University of Waterloo
      Honours Bachelor of Architectural Science


      AutoCAD, Revit, Rhino, Grasshopper, VRay, Maxwell, Sketchup, Illustrator, Photoshop, InDesign,
      RhinoScript, html/CSS, WordPress, Flash, Ecotect, MS Office
      Model building, sketching, graphic design, print making, verbal and written communication,
      CNC laser cutting, routing, and fabrication


“I would rank her amongst our top three Waterloo Co-op students. What is remarkable is that she performed at this level after 2B while our other top students were in the 3B and 4B work term.”
“Valerie has been indispensable on the design team of [a] complex fit-out. She also undertook her CA role on smaller projects with a high level of confidence and professionalism.”

Work Experience

Kasian Architecture
      January 2013 – April 2013
      September 2013 – September 2014

  • Design, production of construction documents, and contract administration for a complex luxury shopping centre renovation and facade replacement
  • Schematic design for dense urban infill development
  • Coordinated out of office renderings and prepared presentation documents

Kearns Mancini Architects
      Senior Architectural Intern
      January 2012 – August 2012

  • Acted as project designer and main point of contact during contract administration and landlord coordination for a retail renovation and an interior fit-out of a new pad building.
  • Responsibilities included design development, construction documents, applying for permits, coordinating with consultants and general contractors, submittal reviews, general reviews, deficiency reviews, supplemental instructions, and site visits.
  • Key member of the programming and schematic design team for a complex flagship retail renovation.
  • Assisted in the development of design standards for a retail banking client, including finishes selection, writing and assembling specifications, and coordinating with suppliers and consultants.

RAW Design
      Architecture Intern
      May 2011 – September 2011

  • Modelled and rendered in Rhino and VRay/Photoshop for clients, public meetings, design development, SPA applications, and marketing.
  • Worked extensively on drawing sets for SPA and rezoning applications.
  • Designed townhouses and mixed-use midrise facades, and contributed to early conceptual design on a wide range of projects.

Shore Tilbe Perkins + Will
      Architecture Intern
      September 2010 – December 2010

  • Worked directly with principals and project teams in design charettes, design development, construction documents, and construction administration.
  • Produced design drawings, presentation boards, change orders, and construction documents.
  • Independently produced marketing materials, coordinated trade show exhibitions and assisted with internal conferences.
  • Performance evaluated as outstanding in final co-op review.