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Westin Conahan

Westin Conahan

New York, NY, US

 

About 

I am a Designer and Product Manager based in New York City with years of experience in architectural practice and leadership. I am passionate about the impact design can make on the daily lives of people and am especially interested in digital design and technology. Over the past year I have been heavily immersed in learning web technologies, coding, Unity/Unreal game engines, and UX/UI Design with the goal to enter the Tech industry. I am also an advocate for the architectural profession and want to help push it forward so that the industry is more inclusive and innovative. 

I am currently working as a Product Manager at Designer Pages where we develop a specifications software platform for interior designers and architects.

Elsewhere:

Employment 

Designer Pages, New York, NY, US, Product Manager

Designer Pages offers a specification software platform for Interior Designers to quickly build out specification packages.

Apr 2017 - current
 

Freelancer, New York, Freelance Architectural Designer

As a Freelance Architectural Designer, I am open to freelance position to assist in the completion of work including concept and design development, construction documentation preparation and construction administration.

I am currently working with RAFT Architects assisting in the completion of an NYC SCA Elementary School located in Queens, NY.

Jan 2017 - Apr 2017
 

Dronesmith Technologies, New York, NY, US, Product Manager

Dronesmith Technologies is a drone startup company developing a hardware and software platform that allows developers to easily get started with drones. By removing complex development barriers, the Dronesmith platform allows developers to focus on their end goals rather than get bogged down with difficult development time and costs that require specialized expertise. (dronesmith.io)

Currently assisting Dronesmith Technologies to develop product and business opportunities to help the startup take off.

Nov 2016 - Apr 2017
 

Pei Cobb Freed & Partners, New York, NY, US, Professional Staff

Worked on multiple, large scale commercial projects, including a high rise condo tower, a medical facility, and a mixed-use project. I also introduced VR to the office and helped develop a plan to integrate VR technology into the office workflow through office wide staff training and planning.

Nov 2014 - Nov 2016
 

The American Institute of Architecture Students (AIAS), Washington, DC, National President

Served as National President. In this position I spoke in front of 1,000's of students, led multiple staff members and a board of directors, organized and oversaw 10 committees and task forces, represented an international membership of over 7,000 students, conducted a national search to hire an Executive Director, and represented the AIAS at the International Architects Conference in Durban, South Africa.

Jul 2013 - Aug 2014
 

Education 

University of Nevada, Las Vegas, Las Vegas, NV, Bachelors, Architecture

Bachelor's of Science in Architecture, Minor in Solar and Renewable Energy Policy.

Participated in the US Dept. of Energy Solar Decathlon 2013 with Team Las Vegas. Our project, DesertSol, won 1st place in the market appeal category and 2nd place in the competition overall. As 3D Presentation Lead, I produced all 3D renderings and virtual walk-throughs for the project.

Aug 2008 - May 2013
 

College of Southern Nevada, Las Vegas, NV, US, Associates of Business

Associates of Business Degree

Aug 2008 - May 2011
 

Awards 

Richard Upjohn Fellow, Grant

Richard Upjohn Fellow recipient for serving on the AIA Board of Directors.

2014
 

Areas of Specialization 

Skills