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skill set

M.Arch, Tulane University 870.307.7725 Tulane University M.Arch. May 2013




Autodesk AutoCAD

V-Ray for Rhino


3D modeling

Digital Output


Rhinoceros T-Splines for Rhino Revit 3ds Max

Laser cutting Stereolithography

Parametrics Grasshopper Kangaroo

awards + Merits 2/2014


architecture + Design 12/2013 5/2012-2013


Welding Carpentry Wood working

Adobe Creative Suites

Office Microsoft Office OpenOffice

Of Love and longing: an art exhibition Selected to create an art piece for a local conceptual art exhibition with a theme loosely based on Valentine’s Day. Created a small-scale digital fabrication piece using Rhino and Grasshopper. The piece was displayed for a week along with other local and visiting artists’ work.

Timothy Sykes Daytrading Award for the Talented Worked on a parametric digital fabrication installation which received a grant through Tulane University. Translated initial design ideas into a digital model for parametric manipulation and fabrication. Assisted in the fabrication and assembly processes.

AALLIIGGNN- Freelance rendering Worked on a freelance basis with aalliiggnn, LLC. Produced a rendering, from lighting and material setup in V-Ray to final finishing in Photoshop.

HUMANURE POWER PROJECT-GRAPHIC ADVISOR Created graphics for the Humanure Power Project for the Dell Social Innovation Challenge, in which they won second prize and $30,000. Currently working on branding and marketing as the project develops into a nonprofit organization.

Architects’ Week- Committee chair 5/2011-2/2012



9-11/2011 9-11/2012

Coordinated a weeklong, student-run design-build competition at Tulane School of Architecture. Lead a committee of five other students in developing the design challenge for the week, planning related events, and making arrangements for guest architects Jason Kelly Johnson and Nataly Gattegno of Future Cities Lab. Oversaw a group of twelve student leaders who were in charge of the individual design teams.

Tulane city center- intern Worked on a project team focusing on developing sustainable and profitable solutions for vacant lots in Central City, New Orleans. Created graphics and assisted in the layout of a publication detailing these various solutions.

Grow DAt youth Farm- Graphic design intern Created custom graphics across a variety of mediums. Helped create a cohesive image for the farm and produced promotional materials used on social media and displayed at large-scale fundraising events.

RE:be Design- VOODOO Art Department member Aided in the design and construction of various installations for the Voodoo Experience, an annual music and arts festival, under the direction of award-winning production design company RE:BE Design. Projects ranged in scale from small sculptures to entire tent build-outs for a VIP area.

Sukkah 3.0- Design Team Leader 10/2011

construction 8-12/2011

Led a team of students in the design and construction of a sukkah as part of a yearly request by Tulane Hillel for architecturally innovative structures for the holiday of Sukkot.

Grow Dat youth farm- Design team and construction crew Worked with a team of students in the final design phase and construction of the facilites for an urban farm in New Orleans City Park. Converted retired shipping containers into offices, classrooms, restrooms, locker rooms, kitchens, and storage for use by the farm. Specifically worked on the design and construction of an intricate louver system that enclosed a large, double-height outdoor classroom space. The project has been featured in several publications, including Architectural Record.

Guardians Institute 8-12/2011

Worked with a team of students in the construction of a small museum and performance space for the Guardians of the Flame, a Mardi Gras Indian tribe in the Upper Ninth Ward in New Orleans. Participated in the entire construction process, from groundwork to wall sheathing.

Mary-Beth Luster: Resume