My name is Peter Barnard and I am a graduating senior at Bennington College in Bennington, VT, studying Architecture and City Planning. I am currently looking for an internship for the summer while I look for more permanent work to start in the fall, or an internship that can start over the summer and continue through the year. I am very interested in the areas of "low income" housing, urban redevelopment, urban infill, and rural redevelopment. I am also interested in architecture firms working on projects involving public or social interaction, trying to push the boundaries of design conceptually in both function and look.
My academic studies have focused on Planning through Architecture and the Social/Political Sciences. I have completed a number of short internships with City, Town and County planning offices, as well as a CAD outsourcing firm.I am currently working on a two-part redevelopment project for the Town of Bennington as my senior project, consisting of a redevelopment plan and an architectural design for 50 units as the first phase in redevelopment. Previously, I have worked with the City of Albuquerque, NM in the areas of redevelopment, advanced planning, design review and zoning regulation.I have also worked on a Town Master Plan while working with the Bennington County Regional Commission (BCRC). In 2009 I participated in a study abroad program focused on Sustainable Community Development in western Greece.The program was centered on writing a redevelopment plan for a Small town on the Island of Kefalonia, where I focused on design and reconstruction guidelines, and researched historic construction techniques. My studies in the social sciences has given me a strong research ability through both primary and secondary sources, and my education at Bennington has often required that I perform field research, weather for architecture, planning, or social psychology. I have experience with AutoCAD, Google Sketchup, and Microsoft Office Suite, as well as basic exposure to Vectorworks and Microstation.I am highly proficient at architectural representation using traditional drafting methods, as well as experienced in model making, architectural design and oral presentation.
I will be graduating in early June, at which point I will be available to start the internship. If you wish to contact me, I can be reached at either my land line, (802) 447-4274, or my cell phone, 651-245-2508. I am available most days morning and afternoon to talk, and will respond as quickly as possible if I miss your call.
Thank you for your time and interest.