Rebecca Staley

Rebecca Staley

Minneapolis, MN, US



I am an architectural designer in Minneapolis, MN, in the process of completing  IDP requirements and working toward professional licensure.  A graduate of Ball State University's College of Architecture and Planning (MArch and, BA in Architecture), my graduate studies focused on the social and environmental components of architectural design.

More information  [portfolio, artwork, travel photography, resume] can be found on my website


Beacon Interfaith Housing Collaborative, Minneapolis, MN, US, Event Coordinator

Event planning and organization of table captains and guests for a 500-person fundraising luncheon.
Database entry, graphic design, social media content, guest registration, and volunteer communication.

Feb 2013 - current

The American Legion, Indianapolis, IN, US, Graphic Designer

Graphic designer at The American Legion national headquarters in Indianapolis, IN. Responsibilities include photo selection and editing for web news stories, monthly production of The American Legion Magazine page layouts, design of a monthly newspaper, and photo archiving.

Nov 2011 - May 2012

Ball State Enery Action Team, Team Member

The Ball State Energy Action Team (BEAT) is a 5-student team working under the direction of the Campus Sustainability Specialist to implement and promote campus sustainability initiatives. Efforts revolved around the 1st and 2nd Residence Hall Energy Challenges and smaller supporting events. Promotions were focused where students already interact constantly: social media sites and other online sites.
Primary tasks:
Graphic design for posters, website, Daily News ads, competition status boards, and other marketing items
Brainstorming and implementing new ways to get students involved and committed to sustainable lifestyles
Monitoring electricity consumption and charting results during Residence Hall Energy Challenges.!graphic-design

Aug 2010 - May 2011

Ball State University, Graduate Assistant

Graduate Assistant, College of Architecture and Planning for:
- ARCH 329 (History of Architecture 2) grading homework, research, presentation work.
- Foundation level (100-level courses) desk crits, documenting student work, creating education sheets for first-year students, working with a multi-professor/multi-student team

Aug 2009 - May 2010

Heartland Design, Intern

Summer internship working in various stages of projects.
- Construction documents and specs
- Site measurements for as-builts and future work
- Interior layout plans

Jun 2008 - Aug 2008

DLZ Indiana, Intern

Summer internship working with:
- RFIs and responses
- Traffic data gathering
- Hand-rendering of building addition for client
- Helped research and write Thoroughfare System Plan proposal submitted to city and county officials

Jun 2006 - Aug 2006


Ball State University, MArch, Architecture

- Focus on sustainable humanitarian design work, including affordable housing and community facilities.
- Winner of the Estopinal Group Thesis Award, Honorable Mention, for exemplary thesis work.
- Summer 2010 month-long design study in Uruguay, Argentina, and Spain

Aug 2009 - May 2011

Ball State University, Bachelors, Architecture

- Graduated Cum Laude
- Summer 2008 month-long study in France and Italy

Aug 2005 - May 2009


Estopinal Group Thesis Award, Honorable Mention

Awarded for exemplary thesis work. Project: Indianapolis Water Stop,


H. Wayne Standerford Scholarship, Scholarship

Scholarship awarded 2009-2010 academic year


ICMA Design Competition Finalist, Other

Top 5 finalist


National Merit Scholarship, Scholarship

Scholarship awarded 2005-2009


Dean's List, Other

2005 - 2009


Areas of Specialization