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Amanda Salisbury

Master of Architecture, University of Kansas 


Amanda Salisbury 913-620-4046 issuu.com/asalisbury17 amanda.salisbury17@gmail.com 10201 W 91st St Overland Park, KS 66212


After studying architecture for five years, I have learned that my designs are all about the users: meaning inhabitants, passersby, and the environment. In the years that I have spent at the University of Kansas, I have had a variety of design opportunities from large to small projects that at first glance seem unique to themselves. However, I have come to realize that these diverse types of projects helped me to form my personal design method. Overall, the focus in my designs starts with the basic shape of the exterior of the building, but then shifts to making sure it feels great to be inside. This involves creating light portals, variation between high and low ceilings, materials that are comfortable, appealing, and fitting with the setting, and a simple floor plan that keeps everything in check. It is very important for me to have a simple, logical layout crafted with great detailing that gives the users a fulfilling experience. I like to think of the overall experience of the building, the little things on the inside that will make it useful and the opportunities that the site has to offer such as materials, views, and surroundings. In the future, I hope to improve my skills in these areas while expanding my interests to focus on a well-rounded, diverse design methodology. Designing based on the people and environment that will experience it creates a driving force behind the final product that always identifies a strong purpose.


Contents Community Boathouse Hillside Hall Glowing Exhibition Library Sketches Lawrence Public Library Competitions Study Abroad Sketches Resume


Community Boathouse Spring 2012 - Wichita, KS

This new boathouse is designed for the Wichita State University Crew team along with the Wichita community. It is meant to provide a location with amenities along the Arkansas River walk/bike path where these types of options do not currently exist. A series of bays for rental of boats and bikes lines the lowest level, there is a convenience store, exercise room and locker rooms for both the public and the crew team, and a public restaurant. Designed specifically for days of Crew meets, where WSU competes with other collegiate teams, there are terraces that accomodate spectators. On all of the other days of the year, these terraces can act as lookout points over the river.


Above: main public entrance to the store, workout room, and upstairs to the restaurant Left: bike path, boat bay entrance, and river-view terraces

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Boathouse Site

Exploration Place

Keeper of the Plains

Walking Path

Public Entrance

WSU Team Entrance 36' 0'


The site is located along the Arkansas River, which runs through the downtown area of Wichita. The notable landmarks around it are the Keeper of the Plains, a statue at the fork in the river, and the science center designed by Moshe Safdie, Exploration Place (shown above).

public staircase from south entrance up to restaurant and river overlooks

Changes to the site include adding a permeable paved road which leads to a small amount of parking spaces, relocation of trees, and expansion of the existing walking path. The boathouse features a concrete pad outside the boat storage which is meant for unloading and rotating the skulls, but it can also act as a gathering space for the public on other occasions.

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Level 1

Level 2

Level 3

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The public entrance (left) leads to exercise spaces on the first level or the restaurant on the upper level. It is a bright space lined with the convenience store and front desk. The main level is divided into public and private spaces, including two locker- and workout-room sets, and a lounge for the WSU Crew team. Upstairs, there is a restaurant, kitchen, and mechanical space. There are two levels of terraces, one for the restaurant and a lower level accessible from outside for public use any time.


Transverse Section Level 3: restaurant, outdoor deck Level 2: stretching mats, conference room, outdoor deck Level 1: bike and boat rentral

Longitudinal Section Level 3: restaurant Level 2: WSU lounge, workout rooms, conference room Level 1: WSU boats and skulls, bike and boat rentral

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The boathouse rests on a slope that allows entrances at two different levels, still on its own respective ground level. For the public entrance at the top of the hill, guests can choose to go straight to the workout spaces, up to the restaurant, or down to the bike and boat rental room. The team can enter on the north end of the building on the second level to their workout room and lounge, or enter on the lower level straight to the boat bays.

Restaurant and outdoor deck with river over-look

The wall section on the left starts at the bike/boat level with concrete footings and floors. The second level shows half of the conference room and half of an outdoor deck space with an exterior wall of the work out room in the background. The section cuts through the restaurant on the top level, and shows the upper outdoor deck. The diagram section and axonometrics of each level show the sunlight, HVAC, circulation, plumbing, and water collection routes. 


