Lydia Peros

Lydia Peros

Santa Cruz, CA, US



Born and raised in the California Bay Area, my roots here run five generations deep. My interest in history and math eventually led me to my passion for architecture.I am currently seeking a job where I can build upon the skills necessary to become a licensed architect as well as be able to contribute to the benefit of a firm via design, drafting, and coffee making skills.

Prior to obtaining my MArch, I worked for L. Kershner Design in Santa Cruz, an interior architecture firm where I wore many different hats as the materials library organizer, designer/drafter, site measuring assistant, permit processor, and office assistant. While at the firm, I worked on two commercial facade renovations as well as residential projects, from simple room layouts to whole house remodels. Immediately after, I worked for William Kempf, an architect in Santa Cruz, where I had a great opportunity to work on several new commercial projects in drafting and administrative capacities.

My broad range of experience has well prepared me for an office environment where there is collaboration and a variety of tasks to be accomplished. Thank you for your consideration and I look forward to hearing from you.



State Farm Insurance Agency Joan Peros Office, Gilroy, CA, US, Clerical Assistant

Provided office support during summer months and at times of necessity to maintain phone log, respond to customer service requests, file loss reports, and maintain accurate records. Successfully implemented various organizing systems to encourage the best uses of marketing materials with new and returning clients.

Jun 2005 - Aug 2012

Macy’s Department Store, Capitola, CA, US; West Dundee, IL, Sales Associate

Consistently earned top sales scores in the Women's Shoe Department. Commission and non commission sales.

Apr 2010 - Apr 2012

William Kempf Architect, Santa Cruz, CA, US, Jr. Architectural Drafter

Sketch up modeling, AutoCAD drafting, assistant site measurer, and assist principal and senior designer in drafting and design roles.
Successfully implemented the use of 3d modeling in the office in order to more clearly communicate visually with the client and to better understand the terrain of projects.

Oct 2010 - Apr 2011

L. Kershner Design, Santa Cruz, CA, US, Interior Architecture Intern

Materials library coordinator, sample ordering, Revit drafter and renderer, site measuring, event planning, assist principal and senior designer in design and drafting roles. Successfully managed the materials library in order to facilitate the use of more sustainable material choices.

Oct 2009 - Oct 2010


Judson University, Elgin, IL, US, MArch, Architecture

Emphasis on Traditional architecture and New Urbanism. Final year-long project encompassed both Urban Design and Architecture for a new Arts Magnet High School for Nashville, TN. Graduated from an NAAB accredited university.

Jun 2011 - Apr 2012

Judson University, Elgin, IL, US, BArch, Architectural Studies

Spent one month in Europe during the third year of studies visiting Italy and France. The architecture tour added greatly to the depth of the Architecture program.

Aug 2005 - Apr 2009

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