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Sawyer Wilson

M. Arch Student, Texas Tech University

Work experience

Aug 2015Feb 2016

Digital Fabrication Assistant

Texas Tech University

Assistant in the digital fabrication shops of the College of Architecture, operating laser cutters, 3D printers, and CNC machine. 

Jan 2015May 2015

Wood Shop Assistant

Texas Tech University

Assistant in the wood shop of the College of Architecture

Nov 2014Apr 2015

Assistant for the College of Architecture

Texas Tech University

Surveyed site and assisted in model making for a shop expansion project under the supervision of Dean Andrew Vernooy and Director of Fabrication Shops / instructor Dustin White. 

Aug 2014Dec 2015

Teaching Assistant

Texas Tech University

Teaching assistant for Dr. Brian Zugay for ARCH 2311, History of Architecture

Education

Jan 2015Feb 2016

M.A. in Architecture (in progress)

Texas Tech University

GPA | 4.0

Comprehensive Design Studio, Urban Topical Studio, Urban Theory, Computer Applications to Architecture

Aug 2011Dec 2014

Bachelor of Science in Architecture

Texas Tech University

Magna Cum Laude

GPA | 3.828

Architecture Design Studios I - VI, Digital Media I - II, Construction I - III, Building Information Technology, Integrative Building Modeling, Environmental Systems, Site Planning

Study Abroad Design Studio (Venice, Italy) 

Aug 2007May 2011

High School

Roswell High School

GPA | 4.0

Graduated as Valedictorian

Skills

Digital Design Programs

Rhino, V-Ray, Autocad, Revit, Sketchup, Grasshopper, 3D printer & CAM software

Digital Fabrication

Can operate laser cutters, 3D printers, CNC machines as well as common wood shop tools/machines.

Adobe Programs

Illustrator, Photoshop, InDesign, Acrobat

Microsoft Office

Word, Excel, Powerpoint

Honors / Awards

Presidential Platinum Scholarship recipient from Texas Tech University - $30,000

Multiple scholarships awarded through the College of Architecture including:

2013 Birdwell Architecture Scholarship - $500

2013 Chapman Harvey Architecture Scholarship - $1,000

2014 Chapman Harvey Architecture Scholarship - $1,500

2014 White AIA Architecture Scholarship - $1,000

2015 Moffitt Architecture Scholarship - $3,000

Organizations

Knights of Architecture (2012 - present) - member and responsible for voting and fabrication of Dr. Jones Award (2012 - 2014), participated in AIA Sandcastle Competition in Galveston, TX (2013), and have helped with other activities through the organization such as Burger Burns.

SIC (2014) - member of the "Spontaneous Installation Committee," a student led and founded organization with the goal of designing and creating installations around campus. We eventually designed and built an installation as part of the 2014 Beaux Arts Ball, an annual event that brings together all of the design colleges of Texas Tech.