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geoffrey dawson april geoffrey.april@me.com 201 · 803 · 3026 1835 Bellevue Ave Apt 4 Los Angeles, CA 90026

degree SCI_Arc Masters of Arch. September 2012

objective Full-Time employment as Junior Designer

work SCI_Arc Fabrication Shop (Summer 2010) Employment in the Wood and Metal shop at SCI_Arc. Responsibilities included maintaining and assisting in milling, 3D print, and laser rooms, as well as wood and metal facilities. Time was also spent fabricating mounting tables for students.

Lehigh University B.A. · Architecture April 2004

SNS Architects & Engineers, PC (September 2008-June 2009) Employment at an Architecture and Engineering firm in Montvale, New Jersey as Plan Clerk. Responsibilities include maintenance and distribution of drawings, coordination of shop drawing packages, meeting preparation, and red-line corrections.

Namaste Garden Environments (June 2008-September 2008) Summer employment with Landscape Designer, Meeka Asayag. Responsibilities included project design, drafting proposals, maintaining budgets, and creating client presentations.

skills AutoCAD

learn Solar Decathlon (January 2011-October 2011)

Rhino

Participated with fellow SCI_Arc and Cal Tech students in the Solar Decathlon competition in

Maya

Washington D.C. Responsibilities included design and construction documentation,

Photoshop

construction of house with a focus on wood carpentry and finishes, and publications Team

Illustrator

earned an overall 6th place finish.

InDesign 3D Printing 3-Axis Milling Model making Hand rendering Final Cut Pro After Effects Organization Communication

Design is One (May 2011)

Attended a three week intensive investigation into the scalarity of the field of design. Interviews with designers spanned between Los Angeles and Milan, Italy. The focus was to gain a greater understanding as to the approach of design from the smallest object to the largest building.

Denmark International Study (January-June 2007)

Attended architecture based program in Copenhagen, Denmark with a focus on Interior Architecture. Projects included an exhibition on Scandinavian Design and entry hall for Øskenhallen.

Columbia University GSAPP (July 2006) Attended summer studio at Columbia University’s School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation. Focus of the studio was an architectural intervention in Central Park.

leisure travel automobiles skiing sailing

publications

Live Cities (April 2012) Participated in Danish documentary Live Cities as a representative of both SCI_Arc and Los Angeles. The films intent is to document how a younger generation of designers is now adapting the ideas public space. Film to be unveiled at Venice Bienalle 2012.

intuitive . curious . eager


geoffrey dawson april geoffrey.april@me.com 201 · 803 · 3026 1835 Bellevue Ave Apt 4 Los Angeles, CA 90026

WoodSmithe I am interested in being considered for the position of Junior Designer, as posted on Archinect. This coming September, I will be graduating from SCI_Arc with a Masters in Architecture. Both my undergraduate and graduate curriculum have allowed me to design projects such as CHIP, the SCI_Arc/CalTech entrant into the Solar Decathlon 2012, using AutoCAD, Rhino, Maya for 3D modeling, drawings, and renderings. Furthermore, I have proficiency in Adobe Creative Suite: InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop, which have been used for the projects’ production and representation. Lastly, I have 8 years experience in model making utilizing fabrication techniques of laser cutting, 3-axis milling, vacuum forming, and 3D printing as well as experience in construction framing, decking, and wood finishing. Prior to my graduate studies, I gained professional office experience in commercial, education, and landscape design. My responsibilities included assisting in drawing revisions, the maintenance and circulation of drawing sets, coordination and organization of shop drawings and transmittals, RFP/RFQ, and compilation of promotional material. Through all these various responsibilities, I acquired the ability meet deadlines and perform under a fast paced office environment. I have a passion for well executed and highly detailed spaces through which materiality and concept can be discerned on multiple levels. I feel that I can offer this enthusiasm to WoodSmithe, which already embodies the importance of concept and it’s material application. I greatly appreciate your time and consideration, and look forward to hearing from you.


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CHIP, Compact Hyper-Insulated Prototype, assembled in DC for Solar Decathlon 2011

Ephemeropolis_ cultural and creative hub, catalyst of Downtown Los Angeles creativity

Rec_Cen_ seeking to challenge genericism of recreation centers

Selection of hand drawing and rendering


geoffrey dawson april geoffrey.april@me.com 201 路 803 路 3026 1835 Bellevue Ave Apt 4 Los Angeles, CA 90026

CHIP_ Construction Documentation

CHIP_ Construction Documentation


geoffrey dawson april geoffrey.april@me.com 201 · 803 · 3026 1835 Bellevue Ave Apt 4 Los Angeles, CA 90026

Blibbin’ Grids_ topology of the 27 volume

The exploration and understanding of form

Mies Black Orchid

Fiberglass stairs in tension

WoodSmithe Resume and Portfolio  

selected works for WoodSmithe