Catherine Ondrizek

Catherine Ondrizek

New York, NY, US



I'm an IDP-registered, junior architectural designer living and working in New York City! :) Also very proud to be a 2012 graduate of the University of Pennsylvania's College of Arts and Sciences with a Bachelor of Arts in Architecture, as well as minors in Art History and French Studies. Hoping to pursue a Master's degree in the near future, but for the time being, allowing myself to fall even more in love with design...and this city.


ICRAVE, New York, NY, US, Junior Designer

Oct 2014 - current

SuperStructures Engineers + Architects, New York, New York, Junior Architect/Technical Designer

-Create/edit construction drawing sets for multi-million-dollar institutional and public projects with clients such as New York University, City University of New York, the New York City Housing Authority, and Dormitory Authority for the State of New York.
-Create realistic, digital renderings of design and restoration schemes for clients using Adobe software
-Completion of on-site inspections, project manuals/specifications, coordination and review of RFI's and submittals, completion of site surveys and field reports
-Project administration and coordination throughout all project phases - from investigation and conceptual design... to construction project closeouts.

Oct 2012 - Oct 2014

Harrison College House Office at the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA, US, Graphic Designer/Ticketing Coordinator

-Organizing and planning ticketed events for residents of my college house in and around Philadelphia.
-Coordinating with group sales representatives for many popular Philadelphia venues including the Kimmel Center and Academy of Music in order to provide house residents with the opportunity to attend cultural events, performances, and sports games at discounted prices.
-Helped manage advertising and communication related to these events (digital posters/graphics/e-mails/web announcements)
-Creation of digital graphics, posters, and wall displays for house events.

Aug 2009 - May 2012


University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA, US, Bachelors, Architecture

As an Undergraduate Architecture major within the College of Arts and Sciences at Penn, I completed three years of studio-based design courses. These courses ranged in subject from building design, to product design, to landscape architecture, with projects that involved elements of photography, digital and physical model construction and the creation of realistic renderings and eye-catching visual displays for our in-gallery reviews. The studio courses were paired alongside a series of Art/Architectural History courses, as well as courses in Architectural Theory, meant to broaden our knowledge and understanding of the profession's place within our society today. The program was taught by professors within the University of Pennsylvania's Graduate School of Design.

Additionally, I received minors in French Studies and Art History.

Sep 2008 - May 2012

University of Pennsylvania School of Design at the American Academy in Paris, Paris, France , Study Abroad

A five-week program that took place at the American Academy in Paris, taught by Penn's School of Design, that studied the architectural history of Paris and its surroundings. The course culminated in a photography project as well as a term paper. My focus was on the fabrication of "natural" elements for the city - such as the winding pathways and contrived vistas of the Parc des Buttes-Chaumont - as the most successful means of eradicating undesirable aspects of French history and building on psychological needs of the period.

May 2011 - Jun 2011

Miami Sunset Senior High School, Miami, FL, US, High School, Advanced Global Studies

Aug 2004 - Jun 2008


Completion of Architecture Major, Award


Silver Knight Nominee in Mathematics, Nomination

One student is nominated for each subject area in each high school in Miami-Dade who displays excellence in academics and community service.


Miami Sunset High School Salutatorian, Other

Ranked with the second-highest weighted grade point average among the graduating senior class.


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