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ROBERT WALKER WESTBROOK 1622 Long Avenue Nashville, TN 37206

(615) 207-4656 rwestbrook90@gmail.com

Education

Objectives

The University of Tennessee, Knoxville

With an internship I seek to work with professionals in the field of architecture, contribute to the working environment of the firm and continue to build upon the fundamentals I have learned in school.

College of Architecture + Design 4th Year Architecture Major Design GPA: 3.43 GPA: 3.27

Design Experiences

AIAS 2012

Communication/Group Work

Peer Mentor Program Mentor 2010-current

Through my education I have been part of a number of group research and design projects and have learned to synthesize my work with that of a group and overcome the challenges presented in a group dynamic.

Dean’s Student Advisor Council (DSAC) 2009-2011

Research

Baylor School

Graduated Cum Laude

The work in my education has been heavily influenced by the research and detailed study of precedent projects and the study of regions surrounding my projects.

Leadership

Focus on Art + Math

Through the Peer Mentor Program and DSAC I have been able to have an input on the future and development of our college and its students.

Dormitory Prefect F.2006-Sp.2009 Head Prefect F.08-Sp.09

Design/Build

Varsity Rowing Team Captain Sp. 2009 season

Experience designing small projects such as furniture and installations and fabricating those designs both individually and in groups.

Skills Proficient with: Revit; AutoCad; SketchUp; Adobe Photoshop and InDesign; Sketching; Model Building,

Familiar with:

Adobe Illustrator; MIG Welding

Previous Work Experience Research Assistant to Thomas K. Davis, FAIA July 2012-Current Organized research done on Master Plan of Clarksville into a document for city officials. Everton, Oglesby, Architects Mentorship Program during Summer of 2008 Introduced myself to Revit; Organized the Materials Resource Library for the firm. Ref: Bob Oglesby - bob.oglesby@tn.org - (615)741-2388


A Modular Home for the Eastern Tennessee Vernacular - 1,200-1,800 sf - East TN Regional Housing Group Research - Modular Construction - Flexible Partis

This project started with a month long research project in the field of the Eastern Tennessee Region in the Lower Appalachian Mountains to learn about the building techniques of the region. We utilized these lessons to inform our approach to how we designed the modular system.


Visitor Center for Palladio’s Villa Rotonda - 4,000 sf - Vicenza, Italy Accessible-oriented Design - Precedent Application

This project was a response to the Maison Bordeaux by Rem Koolhaas (OMA) and was one of the early projects in my educational career. This synthesized the unique circulative methods in Maison Bordeaux into two polished lifts for handicapped patrons and incorporated a museum/gallery into a ramp for these patrons to descend.


University of Tennessee Student Union - 350,000 sf - Knoxville, TN Small Team Group Project - Preservation of Existing Structure

This project combined a daunting amount of square footage with a complex diversity of program types. With an initial team of three, we came up with an overall strategy for organizing the programmatic zones, and overall parti. After the initial phase, we split into individual groups for the last three weeks to finesse the project ourselves.


“Paint Space� - Installation - UT Art+Architecture Building, Knoxville, TN Small Team Group Project - Design/Build - Found/Created Materials

This installation was done as a collaborative effort between a group of seven students, including myself, and guest lecturer Jef7rey Hildner. The project was a limited two-part 10 hour charrette in which we had to design the structure, compose a unique piece of original art, and construct the designed structure in the two-day session.


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