Recent Graduate of the Rhode Island School of Design's Masters of Architecture program seeking design and employment opportunities.

Work Samples

  • Professional Renderings

  • 2007-2008 Professional Internship

  • Zhong Shan Lu Athletic Center

Work History

Matthew Elson LEED AP 262.391.4878 82 Fairview Ave., Apt. 8 matteelson@gmail.com Westwood, NJ 07675 www.coroflot.com/matthewelson OBJECTIVE Seeking to contribute to a diverse architecture & design firm where I can utilize my architectural training & experience while preparing to take the Architectural Registration Examination. EDUCATION 2009 Rhode Island School of Design, Master of Architecture • Student Assistantship, Assisted in design, fabrication and installation of interior display system for Rhode Island School of Design Architecture Accreditation • AIA Medal for Academic and Design Excellence Nominee, 2006 College of William and Mary, Bachelor degree in Art, Minor degree in Physics • Men’s Gymnastics NCAA Championships All-Around competitor • USAG Collegiate All-American, First Team Academic All-American QUALIFICATIONS 2009, AP, LEED for New Construction, USGBC 2008, Member of Intern Development Program, NCARB WORK EXPERIENCE 2009-Present, Junior Architect/Designer, Studio 5 Partnership, Glen Rock, NJ • Preparation of design and construction documents for commercial, governmental, religious, and residential clients, 3D modeling, photorealistic rendering, As-Built survey and documentation. • Core & Shell construction documents for Westchester’s Ridge Hill project, (developed by Forest City) • Experience with rigorous CAD Standard system under the Port Authority of NY & NJ. • Building systems coordination with engineers and consultants. • Produced commercial leasing plans for existing retail spaces. 2008-2009, Design Team Member, School for Sichuan Province, China • Member of Student/Faculty design-team developing a master plan for Namba Elementary School after the 2008 Sichuan Province earthquake. • Planning, Conceptual and Seismic Resistant Schematic Design 2007, 2008, Summer Intern, Lilley Dadagian Architects, Lexington, MA • CAD Drawings for Schematic Design and Design Development phases • Experience in design development, construction documents, as-built documentation, and 3D modeling for residential and institutional clients. 2005, Job Shadow, Elm Grove Zoning and Planning Administration, Elm Grove, WI • Observed building committees and meetings with Zoning and Planning Administrators 1999, CAD Operator, Wright Designs, New Berlin, WI • Executed alterations to CAD drawings for residential projects. OTHER SKILLS • AutoCAD 2010 • Photoshop • SketchUp 8 • Podium • Adobe Acrobat • InDesign • Microsoft Office • Microsoft Outlook • Rhinoceros • Flamingo • V-Ray • DSLR Photography • Hand Sketching

Education

Rhode Island School of Design

Specialties

Affiliations

College of William and Mary '06, USGBC, NCARB, IDP

Awards

LEED AP 2009, LEED-NC, US Green Building Council AIA Medal for Academic and Design Excellence Nominee, 2009, Rhode Island School of Design

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