Gisele Demers Ford
Structural engineering has been my main focus since graduate school and I hold a deep passion for architecture, my original field of study. My experiences in both school and in my career path have provided me with a strong foundation to pursue a career in a variety of directions within the building and construction industries. My objective is to continue learning and growing in the field of civil engineering, while utilizing my background and experiences thus far. I believe, with my knowledge in various fields and my familiarity with a multitude of tools used within these disciplines, I am a unique candidate who will prove to live up to and exceed any set expectations.
Masters of Civil Engineering 04/2005
Lawrence Technological University, Southfield, MI
Concentration in Structural Engineering
B.S. Architecture 04/2001
University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI
Studies in Construction, Architectural and Structural Design, Urban Planning, Development
Structural Designer 05/2006-06/2007
Caruso Turley Scott, Tempe, AZ
Completed commercial masonry buildings start to finish as project engineer Conducted meetings with owners/clients on large scale projects Contributed to various commercial/industrial/residential projects by performing masonry, steel, timber, concrete analyses via both applicable computer programs and hand calculations.
Harley Ellis Devereaux, Southfield, MI
Contributed to multi-million dollar industrial/institutional projects by executing extensive hand calculations in the areas of Shear Walls, Moment Frames, and multi-story Loading RISA 3D modeling, RAM analysis, 3D drafting in AutoCad.
Senior CAD Designer 09/2003-05/2005
Pulte Homes, Bloomfield, MI
Produced full sets of residential drawings for construction and brochures for marketing via AutoCad including ADT applications Led a standardization effort for drawing templates and details to be used nation wide Utilized my structural skills to begin checking and improving home designs in-house.
Architectural Intern 03/2003-09/2003
University of Michigan Architecture and Engineering Services, Ann Arbor, MI
Prepared Construction Documents for new University buildings as well as additions and Historic restorations Trained in the field to assess building conditions and gather information Acquainted myself with and became proficient in Microstation drafting.
Architectural Intern 04/2001-08/2001
Neumann, Smith and Associates, Southfield, MI
Constructed scale models of multi-million dollar custom homes Worked on/with construction documents and familiarized myself with how to properly prepare them Aided in various projects with multiple architects, including principals, to gain knowledge of the architectural processes.
PAL (Peer-Assisted-Learning) 01/1999-05/2009
Schoolcraft Community College, Livonia, MI
Assisted professor with classroom lessons Answered questions and provided help with Mathematics material inside classroom Tutored math students individually outside of the classroom as needed.