Sam Wesselman

Sam Wesselman

Somerville, MA, US



Young architect/urban designer seeking more experience in technical drafting, construction details and standards. Simultaneously, interested in urban and spatial theories, research writing and its incorporation into architectural and urban design. Historic preservation is important to me, growing up and living two cities in the Midwest, Cincinnati and St. Louis respectively, which house a large amount of neglected, yet high quality housing and architecture from the previous two centuries. 1+ years spent living in Denmark and Germany has contributed to my interest in history and urban planning. In my spare time I read and about contemporary issues facing American cities and possible solutions moving forward and new ways of thinking.



GE Aviation, Cincinnati, OH, US, Data Analyst

Engineering and information processes, working with bills of materials, maintenance of
online part databases, integration of a CAD/modeling program (NX) with part database

Aug 2014 - Jul 2015

DTLS Landscape Architects, Saint Louis, MO, US, Intern Landscape Architect

Design of pedestrian plaza for the Washington University in St. Louis campus, 3D models
using SketchUp, Photoshop rendering, Illustrator graphics and AutoCAD drawings,
construction; Sketchup model for creek/water feature project in Bellefontaine Cemetery, St.

Feb 2013 - Jul 2014

Pohl Architekten, Erfurt, DE, Intern Architect

Translation of a textbook (Bau-Bionik) from German into English, planning for a house
renovation project involving graphic representation, Rhino 3D models and understanding
of German planning law and codes

Feb 2014 - Jun 2014

Handbuilt City, Saint Louis, MO, US, Construction

Assisted historic housing renovation in Saint Louis inner city, involved interior demo, installing hardwood flooring, tile work, and painting

Oct 2011 - Feb 2013

HOK, Saint Louis, MO, US, Intern Urban Designer

City plan concept for a new city in India, production of computer models using Rhino and
renderings with V-Ray and Photoshop; design and layout of a learning garden for the
Dewey School in St. Louis, construction of raising planting beds and trellis

Jun 2010 - Aug 2010


Fachhochschule Erfurt, Erfurt, DE, Stadtplanung

Foreign exchange student for one semester through the Congress-Bundestag Youth Exchange, studied urban planning at a Master's level

Oct 2013 - Feb 2014

Washington University in St. Louis, St. Louis, MO, BArch, Architecture

B.A. in architecture with a Minor in urban design. Emphasis on graphic and theoretical concepts, helped develop my own personal interest urban issues and architectural and urban history

Aug 2007 - May 2011

Danish Institute for Study Abroad (DIS), Copenhagen, DK, Urban Design

Study abroad semester through Washington University in St. Louis, studied urban design in Copenhagen, involving studio projects, history of European urban theories, and sketch tours

Aug 2010 - Dec 2010