TABLE OF CONTENTS ++CALVIN KLEIN STORE RENDERINGS++
01....................... LICHTEN CRAIG ARCHITECTURE + INTERIORS 02....................... EVOLO SKYSCRAPER COMPETITION 03....................... KHAYELITSHA COMMUNITY YOUTH CENTER 04...................... LANGSTROTH COTTAGE 05.......................THE SHADY SHACK 06.......................3-D MODELING 07........................ADDITIONAL EXPERIENCE 08........................RESUME
CALVIN KLEIN VISUAL COORDINATOR JOB APPLICATION For this job application, I designed store renderings to demonstrate my abilities in creating renderings for the Calvin Klein market. I am also able to design realistic photo prototypes of store window displays and product presentations. Additionally, I learned a program called CLO 4.0, where I modeled an avatar and created a custom dress. The image on the next page demonstrates the mode as well as an exterior rendering of the space.
LICHTEN CRAIG ARCHITECTURE + INTERIORS NEW YORK, NEW YORK â€˘ SUMMER 2017-PRESENT At Lichten Craig, I have gained vast knowledge about the design industry as a summer intern. I continued doing project based work during my last semester of university, and I am currently working at Lichten Craig as an architectural designer. During my time here, I have created digital 3-D models and renderings for client meetings from AutoCAD drawings. I have also worked with the team to survey client sites, drafted in AutoCAD, added visualization to drawings using Photoshop, and participated in client consultations.
ELEVATOR VESTIBULE DRAWINGS
EVOLO SKYSCRAPER COMPETITION TEAM MEMBERS: GEORGIA KURSTEN, JAKE HENRIKSON, MORGAN BLANEY, HENRY BRERTON â€˘ AUTUMN 2016 This project was for a competition to create an innovative and futuristic skyscraper to solve a world issue. We proposed that when self-driving electric cars dominate the transportation system, a hub will be needed in order to accommodate the storing and circulation of these vehicles. By creating a prototype for a parking structure and HyperloopÂŽ transit location for urban cities, this skyscraper becomes an intricate community center for commuting and inner city travel. A double-helix form placed through the center of the structure, in junction with a curved facade, effectively captures wind energy. Through this blend of technological advantages and environmental systems, this skyscraper illustrates the future of global and intercontinental connectivity.
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KHAYELITSHA COMMUNITY YOUTH CENTER CAPE TOWN, SOUTH AFRICA â€˘ AUTUMN 2017 While studying abroad at the University of Cape Town in Cape Town, South Africa I conducted an independent studio. I was able to visit a poverty stricken township, and develop a design that would better the lives of people in the community. The Khayelitsha Community Youth Center is intended to provide a space for community members to gather, learn, and come together in a positive way. The structure highlights a large soccer field, indoor and outdoor gathering/performance spaces, a library, and a cafĂŠ. There are three main sections of the building: public, semi-private, and private. Each section provides amenities to establish a better and brighter future for the members of the Khayelitsha community.
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LANGSTROTH COTTAGE OXFORD, OHIO • SPRING 2017 The Langstroth Cottage is a historical site on my University’s campus. The purpose of this project was to design a modern extension off of the cottage, where students would be able to go to a market as well as dine at a farm to table restaurant. This project taught me about the juxtaposition of new and old, and how these elements can coexist.
FRESH FORK FARM TO TABLE EATERY
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BUZY BUZZER FARM PRODUCE MARKET
MARKET FLOOR PLAN LEVEL 1
THE SHADY SHACK INSTITUTE FOR FOOD • OXFORD, OHIO • WINTER This project was designed for my University’s farm run program, the Institute for Food. The intention of this design was to build a shelter that could be used as a small resting and meeting space for the farmers and workers. The design incorporates the Venturi Effect, which allows optimal airflow and circulation. The design also emphasizes the importance of social geometry and how a small space can be effective for the needs of its users.
3-D MODELING These art projects were created through the use of digital technology, and then constructed by hand. They are based off of the idea of repetition and pattern. The centerpiece on page 31 was designed to be displayed at Miami University’s 22nd Presidential Inauguration event. This piece encompasses diversity and the celebration of my University in a unique and intricate form. Using 3-D design software, the sculpture was then handcrafted and will be further displayed at University events, and is currently displayed at Miami University’s Admission’s Center.
