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ACADEMIC ACHIEVEMENTS - SCHOLARSHIPS

AIA South Louisiana Endowed Scholarship
     Fall 2020

Edward C. Mathes Endowed Superior Graduate Student Scholarship
     Fall 2019 - Spring 2020

The Dean’s Scholar Award
     Fall 2018 - Spring 2019 

C. Gayle Zembower Endowed Architectural Scholarship
     Fall 2019 - Spring 2020

Design Excellence in Architectural Studies:

     Spring 2016, Fall 2017, Fall 2018 - Spring 2020

Presidents List:

     Fall 2016, Fall 2017 - Spring 2019 

Tops (Taylor Opportunity Program for Students):

     Fall 2015 - Spring 2019

Student Government Assoc. Scholarship 
     Fall 2017 - Spring 2019 

Black Faculty and Staff Assoc. Academic Award
     Fall 2016 - Spring 2019  

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GRADUATE ASSISTANTSHIP

Research Assistant

     

I have assisted Professor Corey Saft with HABS Drawings for the Richard Cattle Auction Barn in Abbeville, LA. I have also helped plan, design, and layout multiple affordable housing projects in the Lafayette, LA area, and I assisted with the production and editing of the LA Housing Lab Housing Heuristics Booklet (2019 Edition). 

Teacher's Assistant 

     

One of the greatest joys of being a teacher's assistant is being able to motivate, cultivate, and inspire young designers. I have assisted Assistant Professor Sarah Young with 1st Year Design Studio by offering helpful critiques, reviews, and grading.   

I have also taught a course on computer programs with Assistant Professor Nadya Kozinets, in this course we taught the basics for AutoCAD and Revit to upper-undergraduate students.    

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EDUCATION

University of Louisiana at Lafayette
     

Master of Architecture
     August 2019 - December 2020

     

Bachelor of Science in Architectural Studies
     Magna Cum Laude
     August 2015 - May 2019

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SKILLS

Revit
Rhino
AutoCAD
SketchUp
Illustrator
Photoshop
InDesign 
Premiere Pro

Sefaira
Enscape
Lumion

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EXPERIENCE

INTERNSHIPS:

    db Architecture of Acadiana
           Lafayette, LA - Summer 2020
           Revit Production Work and Construction Documents

    Stantec Architecture Inc.
           Plano, TX - Summer 2019
           SD, DD, Group Project, and Post Production Work


MEMBERSHIPS:

    National Organization of Minority Architect Students
          Graduate Liaison, Vice President, Volunteer and Service                                     
          Fall 2015 - Present

Selected Participant: 

    Eskew+Dumez+Ripple Architecture Company
           MLK Day of Service
           Spring 2019

    Black Male Leadership Association 
          Scholarship Chair, Volunteer, and Service
          University of Louisiana at Lafayette

          Fall 2016 - Present

    Tau Sigma Delta Honor Society (Architecture) 
          University of Louisiana at Lafayette 
          Spring 2018 - Present


EMPLOYER:

    Red Lerille’s Health and Racquet Club - Lafayette, LA

          Staff and Manager of Snack Bar and Grill                  

          August 2015 - May 2019

VOLUNTEER AND SERVICE:

    Lafayette Middle School, Lafayette, LA

          Spring 2016 - Present

    Habitat for Humanity, Lafayette, LA

          Spring 2016 - Present

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REFERENCE

WORK REFERENCES

     Samantha Raburn Markham, AIA, NCARB
     Associate | Project Architect
     Stantec Architecture Inc. 
     (214) 473-2608  |  Samantha.markham@stantec.com


     David Beverly
     Architect & General Contractor
     db|ARCHITECTURE of ACADIANA, LLC
     (337) 205-3235  |  david@dbarchitectureofacadiana.com


ACADEMIC REFERENCES 

     Kiwana McClung, Assoc. AIA, NOMA
     Associate Professor, Faculty Advisor of NOMAS Chapter
     School of Architecture & Design
     (225) 610-0486  |  kiwana.mcclung@louisiana.edu

   

     Kari Smith 
     Interim Director and Professor 
     School of Architecture & Design
     (337) 482-1341  |  kari.smith@louisiana.edu

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INTERESTS

Health and Fitness 
Basketball 

Rendering / Graphics 
Photography and Travel

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WHAT I WILL BRING TO THE TABLE

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OBSERVANT AND RESPONSIVE

Engage & Influence

When entering a new environment, I become observant of people, actions, etc.. Learning from those who are where I want to be. I am confident in my abilities but I am constantly challenging myself to become better and more efficient. As a designer, my job is to identify the problem, access the existing conditions, devise the most effective scheme, and produce.

MOTIVATED, DISCIPLINED, AND  PASSIONATE

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I am highly motivated to accomplishing every goal I set before myself, but I possess a quality called discipline. I stay locked in and determined to finish the job on time; willing to take any sacrifice deemed necessarily. I'm passionate about providing the best David Allen to the table. This means I will only bring the best of my work, advice, and self every single day.

DILIGENT AND INNOVATED

Cutting Edge

Hardest Worker in the Room. I may not be the smartest or most talented person in the room, but no one can say they out-work me. I am not afraid to fail and fail again; quitting is never an option. I must produce at the highest level; it is what you expect and it is what I expect from myself.

Fall in Love with the Process. 

Do something today that your future self will thank you for. 

"The biggest adventure you can ever take is to live the life of your dreams." 

Oprah Winfrey 

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