Taylor Klemm

Taylor Klemm

Philadelphia, PA, US



I am currently a fifth year student at Philadelphia University, majoring in Architecture and minoring in Construction Management. I have professional experience working at Architecture Firms in Philadelphia and for Real Estate Investors in Manhattan. Having professional experience from an Architectural perspective as well as from an Owner/Investor perspective has been an essential in shaping my outlook towards the built environment. Through my membership with the Urban Land Institute and the American Institute of Architectural Students, I follow the trends and happenings of regional development very closely. I am Autodesk Building Performance Analysis Certified and a strong advocate of using sustainable design to reduce building expenses while creating socially responsible projects. 



BAU Architecture, Elkins Park, PA, US, Intern Architect

-Worked with owner of firm and developer on a 31,000sf police station
Responsibilities include developing schematic design drawings programming, test fits, site survey, code research, creating diagraming used by developer for fundraising.
-Worked with owner of firm and developers on a 28,000sf school.
Responsibilities include test fits, code research, ADA compliance and site planning as
well as maintaining and updating schematic design drawings.
-Drew construction documents, detail drawings and existing conditions for the renovation of a public library roofing system.
-Attended site meetings with developers and consultants in order to evaluate potential conversion properties.
-Drew existing conditions drawings and researched codes for a Daycare facility.
-Created program matrix in order to estimate space requirements for a 30,000sf office building

May 2013 - current

RAK Group, New York, NY, US, Acquisition Analyst Intern

Researched information on potential investment properties including past construction
permits, changes in ownership and emerging neighborhood trends that could alter RAK
Group’s interests.

Initiated, designed and maintained a comprehensive database system for compiling all of
RAK Group’s potential investment properties using Microsoft Access.

Contacted property owners in order to explain and discuss RAK Group’s interest in acquiring their properties.

Worked with Principle of Acquisitions in order to find hotels in Manhattan and Brooklyn
to be converted into luxury condos.

Dec 2012 - Jan 2013

Jack Burn Architecture, Ardmore, PA, US, Architecture Intern

-Drew schematic designs and construction documents
-Assisted in test fits for a 41,000 SF commercial building.
-Assisted in schematic test fits for a +25 unit multi-family residential project
-Conducted building surveys and reproduced existing conditions
-Produced window and door schedules
-Attended client meetings, job site meetings, budgeting meetings and product rep. meetings
-Created computer models and renderings for clients
-Created REScheck tests to ensure energy efficient construction

Apr 2012 - Aug 2012


Philadelphia University, Philadelphia, PA, US, BArch, Architecture

Fifth year student excitedly working towards a fifth year thesis project incorporating urban design and development

Major: Architecture GPA 3.27
Minor: Construction Management GPA 4.0

Aug 2009 - current


Autodesk Building Performance Analysis Certificate, Other


Areas of Specialization