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Hillside Hall Fall 2011 - University of Kansas

Located on the beautiful University of Kansas campus, Hillside Hall rests just east of West Campus Road at the top of the bowl-like hillside that slopes down toward Potter Lake. The views of the campus, lake, and Memorial Stadium were taken into account when orienting the building and its features. The rectangle is situated in the north/south direction so that the rooms get equal exposure to the sun, with those on the east getting daylight in the morning and vice versa for the west. There

is an entrance off West Campus Road meant for visitors--such as friends and parents--which has street furniture and a public type of front along with a casual back deck entrance for residents coming home from campus. The back deck entrance is more convenient for students when coming from class, because it is at a welcoming angle that funnels the students in. It terraces up to the front door with a series of stairs and ramps that allow students to mingle on different levels looking over the landscape.


Above: public entrance with stairs, a ramp, a bike rack, and roof overhang Left: back deck and student entrance from direction of campus or Potter Lake

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lounges dining bedrooms social gathering circulation

The sketch above is a preliminary sketch designating spaces and zones along with the intended overall shape of the building.

west entrance

to bedrooms down stairs

to bedrooms

The main lobby to the Hall is the first impression guests will get of the interior of the building. This sketch (left) shows the versatility of the space, with an entrance on two sides, front desk in the middle, and options to go down the hall to bedrooms or downstairs. The lowest level is the most interactive, including the dining hall/kitchen, workout area, practice rooms, conference room, convenience store, and group study space. The moments illustrated on the following pages are the parts of the design that were focused on and developed in the most detail. Each space has specific features that make it special, such as custom furniture, views, or shapes.

east entrance 


views to potter lake/ football stadium

back door entrance

Original "moment" concept sketches Above: balcony and view into multipurpose room Right: lobby and front desk Below: bottom of lobby stairs and ramp to raised student lounge

front desk stairs to view below

student lounge to study room

to dining hall


back door entrance

mail room

to bedrooms to bedrooms

front door entrance front desk

stairs to view below

Above/Right: main lobby and stairs to dining hall, lounge, and workout area

student lounge

to dining hall to study room

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A Multipurpose Rooms B Bedrooms

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C Restrooms

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D Outdoor deck C

Level 4

E Entrance Lobby F Studio Apartments G Dining Hall H Study Room I Floor Lounges

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Level 2

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H I

Level 1

Study Room - Level 1: glass block wall for privacy, cork strip for hanging papers, chair cutout in desk

Bedroom desk with shelving, cubbies, a bulletin board, and windows that pop out from the wall to maximize views


The hall is meant to house all grade levels, with freshmen and sophomores being on the northern wings and upperclassmen on the southern wings with suite style bedrooms. Levels 2 and 3 have the same bedroom layouts, while level 4 has a multipurpose room on half of the southern wing. This space can be divided into two separate rooms or one larger space with big sky lights and windows, wooden floors, and balconies.

Floor Lobby - tables and chairs along with a kitchenette, are meant for studying, mingling, and cooking, and provide views of Potter Lake

The study room and bedrooms (left) have some similar features, such as the chairs with a hook on the back and wastebasket/storage underneath, plenty of desk space, and pin up space on the wall. The study room has divider walls for quiet spaces, and glass block along the top of the wall to let some light into the room. 


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Glowing Exhibition Fall 2010 - Marvin Hall A "ribbon" of glowing wooden cages sheathed in translucent plastic was woven down the basement hallway of Marvin Hall. "Cages" lined the walls and crossed over on the ceiling plane while models sat inside and posters hung on sets of black and translucent glass panels. The precedent section models were placed along one side of the hallway, three in each of the three architects' sections. Model photos were placed opposite of the models on translucent panels incorporated into the "ribbon". Light boxes were placed to send concentrated light onto presentation boards next to models, and these posters contained information about the architect and featured buildings.


Above: finished product including models, photography, and information Left: close-up view of section model of The Menil Collection (Renzo Piano)

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Before building the exhibition pieces, the studio divided into three groups, each studying a different architect. From here, we developed precedent section models in pairs, three for each architect. To the right is a section of the Menil Collection museum in Houston, Texas by Renzo Piano. It is also visible in the image on the left showing how the exhibit was set up in groupings for each studied architect. Visible is the Renzo Piano display with posters and the three models.

