With an international education and work experience, my talents are couched in my thirst to continue learning. As a well-organized and detail-oriented Architect, I picture a work environment open to innovation and challenges that surpass my design flair, computer savvy, organization talent or even my language skills. The ideal occupation is dedicated to high quality standards from master planning to construction administration carried out by a creative, cooperative and passionate team.
Waercolour and oil-painting, Photography, Reading, Travelling
Project Architect with practice in all aspects of project realization that includes programming, space planning, design development, construction documentation, specification and construction administration. My talent for versatility is exemplified by role in various types of projects and international work experience.I have a huge curiosity for innovative skills, new design technology (especially sustainable design), and revolutionary computer programs. Strengths include office networking, coaching co-workers, and quickly mastering pertinent skills with ease and competence.As team member I commit to creating a positive working environment through cooperation and a focus on serving others.
Working in Europe and the US, I have embraced all size of architectural/interior projects, furniture design; occasionally flirted with graphic/web; had mentoring opportunities; and gained the ability to work in the metric or imperial system as well as different languages.
Oct 1995 - Feb 1997
Exchange Student from France graduated as Diplom Ingenieur (German Masters in Engineering) and Architecte Certifiée (French Bachelor in Architecture).
Oct 1992 - Feb 1997
Bachelor's Degree, Undergraduate Academic Program
Exchange Student from France attending the Dresden University of Technology in Germany graduated as Architecte Certifiée (French Bachelor in Architecture).
Oct 1990 - Sep 1992
Associates, Undergraduate Academic Program
D.E.F.A., Degree of Fundamental Studies in Architecture
Jan 2009 - Present
Historical Townhome on Capitol Hill:
Worked independently on a sustainable remodeling project including an energy efficient HVAC system. From survey to design execution, prepared a complete set of construction documents and specifications; coordinated documents with contractors, and performed in-field construction administration.
Thomas Nelson Community College:
Set up CAD construction document files for a laboratory project. Tasks included drawing coordination and verification.
Aug 2009 - Present
Engineering Automation Specialist
Dulles Corridor Metrorail Project: Reviewed and evaluated AutoCAD resources. Developed scripts running tools, commands and routines to automate the AutoCAD environment. Evaluated and validated existing project template files. Improved user workspace configurations with custom tools adapted to the project. Revised and organized the Office CAD Standards management and deployment. Made recommendations to promote interoperability between Bentley Microstation and AutoCAD Architecture. Developed a training manual for the Office CAD Manager.
Jan 2007 - Dec 2008
Herbert C. Hoover Building:
In compliance with GSA CAD standards, produced schematic, design and construction documentation for conversion of underground levels into office swing space, various interior areas (libraries, offices, restrooms…), building envelope (roof, terraces, etc), coordinated with engineers for integration of HVAC/MEP systems into new design layouts. Additional responsibilities included facilitating new team members’ incorporation and mentoring CAD and GSA standards. Lectured on strategies for project LEED certification.
1150 18th Street NW:
In charge of coordinating modifications; submittal sets for building permit processing and contractor bids; and appraising bidder estimates to be recorded in bid review document.
International Justice Mission:
Developed schematic through design documentation and coordinated the 3D Revit model with design modification and material/finish/color concept development.
Feb 1997 - May 2008
Loft in Tahiti:
Involved in providing options for a two-story apartment in a new residential building, developing material/finishes/color concept of interior space, and designing custom wood furniture.
In charge of generating highly-detailed interior perspectives for this 3-story residential project.
Dresdner Residential Building:
Tasked with new floor plan layout in existing multi-family residential building.
Provided a private Association with graphic design, developed a website with Flash MX.
Feb 2007 - Jul 2007
Taught basic construction and advanced CAD classes for adults.
Oct 2000 - Jan 2007
Provided laboratory programming/planning/design; produced casework drawings and laboratory related construction documentation; confirmed lab safety code and ADA compliance; built system and finish schedules for bids prior to construction; verified submittal sets; reviewed shop drawings; and performed on-site punch list completion and field verifications. Projects included existing building renovation or conversion, building addition and new construction.
Additional responsibilities included user interface customization, creating/upgrading Office CAD Standards, initiating new employees to lab design, and instructing co-workers in AutoCAD and Microstation.
Apr 1999 - Jun 2000
Residential Building in Berlin-Friedrichshain:
On-site assistant to Project Manager during construction phase completion. Responsibilities included coordination of finish specifications, management and updating of architectural drawings in compliance with potential buyer requirements, on-site punch list completion and field verifications.
Straußberger Straße 42:
Duties included field surveying, documenting building conditions and developing record drawings. As team member, participated in all phases from schematic to construction documentation and preparation of submittal sets for building permit.
Kreuzberg Straße 8:
In charge of translating field surveys into highly detailed record drawings and documenting building conditions (structural, mechanical, etc) for this prospective acquisition.
Feb 1999 - Jul 1999
"Ingenieurbüro Dipl.-Ing. Thomas Schimmel", Engineering Firm for Technical Building Equipment and Energy Saving Constructions
SSM GmbH, Halle 4:
Translated plumbing and sewage layout sketches of a manufactory building into AutoCAD and worked with engineers on mechanical details, piping diagrams, and wall sections.
Provided design and construction documentation of mechanical and plumbing systems for this new construction project. Responsibilities also included assisting engineers in designing HVAC systems; selecting equipment; calculating HVAC load; and sizing ductwork, piping, pumps & other system components.
Lincoln Straße 23:
Tasked with implementing plumbing and sewage system for a multi-story family residence, and developed piping diagrams, and drainage extrusion schemes.
Energy Efficient House, Feasibility study:
Developed schemes for rainwater harvesting and reuse in non-potable water applications.
Nov 1995 - Nov 1996
"Heinle, Wischer & Partner, Freie Architekten", A/E Firm mainly dedicated to Healthcare Architecture
Medizinisch-Theoretisches Zentrumder Carl-Gustav-Carus-Universität Dresden:
Team member developing design documentation of the award winning competition project The Medical and Theoretical Carl Gustav Carus Center at the Dresdner University. Responsible for coordinating scaled model and project design.
Aus- und Weiterbildungszentrum der Stadtsparkasse Dresden:
Developed a material/finish/color concept for the City Hall reconverted into an Education and Training Center located in Dresden-Niedersedlitz. Responsible for presentation boards.
Team member in designing a curtain wall façade and penthouse layout for narrow mixed use building in Berlin.
Provided as-built and design documentation of a residential multi family dwelling to be rehabilitated. Tasks included field surveying, developing a detailed record catalog of material and structure condition, and producing hand-drawn renderings.
Jul 1994 - Sep 1994
"Ingenieur- und Bausanierungsbüro Arloth-Fischer", A/E Firm
Developed record, schematic and design documentation for indefinite residential renovation projects in the Dresdner area. Responsible for field surveying.
May 1993 - Jun 1993
"DOMOS Massivhaus GmbH", Residential Construction Firm
Provided schematic design documents of a multi family residence.In charge of presenting several option schemes for the new construction project.
3D Studio MAX
Recess in wall reveals brick wall while hiding an atmosphere light source.
Custom-made bamboo sliding door matching new bamboo flooring. Japanese shoji sliding door allow subtil light in corridor during the day.
Basic model overview to quickly experiment material/space options. Project rendered with Microstation.
The new stair with floating treads is supported by the exposed brick wall and the upper floor framing. A small storage hiding the water-heater (moved on upper floor) used to hold the former stair.