© 2017 Deborah O'Connell.

CONTACT:

+1 301-807-5717

DEBORAH.JANE. OCONNELL@GMAIL.COM

SKILLS:

PROFICIENT:

ADOBE SUITE

AUTODESK

LIGHTROOM

MICROSOFT

PHOTOMATIX PRO

REVIT

RHINOCEROS

VECTORWORKS

VRAY

 

BEGINNER:

ARCHICAD

GRASSHOPPER

SKETCH UP

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

(K -12) Class of 2013

EXPERIENCE

GENSLER, NOVEMBER 2018 - PRESENT, NEW YORK, NEW YORK

job captain

 

designer

SOU FUJIMOTO ARCHITECTS, MAY 2018 - SEPTEMBER 2018, TOKYO, JAPAN 

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

paid 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 sight 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.

paid 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 

paid intern

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

- Created and organized predesign presentations for client meetings

- Visited sites and organized site analysis

- Modeled and rendered preliminary site massing in Archicad

- Edited and revised construction documents

STUDIOS, SUMMER 2014, WASHINGTON D.C.

paid 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

paid 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

- Asked to return over the summer 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