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The concept for the exhibit began with my idea on the top left where we would stack up wooden skeleton light boxes as stands for the models. As group discussions continued, this turned into structural pieces and eventually various moduals, such as the one on the end of the diagrams above. As a group of eight, we spent a month constructing the pieces (images 1 and 2 below), creating floor spotlights (image 3), packed them up and transferred them to Marvin Hall (image 4). Here, we connected all of the modules as a team and set up the exhibit (image 5 and right). The final exhibit drew a crowd of professors, friends, and family for one evening.

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Library Precedent Sketches Spring 2010 - Atlanta, GA Before designing a design proposal for a public library in Lawrence, it was necessary to understand how libraries work. In order to do this, we first researched individual precedent studies of noteable libraries. The Philmon Branch Library in Atlanta focused on light, with unique

windows (right) and overhead structures to diffuse lighting (below). These sketches show the interior (below), outside wall (right) and front entrance (bottom right). These are my favorite moments after studying the layout, structure, and materials.


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Lawrence Public Library Spring 2010 - Downtown Lawrence, KS

Situated on the corner of 9th and New Hampshire Streets in downtown Lawrence, this new library will focus on easy navigation, ambient lighting, and plenty of opportunities for reading, community interaction, and learning. The entrance level welcomes guests with a grand staircase in an atrium space where light comes in from the roof. The lowest level includes a computer lab, reading room, exhibit space for traveling exhbitits and displays, and a conference room including a catering kitchen.

The second level holds the fiction book stacks, plenty of comfortable seating in lounge chairs or at study tables that line up by windows for natural light. In the piece that stands above the entrance, the children's zone has stacks, stairs for sitting to read, and a few tables with computers. The third level contains the nonfiction reference books, any books in storage, and an outdoor seating area to view downtown from above.


Above: the outdoor seating area and atrium that brings light into the grand staircase Left: views of the first and second floors

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A

B

Level 3

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A Nonfiction stacks Level 2

B Outdoor seating C Offices D Restrooms

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E Fiction, Reading area F Children's Reading Rm G Conference Rm/Kitchen

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H Exhibit Space I Checkout Desk J Reading Room I

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K Computer Lab

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Level 1


Longitudinal Section

Transverse Section

Elevation in relation to Lawrence Arts Center on New Hampshire Street

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Competition Studio 2012-2013

Lightitude

Cleveland Bridge

Lighting Urban Areas Above The Polar Circle

Repurposing the space underneath the DetroitSuperiour Bridge in Cleveland, OH

Draw up a Chair

Waterworks

Designing a stackable, moveable chair for the Battery Conservancy park in New York City

Master planning new urban typology while focusing on our protean relationship with water


Graduation Pavilion Designing a pavilion to hold the Architecture Graduation Ceremony, built by students

Platform Prison A new take on prison design with contemporary design tendencies

ACSA Steel Bridge Pedestrian bridge to provide a vital spatial connection to a small pavilion

EPAUS Public space for urban art and sound in Albuquerque, NM 


Competition Studio 2012-2013

The Canopy light will add a glowing aura to the sidewalks of the Nordic communities and a shelter from snow or sun, being functional in the dark and light times of the year. The canvas is stretched over ribs with two arms bringing uplight of various colors to reflect a soft glow below. The poles are easily placed onto existing light pole conditions for electrical power, and the canvas canopy is shaped to avoid catching snow and creating icicles. By placing these structures along sidewalks, members of the community can casually meet underneath them for quick conversations, simply stand under the shelter to get out of the snow or into shade, or pleasantly pass under multiple structures in a row for a glowing or shaded trip down the sidewalk. Line the streets with these lights and the community will benefit year-round.

