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Alana Kerr

Alana Kerr

alanamkerr@gmail.com
403.708.0285
Architecture
M2
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Art enthusiast, born in Glasgow, Scotland, raised in the Turks and Caicos Islands, Calgary resident since 2009. Committed to fostering strong sense of community, learning from everyone around me, and finding the bright side in every situation. Big fan of dogs, travel, good food and a crisp radler.

Education

Bachelor of Fine Arts | Major Visual Studies, Minor Architectural Studies
University of Calgary, Calgary AB (2015-2019)
Master of Architecture
University of Calgary, Calgary AB (2019-2021)

Work Experience

SAPL Teaching Assistant (2020, 2021)

Optimized the online learning experience for undergraduate students taking Architecture and the Built Environment (ARST 201) in summer 2020 + winter 2021. mentored students in applying to the minor program and the masters program.

SAIT Summer Camp Leader (2017-2019)

Established a new camp teaching revit in addition to 3 existing camps offered in the fields of architecture, engineering & planning, for kids aged 11-17. this new camp was offered first in 2019 and has helped to expand the range of camps related to architecture that SAIT Summer Camps can offer. optimized the 3 existing camps to maximize camper enjoyment and education.

Design Intern (2017-2021) | Caicos Resorts Ltd. (Turks and Caicos Islands)

Ongoing work as needed, using Photoshop to update existing rendered floor plans for Amanyara Resort, as villas + resort are renovated and expanded.

Extracurricular

ULTRA Journal (2020-2021) | Editor

This past year, the editorial team fulfilled regular ultra tasks such as designing the vision and curation of the journal. in addition, we also adapted and streamlined the administrative tasks of the project, redesigning the printing, ordering and distribution processes to meet the challenges of the pandemic, whilst decreasing the production cost of the journal. we introduced merchandise for the first time in ultra history and increased awareness and presence of the journal within the faculty.

Advocates for Equitable Design Education (2020-2021) | co-founder, director of marketing, field notes team

Developed communications and marketing strategies (branding, networking, social media engagement) as well as co-coordinating and co-programming the reading club, which focuses on initiating important dialogues surrounding equity + diversity.

SAPL Student Association (2020-2021) | M2 class rep |

Strengthened student-faculty relations, with particular attention to adapting and improving communications throughout the challenges of remote learning during the the pandemic.

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