Antoinette Pestillo

Schaumburg, IL, US



I am a recent graduate from the Masters of Architecture program at UIUC who is seeking a Junior / Intern Architect position that can utilize my creative design and technical skills.



AutoCAD, Revit, Sketchup, Kerkythea, Podium, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Photoshop, arcGIS, Energy 10, JDA Floor and Space Planning, Microsoft Office Suite

Excellent communication, organizational and interpersonal skills

I am a well focused, open minded, highly motivated individual who embraces challenges and who is seeking a position where I can utilize my skills to meet your company goals.


Portfolio and Thesis Images coming soon!




Sears Holdings Corporation, Store Planner

Currently I am working in the Space Planning Department where I develop department layouts for Sears and Kmart stores. I also have experience working with merchandising floorplans, creating planograms, and data analysis

Sep 2010 - current

Walgreens Co., Architectural Intern

While at Walgreens I worked on the Take Care Clinic project. My responsibilities there included code research and analysis, construction documents, project coordination, updating drawing set, and graphic design for building signage.

May 2008 - Aug 2008


University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, MArch, Architecture

Course Work:
Architectural Design - Sustainable Design - Urban Planning - Landscape Design - Environmental Psychology - HIstoric Buidling Preservation - Adaptive Reuse - Master Planning

Thesis: Northerly Island Performing Arts Center
My thesis focused on the design of the center through the concept of weaving architectural and landscape space together, creating a design that responds to the functions of the venues, the experience of the users, and the surrounding environment.

Aug 2008 - May 2010
Aug 2004 - May 2008


Earl Prize for Excellence in Architecture Design, Honorable Mention


Elizabeth Goetsch Memorial Scholarship, Scholarship


Project Published in Thawed Journal, Other


Earl Prize for Excellence in Architectural Design, Nomination


Curator's Choice Award, Nomination


Student Choice Award, Nomination


Earl Prize for Excellence in Architectural Design, Nomination


Dean's List, Other


Areas of Specialization