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Competition Studio 2012-2013

The experience of the Detroit-Superior bridge lets the inhabitants feel the connection of the East and West sides of Ohio over the Cuyahoga River. The meandering river is represented in this metal mesh snake running up and over pedestrians throughout the length of the bridge. During the day, the metal mesh will act as a shade across some of the arched window openings. Families can walk/bike/jog on the bridge, encouraging interaction of friends, acquaintances, and other happenstance meetings. There are food vendors who set up ice cream, hot dog, or funnel cake stands, plenty of benches formed out of the mesh, and telescopes to enjoy views out of the bridge. In the evenings, the public can enjoy live local music and art exhibitions to display the talent that Cleveland has to offer. The metal acts as a backdrop for stages, as an overhead resource for lighting, and a surface on which to hang art exhibits. The metal will reflect the light at night in order to make the spaces brighter and more lively.

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Slits in wood to drain water, release tension to avoid cracks in wood

Rubber connection between back/seat allows cushioned stacking and mobility and comfort

Handles to pick up and stack or move the chairs

Cuts in legs allow for chain/lock condition when being stored or to chain/stake chairs in place

Rubber foot to protect wood from wet grass


Bamboo on the Green

Competition Studio 2012-2013

The Battery Conservancy Park in New York was recently updated to contain a "Green" which is seen in the site plan on the left. This moveable seating can serve as rows of seating for a performance, clusters for groups to share, or be individually situated. The design that seems basic at first glance provides a chic option for outdoor relaxation. The bamboo is durable and waterproof, and the seat has slits in it so that it will not hold water. There are various rubber additions to avoid any rotting or cracking of wood in stressful moments. The rubber feet along the bottom will sit in the grass to protect the bottom of the legs. The joint between the wooden pieces is a rubber wedge that one of the back pieces fits inside, and allows for flexibility and to serve as what the chairs rest on when stacked (see diagram section). The screws holding the back pieces together have rubber washers to allow some recline abilities. Lastly, there are handles on the sides of the chairs so the seats can easily be picked up and relocated. These seats belong in a casual yet upscale park like the Battery Conservancy Green in New York. They are versatile, sustainable, and very sophisticated.

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Competition Studio 2012-2013

Situated in the middle of an urban area, the Gowanus Park represents a bigger idea about filtration of water and ltration of people. The families and kids who live in the area can filter out of their neighborhood and into this green space full of activities. Alongside the visible features, there is a water filtration and holding system that treats water from the canal, holds it in tanks, and returns it, cleaner, to the canal. Visitors will discover the many opportunities offered throughout the site. In the northern zone, there are outdoor recreational activities such as basketball, ice skating, skateboarding, and an open axis of green space. The southern zone is the pool area with a covered picnic table area, locker room, and a large lap pool and baby pool. These zones are accompanied by the multi-purpose building which includes basketball, a food program, workout room, offices, computer lab, and other useful areas. Similar to how the water is filtered, held, and returned, visitors arrive at the site, filter into zones, enjoy festivities, and return to their neighborhood at the end of the day.

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Rope A Connection Ring

Weaving Goodbye

In May, a woven pavilion will hold the Architecture graduation ceremony. The weaving pattern of the fabric reflects the connectedness of the graduates, while the two open sides are views into what lies ahead. The students, adding to their experiences that weave them together, will construct the structure, which includes eight columns strung with rope and topped with strips of light fabric that will be weaved together to allow light and wind to come through the holes. Each strip of fabric has rope strung through its edges (Rope B) to secure them to their column. Rope A (above, right) holds the ends of the fabric and is staked into the ground, also helping hold the columns along with the concrete footings. Graduates can take pride in a structure they help to create which represents their connections to each other and the infinite opportunities that lie ahead.

Rope B


Competition Studio 2012-2013

In May, a woven pavilion will hold the Architecture graduation ceremony. The weaving pattern of the fabric reflects the connectedness of the graduates, while the two open sides are views into what lies ahead. The students, adding to their experiences that weave them together, will construct the structure, which includes eight columns strung with rope and topped with strips of light fabric that will be weaved together to allow light and wind to come through the holes. Each strip of fabric has rope strung through its edges (Rope B) to secure them to their column. Rope A holds the ends of the fabric and is staked into the ground, also helping hold the columns along with the concrete footings. Graduates can take pride in a structure they help to create which represents their connections to each other and the infinite opportunities that lie ahead.

