Alyssa Murasaki Saltzgaber is currently working as a Project Manager at a small residential architectural firm in Yokohama, Japan, http://level-architects.com/.
In June, 2012 she completed her 5 year education at Rhode Island School of Design to receive her Bachelor of Architecture and Bachelor of Fine Arts.
Born in Andrews AFB, Maryland, she has lived in Misawa, Japan, San Antonio, Texas, Mountain Home, Idaho, Rome, Italy, Tokyo, Japan, Providence, Rhode Island, and her current location, Yokohama, Japan. Living in different locations has given her the exposure to the different ideas and cultures that exist around the work which has fueled her desire to experience more places around the world.
LEVEL Architects, Tokyo, JP, Project Manager and Junior Architect/Designer
Project manager of new residential construction and renovation projects from drafting Design Drawings through final Construction Documents. Follow through with code inspection processes and obtaining building permits. Conduct regular meetings with clients, contractors, and engineers as well as on site inspection of construction phases to final hand over to the clients. Design and presentation contribution to various projects such as model making and renderings. In charge of foreign media distributions and translations.
Gauche Concepts, Tokyo, JP, Graphic Design Consultant
Collaborative work to identify the unique efficiency of the Tsukiji Fish Market for a final book product.
Produced artistic product illustrations and designed company books and pamphlets.
Atelier Bow-Wow, Tokyo, JP, Summer Intern
Produced presentation quality material for multiple aspects of a private residence project while refining physical and 3D rendered model making skills. Assisted in the initial development of an urban housing design competition, located in Iran, by producing conceptual drawings and working designs within a group.
Taniguchi Ruth Makio Architects, Hatagna, Guam, US, Summer Intern
Drafted a range of construction documents for various projects while developing and advancing AutoCAD and Revit skills, conducted site visits, and attended client meetings. Participated as a group member in a restaurant redesign competition producing conceptual sketches, working drawings, and final presentation.
Rhode Island School of Design (RISD), Providence, RI, US, BArch, Bachelor of Architecture
RISD Alumni Travel Award and Grant, First Prize Winner, 2012, 2010, 1st Place