Rick J. Fairhurst

Current Address: 4500 College Ave, Apt 2114A, College Park, MD 20740

Cell Phone: (240) 204-4453

Email Address: rikysongsu@gmail.com

Website/Online Portfolio: www.rikysongsu.com

Mission Statement: To enrich the lives of disaster victims and communities in developing countries by providing sustainable off grid shelters.

Education: University of Maryland, Sustainable Modular Net-Zero Architecture

Skills: Autodesk Revit/CAD/Fusion360, Rhinoceros/Grasshopper, Adobe Photoshop/Premiere/Lightroom/After Effects, Unreal Engine 4, Microsoft Office 365 Suite Expert, Google Suite Expert, Audio Visual Systems, ARCKIT Physical Architectural Modeling, Drafting, Teaching, Photography, Cinematography, Steady-Cam Operation, Drone/Quad Pilot (70+ Flight Hours).

Certifications: OHSA30

Working Towards: UAV Pilots License FAA Part 107, Living Future Accreditation, LEED Green Associate

Work/Volunteer Experience:

  • Facilities Space Planner, National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute (NHLBI), United States National Institutes of Health (NIH), June 2019-Present

  • ARCKIT Product/Web Brand Development Consultant, ARCKIT, June 2019-Present

  • ARCKIT Workshop Volunteer, Rotman Design Challenge, University of Toronto, February 2019

  • Private Instructor for Sustainable Systems, Snowdrop Architecture, July 2018-Present

  • Research Assistant, Hu Studio, May 2018

  • Architectural Artist, Blocks to Bricks, May 2018

  • Founder/Chief Visionary Officer (CVO), Snowdrop Architecture, March 2018-Present

  • Volunteer Lecturer, Prince George's County Public Schools, January-May 2018

  • Microsoft Student Ambassador, Microsoft, September 2017-January 2019

  • Managing Director, Snowdrop Extension Services, December 2017-Present

  • ARCKIT Ambassador, ARCKIT, August 2017-Present

  • Guest Lecturer, Young Architects Workshop, U.S. Parks and Recreation Department, Summers 2017, 2018, 2019

  • Space and Design Architecture Intern, NHLBI, NIH, January 2017-2019

  • Volunteer, U.S. Department of Energy - Solar Decathlon 2017, September 2016-2017

  • Volunteer, Maryland Sustainability TaskForce, August 2016-2017

  • Architectural Designer and Cinematographer, KaTO Arch Design Studio, Summers 2016, 2017.

  • Google Tech, University of Maryland, January 2016-2018

  • Audio-Visual/IT Tech, University of Maryland, August 2015-2018

  • Drafting AID, University of Maryland School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation, Spring 2014

  • Volunteer, Maryland Sustainability Engineering (MDSE), September 2013-2017

  • Volunteer, Engineers Without Borders (EWB), September 2013-2016

  • Biomedical Research Summer Intern, NHLBI, NIH, Summers 2013, 2014, 2015

  • Biomedical Research Special Volunteer, NHLBI, NIH, August 2012-2016

  • Teachers Aid, Wootton High School Art Room, 2011-2013

  • Surgical Shadow and Case Report Writer, The Orthopedic Center, Summer 2011-2018

  • Volunteer, Second Chance Wildlife Center, April 2008-2013

  • Volunteer, Rockville Public Library, Summer 2007


  • Architectural Artist, Bricks to Blocks Museum by Lego Certified Professional Adam Tucker Reed

  • Finalist, 2018 Parking Solutions Competition: Garage of the Future, International Parking Institute (IPI)

  • 2nd Place Award, International Solar Decathlon Competition 2017, Department of Energy

  • Finalist, 2017 Student Innovators and Visionaries, University of Maryland


  • Fairhurst RJ, Rozmaryn LM (2013). Serratia marcescens osteomyelitis in the hand of a non-debilitated, immunocompetent woman. Eur Orthop Traumatol. [Epub ahead of print. 2013 Jun 21].

  • Fairhurst RJ, Rozmaryn LM (2016). Gouty tenosynovitis of the distal biceps tendon insertion complicated by partial rupture: first case and review of the literature


  • "Project Revive: A modular panel-based system for generic, self-sufficient, cost effective, modular garages." Fairhurst RJ and Rhodes S. IPI Conference and Expo 2018, The International Parking Institute. 

  • “Understanding Blebbistatin Inhibition of Non-muscle Myosin lla HMM.” Fairhurst RJ et al. Natcher Conference Center, National Institutes of Health. NIH Summer Research Program Poster Day 2015.

  • “Imaging Actin-myosin Interactions using Single Molecule Techniques.” Fairhurst RJ et al. Natcher Conference Center, National Institutes of Health. NIH Summer Research Program Poster Day 2014.

  • “Studying the Chemo-mechanical Properties of Myosin-5a with Single Molecule Methods.” Fairhurst RJ et al. Natcher Conference Center, National Institutes of Health. NIH Summer Research Program Poster Day 2013.

  • “Understanding Nature’s Nano-machines Through Single Molecule Techniques.” Fairhurst RJ et al. Johns Hopkins University Center for Biotechnology Education, 8th Annual Research Symposium May 2013 Selected Presenter.