Hello my name is Harper Keenan I am an architect / engineer in training. I am in my second year of Vermont Technical colleges Bachelors program for architectural engineering and plan on completing the program. I am an active individual. I play a lot of team sports like Basketball, soccer, volley ball etc. and also I enjoy skateboarding when I have time. I have learned a lot about architecture/engineering in my first two years at Vermont Tech and have developed a passion for it. After I receive my degree I want to work in the building industry as an architect’s apprentice doing cad or revit, some type of engineer in which problem solving is key, or even a construction manager
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My current mission is to complete my four years at Vermont Technical College and to receive my bachelors in architectural engineering. After I receive my degree I plan on already having experience in the construction field working construction in the summers. With that experience and my experience at Vermont Technical College I will try to get a job at a firm starting out as a young engineer/ designer. I would take almost any job at first even if it was just rendering ones drawings in Cad or Revit. My goal is to become a licensed architect or engineer.
Harper Andrew Keenan
P.O Box 500 Randolph center 05061, Dorm: Keenan Room: 205 B
Vermont Technical College, Randolph, Vermont
Bachelors Degree in Architectural Engineering
Candidate for Degree: May 2015
Peoples Academy High School, Morrisville, Vermont
Graduated: June 2011
• Microsoft Office • Wood Frame Construction
• AutoCAD 2012 • Architectural History
• Architecture design 1 & 2 • Construction Materials and Methods
• Revit • Construction Practices
Leisure World, Morrisville, Vermont 2008 - Present
Clerk & pool consultant
• Varsity soccer & basketball junior and senior year
• Awarded three local scholarships as a graduating senior
Downhill Ski, Swimming, dirt biking, Soccer, Basketball
Here are some examples of written work I have completed at Vermont Tech:
Example of a short memo:
To: Andy Wood Vermont Technical College Heard Manager
From: Harper A. Keenan VTC Architecture Student Class of 2015
Date: September 10, 2012
RE: Flotender Grey Water Systems
This memo is a proposal for the installation of a Flotender grey water filtration system around VTC’s farm for landscape irrigation. In this memo I will explain problems with current farming irrigation systems and will touch on a possible solution.
“The first common form of water restriction is to irrigation, which on average makes up 32 % of residential water use” (The Reaction, www.flotender.com). The biggest problems with most water systems in place today are over consumption, poor individual management, an immense amount of wasted water, and all can contribute to a shortage of water. In addition, this would provide educational opportunity for VTC students.
Installing a Flotender grey water filtration system for landscape irrigation would solve all of these existing/potential problems. It is an expensive investment at first, but would pay for itself over time.
Any feedback regarding concerning issues would be very helpful. Also I would like to ask for permission to further research this investment for you and thank you for taking your time to read this proposal.
"Grey Water Systems." For Landscape Irrigation. N.p., n.d. Web. 02 Sept. 2012. <http://www.flotender.com/>.
Example of a short letter:
488 Beach RD, PO Box 130
Elmore Vermont 05657
Chris Holt, Sales Manager
Flotender Manufacturer 15500 Woodinville-Redmond Road Suite C-100
Woodinville Washington 98072
Dear Mr. Holt,
I am a student at Vermont Technical College (VTC). I am writing this letter to receive input on your Flotender grey water systems. I am writing this to you because you would know the answers to some questions I still have about your systems.
I am writing a proposal to get one of your Flotender grey water systems installed at the VTC farm. It would save a lot of money over time, and could provide educational value. Also it would make the school look better as we strive to make it as sustainable as possible.
I still would like to know a little more about your grey water systems.
· Has one of your systems ever been installed at a school or large organization? If so what school/organization?
· How much water could your system save annually for a big project like this one? How expensive is it to install one of your grey water systems?
· What is the benefit to installing your system over any other companies system?
I want to thank you for taking your time to read this letter. You can reach me by my email firstname.lastname@example.org or by telephone 802-224-6035. We would like to install your system so if you could reply as soon as possible it would be greatly appreciated.
Harper Keenan, Architectural engineering student class of 2015
Revit design examples:
SketchUp Design Examples done in Design 1:
1st Floor Plan
2nd Floor Plan
Example elevation drawing:
Example of a Site Analysis
Example of a Pergola I designed for the shape Patio
For our final design project we worked in teams of two as a class.
Example of a Residential Building Estimate
Example of My field book
We did a survey of a benchmark from a known elevation
I was a big brother for a middle school student when I was a senior in high school
When I played Basketball for the varsity team we held events for elementary students. We played games with the kids so it was a good way to keep them active.