RÉSUMÉ


WORK EXPERIENCE

 

Thornton Tomasetti

New York, New York
Computational Designer, CORE Studio

August 2015 – Present

UI/UX design and implementation for internal and external projects. Created and maintained npm packages for reusable libraries and standards for MEAN-based Javascript and Sass stylesheets for all R&D web projects. Set up automated comment-based internal code documentation. Designed and developed WPF templates to standardize internal Windows applications, and provided implementation support to development team. Designed and developed online platform for viewing real-time usage data for in-house tools using D3.js, and 3D interaction with THREE.js.

Design Intern, CORE Studio

June 2015 – August 2015

Organized and updated the CORE group website , helped program and coordinate the venues, speakers, and events for the 2015 AEC Technology Symposium and Hackathon.

Pera Capital LLC

New York, New York
Administrative Coordinator, Risk & Compliance Officer

November 2011 – Present

Managed bank and bill payments and statements, generated and maintained profit-and-loss spreadsheets and reports, logged all business activity to Quickbooks, maintained legal registrations, compiled tax information, processed payroll, and performed other administrative work as required. Oversaw trade risk to comply with company policy.

WXY Studio

New York, New York
Part-time Design and Planning Staff

June 2015 – July 2015

Worked with Tygron engine software to facilitate planning discussions for interagency communication, prepared presentation material.

Columbia University

New York, New York
Instructor, Summer Program for High School Students

June 2015 – July 2015

Taught high school summer program course on sustainable urban design and mapping/design software (ArcMap, Photoshop, Illustrator, SketchUp). Worked with two co-instructors to prepare syllabus, schedule, and software tutorials for students. Provided design critique and coordinated guest speakers, field trips, and outside reviewers.

Co-Curator at the GSAPP Visual Resources Center | Assistant Curator at the GSAPP Slide and Video Library

May 2014 – May 2015 | May 2013 – May 2014

Supervised and coordinated a staff of 18 graduate student employees. Worked with a partner co-curator and assistant curator to hire, train, schedule, and process payroll for staff, while determining project direction and budget with school administration. Worked under contract with Avery Library and the Artstor catalog to deliver a comprehensive set of teaching images for 20th century architecture. Comprehensively managed, reorganized, documented, and cleaned the database system of all digital slide and video entries, converting all existing data to relational tables. Launched new intranet interface to give students and faculty digital access to all library materials, and implemented new computer-based checkout system for slides and videos.

Teaching Assistant

August 2012 – May 2013

Specialized in courses for presentation, urban design, and graphic software. Taught software, gave critical feedback to students in presentations and during classroom sessions, held tutorials, and provided one-on-one help sessions. Coordinated and organized guest speakers, classwork, and helped shape curriculum.


The Related Companies

New York, New York
Summer Intern, Sustainability

June 2013 – November 2013

Created metrics to assess rental and condo properties for sustainable practices, and implemented them in site visits, interviews, and reports for properties across NYC. Coordinated recycling efforts across corporate offices and in resident buildings, including a redesign of waste disposal areas. Coordinated a lighting retrofit project for rental properties, researched new technologies and membership options in various organizations, and reported on city meetings about new policies.

NYCHA

New York, New York
Summer Intern, Department for Development

May 2012 – August 2012

Analyzed and created GIS data, and converted zoning regulation to Excel calculations for hundreds of NYCHA properties throughout New York City to find opportunities for further development. Created custom KMZ/KML file for department to gain quicker and more visual access to calculated data.

KDW Architects & Engineers

Seattle, Washington
Architectural Intern

January 2009 – July 2011

Worked within multi-disciplinary AE firm on AutoCAD work for drawing sets in all stages, code research, specs, construction administration, and project management. Participated in office sustainability team. Projects mostly included work for telecommunications and technology firms.

WHADI

Wuhan, Hubei, China
Architectural Intern

August 2008 – September 2008

Primary conceptual design for development competition.

Mulvanny G2

Bellevue, Washington
Summer Intern, International Group

June 2007 – August 2008

Graphic design for winning international architecture competition in China, created presentation materials for master planning work in Dubai, general work in Adobe CreativeSuite, physical and digital modeling.


EDUCATION

 

Columbia University

New York, New York
M. Architecture

May 2015

M.S. Urban Planning

May 2015

University of Washington

Seattle, Washington
B.A. in Architectural Studies

June 2008

Olympia High School

Olympia, Washington
Graduated with honors

June 2004


TECHNICAL

 

Graphic

Adobe CreativeSuite (19 yrs)
Photoshop, Indesign, Illustrator, Flash, Dreamweaver

Administrative/Office

Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Powerpoint, Access)
Intuit Quickbooks

3D Modeling & Rendering

McNeel Rhinoceros, Grasshopper3D, VisualARQ
Autodesk AutoCAD, 3ds Max, Revit Building
Dassault CATIA
Chaos Group V-Ray
Trimble Sketchup

Maps

ESRI ArcGIS (ArcMap, ArcCatalog)
Google Earth custom KML programming and interface

Code

HTML
PHP (+ WordPress)
CSS, LESS, Sass, (+ Bootstrap standards)
Javascript/Typescript (incl. JQuery, D3, Node.js, Angular 1 & 2, Express, THREE, etc.)
C# (+ WPF applications)
Java
Python

Database Management

MySQL
MongoDB
Filemaker (including custom script functions and publishing using PHP API)


LANGUAGES

 

English

Native

Mandarin

Basic Speech and Writing


ADDITIONAL

 

Accreditations

LEED AP (no specialty)

2009 – present

Publications

The Beneficiaries of New York City’s 421-A Tax Exemption Program

2015 Master’s thesis, condensed version later released as policy brief to the Mayor’s Office

Activities

Freelance Web and Graphic Design

2002 – Present

Violin

1997-2004, 2008-Present

Conversation tutor and in-class facilitator for ESL students

University of Washington, 2005-2006

Note-taker for disabled students

University of Washington, 2004

Honors & Awards

Center for Urban Real Estate (CURE) Graduation Award

2015

Floyd A. Naramore Architecture Memorial Fellowship

2011

Dean’s List

University of Washington, 11/12 Quarters, 2004-2008

Rolland A. Simpson Endowed Fund in Architecture Scholarship

2007