Vera Unzhakova

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Vera Unzhakova

           Qualifications/Certifications


  • Master’s in Architecture; former Junior Architect; current Architecture/Engineering Design instructor
  • Strong experience with AutoCAD, Inventor, Revit, Sketch-UP
  • Proficiency with 3D printing, manual drawing, free-hand sketching, idea presentation, design team management, problem/solution design, knowledge of fundamentals and principles of architectural and engineering design, construction document development
  • ADDA (American Design Drafting Association) Certified Mechanical Drafter
  • PLTW (Project Lead the Way) Introduction to Engineering Design Teacher
  • PLTW (Project Lead the Way) Civil Engineering and Architecture Teacher

           Work Experience


             Architecture/Engineering Design Teacher
            Brewbaker Technology Magnet High School – Montgomery, AL – 2007 – Present

  • Provide youth with education in the engineering, design, and architecture fields
  • Partner with NASA’s Project High Schools with NASA to Create Hardware (HUNCH); student designs used in hardware for spacecraft
  • Partner with City of Montgomery Planning and Development & Montgomery County Commission to provide student designs for upcoming community development projects

    Junior Architect
    PH&J Architects, Inc. – Montgomery, AL – 2001 –  2007

  • Utilizing CAD, sketching, 3D modeling, supplementary skills and applying them to a real-world environment
  • Allowing students to build models and projects from scratch, beginning with an idea and ending with a true-to-life scale model
  • Teach the following courses:
    • ¨Introduction to Drafting Design
    • ¨Intermediate Drafting Design
    • ¨Introduction to Architectural Design
    • ¨Intermediate Architectural Design
    • ¨Introduction to Engineering Design (STEM course)
    • ¨Civil Engineering and Architecture (STEM course)
  • Designing and drafting of plans and details for public and commercial projects
  • Thorough and efficient client interface through presentations and surveys
  • Coordinating with marketing and engineering departments to establish client-oriented design features and projections
  • Hand-crafted and digitally drafted final building renderings

    Professional Membership:

  • American Institute of Architects (AIA)

           Education


           Tomsk Civil Engineering Institute

            Master’s of Architecture

  • Pertinent Courses:
  • ¨Theory of Architecture
  • ¨Design Studio
  • ¨History of Architecture
  • ¨Interior Design
  • ¨Urban Design
  • ¨Material physics
  • ¨Building structure