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Valeria Frolova

Valeria Frolova

New York, NY, US

 

About 

After four years of learning about architecture, practicing design, interning with architectural offices, and being a member of the AIAS, I have acquired a variety of professional skills, such as creating client presentations, working independently and in a team, participating in office-wide design charrettes, conducting a product research, pitching a design idea to clients, managing material library, taking photographs of completed projects, etc. 

I have experience interning with different types of architectural offices, which contributed to my learning experience. Summer internship with Granum a/i was my first experience working in an architectural office, whose work mostly consists of high-end interiors and corporate headquarters. My second internship was with the Philadelphia-based small design-build firm, Evolve Build, whose work primarily focuses on small residential projects. Finally, I was awarded a two-week internship with SIM Architect in San Francisco. Their work includes educational and sacred architecture. 

In addition to my professional experience, I have been involved with the AIAS since my freshman year and served as a secretary of the Temple University Chapter. I am proficient in Rhinoceros, Illustrator, Photoshop and InDesign. I have a good knowledge of AutoCad and SketchUp. I have used Revit, Grasshopper and ArcMap before and with some practice I can guarantee to become proficient in a short period of time. 

In addition to my technical skills, I am a dedicated and responsible person, who can take on a role of a leader and a team member. I am not afraid of asking questions but I also enjoy finding answers on my own. I am a fast learner and pay great attention to details. Collaborative work environment is something I aspire to in the design office as I believe it contributes the overall success of a firm and its people. 

P.S. Without a doubt, a meticulous designer is a valuable asset in any architectural office, but having a strong team goes beyond talent of individuals. Thus I would like to provide you with an informal, compact “about me” paragraph; Born and raised in Siberia, I can’t stand cold weather. My favorite outdoor activity is hiking trails with scenic views. My favorite indoor activity is brewing coffee. My main weakness is dogs and because of that I am a professional dog sitter/walker. My favorite movie is “Fantastic Mister Fox” by Wes Anderson

Employment 

Evolve Build, Philadelphia, PA, US, Intern Designer

Create various graphics and other content for social media outlets and the website.
Document progress and completed architectural projects.
Assist with design phase of a project.
Performed product and system research.

Jun 2017 - Sep 2017
 

SIM Architects, Inc., San Francisco, CA, US, Architectural Intern

2 week Internship-Award

Created 3d building information and visual graphics.
Performed site analysis and developed a design concept.
Developed presentation graphics to communicate concepts to the client.
Assisted project architects with research and data collection.

Aug 2017 - Aug 2017
 

Granum A/I, Radnor, PA, US, Architectural Intern

Created 3d building information
Modeling and 2d construction documentation.
Developed presentation graphics to communicate concepts to the client.
Performed product research and assisted project architects with
Material selection and system research.

Jun 2016 - Aug 2016
 

Education 

Tyler School of Art, Temple University, Philadelphia, PA, US, Bachelors, Architecture

Aug 2014 - May 2018
 

Areas of Specialization 

Skills