrator and AutoCAD for 2D drawing, and Adobe Photoshop for 2D hybrid drawing and collaging and consistently met appropriate deadlines of all assigned work at a high degree of professionalism and skill

Jun 2009 - Aug 2009


Temple University, Philadelphia, PA, US, BArch, Architecture

I have graduated from Temple University's Architecture Program with a Bachelor of Architecture Degree and a few outstanding awards, the most prestigious being the Alumni Thesis Award - the highest deemed award that honors the student with the most outstanding design presented in their Architectural Thesis Project with a $3000 travel scholarship. The following commendation was written on behalf of the Architecture Alumni Group Jury:

"In considering the nominations for the Alumni Award, one project stood out not only for its academic rigor but also for its evocative qualities.The Alumni jurors were taken with its non-conventional approach, a daring thesis that challenged the standard discourse in terms of materiality, representation, and spatial design. In tackling a very sensitive and emotional topic, the project managed to conduct a rigorous study in materiality and construction of space that led not only to discussions of the quality of the design but also to larger ethical and social issues impacting the architecture profession. Furthermore, the success of this thesis was found in its ability to challenge traditional typologies and to present a new "type" that would serve to benefit individuals coming to terms with a difficult and fearful moment in their life. For these reasons, this thesis has demonstrated the qualities of creativity and innovation that the Architecture Alumni look for in awarding the Temple Architecture Alumni Thesis Prize"

-Betty Bluvshtein

Sep 2007 - May 2012


Alumni Thesis Award, 1st Place

Selected by a committee of the Architecture Department Alumni who attend thesis juries, this award honors the most outstanding undergraduate design presented in the thesis semester. Included in this award is a $3000 travel scholarship.


Architecture Program Memorial Award, Award

To the graduating student who has achieved excellence in the pursuit of undergraduate architectural studies and demonstrated a deep commitment to the field of architecture.


Diener Brick Company Award, Nomination

A monetary prize to be awarded at the discretion of the faculty to the undergraduate thesis students with the design and presentation best exemplifying the objectives of the thesis program at Temple University.


Da Vinci Prize, Nomination

A variable monetary prize awarded to the undergraduate student whose architecture thesis work shows innovative research and inventive use of technology as an integral part of its theoretical and aesthetic expression.


ARCC/King Student Medal, Nomination

Awarded to an undergraduate or graduate thesis student based on criteria that acknowledges innovation, integrity, and scholarship in architectural and/or environmental design research and writing.


2012 John Stewardson Memorial Competition, Nomination

The John Stewardson Memorial Fellowship in Architecture is an annual competition for a $10,000 traveling scholarship open to graduating students in their final year of a professional, accredited program in architecture in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. An internal jury of Temple University alumni selected six proposals to be considered for the competition represented the department.


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