ADDITIONAL EXPERIENCE Working on these projects gave me the opportunity to consult with clients, as well as professionals in the industry. The photo to the right displays a wooden sign I designed for a showcase in the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department at Miami University.
OVER THE RHINE COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT PROGRAM CINCINNATI, OHIO â€¢ SUMMER 2016 I designed and consulted with a welder to create a custom workspace in an historically preserved building. I also assisted in many other projects for the office space of a non profit organization while residing in the neighborhood for the duration of the immersion program.
UNIVERSITY SUMMER SCHOLARS GRANT AWARD OAHU, HAWAII • SUMMER/ FALL 2016 I studied the sustainability and capability of bamboo as a green building architectural material. During this project I traveled to Hawaii, developed a research paper, and presented to Miami University’s architecture department. I conducted this project with my classmate Morgan Blaney.
GEORGIAKURSTEN@GMAIL.COM 203-293-3190 WESTPORT, CONNECTICUT
LICHTEN CRAIG ARCHITECTURE + INTERIORS ARCHITECTURAL DESIGNER • New York, NY • Fall 2017-Present • Creating exact 3D renderings and interactive videos of firm designs for high end residences in NYC to be used as visual presentations, demonstrating potential of interior spaces during client meetings • AutoCAD drafting, editing, and site plan analysis for recreational facilities and NYC residences • Packaging and designing graphics of floor plans and elevations for award submission presentations
MIAMI UNIVERSITY (MU) BACHELOR OF ARTS IN ARCHITECTURE (B.A. Arch) • Oxford, OH • Class of Winter 2017
LICHTEN CRAIG ARCHITECTURE + INTERIORS SUMMER INTERN • New York, NY • Summer 2017 • Surveyed townhouse and residences with firm team and drafted detailed full floor survey using AutoCAD • Participated, observed, and presented renderings during client meetings and assisted in out of office tasks • Organized firm’s stone, wood, and book libraries and created electronic database
ELECTRICAL & COMPUTER ENGINEERING DEPARTMENT, MU STUDENT ASSISTANT • Oxford, OH • 2016/2017 School Year • Assisted management with clerical duties of the Electrical & Computer Engineering department at Miami University • Utilized wood-shop skills to build department logo sign for hallway showcase
UNIVERSITY SUMMER SCHOLARS (MU) GRANT AWARDEE • Oxford, OH & Oahu, HI • Summer/Fall 2016 • Studied the sustainability and capability of bamboo as a green building architectural material to replace wood, steel, and other commonly used building products • Consulted with bamboo professionals and researched bamboo growing wildly in Oahu, Hawaii • Presented analysis to the Department of Architecture + Interior Design at Miami University • Showcased project boards in architecture building and developed proposal on how bamboo can be better utilized in suitable locations OVER THE RHINE COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT PROGRAM STUDENT VOLUNTEER • Cincinnati, OH • Summer 2016 • Resided in a low-income neighborhood for a full immersion experience in a design-build volunteer program • Worked with a team to design and construct a commercial office space for a non-profit community organization • Finalized construction drawings, using AutoCAD and other design software to design and build wall installations, seating, and cabinetry • Consulted with clients, welder, and suppliers RUBINO DÉCOR INTERN • Westport, CT • Summer 2013 • Painted custom wall décor for residential homes under local artist, Loren Rubino • Researched opportunities to expand company, assisted in web design, and participated in hands on projects
UNIVERSITY OF CAPE TOWN Cape Town, South Africa • Semester Abroad
STAPLES HIGH SCHOOL Westport, CT • Class of 2013
WESTPORT YMCA SWIM INSTRUCTOR • Westport, CT • Summer 2014 and 2015 MIDDLESEX COUNTRY CLUB TENNIS PRO SHOP ASSISTANT • Darien, CT • Summer 2012 • Designed informational posters and conducted clerical work VARIOUS TOWN RUNNING EVENTS VOLUNTEER ELDER AGE HOME VOLUNTEER
SOFTWARE EXPERIENCE & CERTIFICATIONS Adobe Suite Sketch up Illustrator Photoshop InDesign Revit AutoCAD Microsoft suite 3dsMAX Form -Z V-Ray Kerkythea Substance Painter Unreal Engine Google Analytics Certification
EXTRA CURRICULAR American Institution of Architecture Students (AIAS) National Society of Leadership and Success Habitat for Humanity Varsity Cross Country, Indoor Track, and Outdoor Track captain of 2012/2013