kristen cooper

kristen cooper

kristen cooper

architect & urban designer


PROFESSIONAL CREDENTIALS
Licensed Architect in Florida, AR 98025
LEED AP BD+C

EDUCATION
Master of Urban and Community Design
University of South Florida - December 2011

Master of Architecture
University of Florida - May 2009

Bachelor of Design in Architecture
University of Florida - May 2007

EXPERIENCE
Architect - Ponikvar & Associates, Gainesville, FL
(May 2012 - Present)

Architecture and Urban Design Intern – USF School of Architecture and Community Design (January 2012 - April 2012)
Design Assistant to Professor Vikas Mehta on the USF Botanical Gardens Design & Master Plan

Design & Research Assistant - USF School of Architecture & Community Design (2010 - 2011)
Design Assistant to Professor Nancy Sanders for the Palm Harbor Suncoast Waldorf School Playground Design Proposal
Research Assistant to USF School of Architecture & Community Design Director Robert Macleod

Teaching Assistant - University of Florida School of Architecture
Architectural History 1 Course, Assistant to Professor Paul Robinson (2008 - 2009)
Architectural Design 2 Course, Assistant to Professor Tony White (2005)
Assisted in the conception and coordination of academic projects, lectures, discussion, critiques, and exams

AWARDS / TRAVEL / ACTIVITIES
2011 Exhibition: Reading Landscapes, Telling Stories: Mapping the Culture of Place, University of South Florida
Collage Mappings of Ybor City in Tampa, FL - Presented by the School of Art & Art History, Oliver Gallery

2010 Awarded University Graduate Fellowship, University of South Florida

2008 Participant, Preservation Institute’s Caribbean Design Workshop in Jalisco, Mexico, University of Florida
Conserving cultural and ecological heritage of the colonial hacienda system through place making

2007 Participant, Transporting Ecologies Studio, University of Florida
Conducted extensive field research of bicycle infrastructure in the Netherlands and adapted European strategies to local site conditions to promote multi-modal connectivity in Alachua County, FL

2006 Participant, Hong Kong – China Program: Design Studio Abroad, University of Florida
Programmatic urban design strategies for mediating between modernization and the preservation of physical place and social fabric in Beijing’s historic hutong neighborhoods

2004 Member, American Institute of Architecture Students, University of Florida Chapter (through 2009)
Attended Forum 2005: Architectural Convention, Workshop & Seminar in New Orleans, LA
Volunteered with Habitat for Humanity’s Celebration Oaks Community build in Southeast Gainesville