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DesireÉ S. Edge

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Professional Information/ Resume

EDUCATION

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI)
School of Architecture | Troy, NY
Graduate
B. Architecture | Human Factors in Design Minor
Cumulative GPA: 3.39 (4.0 sliding scale)
Tongji University
School of Urban Planning | Shanghai, China

SKILLS

Drafting/ Modeling : Auto Cad | Bentley Microstation
Design : Rhinoceros 4.0-5.0 | Revit | Adobe Photoshop | Grasshopper
Render : Vray | Microstation | Maya
Research : Ecotech | WeatherTool | Vasari
Presentation | CS3-5 In Design | Illustrator | Word | Excel | PowerPoint

ETHICS

Results orientated | Open and motivated learner | Strong organizational skills |
“Outside the box” innovations

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Reflex Lighting LLC, Boston, MA | July 2013
Architectural Lighting Specialist
-Provide lighting calculations and renders through AGI.
-Complete orders,tracking, budgets, and answer tech questions from architects, engineers, designers, and contractors for the Boston area.
-Help design lighting plan layouts for distributors and designers at multi-scales.
-Advise cliental fixture types for various applications.
-Customer service in completing quick requests.
-Produce lighting schedules and submittal packages.
Lisa Zidel Lighting Design, Sharon, MA | June 12, 2013
Lighting Designer Orientation
> Completed calculations in AGI on seventh floor for an a 18,000 square foot office (Blue Cross Blue Shield).
Thurlow Small Architecture, Pawtucket, RI | May 2012-April 2013
Web Designer and Architect Intern
> Created websites (ADCAD + DM) for architectural student work in five academic classes while updating company website (TSA)
> Basic office work: diagrams, cost estimations, transcription of notes and meeting sketches, and assembling physical model.
Perretta Photography, Cranston, RI | May- December 2012
Photographer Intern
> Set up shooting set for a maturity shoot and carried out front desk protocol.
> Learned Photoshop lessons on photo editing for projects and events.
> Performed a shoot for an event with photography of the building and clientèle.
Light Th!s, Boston, MA | May- June 2011
Theatrical Architecture Lighting Design Intern
> Designed theatrical lighting layouts corresponding to research lighting fixtures for through creating beam diagrams and plan and section drawings.
> Carried out office tasks: creation of specifications, reviewed shop drawings, created mounting details, and reviewed budgets and fixture quantities.

VOLUNTEER WORK

Human Factors in Design, Troy, NY | November 2012
> Architect guest critique on panel for student design work for the class.
Habitat for Humanity, Schenectady, NY | 2012
> Helped clean a local park through landscaping work.
New Hope Baptist Church, Boston , MA | May 2011
Architectural Designer Volunteer
> Proposed church design renovation on existing building based off of evaluation of site and client needs.
Peru Visions Service Project, Peru | August 2007
Construction Volunteer
> Yanahuara, Peru: Renovated a pre-school, gained hands on construction experience by casting masonry bricks, and building a masonry bearing wall.
> Urubamba, Peru: Helped construct a adobe brick kiln within middle school classroom
Special Olympics, Attleboro, MA | September 2005- June 2008
Track and Field Director
> Designed the track and field event layouts
> Responsible for the event logistics, which included scheduling athletes and volunteers.

AWARDS / PUBLICATIONS AWARDS

> 2013 Liberty League All Academic Scholar
> Gensler Architecture 12’ Diversity Award Finalist
> Bentley 12’ Sustainability Architectural Design First Place Winner
> Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute Recipient of 09’, 10’, 11’, 12’ Leadership Scholarship
> Stephen Phillips Award Recipient of 09’, 10’,11’, 12’ for community service
> Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute 08’, 09’, Fall 10’, 11’ , 12′, 13’ Dean’s List

WEB

> RPI: Integrating Elemental Learning

RPI PUBLICATIONS

> Church of New Hope: Revitalization of Dudley Square


> A New Great World
> Material Manifestations I + II
> Diller Scofidio Renfro: The Perry + Marty Granoff Performing Arts Center

MEMBERSHIPS

Academic
AIAS | American Institute of Architecture Students
NOMAS | National Organization of Minority Architects
NSBE | National Society of Black Engineers
BSA | Black Society Alliance
SUMMER SEARCH | Summer Search Boston Office Alumni
Athletic
RPI Varsity Indoor Track
RPI Varsity Outdoor Track
AHS Varsity Track (Captain)
Other
NHBC | New Hope Baptist Church Active Member: Design Committee + Building Ministry