Architectural Intern, BEN TROGDON ARCHITECTS, Seattle, WA: August 2019 - present
I create technical drawings, construction documents, and 3D models for Ben Trogdon Architects, a small residential architecture firm. My work also includes researching land use codes, conducting site visits, meeting with clients, and facilitating daily office operations. I regularly use AutoCAD and Sketchup, and Microsoft Office in this position.
Teaching Assistant, BARNARD + COLUMBIA ARCHITECTURE DEPARTMENT, New York, NY: January 2019 - May 2019I am the Teaching Assistant for Introduction to Architectural Design and Visual Culture, a class intended to introduce prospective architecture majors to the fundamentals of drawing, fabrication,and design theory. I assist in demonstrations (analog and digital), guide students through conceptualization, drafting, and model-making, and generally act as experienced support for the students' needs.
Office Assistant, BARNARD + COLUMBIA ARCHITECTURE DEPARTMENT, New York, NY: September 2018 - May 2019
I create graphic templates and announcement flyers for various departmental events using Photoshop, Illustrator, and InDesign. I also help run departmental events such as critiques and gallery-style presentations of student work. I help ensure that the office, studios, and computer labs are organized and function to the best of their abilities.
Architectural Intern, GENSLER, Seattle, WA: May 2018 - August 2018
Assisted a team of designers in concept development, test fits and execution of a cohesive vision for a more healthy, functional, and dynamic workplace. Worked closely with Microsoft, one of Gensler Seattle's biggest clients, in creating accessible spaces, setting standards which will be implemented internationally. Also helps conduct site tours, creates information packets for architects and reviews design pitches. Strong usage of AutoCAD, Adobe Creative Suite, Rhino, Revit, and Excel.
Education Intern, URBAN GREEN COUNCIL, New York, NY: September 2017 - December 2017Designed informational and promotional materials for GPRO (Green Professional Building Skills Training) and Energy Code classes using Adobe CS6, which conveyed crucial information about sustainable building design to architects, engineers, and tradespeople. Managed GPRO Twitter account, created certification packets to students who had successfully completed classes, conducted donor outreach, researched firms and organizations to identify potential Urban Green Council partners and staffed annual Urban Green Council gala.
Global Scholar, ILAS (Columbia University Institute of Latin American Studies), New York, NY: January 2017 - August 2017
Selected for the highly competitive Columbia University Global Scholars Program, which included a 5-week study abroad program in Latin America. Conducted research on architectural history and politics in the Spring semester (NY based) and in the Summer while in Rio de Janeiro, Sao Paulo, Montevideo, Buenos Aires, and Havana. Produced original scholarship on the Cuban National Art Schools in the form of an extended research paper. Conducted architectural and art historical research in Latin America in fluent Spanish and basic Portuguese
Staff illustrator, COLUMBIA DAILY SPECTATOR, New York, NY: January 2016 - present
I work with Spectator's Opinion columnists and The Eye essayists to create through-provoking illustrations for their columns. I work in a variety of mediums, including pen, watercolors, colored pencils, graphite, Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, and Adobe InDesign. My work contributes to cultivating the visual aesthetic of the newspaper.
Barnard College of Columbia University: September 2015 - present
New York City, USA | B.A. Architecture | GPA: 3.89
Istanbul International Community School: September 2011 - May 2015
Istanbul, Turkey | International Baccalaureate Bilingual Diploma (English and Spanish) | GPA: 3.93
Excel, Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Adobe Premiere Pro, Rhino, AutoCAD, Revit, pen and ink drawing, watercolor painting, collage, digital art, graphic design, Spanish (full fluency), Portuguese (elementary).
Magna cum laude (awarded to the top 10% of the graduating class): 2019
Barnard + Columbia Architecture Portfolio Design Award: 2019
Columbia University Deans List: Spring 2016 - 2019
Columbia University Global Scholar: January 2017 - August 2017
Barnard Student Government Administration Green Grant: Spring 2017______________________________________________________________________________
Animation, graphic novels, urban sketching, yoga, contemporary fiction, coffee, hiking, podcasts, spicy food, traveling by train.