JUNE 2019

Megan Nicole Stenftenagel

Architectural Designer

megansten6694@gmail.com

+1(812) 639-9688

SOFTWARE PROFICIENCIES / SKILLS


Revit 3D Modeling

  Sefaira Energy Modeling


Rhinoceros 3D Modeling

  V-Ray Rendering Plug-in

  Grasshopper Algorithmic

    Modeling

  DIVA  Environmental        

   Performance Analysis Plug-in


Adobe Creative Suites
  Photoshop 
  Illustrator
  InDesign

AutoCAD 2D Drafting

ArcGIS Geographic Information Systems

Other Skills

  Model-making

  3D Printing

  Drawing-Diagraming

  Watercolor

EDUCATION

UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, BERKELEY
COLLEGE OF ENVIRONMENTAL DESIGN
Master of Architecture
August 2017 - May 2019


BALL STATE UNIVERSITY, Muncie, IN
COLLEGE OF ARCHITECTURE AND PLANNING + HONORS COLLEGE
Bachelor of Science in Architecture + Sustainability Minor

Summa Cum Laude Distinction
August 2013 - May 2017

DESIGN AWARDS

 

Cripe-sponsored Fourth-year Capstone Competition 

Honor Award | Fall 2016

Highest award received in Ball State University’s 4th-year final design competition for team submission, microGrow, with teammate Amanda Rider.  Team presented design at Indianapolis’s AIA chapter’s January meeting.

National ACSA - AISC Steel Competition

3rd-Place | Summer 2016
Received 3rd-place recognition for my submission Tessellate.  Project displayed at ACSA’s 105th Annual Meeting in Detroit, MI, in March 2017, and at AIA’s National Convention in Orlando, FL, in April 2017.

Indiana Hardwood Lumberman’s Association (IHLA) Competition               

Finalist | Spring 2015

Lumberjack Promenade

SCHOLARSHIPS + HONORS

College of Environmental Design Circus | Spring 2019

Presented Nexus at Circus, an event where the CED invites distinguished visitors and critics to highlight the extraordinary work produced by selected students and faculty

College of Architecture and Planning Dean's List | Fall 2013 - Spring 2017

All 10 trimesters enrolled

Association of Licensed Architects |  2016

Award for exemplary undergraduate achievement     

Indiana Architectural Foundation Scholarship | 2015 , 2016      
Merit-based scholarship for Indiana residents enrolled in an accredited professional or post-professional architectural degree program. Earned two consecutive years.

EXPERIENCE 

SKIDMORE, OWINGS, & MERRILL

Architectural Intern, San Francisco, CA | Summer 2017 & Summer 2018

http://www.som.com/              
Worked on the design, development, and documentation of large-scale, mixed-use urban projects located in US, China, and Canada. Most recent projects include a residential tower in Vancouver, BC, and a residential tower in Chengdu, China. Range of skills applied included Rhinoceros 3D-modeling, physical modeling, V-Ray rendering, Excel spreadsheet management, AutoCAD 2D-drawing, Adobe Creative Suites diagramming, and 3D-printing.

UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, BERKELEY

Graduate Student Instructor, Berkeley, CA | Spring 2018 & Spring 2019

Assisted Prof Gail Brager and Dr Stefano Schiavon in their instruction of ARCH 140, Energy and the Environment, a class for undergraduate architecture students. Tasks include leading weekly section lectures, evaluating student homework, projects, and quizzes, and holding office hours for student meetings. Course requires an understanding of Climate Consultant, Sketch-Up, and the Sefaira Environmental Analysis plug-in to evaluate building performance.

HAFER ASSOCIATES

Architectural Intern, Owensboro, KY | Summer 2015

https://www.haferdesign.com/                         
Worked in the schematic design stage for Hopkinsville Community College and helped with construction documents for Owensboro's International Bluegrass Museum and Butler County's KCTCS Extension District. Primarily used Revit 2015 3D-modeling software.

