Michelle Pena

Michelle Pena

Oakland, CA, US




Studio Terpeluk, San Francisco, CA, US, Architectural Designer

- Draft and edit permitting design sets
- Create diagrams, renderings, and models for client presentations
- Research codes for San Francisco, Los Angeles, and Malibu
- Conduct material and product research
- Assist in developing office standards

Sep 2014 - current

ARGOSY DESIGNS, New York, NY, US, Intern, Estimator, Draftsperson

- Detail custom architectural metal systems
- Draft and edit fabrication drawings for in-house fabrication team
- Record and distribute minutes for internal and external meetings
- Research architectural and structural hardware and materials
- Coordinate architectural metal components with other trades
- Estimate project costs for potential project proposals
- Organize archived projects and materials library
- Manage multiple concurrent projects
- Obtain quotes from vendors
- Take field measurements

Sep 2013 - Sep 2014

Jennifer Carpenter Architect, New York, NY, US, Junior Architectural Designer

- Assist in production of SD and DD drawing sets
- Research materials, fixtures, and furnishings
- Produce renderings for design presentations
- Build physical and virtual study models
- Take field measurements
- Coordinate design with various trades
- Research NYC building codes
- Brainstorm design concepts
- Maintain relationships with product vendors
- Answer phone calls, greet clients, and carry out general maintenance of office

Sep 2011 - Sep 2013

Aki Ishida Architect, New York, NY, US, Architectural Consultant

- Attend meetings with clients to discuss projects
- Draft and edit drawings for project proposals and submittals
- Document informal surveys of project sites

Jan 2011 - Dec 2011


Columbia University, New York, NY, US, Bachelors, B.A. in Architecture

Sep 2007 - May 2011

Areas of Specialization