Sophia Panova

Sophia Panova

Boston, MA, US



Currently a Master of Architecture candidate at Harvard University, I am looking for an innovative and dynamic internship opportunity for the months of April through July of 2014.

I have a diverse set of skills ranging from interior and furniture design to exceptional experience in design and project development, project delivery, and presentation techniques. With an extensive background working in design teams, event coordination, and web design, my self-motivated and outgoing personality will make me an asset to the complex and multidisciplinary design profession.

My experience is largely concentrated in design and production of projects of various scales ranging from small-scale residential proposals to urban design competition schemes. My technical skills include extensive knowledge of AutoCAD, Rhino, Photoshop, After Effects, Illustrator, InDesign, Flash, Vray, Dreamweaver. 

Contact: [email protected]

T: 671.866.7794



Denegri Bessai Studio, Toronto, ON, CA, Architect Intern

Liaised with external clients, consultants, and marketing specialists throughout various
stages of project development. Took as-built measurements to produce Autocad drawings,
3D digital models, renderings, and concept drawings
Designed, scripted, and maintained creative layout for a new website: www.denegribessaistudio.
com. Extracted and enhanced archived material for website purposes and uploaded

May 2012 - Sep 2013

LATERAL OFFICE, Toronto, ON, CA, Architect Intern

Designed project proposals for competition entries and collaborated with architects, designers,
and artists to coordinate and produce submissions for local and international design
competitions. Drafted creative design proposals for residential projects in Autocad.
Designed, maintained, and tested the firm's current website:
Curated content between the old and new website servers, enhanced archived material for
the online interface. Introduced efficient online and offline file management systems.

Apr 2012 - Sep 2012

Prospero Learning Solutions, Toronto, ON, CA, Developer and Technical Assistant to Chief Technology Officer

Built, tested and launched an E-Learning course as head developer. Collaborated with
Project Managers and Instructional Designers to reduce development time by improving
workflow between imaging and programming softwares such as Aarticulate, Flash, and
Dreamweaver. Provided technical and design assistance to the chief technology officer for
the company website, Professional Project Reels, and software testing.

Sep 2010 - May 2012

Junction Arts Festival, Toronto, ON, CA, Event Coordinator

Reviewed local and international artist as well as vendor applications and coordinated
participation in the festival.
Organized and curated the exhibition hosted at the Academy of Realist Art.
Led the coordination of documentation activities such as local business interviews, and
festival photography. Archived the artwork exhibited in the festival and aided in the development
of a formal file structure and naming system.
Facilitated Toronto Police, Emergency, and Fire Department participation to achieve a 1.5
kilometer closure of a major street.

May 2010 - Sep 2010


Harvard University, Cambridge, MA, US, MArch, Master of Architecture

Sep 2013 - current

University of Toronto, St. George Campus - Toronto , BArch, Major in Architecture, Minor in Art, Minor in Human Geography

Sep 2009 - Jun 2013


W.J. McAndrew Scholarship - University College, University of Toronto, Scholarship

The scholarships are awarded to top students in the fields of drama, music, and the visual arts, including film and video studies.


University of Toronto Excellence Scholarship, Scholarship

Throughout its rich history, the University of Toronto has striven to promote and recognize excellence among its community members. The University of Toronto Alumni Association (UTAA) has played an integral role in supporting this mission, developing and administering a distinguished awards program to acknowledge outstanding faculty, staff, students, and alumni. The UTAA awards programs date back to 1921, with the initiation of the John H. Moss Scholarship, awarded to outstanding student leaders.


Forester's Competitive Scholarship, Scholarship

I was awarded this scholarship in all four years of my undergraduate studies.


Areas of Specialization