Wesley Kinsey

Wesley Kinsey

New York, NY, US

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I am an M.S. Advanced Architectural Design student at Columbia University Graduate School of Architecture, Planning, and Preservation. I hold a B.Arch degree from Oklahoma State University, a minor in Sustainable Design, and a Graduate Certificate in Integrated Design of the Building Envelope. Architecture is the relationship between the natural environment, non-human actors, and humans. It is the realization of each of these things in a physically built environment. It has the unique ability to influence change throughout its community, region, or world. Specifically, my research relies on architecture's sociological and psychological effects on humans. I embrace these challenges throughout my design process as I seek to identify the identity, culture, environment, form, materials, and program of each of my designs to inspire a future of architecture that responds to the intrinsic connection of all. 



Oklahoma State University / School of Architecture, Stillwater, OK, US, Teaching Assistant

Teaching Assistant for Prof. Jeanne Homer’s Environmental Calculation Studio
and Dr. Michael Rabens Skyscrapers course. Prepared curriculum, mentored
students, and taught classes.

Aug 2020 - May 2022

WRA Architects, Broken Arrow, OK, US, Architectural Student Intern

Led exterior fenestration and construction elevations for a traditional brick
high school. Participated in programming and designing massing studies for a
large elementary school. Developed the DD and CD phases of a 500,000ft2
high school focusing on vertical circulation.

May 2020 - Jan 2022

MAHG Architects, Fort Smith, AR, US, Student Intern

Designed RFQs and rendered final construction document covers and
construction signs. Developed room numbering sequences, measured existing
buildings for renovation, and created punch lists for multiple projects.

May 2019 - Aug 2019


Columbia University, New York, NY, US, Masters, Advanced Architectural Design

May 2022 - current

Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, OK, US, BArch, Architecture

Bachelor of Architecture
Minor in Sustainable Design
Graduate Certificate in Integrative Design of the Building Envelope

Aug 2017 - May 2022


Jeonnam Citizens Square International Design Competition, 3rd Place


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