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abroad program to Sao Paulo, Brazil and research project on the economic s of sustainable energy. * Business Outreach Intern at the Los Angeles County Economic Development Corpor ation; researched and developed integrated social media strategy, enhancing the firm's ability to communicate announcements, engage with target communities, gat her real-time intelligence and measure campaign performance. North Carolina State University, School of Architecture Raleigh, NC Bachelor of Architecture (5th year professional degree) May 2004 Bachelor of Environmental Design in Architecture May 2003 * Attended the Prague Institute Design Program in the Czech Republic. * Intern architect at 1100 Architect (New York, NY) and KSS Architects & Planner s (Princeton, NJ); pioneered the use of modeling and visualization software. * Recipient of 2 design competition-based scholarships. EXPERIENCE Leo A. Daly Los Angeles, CA Project Designer 2008 - 2009 Developed winning proposal and secured business during challenging economic clim ate. * Guided team effort in delivering a winning entry against 12 competing design f irms. * Perform analysis and research of technical and business issues regarding Revit building information modeling software, and proposed a phased implementation st rategy. * Developed the conceptual design of a high-profile hospitality project, integra ting sustainable principles to reflect Santa Monica's Sustainable City Plan. Marriott International Washington, D.C. Project Coordinator, Architecture and Construction 2006 - 2008 Initiated and led program overhaul; selected from 350 candidates for performance -based award. * Co-managed the development of the architectural design standards that define a portfolio of 21 brands. * Defined, evaluated, advocated, and implemented an operational initiative, resu lting in an estimated 25% gain in operational capacity and an improved allocatio n of resources. * Conceptualized and developed a new luxury brand extension for the Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company. * Researched, managed and coordinated the consensus building process for the Eve nt Space Design publication, which established a new performance benchmark for t he program. * Volunteer member of Green and Sustainable Design Committee; analyzed and repor ted to senior executives the business impact of the LEED rating system and facil itated U.S. Green Building Council's portfolio program. Moore Ruble Yudell Architects and Planners Santa Monica, CA Junior Designer 2004 - 2006 Executed full range of architectural design services for high-profile projects w ith discerning clients. * Facilitated flawless project execution through all phases of the Camana Bay ($ 1B, mixed-use) project and historically sensitive University of Virginia-South L awn ($105M, academic) project. * Ensured timely completion of deliverables under rigorous deadlines. * Demonstrated ingenuity in overcoming obstacles with creative problem solving a
bility. * Established and cultivated effective working relationships with internal team, external consultants and clients. ADDITIONAL INFORMATION * Software: Adobe CS5 (Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Flash, Dreamweaver, Pre miere), MS Office, Form Z, Google Sketchup, 3D Studio Max, AutoCAD (including 3D ), Revit, HTML, CSS. * Co-designed Memorial Park for the victims of 9/11, a pro-bono project commissi oned by Michael Bloomberg.