Aaron Steen

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  • EDUCATION
  • 2005-2009
  • Andrews University, Berrien Springs, Michigan
  • Professional 5-1/2 year track Masters program
  • Courses of Interest: Construction, Environmental Technologies, Structures, Urban Studies, History of Arch., Professional Practice, Architecture Studios include Craft, Placemaking, Background and Foreground Buildings, Great Abaco Island Charrette Studio.
  • 2004-2005
  • Haywood Community College
  • Related courses include Craft Design, Woodworking Lecture, Drafting for Woodworkers, Architectural Graphics, Photoshop, InDesign, Furniture History and Photographing Models.
  • 2003-2004
  • Asheville Buncombe Technical College
  • Related courses included Computers, College Algebra and Public Speaking.
  • 1995-1999
  • Madison High
  • College Level Courses included AP History, Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, Biology, and Technical Drawing.
  • SKILLS
  • Computers
  • Proficiency in Macintosh Operating Systems, Microsoft Office, Word, Power Point, Excel, Photoshop, Light Room, Aperture, InDesign, Sketchup, AutoCad and various other programs.
  • Technical
  • Technical drafting, Hand drawing, sketching, also good at designing layouts and presentations, experience in documenting and photographing buildings and sites.
  • AWARDS
  • 2005-2006
  • Andrews University Division of Architecture
  • Selected for Outstanding Work and Excellence exhibited in Design and Studio: Specifically for Timberframing Design
  • 2006-2007
  • Andrews University Division of Architecture
  • Honorable mention for Outstanding Work and Excellence exhibited in Design and Studio: Specifically for Placemaking and Background Building Studios
  • 2005-2008
  • Andrews University Dean's List
  • Attained Dean's List for excellence in academic performance
  • 2007-2008
  • Andrews Gift Scholarship
  • Awarded for academic performance
  • 2007-2008
  • J-M Kroncke Scholarship
  • Awarded for academic performance
  • Fall 2008
  • First Place
  • Competition in Furniture Design Studio. Work auctioned off and proceeds went to support orphanage in Bolivia
  • CHARRETTE EXPERIENCE
  • Summer 2008
  • Universidad Peruana Unión (Peruvian Union University), Lima, Peru
  • Work centered on various aspects restructuring the University's Campus due to an interstate removing a large section of the main campus. Meet with president and various official to redesign campus to center around large plaza and Campus Church.
  • Spring 2008
  • Great Abaco Island Charrette, Bahamas
  • A whole semester's studio was centered around this 10 day planning charrette proposal to restore a sustainable settlement tradition on Great Abaco Island. On this charrette I had the chance to work with professional such as Steven Mouzon, Jaime Correa, Kenneth Garcia of Dover Kohl & Partners, Sandy Sorlien, and Tom Low Director of Town Planning for DPZ Charlotte.
  • Fall 2008
  • Tennessee Charrette
  • Led by SNU (Students for New Urbanism), this project consisted of developing a small sustainable farm and residence outside of Chattanooga TN. Project chosen by client for further development.
  • WORK EXPERIENCE
  • Summer 2008
  • Cerenid Children's Orphanage, Bolivia
  • Volunteer
  • Volunteer work included a variety of construction projects to help maintain the children's orphanage such as repainting various roofs, rebuilding a large dinning halls roof structure and digging a foundation for a new laundry facility.
  • 2008
  • Allison Ramsey Architects
  • Summer Intern
  • Design Work, Construction Documents, Contract Documents, Firm representative at Grand Opening Show for New Urbanist Development Verdae in Greenville SC
  • Fall 2007-Summer 2008
  • Hibler Design Studio
  • Intern Office Worker
  • Design Work, Construction Documents, Model building
  • Summer 2006-2007
  • Andrews University Architecture Department
  • Department Worker, Office Assistance
  • Office Work Job responsibilities: Presentation layout for Bulletin boards and display of student work through out department. Job also entailed drafting details, multi woodworking projects including furniture design and building for Department.
  • Summer 2005-2006
  • Andrews University Plant Services
  • Construction Department, Berrien Spring, Michigan
  • Worked on various aspects of University Campus
  • Haywood College
  • Timber framer, Haywood NC
  • Designed and constructed timber frame bell stand for Jackson County Courthouse
  • 1999-2004
  • Service Excellence Group (A Division of A&L Construction)
  • Project Manager, Marshall NC
  • Work on and oversaw projects ranging from commercial construction to large and small residential including various properties on the National Historic Registry
  • 1998-1999
  • A&L Construction Corporation
  • Young Entrepreneurs Work Program: Worked under and learned aspects of General Contractor, Marshall NC
  • Summer 1997-1998
  • Mountain Management Corporation
  • Masonry and Carpentry Apprentice;
  • Apprenticed in practical aspects of building construction
  • 1995-Present
  • Jass Cove Woodworks
  • Craftsmen, Marshall, NC
  • Work on various projects including: Timeframe construction, Log construction includes Hewing and Dovetail notching Logs, Custom design and build work includes built in and free standing Furniture, Stairs, Banisters, Cabinetry, Architectural Carvings, Stonework, Forging and Blacksmithing details.
  • PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS
  • Fall 2005-present
  • American Institute of Architecture Students
  • Fall 2005-present
  • Students for a New Urbanism
  • 2006-present
  • INTBAU
  • International Network for Traditional Building, Architecture & Urbanism