ERIN COLSHAN,AIA

ARCHITECT

 

01 about

I am an architect and BIM coordinator with over 12 years of experience. I have worked in a variety of market sectors including Entertainment, Leisure, Justice, Civic, DOD, and Medical. I enjoy a challenge and thrive in solving difficult problems. 

I received my Architectural Undergraduate degree from Cal Poly Pomona and  Masters of Science in Emergent Technologies and Design from the Architectural Association in London. 

Outside of work I have a strong passion for charitable work. I am the CEO of Building Humanity, a non profit that works with communities around the world to realize building projects through the help of volunteers and donors. I believe as professionals, it is our responsibility to provide our services to those who may not be able to afford them.

 

02 portfolio

Entertainment, Theme Parks & Hotels

Healthcare, Civic & Justice

Drawings, Photos, Sculpture, etc.

Crystal City - Masters Dissertation

Pavilion Designs

Undergraduate Research

Various Computational Research Charrettes 

 

03 curriculum vitae

Licenced California Architect

Experience

01.2019 - Present

Jacobs | Irvine, CA | Architect 

07.2008 - present

Building Humanity [Non-Profit Corporation]. Worldwide | CEO

10.2018 - 12.2018

RIM Architects | Contract | Tustin, CA | Designer IV

08.2018 - 12.2018

California State Polytechnic University | Pomona, CA | First Year Digital Studio Instructor

03.2014 - 10.2018

AECOM | Orange, CA | Designer III & BIM Coordinator

10.2017 - 07.2018

FEMA Public Assistance | Public Assistance Trainer & Grants Manager/Portal Hotline Lead

09.2012 - 03.2014

Lionakis | Newport Beach, CA | Designer

03.2012 - 09.2012

Nardi Associates LLP | Monrovia, CA | Designer

07-09.2008/2009/2011

Porolissum Forum Project . Moigrad, Romania | assistant archeologist & architectural consultant

09.2008 - 11.2008

Marmol Radziner & Associates s. Los Angeles, CA | architectural intern

03.2006 - 08.2007

HMC Architects . Ontario, CA | architectural intern

Education

 

2011

Architectural Association School of Architecture, London, Emergent Technologies & Design | MSc | Biodynamic Structures, San Francisco

2009

California State Polytechnic University, Pomona | BArch | Magna Cum Laude | Tau Sigma Delta Member | AIAS Member | Career Day Committee

 

2008

California State University Firenze, Florence, Italy | Architecture & Italian language courses 

Programmatic Proficiencies

 

Revit 2012 - 2018 [Autodesk Certifed Professional - Architecture]  
FEMA PA Grants Manager/Portal 
Rhino w/ supplementary program’s including Grasshopper, Weaver 
Bird, Kangaroo, VB.Net Script [6 years experience]  
AutoCad 2005-2018  
Adobe Creative Suite 4 - Creative Cloud  
Mac OS X  
3DS Max [introductory]

Academic Experience

2013 | Parametrics 101 Lecture | lecturer

2011 | Cal Poly Pomona, Design Directions | guest design critic

2010 | Cal Poly Pomona, Architecture Studio | guest design critic

Exhibitions, Publications & Awards

 

2017 | "Can"struction Competition | AECOM | Co-Lead | May The Fork Be With You

2013 | Relier Exhibition, MIZ Gallery, Los Angeles, CA | Exhibitor

2011 | ETH Zurich Pavilion | EmTech Class 2011

2011 | What We Talk About When We Talk About The AA. AA Publication | three featured projects

2011 | Biodynamic Structures Workshop. San Francisco | participant

2009 | Concours dElegance | undergraduate thesis design award

2009 | Deans Choice Award Scholarship | portfolio scholarship

2009 | AIA/LAIAC 1:2 Student Competition | honorable mention

2007 | Canstruction Competition | honorable mention.

2007 | Raphael Soriano Travel Scholarship

2006 | Cal Poly San Luis Obispo Design Village Competition

2005-2007, 2009 | Interim Design Exhibition | featured projects

2005-2007, 2009 | Award for Excellence | design studio

Extra Curricular

2019 | Sacred Valley Dormitory Build. Building Humanity. Sacred Valley Project, Calca, Peru. Lead a team of 22 volunteers from 3 countries to begin construction on a bakery. | Received the AECOM Blueprint Travel Grant for a Better World.

2018 | Thailand Orphanage Build. Building Humanity. Felix Family Village, Surat Thani, Thailand. Lead a team of 30 volunteers from 8 AECOM offices and 3 countries to begin construction on a bakery. | Received the AECOM Blueprint Travel Grant for a Better World.

2017 | Sabre Charitable Trust. Ghana Exchange Program | Accra, Ghana | International team working with the Brighter Futures program team to deliver projects linked to building better schools and transformational teacher training, as well as community engagement, monitoring and evaluation. 

2016 | Romania Orphanage Build. Building Humanity | Caminul Felix, Oradea, Romania. Lead the team of 21 volunteers from 7 AECOM offices and 3 countries to complete various building projects for the orphanage. 

2016 | Pollinate Energy. Young Professionals Program | Hyderabad, India | International team working to solve problems and develop training 
manuals for Pollinators. Researching product need and education techniques within slum communities

2012, 13 & 14 | Solvang Century for SCOR Cardiac | participant cyclist

2012 & 14 | Tour de Palm Springs for local non-profits | participant cyclist

2007 | Corri la Vita [Run for Life] | Florence, Italy | fundraising & participant runner

2006 & 2008 | Matts Run | Pomona, CA | fundraising & participant runner

2005 | Avon Walk for Breast Cancer | Long Beach, CA | fundraising & participant

 

04 contact

emcolshan@gmail.com

Tel: 714-585-5958

Orange, CA 92866