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Michael Robert Cabrera

Michael Robert Cabrera

New York, NY, US

 

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About 

I always had an obsession with drawing buildings and places as a child and took up a part-time job in high school to save and enroll in a college course in design. I investigated my primary interest, and learn and grow each day from the choice to pursue architecture.

My current time is spent working at a firm in New York, NY and seeking mentorship to become a registered professional and designer as well as develop skills in marketing and new project procurement. The value of collaboration and teamwork throughout my process is the most rewarding part of my professional path.

Occasionally I tutor designer software for artists and architects. My knowledge in computational programs is a valuable toolkit that put into affect my interests in research, media and expression within the profession.

My roles within working in the design and architecture industry have been at the junior designer and junior architect levels. I currently work in an office where I take on roles in marketing and new business. I also manage my firm's archive and collections.

Elsewhere:

Employment 

Rafael Viñoly Architects, New York, NY, US, Architectural Designer

Designer:
New York University at Abu Dhabi, Design Team Member
-ADM Permit Submission Set, 2014
-Signage and Wayfinding Technical Submission, 2013-14:
Samples, submittals and shop drawings for the fabrication for over 5,000 exterior and interior signs for the new campus grounds, academic and residential buildings.
-FF&E submittals for faculty offices: Finishes and Furniture Configurations.
-Leasing Plans and Measured Documents for Faculty Apartments
-NYUAD Faculty Portal and website interphase design.

Images Coordinator:
Curator and Drafter of firm standard drawings and diagrams.
-Projects include: 432 Park Ave, 22 Thames, Middle East University, Darla Moore School of Business
-RFP/RFQ proposal submissions for New Embassy Compound in Beirut, M+ Honk Kong, Soho China, Vancouver Art Gallery, Holbeak Arena, New York City Stadium, 22 Thames Street, Seward Park Redevelopment Plan

New Business Developer:
-Scout for Sports Facilities, Recreation and Stadiums, and Healthcare Facilities
Content developed for Undisclosed City Stadium RFQ/RFP and competition submission.

Senior Archivist:
-Process and Storage of all the projects and work of Rafael Vinoly and partners
-Manager of the firm off-site archive for all project files, ephemera, models and publications for the partners.

Protégé:
Various tasks include signage and CD work on active projects for the firm’s partners:
-South Carolina University: Darla Moore School of Business- Signage Submittals
-121st Precinct Station House, Staten Island, NY- Record Set completion.

Jul 2012 - current
 

Cornell University, Ithaca, NY, US, Teaching Assistantship

Seminar, Assisting Instructor:
Arch1301- An Introduction to Architecture: Bachelor, Masters and PHD student introductory course to history of contemporary architecture and art history w/ Prof. Vince Mulcahy (Course Evaluations for my section available upon request)

Studio, Assisting Instructor:
Arch1502- Representation II: First year Bachelor of Architecture studio focused on the media & representation w/ Dana Cupkova: Topics covered include Rhinoceros, V-Ray, Rhino Animation and Adobe Suite foundation seminar for first year bachelor students
(Course Evaluations for my section available upon request)

Studio, Research Assistant:
Design101B: Rotch Foundation Traveling Studio, Parallel Utopias, Korea
Research Assistant to the principal architect of Office of Urban Terrains
Research Agenda: Investigation into the trans boundary zone between North and South Korea

Aug 2011 - Jun 2012
 

Hume Coover Studio, Brooklyn, NY, US, Junior Architect

Intern:
Supporting staff to the editors of Suckerpunchdaily.com

Junior Architect:
345 Park Place, Kurdish Museum and Library / Brooklyn, NY / 2011
Project Scope: Historic preservation and conversion of a private museum into private residence
Tasks include: Site Survey, SD/DD/CD drawing sets including plans, sections, interior elevations Specifications of materials and finishes for kitchens and bathrooms,
Custom Stair Details
Client drawings and renderings

25 Elm Drive / Roslyn, NY / 2011
Project Scope: Renovation of a single family detached home
Tasks include: SD/DD drawing sets including plans, sections, interior elevations
Preliminary space planning and specifications

1634 Lexington Ave / New York, NY / 2011
Project Scope: Renovation of an existing cafe and outdoor patio into a new bakery
Tasks include: Site Survey, SD drawing sets including plans, sections, interior elevations
Specifications for materials and finishes for kitchen

524 E 72nd Street / New York, NY / 2011
Project Scope: Renovation of an existing apartment, kitchens and bathrooms
Tasks include: DD/CD drawing sets including plans, sections, interior elevations

Junior Designer:
Rosen Projector Stand / New York, NY / 2011
Project Scope: An Interior design firm hired HCS to produce furniture for audio visual equipment
Tasks include: SD/DD set including plans, sections, interior elevations
Product renderings for the interior design firm for client presentations and marketing purposes

Jan 2011 - May 2011
 

A+A Design Group, New York, NY, Junior Designer

Junior Designer:
Outdoor Pavilions / Watermill, NY / 2009
Project Scope: Development of prototypical pavilions for a private residence
Product renderings and SD drawings

Private Residence / East Hamptons, NY / 2009
Project Scope: Renovation of a single family detached home & new sculpture garden
Product renderings and DD drawings including plan, section, elevation
Specification of art work for new sculpture garden

Marketing/Archiving:
Archivist for principal architect’s projects and fine arts collection.
Development of firm brochures and content for interior space planning jobs

Oct 2008 - Sep 2009
 

Craig Nealy Architects, New York, NY, US, Junior Designer

Junior Designer:

Sanctuary Hotels / Ahmedabad, Trivandrum, Jaipur, India / 2008
Project Scope: Development of prototypical boutique hotels for private client and developer
Design Team Member for DD/CD of plans, sections and elevations
Interior Design: rendering

Residential Master Plan / Mumbai, India / 2008
Project Scope: Preliminary design of a residential master plan for private developer
Design Team Member: Massing Renders and Unit Types

Marketing/Archiving:
Archivist for principal architect’s projects
Development of firm brochures and content for retail projects in New York, NY

May 2008 - Aug 2008
 

viaArchitecture - Frederick Biehle and Erika Hinrichs pllc, New York, NY, Intern Architect

Eagle Wear house Loft / Brooklyn, NY / 2008
DD / CD for Bathrooms and Kitchens for private loft residence
Specifications and Consultant Coordinator

Jan 2008 - Mar 2008
 

Education 

Cornell University, Ithaca, NY, US, MArch, Post-Professional

MArch II with concentration in Discourse and Design Education

Jun 2011 - May 2012
 

Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, NY, US, BArch, Architecture

Bachelor of Architecture
Graduate with Honors, Outstanding Merit and Pratt Circle Award

Aug 2006 - May 2011
 

Awards 

John Hartell Graduate Award, Scholarship

Cornell University 2010-2011

2011
 

Tuition Award Cornell University, Scholarship

Cornell University 2011-2012

2011
 

Pratt Grant, Scholarship

Tuition Assistance to Pratt Institute from 2006-2011

2006
 

Areas of Specialization 

Skills 



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