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2010-2013| University of Washington | Seattle, Washington
Master of Architecture
GPA: 3.83/4.00 (AIA Henry Adams Medal recipient)
2002-2004 | University of Illinois | Champaign-Urbana, Illinois
Masters of Science in Mechanical Engineering
1998-2002 | University of Illinois | Champaign-Urbana, Illinois
Bachelors of Science in Mechanical Engineering
September 2010-Present | Built Environment Wood and Metal Shop | Graduate Shop Assistant | Seattle, Washington
I have worked in the College of Built Environments Shop since I started my graduate studies. I assist students using the shop equipment for school projects, using my experience in furniture design, construction, and digital fabrication. I also support furniture design studios which are held in the Shop each year.
July 2012- September 2012 | Integrated Design Lab | Architectural Intern | Seattle, Washington
During my time at the IDL, I was the lead architect on a small project to design an educational display system for a research group at the University of Washington. The Advanced Materials for Energy Research Group (AME), among other activities, conducts research into new technologies for solar energy. They required a display system to showcase their research efforts, as well as explain basic solar energy concepts.
I took the lead in designing the display system and coordinating with the scientists at the AME on formatting the content for the display. This project was a great experience in working wtih clients from backgrounds outside of design, and my experience in engineering was a real plus in bridging the gap between our two different fields.
June 2011- September 2011 | William Zimmerman Architects | Architectural Intern | Seattle, Washington
Due to the size and focus of this firm, I was able to be involved in all stages of the design process, from schematic design to permit submission to contract preparation. The projects I worked on ranged from new construction to additions and renovations.
Primarily, I helped prepare and revise construction documents for several projects. This included revising drawings under supervision of senior architects, and drafting new drawing sets, including plans, sections, detail drawings, wall sections, and interior elevations.
Additionally, I constructed detailed Sketchup models for several projects to assist senior architects during the schematic design and design development stages, and to present proposed designs to clients.
March 2010- September 2010 | Field Architecture | Architectural Intern | Palo Alto, California
While at Field Architecture, I assisted in the design and development of several projects by building site and concept models. Projects included
a private residence in the South African outback, for which I built a site model and several study models, an electric car factory and showroom in Hawaii, a private residence in Napa, and a conservation center in South Africa, which was awarded a 2010 Progressive Architecture Award by Architect Magazine.
Additionally, for several projects, I assisted in the creation of renderings for presenting designs to clients and communicating with collaborating designers
2008-2009 | Mevicon, Inc. | R&D Engineer | Sunnyvale, California
While at Mevicon, I led research efforts in the control of reflective optics for space telescopes and satellite dishes. As part of research efforts, I designed and constructed several pieces of custom high-precision experimental equipment.
2004-2008 | Lockheed Martin Space Systems Co. | Mechanical Engineer | Sunnyvale, California
During my time at Lockheed, I was part of a multidisciplinary engineering team designing and constructing high-precision, high-performance opto-mechanical systems. I co-led efforts to create control systems for several different mechanisms, both prototype and deliverable.
HONORS AND AWARDS
- AIA Henry Adams Medal (awarded top-ranking student in graduating class)
- Bronze Tablet Recipient, University of Illinois, 2002 (Top 3% in graduating class in the University)
- University of Illinois Fellowship, 2003
- Architect Magazine Progressive Architecture Award, project team at Field Architecture
- Architecture Department end of year show, 2011, 2012, 2013
- Gerald Allison Scholarship, 2011
- Herman Pundt Memorial Scholarship, 2012
- AIA Henry Adams Medal, awarded to the top-ranking graduate student in the architecture department, 2013
- Revit 2012
- Autocad 2011
- Adobe Indesign
- Adobe Illustrator
- Adobe Photoshop
- Microsoft Office Suite