Ricky Thrash

Ricky Thrash

Fort Worth, TX, US



Mahatma Ghandi once said, “A man is but the product of his thoughts.  What he thinks, he becomes.”  Since the 8th grade, I have had a fascination with building design and all I've ever wanted was to become an architect.  In 2009, I received my Master of Architecture Degree from the University of Kansas.  Prior to graduation, in the summer of 2008, I worked as a Student Intern for NSP Architecture. My main duties included drafting construction documents, floor plans, sections, and elevations using AutoCAD.  I also created 3D models and renderings using Revit and Sketch Up.In 2011, I accepted a position with Americorps, relocated to Fort Worth, TX, and began working for Habitat for Humanity.  My employment with the non-profit has been very beneficial.  I have gained hands-on construction experience and I learn more and more every day.  Some of my duties include assisting the Program Manager with training and leading groups of volunteers on site, assisting with the construction of new homes, and delivering and managing materials.  The agency has also given me the opportunity to take lead in drafting all floor plans, elevations, and MEP layouts for Energy-Star certified homes.



Trinity Habitat for Humanity, Fort Worth, TX, US, Construction Leader

+ Collaborate with the Sr. Director of Operations & Construction Director to discuss home designs
+ Record field measurements
+ Produce and revise all floor plans and elevations for construction using AutoCAD and Revit
+ Train and lead groups of volunteers on building and landscaping site
+ Assist with the construction of new homes
+ Assist with the preparation and organization of the work site to ensure safety and efficiency
+ Deliver and manage materials
+ Maintain site cleanliness and site readiness

Aug 2011 - current

NSP Architecture, Overland Park, KS, US, Student Intern

+ Produce floor plans, sections, elevations and 3D models using Revit, AutoCAD and Sketch-Up
+ Draft construction documents using AutoCAD and Revit
+ Record field measurements
+ Generate schematic design images
+ Create design development drawings
+ Produce marketing materials for future projects using Adobe Photoshop and In-Design

May 2008 - Aug 2008


The University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS, US, MArch, Architecture

Aug 2002 - May 2009


2002 State of Michigan Industrial Technology Education Award, 2nd Place

State award for high school students who display outstanding architectural design.


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