 

GIBRALTAR DESIGN, INCORPORATED

Architectural Intern, Indianapolis, IN | Summer 2014

http://www.gibraltardesign.com/       
Teamed with Jasper High School, my alma mater, to redesign the Business Department for 21st century, student-centered learning. Worked on hand-drawings and 2D AutoCAD drawings in office, and then created and presented a PowerPoint presentation to the faculty members involved.

The STENFTENAGEL GROUP, LLC

Architectural Designer, Jasper, IN | Summer 2016

http://www.stengroup.com/
Modeled the preliminary design for North Spencer School Administration’s new office building and drafted classroom renovation drawings for Fort Branch School Corporation.

BALL STATE UNIVERSITY

Architectural Digital Assistant, Muncie, IN | Spring 2017

Modeled a digital 3D-site plan of Columbus, IN, to assist Dr. Kristin Barry and ARCH498 students in digitally reconstructing the city's prominent historical buildings. Site modeled in Rhinoceros 5.0 and utilized for an augmented reality architecture project.

ACTIVITIES + ORGANIZATIONS

Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) | 

2018: LEED Green Associate 

2016: Participated in a LEEDlab class pursuing the ongoing task to renew the LEED Silver status of Ball State University’s Letterman Communication Building. In April 2016, presented findings with team of students to Ball State University’s Council on the Environment.

 

American Institutute of Architecture Students (AIAS) | 

2016 - 2017 : Member of the National Advocacy Task Force, a committee assigned to discuss issues of equity, diversity, and accessibility in design. Committee presentation at AIAS’s National Forum 2016, in Boston, MA, and online through live panel discussions and a series of blog posts.

2016 : Ball State University Representative to the AIAS National Board in Forum  held in Boston, MA.
2015 : Ball State University Representative to the AIAS National Board in Forum  held in San Francisco, CA.
2013- present: Member of the Ball State University Chapter of AIAS.

Maps sold in AIAS’s fundraiser at Muncie’s 2015 & 2016 Artwalk and Freedom by Design's Poster Sale.

The Next System Project Teach-In | Spring 2016
Led the creation of a promotional video displayed at Ball State University’s Next System Project Teach-In, an event aimed to advance the potential of the community’s local food, energy and water systems through entrepreneurship, held on April 29, 2016.

Ball State Running Association | Spring 2014 - Spring 2017

Participated in NIRCA's intercollegiate running competitions, including NIRCA Nationals, Regionals, and Ball State's own MC5 NIRCA-sponsored race.

ADDITIONAL LINKS + PUBLICATIONS

Jacob's Design Institute | Spring 2018

Web feature for SpiralOptic, an adaptive light fixture utilizing a 3D-printed mechanism to activate the spiraling motion of fiber-optic acrylic rods.

STUDY ABROAD

Chester Miller Fellowship | Fall 2018

10-day independent fellowship opportunity for thesis-related research, completed in Denmark and England

 

CED Mexico City Trip | Fall 2017

5-day study in Mexico City, Mexico

 

CAPItalia | Summer 2015

30-day study in Italy, Germany, France, Spain, and Switzerland 

CAPAmericanoSur | Summer 2016

25-day study in Uruguay, Argentina, and Peru 

CAPCanada | Fall 2014

7-day study in Ottawa, Toronto, and Montreal

VOLUNTEER SERVICE

Habitat for Humanity, Greater Muncie, IN | Spring 2017

http://munciehabitat.org/ 

Volunteered for the adaptive reuse and renovation of Muncie's new Habitat ReStore building. Habitat ReStore "accepts donations of new or nearly new building supplies, furniture and tools from individuals, contractors and businesses. These materials are sold at the ReStore to the public and the proceeds are used by Habitat to build more Habitat homes."

Living Lightly Fair, Minnetrista, IN  | Fall 2013, 2015, & 2016

http://livinglightlyfair.org/
Volunteered at a resource fair dedicated to sustainable lifestyles. Gave event information and directions to visitors, assisting at various event booths in need of temporary help.