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Competition Studio 2012-2013

The Pacific Planted prison will create a community within confinement where prisoners can continue learning and growing as people while under close watch. To begin the layout of this prison, it was divided between an entrance pod, mixing zone, and cell pod. In the entrance area is the helicopter pad, entrance from a dock, storage, administration and security, along with the visitation room and staff accommodations. The second pod contains the dining hall and kitchen, along with the faith facility, healthcare center, library, and more intense detention rooms watched by specific security guards. This mixing zone allows for prisoners to interact with each other in a few different types of spaces, including outdoor areas, so that they can gain new experiences and learn about how to live a more fulfilling life. The prison cell pod has four floors: the first floor holding inmates that are awaiting trial, and the other three holding the rest of the cells. The first floor has the largest rec room and first aid center, while the other floors each have a smaller rec room, communal showers, and smaller first aid stations. This kind of division allows for security in keeping inmates on their designated floor when necessary, and a built in division for bringing prisoners to the mixing zone in groups rather than all at once. Having a setup that is subdivided this way allows for an ease of security and in turn, a better feeling of choice for prisoners to decide what they want to partake in within set boundaries. This creates an overall better relationship between guards and inmates to create a nurturing and structured environment.

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Albuquerque Overlook Situated on the levee between the Bio Park and Bosque in Albuquerque, NM, this bridge will allow visitors to experience both sides of the levee while partaking in bird watching and views of the Rio Grande river. From the trails in the Bio Park, a lift takes visitors up to an initial shaded platform connecting to the start of the bridge. This bridge is formed by three overhead trusses connected by posts, with cables attaching to the floor structure. The symmetrical shape allows the bridge to be enlarged in the middle, allowing for temporary seating or stage setups. This meets up with a three-tiered pavilion shaded by folded steel plates, solid and mesh, to guard from the harsh New Mexico sun. The pavilion promotes community events and a place for families to go to relax for an afternoon. A series of ramps connects each level of the pavilion, making their way to the walking path below. This creates a resting place on the pavilion for users of the trail, or a starting point for a walk through the Bosque below.

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Elevation and site section facing southeast 0’


Competition Studio 2012-2013

Situated on the levee between the Bio Park and Bosque in Albuquerque, NM, this bridge will allow visitors to experience both sides of the levee while partaking in bird watching and views of the Rio Grande river. From the trails in the Bio Park, a lift takes visitors up to an initial shaded platform connecting to the start of the bridge. This bridge is formed by three overhead trusses connected by posts, with cables attaching to the floor structure. The symmetrical shape creates an enlarged area in the middle, allowing for

temporary seating or stage setups. This meets up with a three-tiered pavilion shaded by folded steel plates, solid and mesh, to guard from the harsh New Mexico sun. The pavilion promotes community events and a place for families to go to relax for an afternoon. A series of ramps connects each level of the pavilion, making their way to the walking path below. This creates a resting place on the pavilion for users of the trail, or a starting point for a walk through the Bosque below.

Transverse section toward entrance pavilion and Bio Center - elevator brings visitors up to platform and beginning of bridge shaded by folded plate steel structures

Bridge Level

Observatory Level Path Entry Level 1’7” 0’ Closer section through pavilion from exit of bridge into top level. This demostrates how floor structure from bridge continues and how floors hang on V shaped structures that also hold the folded plate steel structures.

Path Entry Level

Observatory Level

Bridge Level

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Auditorium

Bar-Cafe

Levee

Bike Path

Waterway


Competition Studio 2012-2013

Situated in the Bosque between the Rio Grande and a levee guarding the flood plain from Albuquerque, this cultural center will provide a place for all types of creative outlets. Lined up along this plinth created from extending the levee, these buildings and plazas represent a creative journey as guests can attend each space in one day or visit one specific destination. There are two front entrances from the bike paths on the northwest and the paths and road on the southeast. From the road entrance, guests first approach performance and sound studios sitting behind the main open plaza space. The central portion contains two stages with the bar-cafe and

service spaces nearby, containing a roof dining area. The main event space, the auditorium, is the tallest and holds two levels of seating and a large gathering space inside. Lastly, the workshops contain stations for guests to take on projects with help from professionals. Each building takes into account indoor natural sunlight and outdoor shading options, division of outdoor space to create various gathering spaces, and flat, blank walls available for murals and other public art projects. This cultural hot spot allows for visitors from all over the city to come together and learn from each other while participating in or viewing performances, art projects, discussions, and more.

