rachelle lopez LEED® AP

education
California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, CA
Graduated with Honors with a Bachelor's in Landscape Architecture &                                                  Minor in Sustainable Environments June 2008
Graduated with Distinction with a Master's in City and Regional Planning December 2009

coursework
•Design Labs
    Full Plan Designs, Quick Sketches/ Charrettes, Model Building, Group Projects,
    Urban, Recreational and Commercial Design
•Plant Materials
    Plant Information and Identification
•Site Analysis
    Soil Types, Slope Aspect, Affects of Natural Elements
•Landscape Architecture Construction 
    Construction Details, Grading, Layout, Planting and Irrigation Plans
•Conservation Classes 
    Sustainable Design, Conservation Biology, Human Analysis Impacts on
    Environment, Global Environments, Environmental Planning
•City and Regional Planning Classes
    General Plan Analysis, Agriculture Conservation Practices, Zoning), Plan Implementation (CEQA, EIR,         Zoning, Specific Plans, Sustainable Planning), Strategic Plan Design & Analysis, Policy & Law, Theory,         Urban Development & Design
•LEED
    Preparation for LEED accreditation and knowledge in Sustainable Design

experience                                                                                                                                      Co-owner of Off Axis Design, Indio, Ca                                                                                                     April 2010 - Present                                                                                                                             Custom Screen Printing, Custom Designs for Clothing Line, Computer/Hand Graphics, Accounting,               Filing, Ordering Merchandise/Supplies, Keeping Inventory, Advertising 

    Please visit our company's site at www.offaxisdesign.com.

Receptionist for Palm Desert Podiatry Center, Palm Desert, Ca                                                                       November 2010 - March 2011                                                                                                               Scheduling, Answering Phones/Faxes, Data Entry, Insurance Verification, General Office Organization

Intern for San Luis Obispo County Planning and Building Department
    January 2008 – June 2009
    Permit Processing, Graphics/Presentations, Noticing, Staff Reports, Info Hold Letters

Intern for Stratton Semmes Landscape Architecture, Atascadero, CA
    February 2006 – March 2007
    Sustainable Residential and Commercial Designs
    Planting Plans and Detail Sheets
    Site Visits, Client Meetings and Site Analysis

honors/achievements
•Dean’s List Fall & Spring 2005, Winter 2006, Fall, Winter & Spring 2007, Winter & Spring 2008                   
•Published in Focus. A journal by the City & Regional Planning Department and College of Architecture and    Environmental Design at California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, California. April 2010.

skills/applications
- Hand Drafting/Design     - AutoCAD          -Microsoft PowerPoint     - Adobe Illustrator     - Microsoft Excel
- Microsoft Word              - Vectorworks     - Adobe Photoshop         - Adobe InDesign       - Crafty             - Methodical                    - Multi-tasker      - Timely

memberships
American Society of Landscape Architects
Golden Key National Honor Society
American Horticultural Society
Cal Poly Alumni Association


activities

-Running/Racing     -Cooking      -Cycling       -Disc Golf      - Gardening     - Painting/Drawing

references: Available Upon Request