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Rebecca Curtis

Rebecca Curtis

St. Louis, MO

 

About 

I have two years of professional experience working on higher education and commercial projects, with additional intern experience in residential and K-12 projects. I enjoy working on all stages of the architectural process, and am excited to continue building on the knowledge I've already gained. My favorite part of the design process is problem-solving: figuring out how all the pieces come together to create the best space possible.

Employment 

KWK Architects, St. Louis, Architectural Associate

As an Architectural Associate, I'm involved in the creation and development of:
-SketchUp models for pre-design, design options, and final renderings;
-As-Built drawings in Revit based on CAD files and field verification;
-Office Space Planning;
-Client presentations;
-Design Development sets, Construction Drawing sets, and bid packages in Revit

I also participate in client meetings during the design process, and have experience with Construction Administration, including reviewing shop drawings and submittals, submitting ASI's and RFI's, and doing punchlists.

Jun 2017 - current
 

University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, US, Fabrication Lab Monitor

I was the coordinator for the Zund (a knife cutter), and a monitor for the CNC and Water Jet, both routing machines. As a coordinator, I taught students how to use the Zund, was in charge of scheduling the students to get trained, and sold fabrication materials. As a monitor for the CNC and Water Jet, I ran jobs for students and faculty, in both the architecture and engineering schools.

Sep 2014 - Jan 2019
 

KRJ Architects, St. Louis, MO, Summer Intern

During my time at KRJ I worked mainly on pre-design tasks, including compiling, editing, and submitting RFPs and RFQs, and doing research on codes and materials.

Jun 2014 - Sep 2014
 

Killeen Studio Architects, St. Louis, MO, Student Intern

For this internship, I worked both as a drafter in AutoCAD for residential and hospitality projects, and as a marketing intern, assisting in the design of advertisements for the company and the company's social media presence.

May 2013 - Aug 2013
 

Education 

University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MArch, Architecture

Projects created during studios were a single family home, a hotel/community arts center, a presidential museum and library, a power plant re-purposed for a children's museum, and a multi-use community development. My thesis was a study into how images can be created and used to disseminate ideas.

Other relevant classes: Architecture theory, Robotics, Design Activism, Advanced Building Technologies, Lighting and Design, Construction, Integrated Building Systems, Structures

Aug 2014 - Apr 2017
 

Washington University in St. Louis, BArch, Architecture

During my time at WashU, I studied architectural design in six architecture studios, learned hand and digital drafting, and physical and digital model building. My completed projects were a community potting shed and garden, a pool house, a playground, a vertical greenhouse, a live/work structure for a scientist, and an art museum.

Other relevant classes: Drawing I and II, Architectural History, Furniture Design, Digital Representations, Global Discourses, and Building Systems.

Jan 2012 - May 2014
 

Areas of Specialization 

Skills