Laura Shrestha
Objective
I am passionate about architecture, sustainability, technology, and design. My goal right now is to obtain placement in an architectural firm that will find my unique background as an asset. I want to find a firm that will help me continue to grow both creatively and professionally in the architectural world.
Abilities
Adobe CS6 Design Suite
Sketchup 8 & Pro 2014
AutocCAD 2015
Revit 2015
Model Making
Deltek Advantage
Newforma
Filing, Organizing and Archiving
Experience w/Resource and Materials Library
CMS Web Design
Ajera
Proposals
Power Point Presentations
Data Entry
Accounting
RFP’s & RFI’s
Experience
Steffian Bradley Architects (2015) Boston, MA
Design Drafter 1/Construction Administration Support
 Design Drafter:
 Schematic Design Drawings for a 10 Bed addition to a Healthcare Facility Renovation Project using Revit 2015
 Construction Design Drawings for a 10 Bed addition to a Healthcare Facility Renovation Project using Revit 2015
 Construction Administration Support:
 Log in RFI's into Newforma
 Log in Submittals and scan any materials attached into Newforma
 Issue Bulletins for supplemental instructions using Newforma
 Write up Field Reports
 Assist the Construction Administrator Architects on project communications and correspondence in the office and on the job site.
 Archiving:
 Gathering, labeling and boxing finished materials from submittals on closed jobs to be archived
 Sorted and created a list of old projects to be boxed up and archived
 Prepare Request for Design Services
 Marketing Support:
 Uploading and editing website content using CMS
 Editing images using Adobe Photoshop 2015 for proposals

Garofalo Design Associates (2015) Allston, MA
Architectural Drafter/Marketing Assistant
 Drafter:
 Red lines for Schematic Design on a Healthcare Facility Renovation Project using Revit 2015
 Marketing:
 Prepare Request for Proposals
 Prepare Request for Qualifications
 Prepare Request for Design Services

ahp Architects(2015) Chelmsford, MA
Summer Architectural Drafter Intern
 Prepared construction drawings using Revit 2015
 Put together material finishes drawings and samples for client approval
 Put together lighting schemes and fixtures for client approval using Revit 2015

Dakota Design Staff (2014) Greater Boston Area
Drafting Consultant
Elkus Manfredi, Boston MA
 Prepared a site plan reproduction using AutoCAD 2013. Used multiple scanned drawings to create one master site plan for a flood zone study.

Wilson Architects, Inc. (2012-2014) Boston, MA
Model Maker/Accounting Assistant
 Model Maker:
 Created physical models using museum board, plastic, maple wood, chip board, and bass wood.
 Accounting:
 Entered all AP/AR invoices. Printed out, copied and put together back up for all monthly client invoicing.
 Set up new client accounts using Newforma and Ajera.
 Entered all Employee Expense Reports.
 Data archived all past client contracts, invoices, correspondence and payments.

Northland Residential (2011) Belmont, MA
Assistant Design Coordinator Intern (Summer Internship)
 Designed a client manual for an upscale residential firm for products and material finishes using InDesign 20
 Designed a green wall prototype for our Energy Star and Green material finish library in SketchUp

Peterson Griffin Architects (2008) Waltham, MA
Drafting Intern (Summer Internship)
 Created Construction Documents for a 30,862 SF mixed use residential/commercial building using Revit 2008.
 Designed four layouts for penthouse suite of which one was selected from the client using Revit for a 30,862 SF mixed use residential/commercial building.
 Drafted Schematic layouts for a Commercial building floor plan layout for a 34,000 SF commercial building using Revit
 Worked with a design team on red lines and detailing of Construction Documents for a 45,00 SF commercial space using Revit
 Project archived hand drafted drawings of various mixed use and commercial buildings
 Prepared AutoCAD and Revit reproductions of scanned drawings

Donham & Sweeney Architects (2006-2008) Waltham, MA
Marketing/Administrative Assistant
 Marketing:
 Assisted with creating and sending out RFP's, RFQ's, Request for Design Services proposals in InDesign and Photoshop.
 Assisted with marketing materials production of portfolios in InDesign and Photoshop as well as presentation slides using PowerPoint.
 Administration:
 Cataloged and maintained a database of the materials and the resource library.
 Created and maintained all meeting minutes, punch lists, calendars, travel itineraries and expense reports

Education
Boston Architectural College Boston, MA
 Candidate for Distance M. Arch Program
 Bachelor of Design Studies in Preservation & Sustainability

Interests
Architecture, New Technologies, New Software in the Design World, Sustainable Technology, Preservation, Robotics, Higher Education, Laboratories, Advancement into Autism Research, New Advancement in the Computer Gaming World