PROFILE

Graduated with a Master in Architecture Degree a six-year long study program at the "Ion Mincu" University of Architecture and Urbanism in Bucharest, Romania.
Currently, I am a Junior Architect with HLW International LLP, working on office/corporate and broadcast projects in US.
My practical experience also includes, an Architectural Designer position with the New York-based company, Strata Architects PLLC, working on projects such as, sport facilities, residential buildings and mixed-use developments, working for over a year under the direct supervision of the Romanian architect Dorin Stefan, in his private architecture office DSBA in Bucharest, with involvement in international and national architecture projects and competitions (winning 3rd place at the Taiwan Tower International Competition 2011).
Starting in October 2012, I became part of Livio Dimitriu's teaching team at Pratt Institute School of Architecture / Second Year Design Studio and recently, part of his research team for a volume on architecture theory and history scheduled to launch in the USA and abroad in Spring 2014.
I accepted an invitation to participate with my final thesis project, at the "Romanian Architecture Annual / Bucharest 2013" event and exhibition, and was among the finalists in the international competition "Envision 2040 a Green Works Orlando Design Competition", in the USA.
Recently, my project for "eVolo 2013 Skyscraper Competition" was published in "eVolo Skyscrapers 2" book.

EDUCATION

2006-2012
University of Architecture and Urbanism "Ion Mincu", Bucharest, Romania (UAUIM)
School of Architecture
Bachelor Degree + Master of Science in Architecture Degree
Subjects: Architecture, Urbanism, Interior Design, Structural Engineering and Sciences, Architecture Technology, History and Theory of Architecture and Urban Planning

2006
Baccalaureate Degree 9.25/10

2002-2006
"Ion Luca Caragiale" High School, Moreni, Dambovita, Romania
Mathematics and Computer Sciences Class
Baccalaureate + Programmer/Web Programmer Degree

ACHIEVEMENTS

2014 PUBLICATION in "eVolo Skyscrapers 2" book
2013 PARTICIPATION at "New Vision of the Loft 2" International Competition
2013 FINALIST (16 finalists) at "Envision 2040 a Green Works Orlando Design Competition" International Competition
2013 PARTICIPATION at eVolo 2013 Competition
2012 SHORTLISTED (Top 25 Final Projects) at "Graduate Architecture Award 2012"
2012 MENTION, "Best 20 Final Thesis Projects of the Year", UAUIM
2011 THIRD PRIZE, for Taiwan Tower Procurement Competition within Dorin Stefan Architecture Studio
2011 NOMINATION, "Upgrade: Continuity and Change" International Student Competition
2011 PARTICIPATION, "ISOVER International Student Competition 2011"
2009 PARTICIPATION, "Sustainibility in Architecture" Workshop, organized by UAUIM, with foreign guests architects from De Architekten Cie, Dam en partners, KOW X/International architecture offices

EXHIBITIONS

June 2013
exhibition with Final Thesis Project at "Romanian Architecture Annual / Bucharest 2013", Bucharest, RO
April-May 2013
"Envision 2040 a Green Works Orlando Design Competition" exhibition in Rotunda at Orlando City Hall, FL
March 2013
"Sketch" exhibition organized by d3, Center Gallery at Fordham University, New York City
September 2012
"Imaging Detroit" Public Event organized by MODCaR at Perrien Park, Detroit
July 2012
"Best 20 Final Thesis Projects of the Year" Awards, Annual Public Exhibition at "Exhibition Hall" at UAUIM
May 2011
"ISOVER International Student Competition 2011" Awards, exhibition at "Exhibition Hall" at UAUIM
February 2011
"Upgrade: Continuity and Change" Awards (International Student Competition), exhibition at "National Theater" in Bucharest

SCHOLARSHIP

2011-2012 - 6th Year Merit-Based Scholarship, UAUIM
2010-2011 - 5th Year Merit-Based Scholarship, UAUIM
2009-2010 - 4th Year Merit-Based Scholarship, UAUIM

PROFESSIONAL

June 2014 - Present
Junior Architect with HLW INTERNATIONAL LLP, NY
In charge with the conceptual and schematic design phases of various projects, including sport facilities, residential buildings and mixed-use developments - preparing drawings (plans, sections, elevations), 3D modeling, renderings, diagrams, creating the presentation packages. Preliminary zoning and massing analysis for residential/commercial developments in the New York City area. Products and technology research, and preparing marketing materials (brochures, booklets and portfolios).

August 2013 - June 2014
Architectural Designer with STRATA ARCHITECTS PLLC, NY
In charge with the conceptual and schematic design phases of various projects, including sport facilities, residential buildings and mixed-use developments - preparing drawings (plans, sections, elevations), 3D modeling, renderings, diagrams, creating the presentation packages. Preliminary zoning and massing analysis for residential/commercial developments in the New York City area. Products and technology research, and preparing marketing materials (brochures, booklets and portfolios).

October 2012 - April 2013
Invited Teaching Assistant at Pratt Institute School of Architecture, NY
Teaching 2nd year undergraduate students as part of the teaching team in Prof. Livio Dimitriu (Full Professor with Tenure) design studio. Guest critic for all midterms and for final presentation juries for Prof. Livio Dimitriu and Prof. Giuliano Fiorenzoli.

May 2011 - September 2012
Junior Architect at "Dorin Stefan Architecture Studio" (DSBA)
Worked under the direct supervision of the architect Dorin Stefan as a junior architect, researcher and coordinator for international competitions and feasibility studies/proposals. Proactive involvement in the design team, with 3D modeling and visualizations/renderings, diagrams, drafting and reports preparation responsibilities.

RELATED EXPERIENCE

March 2013 - December 2013
Consultant with RCINY / Romanian Cultural Institute in New York
Graphic designer in-charge of all events posters and of the new website design.

February 2013 - May 2013
Freelance Architect with Rawlins Design Incorporated, NY
Involvement in creating 3D models and renderings/visualizations and website maintenance/updates. For all of the projects, I worked directly with the principals, starting with a suite of commercial interior design projects for the "La Collection" company in Taiwan and a series of restoration and extensions projects for a couple of individual houses in Fire Island, NY.

EXTRACURRICULAR ACTIVITIES

Web design and website programming, creation and administration.
Graphic Design.
Sketching and illustration.
Photography.
Creating architecture models.

SKILLS

3D Modelling Software
Revit, SketchUp, Rhinoceros + Grrasshopper, VRay rendering, Podium rendering, ArchiCad
2D Graphic Software
Revit, AutoCAD, Photoshop, Corel Draw, Illustrator, InDesign
Website Software
Dreamweaver, Notepad++
Web Programming
HTML + CSS, PHP + MySQL, JavaScript
Word Software
Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, Excel

LANGUAGE

Romanian - Native
English - Fluent
French - Basic

















































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