Art over the Bosque

Entrance

Central St.

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Sketches Abroad Summer 2012 - London, Rome, and Barcelona

After traveling around Europe, from London, to Rome, to Barcelona, I had sketches and photographs to put together as a display. In a matter of weeks, each student on the trip collected and combined photos and drawings into collages with a strip of images on the side of each sheet showing pieces of favorite images or drawings. I focused on six locations and buildings that were memorable to me, which are on the following pages.

The sketches seen here are done from memory on a train. Below is Thames Barrier in London, a park next to the Thames River with landscaping in waves (seen in the bottom right of the drawing), a structure for shade, and a view of the large metal barrier meant to help mediate the river level. On the right is a sketch portraying Regents Canal which holds many house boats, a few locks to help with the changes in river depth, and buildings such as businesses and restaurants along the edges.


Left: Thames Barrier Park in London, England Above: Regent's Canal in London, England

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St. Paul's Cathedral London, England


South Bank Riverwalk London, England

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San Carlo alle Quattro Fontane Rome, Italy


Pantheon Piazza Rome, Italy

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Casa Mila

Barcelona, Spain


Park Guell Barcelona, Spain

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Amanda Lynn Salisbury

amanda.salisbury17@gmail.com 913-620-4046 issuu.com/asalisbury17

education

UNIVERSITY OF KANSAS, Lawrence, KS, 2008-2013 -3.33 GPA, Master of Architecture -Honor Roll, School of Architecture, 2010-2011 -State of KS Scholarship 2008-10, OAS Scholarship, Joseph Mitchell Kellogg Scholarship 2008-09 -Donald Ewart Memorial Scholarship and School of Architecture Acoustics Scholarship 2012 SHAWNEE MISSION WEST HIGH SCHOOL, Overland Park, KS, 2004-08 -4-year Principal's Honor Roll, Kansas Scholar's Curriculum, and Academic Letter -USAA National English Award Nominee, 2006 leadership

-DISCUSSION LEADER--B.A. Architectural Studies Seminar, F all 2012 -HAWK WEEK LEADER--Office of First Year Experience, Fall 2012 -SECRETARY--Women in Design Club, KU 2011 -2012 -MEMBERSHIP EDUCATION VICE PRESIDENT, Technology Chair--Alpha Delta Pi, 2008-12 -SECRETARY--National Honors Society--Shawnee Mission West, 2006-08 -MEMBER--Sigma Alpha Lambda Honors Society, 2009-13 skills

-Revit, Sketchup, Autocad, Photoshop, InDesign, Illustrator, Microsoft Office, Drawing/Modeling by Hand -Very quick learner, eager to acquire new skills, great at problem solving -Proficient with Windows and Mac computers, type 90wpm -Blogging, Sketching, Reading, Creative Writing, Sewing, Crafting -Musical instruments: viola and some piano work experience

-GRADUATE TEACHING ASSISTANT-Introduction to Architecture, Dean Gaunt, Fall 2012 -SALES FLOOR TEAM MEMBER-Target, 2010-2011, 913-905-0285 -LIFEGUARD-City of Overland Park, 2005-2009 volunteer

164TH MEETING OF THE ACOUSTICAL SOCIETY OF AMERICA, October 2012 -Room monitor for various presentations, assisting with technical issues when necessary ADOPT-A-SCHOOL, Fall 2012 -Hillcrest Elementary, Assist in 1st Grade Classroom once a week RONALD MCDONALD HOUSE, 2009-11 -Annual 5K Race for Ronald, donor and participant each spring -Ronald McDonald House volunteer, cleaning and decorating in Topeka House ALI KEMP FOUNDATION, 2007-09 -Ali's Runway annual Fashion Show, volunteer behind the scenes -T.A.K.E. Self Defense Class, set up/tear down and attendee BLOOD DONATION, 2007-13 references

-Genevieve Baudoin, gbaudoin@ku.edu -Bob Coffeen, coffeen@ku.edu -Bruce Johnson, terra@ku.edu


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