Rachel Martinez

Rachel Martinez

Pullman, WA, US

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My academic journey has led me to embrace novel thoughts, curiosity, and the things I find beautiful. With this, I have also learned that to muse over material, details, and simple moments can have relevance in the professional world. I'm hoping to find a collective that is passionate about these same ideas and that we can work together to create beautiful moments of awe, wonder, and reflection to share with others.





DMARCstudio, San Rafael, CA, US, Architecture/Design Staff 1 (Unlicensed)

Assistant to principal architects in drafting, modeling, rendering, material research and composing of proposal packages

• Developing stylized renderings for marketing material and client presentations

• Creating schematic design diagrams and composing client concept packages for Principal Architects

• Assisting Principal Architects’ with drafting architectural drawings (schematic, design development, construction, and ASKs)

• Pushing the office’s digital capabilities forward with assisting in the integration of new computer programs (Revit, V-Ray, Lumion)

Apr 2018 - current

WSU Voiland College of Engineering and Architecture - Facilities & Space Management Office, Pullman, WA, US, Facility Design & Space Management Specialist

Served as design lead, managing projects, creating executive proposals, and mentoring junior designers in a new facilities management and design office for the Voiland College of Engineering and Architecture. (graphic, architectural, and interior design office)

• Headed conceptual design of an estimated $250,000,000 expansion/renovation proposal of the Voiland College’s academic facilities (Five academic buildings - 500,000 sq ft | One dormitory complex - 100,000 sq ft)

• Headed conceptual design and fundraising media package for an estimated $20,000,000 (40,000 sq ft) student facilities renovation

• Managed various area branding and furnishing projects around the college (student spaces, offices, suites, labs, and classrooms)

• Managed Junior Designers

• Established office branding standards, server organization, and developed project workflow for the office

(Core member of the office’s formative years)

Nov 2015 - Apr 2018

Paul Hirzel, Architect, Pullman, WA, US, Architectural Intern

Served as an architectural intern for Paul Hirzel

3D Modeling | Renderings | Video Walkthroughs | Schematic Drawings | Detail, Architectural, Electrical, and Mechanical Drawings

• Translated dozens of hand-drawn details, sections, elevations, and plans into digital drawings

• Worked on projects of various sizes and type (800 ft2 - 8,000 sq ft) (residence, restaurant, and winery)

• Produced complex digital models for 3D videos and renderings to be presented to clients

• Produced all details, schedules, architectural, mechanical, and electrical drawings for the Hattabaugh Project (Restaurant Open Jan. 2018)

May 2015 - Jul 2017

WSU Carson College of Business – Office of Technology, Pullman, WA, US, Facilities Management & Design Specialist

Served as a designer managing design projects, creating executive proposals, and overseeing facility upkeep for the Carson College of Business. (interior and architectural design office)

• Created a space evaluation proposal for organizing videography, photography, catering, media, presentation, and guest needs for the Carson College Naming Ceremony. Proposal was given to our Dean to discuss with the University President for approval (Event Approved)

• Helped create strategic plan for renovating student areas around the college for the Dean (Proposal Implemented)

• Produced renderings and proposal packages to be presented to donors for various facility fundraising projects

• Worked with various types of clients (college dean, associate deans, directors, donors, faculty, staff, and students)

(Core member of the office’s formative years)

May 2014 - Jan 2016

WSU Carson College of Business – Office of Technology, Pullman, WA, US, Graphic Designer

Served as a graphic designer working on executive presentations, marketing material, product design and small space renovation proposals for the Carson College of Business. (print, web, digital, & product design office)

• Designed various executive level presentations to be presented by the Dean to donors on $250,000 and $500,000 fundraising projects

• Composed a proposal based on product research and facility analysis to reintroduce atomic wall clocks around the college that was presented to the Dean (project approved and resulted in University-wide reintroduction of atomic wall clocks)

• Worked with the Dean’s Office marketing team on various material (magazine ads, research illustrations, graduation yokes, event media)

• Developed facility branding and wayfinding standards with the Carson College Facilities Director

(Core member of the office’s formative years)

Jun 2012 - May 2014

WSU Chinook Yearbook, Pullman, WA, US, Arts & Entertainment Section Designer & Reporter

Aug 2011 - Sep 2012


Washington State University, Pullman, WA, US, MArch, Architecture

Aug 2014 - May 2017

Washington State University, Pullman, WA, US, BArch, Architecture

Aug 2009 - May 2013

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