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CONTACT:
+1 301-807-5717
DEBORAH.JANE. OCONNELL@GMAIL.COM


SOFTWARE SKILLS:
ADOBE SUITE
AUTOCAD
ARCHICAD
BLUEBEAM
ENSCAPE
GRASSHOPPER
MICROSOFT SUITE
REVIT
RHINOCEROS
V
ECTORWORKS

OTHER SKILLS:

CERAMICS
METAL WORKING
MODEL MAKING
PHOTOGRAPHY 
SEWING
BASIC SPANISH 

EDUCATION

UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA, Bachelor of Architecture - Class of 2018

LA SALLE-RAMON LLULL UNIVERSITY BARCELONA, SPAIN FALL 2016

STONE RIDGE SCHOOL OF THE SACRED HEART BETHESDA, MARYLAND - Class of 2013

EXPERIENCE

HOK

2023-PRESENT, NEW YORK, NEW YORK

Facade Specialist, Architect

DEBORAH O'CONNELL ARCHITECTURE

MAY 2023 - PRESENT


 

HANDEL

OCTOBER 2022-MAY 2023, NEW YORK, NEW YORK

Associate, Architect

  • Executed the design development and construction documents for two 30 story residential towers in Queens

  • Developed interior finish pallets for lobby and amenity areas

  • Reviewed submittals

  • Lead the exterior effort from concept to design development for a 35 story residential tower in Jersey City

  • Drew iterative plans for various repeated unit types (studios, 1, 2, and 3 bedrooms)
     

GENSLER

NOVEMBER 2018 - OCTOBER 2022, NEW YORK, NEW YORK

Job Captain

  • Managed schematic design team plan for base building of John F. Kennedy Airport’s Terminal 4 expansion, including digital modeling of arrivals and baggage claim

  • Lead construction administration submissions and coordinated RFIs for German financial services headquarters project in Columbus Circle

  • Prepared models and presentations for global bank’s Bryant Park campus

  • Created construction documents and reviewed design decisions for 14-floor tower and adjoining conference center—with a main focus on the exterior entry pavilion

  • Converted scripted geometry from Grasshopper to Revit for parametric pavilion

  • Designed physical concepts for repositioning and coordinated production of models for presentation to real estate teams 

SOU FUJIMOTO ARCHITECTS

MAY 2018 - OCTOBER 2018, TOKYO, JAPAN 

Architectural Designer

Sou Fujimoto is a Japanese Architect with offices in Tokyo and Paris his work is built and displayed around the globe.

  • Worked on design proposals for both international competitions and commissions

  • Prepared diagrams, technical drawings, renderings, and supporting documents

 

DANIEL FRISCH ARCHITECTURE

SUMMER 2017, NEW YORK, NEW YORK

Intern

Daniel Frisch Architecture is a small residential architecture firm that works with private clients to meet their individual needs.

  • Created bid, department of building, and building management document sets in Vectorworks  

  • Made window, door, appliance, and accessory schedules

  • Tracked progress of active projects through site visits

USC INTERNATIONAL ACADEMY 

Graduate School Admissions - SPRING 2017

Program Assistant

  • Processed applications for students in the premasters program

MV+A, SUMMER/ WINTER 2015, SUMMER 2016, WASHINGTON D.C.

Intern

MV+A specializes in mixed-use projects, often grocery stores such as whole foods throughout the mid-atlantic region.

  • Edited construction documents

  • Rendered experiential and elevational views

  • Modeled design iterations and revised construction red lines

  • Visited sites and organized site analysis

MODATIVE, FALL 2014, LOS ANGELES 

Intern

Modative is a niche design firm that focuses on small lot sub-divisions.

  • Created and organized predesign presentations for client meetings

  • Modeled and rendered preliminary site massing in Archicad

  • Edited and revised construction documents

STUDIOS, SUMMER 2014, WASHINGTON D.C.

Intern

Studios is a full service design firm with 6 branch offices worldwide based in Washington D.C.

  •  Created scaled site models for design development and client presentation

  • Developed and assisted with drawings in AutoCad, Adobe, and Revit

  • Selected to attend a development event at the National Building Museum

MICHAEL WINSTANLEY ARCHITECTS & PLANNERS, SUMMER 2012 & 2013 ALEXANDRIA, VA

Intern

Michael Winstanley Architects and Planners is a boutique firm that specializes in large scale master planning.

  • Created scaled site models for clients

  • Assisted with drawings in AutoCad and the Adobe Suite

  • Generated proposal books for prospective clients

 

BIKES FOR THE WORLD, 2012 – 2014 WASHINGTON D.C.

Volunteer/Paid Intern

BFTW is a non-profit organization based in Washington D.C. that sends broken bikes that would otherwise be discarded in the U.S. to countries where lower labor costs make them cost effective to fix. I believe in the conscious and concerted effort to cut waste within the U.S. at the local level. The innovative and resourceful reuse of materials coincides with my passion for sustainability.

  • Volunteered biweekly for 2013 as part of Stone Ridge’s Social Action program

  • Disassembled and packed discarded bikes into large shipping containers

  • Returned as a paid intern to oversee new volunteer groups

HONORS/ AWARDS

- Crafting Vision Award. University of Southern California, School of Architecture. May 2018

- Ternstrom Scholarship, 2017-2018, USC School of Architecture. University of Southern California

- The Growable City Project

INDEX 2016/2017, USC School of Architecture. University of Southern California

AIA - 2X8 Exhibit and Competition, Los Angeles.

2017 Malaysia Biennial

2018 Venice Biennale 

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