Rachel G.

Rachel G.

New York, NY, US




NYC Department of Design and Construction, Queens, KY, US, Graduate Summer Intern

Assistant to the Director of the Design and Construction Excellence Program.

May 2014 - current

Deborah Nevins & Associates, Inc., New York, New York, Draftsperson

Research precedent design work, draft CAD drawings, render designs utilizing Photoshop.

Mar 2014 - May 2014

Rooftop Green Works, Chicago, IL, US, Special Projects Assistant

Graphic design of marketing materials; landscape design including drafting and reviewing green roof designs; coordinate and maintain contact lists, job leads spreadsheets; set-up for trade shows, conferences, and events.

Aug 2012 - Mar 2014

Landscape Architecture Foundation Case Study Initiative, Chicago, IL, US, Research Assistant

Assistant in identifying performance benefits and developing research methods; gather project data; project management; prepare Case Study Brief and Methodology for reviews

Mar 2013 - Aug 2013

Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago, IL, US, Teaching Assistant

Assistant to the Director of the Landscape Architecture Program, Peter Osler.

Aug 2011 - Dec 2011

Chicago Gateway Green, Chicago, IL, US, Landscape Operations Intern

Research and analysis of the landscape operations of Gateway Green’s Expressway Partnership Sites. This project led to key advisory strategies for planting and maintaining the landscape along the Expressway Sites.

Jun 2011 - Aug 2011

Miami University, Oxford, OH, US, Student Associate

Manage several database/archival systems, customer service, supervision of 1-2 student workers and special projects, handling confidential materials, basic knowledge in the fields Human Resources.

May 2007 - Aug 2010


Polytechnic Institute of New York University | NYU-Poly, Brooklyn, NY, US, Masters, Master of Science in Environmental Engineering

This program is focused on urban sustainability, which prepares graduates to plan, functionally design, control, operate, and manage municipal and industrial pollution-prevention systems.

Aug 2013 - current

Illinois Institute of Technology (IIT), Chicago, IL, US, Masters, Master of Landscape Architecture

At IIT, landscape architecture is grounded in design excellence, technical experience, and developing a mature sense of aesthetics. With a focus on urban issues, projects ranged from small site-specific interventions and plantings, to city- and region-wide infrastructure and landscape urbanism.

Aug 2010 - May 2013

Miami University, Oxford, OH, US, Bachelors, Botany; History of Art and Architecture

Aug 2006 - May 2010


ASLA Excellence in the Study of Landscape Architecture Honor Award, 1st Place

Awarded by a jury of ASLA members for my student work 2010-2013.


Graduate Innovation Fellowship at NYU-Poly, Scholarship

Merit-based scholarship program.


Miami University Honors Program, Scholarship

Merit-based scholarship program that required minimum GPA standards, additional coursework, and leadership experience.


Areas of Specialization