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NYS ARE Candidate, 2013.
Since beginning my architectural education at Pratt Institute in 2002, I have worked toward my own style of practice and design that is layered, complex, and often subtle, blending highly developed spatial skills, a strong technical sense, an interest in history, theory and the arts, and a commitment to integrity and professionalism. I consider drawing to be my second language (or possibly first) and will work in any media. My attention to craft and technical detail comes from hands-on building experience. I have framed houses, milled furniture, and welded steel.
Ceaselessly a keen observer, I thrive on exploring architectural ideas through built and theoretical designs, artworks, and intellectual research. Of late, particular interests have included the relationship between human form and architectural space where I have experimented with abstract architectural drawing/drafting of live models, and the concept of sustainability joined with spatial metaphors to provide new perceptions of human inhabitation within the ecological systems that surround it, where I am focused on developing ways that weather phenomena can be used to the effect of creating experiential atmospheres.
My portfolio of major projects is available online at www.alexgryger.com. Minor works, experiments, and vignettes are documented online at both www.precisionpoetics.com and www.flickr.com/photos/alexgrygerstudio.
Belmont Freeman Architects, New York, NY, US, Intermediate Architect
Michael Lewis Architects PC, Project Manager
Project Manager, 2010 to Present:
Promoted to Project Manager for recognition of clear organizational skills and exacting attention to detail. Assumed responsibility for coordinating the firm’s largest projects through all phases of service with particular focus on managing rapid flow information during construction observation.
Accomplishments as Designer include the creation of full design and RFB drawings for the renovation of a Riverdale Estate, NYC, 2009, and the collaboration with LaGuardia Landscape Architects to redesign the grounds of a Long Island summer residence, 2010. Took initiative to develop new office drawing standards utilizing Vectorworks BIM features to increase efficiency in document production.
Anthony Caradonna, RA, Freelance Design & Research Assistant
Assisted with the research, development, and prototype fabrication of 3-dimensional architectural and interior design products constructed from paper and cardboard.
Architecture Agency, Full-time design assistant
Designed and created bid drawings with 2D and 3D digital techniques for a set of custom furniture pieces, including a free-form cast resin coffee table. Assisted with office promotional materials.
Pratt Institute, BArch, Architecture
Graduated with Highest Honors.
AIA Henry Adams Certificate, Award
Awarded the AIA Henry Adams Certificate for academic excellence in the Pratt Institute Bachelor of Architecture Program.
Pratt Institute Outstanding Academic Achievement, Award
Recognized upon graduation from Pratt Institute for Academic Achievement consistently through five years of the Bachelor of Architecture Program.