ARCHITECTURE & DESIGN PORTFOLIO

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ABOUT ME

Stephanie Dando

Penn State University

Bachelor of Architecture

Architectural History Minor

I am a 2017 graduate of Penn State's accredited five-year architecture program, holding a Bachelor of Architecture and a minor in Architectural History.

I am a designer. As a designer, I enjoy exploring many facets of the creative world.

I am a self-taught graphic designer; since a young age I have been interested in digital and web-based art, allowing this interest to cross over into architecture.

I will be an architect. During my five-year enrollment at Penn State, I've grown a passion for community-focused projects and challenging designs.

You can find me drinking four (or more) cups of coffee per day, sketching buildings, or looking for Ellsworth Kelly paintings on Museum Mile.

 

RESUME

work experience

Crabtree, Rohrbaugh & Associates Architects

Intern Architect

September 2017 - Present

  • Design experience in K-12, higher education, healthcare, government, commercial

  • Participate in all phases of design; proposals, feasibility through construction

  • Create 3D Revit models, renderings in Enscape/Photoshop, construction documents

Kapuscinsky Luongo Architects

Summer Intern

May - August 2015 & 2016

  • Design experience in residential, banks, commercial, retirement homes

  • Developed construction documents
    Created renderings, color schemes, finish palettes for Investors Bank

  • Visited job sites

Kacmarsky Architectural Group

Assistant

August 2011 - August 2012 

  • Experience in residential - suburban & shore homes

  • Developed AutoCAD drawings
    Translated hand-drawn plans to AutoCAD

  • Communicated with clients

The Pantheon Institute

Study Abroad in Rome, Italy

Fall 2015

  • Travel between Rome, Florence, Venice, Vienna, Munich

  • Urban Design Studio, Cartography, Building Analysis Courses

The Pennsylvania State University

Class of 2017

  • Bachelor of Architecture

  • Arch History Minor

  • ​Dean's List 2015, 2016, 2017

education

leadership

AIA Central PA Board

AIA Central PA Representative

  • EPiC FIRM

AIAS Member

August 2014 - May 2017

  • Fundraised various events

  • Attended Penn State AIAIS chapter meetings

  • Managed Architectural Gingerbread Competition 2014 & various events

SU Digital Beehive

August 2014 - May 2017

  • Educated students on the use of Adobe & AutoCAD software

  • Volunteered for various software tutorials
    24/7 on-call availability for software help & questions

recognition

Harlem Esplanade Honors Thesis

May 2017

  • Architectural thesis studying the disconnect between Harlem & Upper Manhattan

  • Designing an approach for a stronger dialogue/solving historic disconnect recognized as honors-level thesis

LINKS Contemporary Art Study Publication

March 2017

  • Study linking Roman monuments w/modern structures feat. in Pantheon Institute orientation brief

  • Published in articles examining the restoration of Roman monuments

Piranesi Prix de Rome

August 2015

  • Runner-up for Piranesi Prix de Rome for spa design competition held in Tivoli, Italy