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ART MELISSA VANDIVER


SYD Concentrated watercolors on textured paper GAZE Conte Crayon, charcoal, & pastel on textured paper


POLLEN Oil on canvas SAGRADA FAMILIA Photography, Photoshop, charcoal, ink, pastel


GIRL ASLEEP MAN & BABE, ASLEEP Linoleum print; ink on paper NUDES; 2 SKETCHES Charcoal on textured paper


MEYE Xerox transfer on newsprint ARCHITECTURE; 2 SKETCHES Graphite on textured paper


SAINT LOUIS CEMETERY NO. 1 Photography


MAN AT KATRINA’D HOSPITAL Photography THE CORE Photography


SQUARE PEG IN ROUND HOLE Balsa wood, plexiglas, aluminum FALLING BRICK Plexiglas


Summary of Qualifications Demonstrated success in team environments, both as a leader and as a member. Experienced and comfortable working with children of all ages from a variety of backgrounds, including disadvantaged, violent, and special needs students. Skilled in both architectural studio design and hands-on full-scale implementation. Proficient in communicating complex concepts through various forms of media. Experienced public speaker and presenter. Demonstrated devotion to community-based design and sustainability. LEED Accredited Professional. Both technically and artistically proficient in the field of architecture.

Work Experience

MELISSA VANDIVER

Perez, APC, New Orleans, LA Architectural Intern melissa.vandiver@gmail.com May 2008 - January 2010 803.741.6602 Rendered and edited photos and drawings for presentation documents. Worked on schematic 1440 Saint Mary Street design homes and other small buildings. Worked on construction documents. New Orleans, LA 70130 ddbNOLA, New Orleans, LA Project manager May 2007 - October 2008 Co-led the design and production of the Dry-In House, a concept of affordable emergency housing for Hurricane Katrina victims. Developed a website, edited photos, drawings, and renderings for presentation and marketing to receive donations. Drew architectural and construction documents, developed a unique construction process, raised $31,000 in donations, designed the project website, built a full-scale mockup of a section of the house. Currently works with manufacturers to order and fabricate components of the house and leads a team of volunteers and students in the realization of the house in New Orleans. The project website is found at http://www.ddbNOLA.org Asbill-Christopher & Development Realty, Columbia, SC Clerical assistant May 2006 - August 2006 Answered phones, received, sent and organized mail and faxes. Robert and Avery Moser Nanny, childcare giver December 1999 - August 2005

Education Clemson University, Clemson, SC Bachelor of Arts, earned May 2007 Major in Architecture; minor in Business Administration Dean’s list, four semesters Scholarship Recipient. GPA: 3.14 / 4.0 Eight semesters of architectural design and graphic represenation training. Semester abroad in Barcelona, Spain studying the urban and architectural conditions of the European city. Courses in architectural theory, building materials and techniques, and digital modeling and fabrication.


Relevant Skills and Experience Participated in tutoring for special needs students in high school. Participated in a Freshman Mentoring Program in high school. Experience living and working in Hollygrove, building a house and volunteering with the Carrollton Hollygrove Community Development Corporation’s back yard garden program. Elementary school day-camp counselor for one summer. Current volunteer at the Contemporary Arts Center building children’s exhibit Volunteer with New Orleans Food & Farm Network for the Hollygrove & AARP Backyard Gardening program Four semesters of intermediate German; knowledge of conversational Spanish. Proficiency in the following software: FormZ, Sketchup, AutoCAD, Microsoft Office Adobe Photoshop CS3, Illustrator CS3, InDesign CS3, Flash CS3, Acrobat Professional 8

Honors and Exposure Recipient of LIFE Scholarship: 8 semesters Recipient of Wives of Class of ‘34 Scholarship: 8 semesters Honorable Mention in ID Design Review for Dry-In House (2007) Exhibition at the Venice Biennale for Dry-In House (2006) Exhibition at Venti Design Store in Greenville, SC (2006)


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