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About me

My name is Sara Laudeman. I am an architectural designer with a passion for sustainability and an insatiable curiosity. I hold a professional Master of Architecture degree from Georgia Tech. I additionally earned undergraduate degrees in architecture and mathematics from the University of North Carolina - Charlotte.


Professional Credentials

LEED Green Associate GBCI # : 0011394536
Assoc. AIA AIA # : 38408140

Professional Experience

Hiscutt & Associates, Inc.
Architectural Intern | August 2020 - Current
Architectural design work under experienced professionals earning AXP credit with experience across all project phases.

Education

Georgia Institute of Technology | Master of Architecture | May 1, 2020
Member of the American Institute of Architecture Students
Graduate Ambassador for the School of Architecture
Member of the Tau Sigma Delta Architecture Honors Society - Rho Chapter
University of North Carolina at Charlotte | Bachelor of Arts in Architecture | May 10, 2018
Member of the University Honors Program, Student Ambassador
Member of the Sigma Alpha Pi National Leadership Society
Member of the American Institute of Architecture Students
Member of the Arts and Architecture Honors Program
Member of the Tau Sigma Delta Architecture Honors Society
University of North Carolina at Charlotte | Bachelor of Science in Mathematics | May 10, 2018
Member of the Pi Mu Epsilon Mathematics Honor Society, Secretary
Department of Mathematics and Statistics Honors Program
Durham Technical Community College | Associate of Science in Engineering | May 9, 2014
Member of Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society
Concurrent Enrollment and Graduation with high school

Skills

Design Tools
Proficient in: QGIS, GIS Concepts; AutoCAD; Rhinoceros 3D Modeling, Grasshopper plug-in for Rhinoceros, Karamba3D; Climate Studio for Rhino; Revit (with Dynamo and DesignScript); Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop, InDesign; Microsoft Suite.
Base proficiency in: Kiwi 3D and Kangaroo 3D plug-ins for Grasshopper.
Programming and Logic
Proficient in: Matlab; C#, JavaScript/CSS/HTML, PHP, Python.
Base proficiency in: Maple Computing Software; LUA coding
Languages
Spanish: Reading Comprehension, intermediate to advanced; Verbal Communication, intermediate.

Academic Experience

Graduate Research/Teaching Assistant | January 2019 - May 2020
Georgia Institute of Technology
Employment in Georgia Tech School of Architecture front office. Focus on front-end website design, development, and implementation in HTML/CSS/JavaScript. Assisted in organizing programming and outreach events. Work on computational design modeling in Kangaroo2, Kiwi3D, and Grasshopper. Additional work in RhinoScript and Python on form remapping.
Program Assistant/Teaching Assistant | May 2019 - July 2019
Georgia Institute of Technology
Program/teaching assistant for the Summer 2019 Barcelona. Live-in resident assistant for students in Barcelona, Spain, teaching assistant for two architecture courses: City Literacy and Barcelona Architecture under Prof. Sabir Khan. Responsible for coursework preparation, one-to-one instruction, program event organization, and development and manipulation of GIS data for classroom presentation.
Teaching Assistant | August 2017 - May 2018
University of North Carolina at Charlotte
Teaching assistantship for two courses in the College of Arts and Architecture, UNC-C. Class instruction, grading, one-to-one instruction, and course management for Structural Systems and Computational Methods.
Private Tutor | August 2013 - Current
Private tutoring in a variety of subjects in Sciences and Mathematics. Chemistry, Physics, Mathematics (Precalculus, Calculus, Trigonometry, Differential Equations, Linear Algebra), Structural Systems for architects, Computational Methods for architects.

Honors and Awards

Georgia Tech School of Architecture Leadership, Service, and Professional Promise Award | Spring 2020
Architecture Foundation of Georgia Merit Scholarship | Spring 2019
Georgia Tech Portman Prize Studio, Third Place | Spring 2019
Lynn Hauser Pearce Memorial Merit Scholarship | Fall 2017
UNC-Charlotte Chancellor's List | Fall 2014, Spring 2016, Fall 2016, Spring 2017, Fall 2017, Spring 2018
UNC-Charlotte Dean's List | Spring 2015, Fall 2015
Research Grant through the College of Arts and Architecture Honors Program at UNC-Charlotte for "Derivation, Form Finding, and Structural Analysis in Catenary Derivate Shells"

Research

Design and Research Studios at Georgia Tech | Dreams of Stellavista and the Robot House under Lars Spuybroek - Spring 2020 | Shape Grammars and Computation under Thanos Economou - Fall 2019
Georgia Tech M.A.R.S. VIP Program through the Georgia Tech Research Institute | Fall 2018 - Spring 2020 | Habitats and Integration Team Lead Spring 2019 - Spring 2020
"Derivation, Form Finding, and Structural Analysis in Catenary Derivate Shells" | Honors Undergraduate Research Thesis in Mathematics and Architecture