BRETT DUNNAM

// DESIGNER AND MAKER

+ ABOUT

BIO

I'm an Intern Architect at Boora Architects in Portland, OR and a recent graduate of the Master of Architecture program at the Rhode Island School of Design. I'm a designer and a maker with a focus on exposing materials and methods of construction.

EDUCATION

RHODE ISLAND SCHOOL OF DESIGN // 2010 - 2013
Master of Architecture 2013

Multidisciplinary studies focusing on architecture and furniture design
Travel studios completed in Guatemala and China
Chosen as one of six project managers for second year design-build project
Taught World Architecture and assisted in Modern Architecture

UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS AT URBANA-CHAMPAIGN // 2006 - 2010
Bachelor of Science in Architectural Studies

Dean's List Spring 2008, Fall 2009
Earl Prize in Design Nominee for capstone studio project, Fall 2009
Study abroad program at Ecole Nationale Superieur d'Architecture de Versailles

ECOLE NATIONALE SUPERIEURE D'ARCHITECTURE DE VERSAILLES // 2008 - 2009
Architecture study abroad program

Collaborated with French students on multiple projects
Intensive sketch trips across Europe
Studios focused on urban scale and sustainability

EXPERIENCE

BOORA ARCHITECTS // Portland, OR // 2013-Present
Intern Architect
Assisting in master planning process for a new Pre K-8 school in Portland

RISD // Providence, RI // 2012
Teaching Assistant
World Architecture History, Fall 2012 // Teaching a section of 13 graduate and undergraduate students
Modern Architecture, Spring 2012 // Assisted in leading discussions and critiquing papers

MARGULIES PERRUZZI ARCHITECTS // Boston, MA // 2012
Intern
Created Revit components and families for use in wide ranging projects
Updated and maintained Revit component library
Presented new Revit families to the firm with proper usage techniques

FROM [IN] FORM // Providence, RI // 2011
Intern / builder

Assisted in construction of small scale projects across New England
Work included framing, siding, trim, interiors, and demolition
Designed small home addition for low-income family in Providence

GDGT // Remote // 2010-2012
Moderator

Created entries and modified product database
Fostered community activity, provided quality assurance
Assisted in the execution of live events

CARROLL ASSOCIATES ARCHITECTS // Palatine, IL // 2008
Architectural Intern

Prepared construction documents
Drew detailed wall sections and elevations
Designed and created presentation boards

WILLIAMS ARCHITECTS // 2008 - 2009
Project Technician I

Prepared demolition documents
Updated and organized product library
Archived drawing sets for future reference

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