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I was born and raised in Silesia, Poland, a region of heavy industry - coal mines and steel works, which had a major impact on my architecture and urban planning interest. Living within a degraded environment made me particularly sensitive to ecological problems and the role that architecture plays to help.
Revitalization and rehabilitation in urban matter became one of my interests during my school years, resulting in me having earned my Master’s Degree project in Silesian University of Technology (Gliwice, Poland) that focused on revitalization of city centered areas in Chorzow, Poland, my hometown. (2007)
My professional adventure with architecture started with an internship with Frederic Schwartz Architects, a NY based firm. As a freelancer, I worked with other firms on small scale projects like interior design and shop drawings for Interior Masters Group or product design, branding and shop drawings for Concrete Shop.
Since May 2013 I've been working as a junior architect in D'Apostrophe Design in Tribeca,NYC. I've worked on several high end residential projects, I finished 416 Washington Street apartment renovation conducted as a D&B project, and currently I am a job captain on a 8000 sq ft townhouse project in Greenwich Village.
D'Apostrophe design, Inc., New York, NY, US, Junior Architect
Working on high end residential projects as a job captain/ junior architect. Responsibilities include: participating in all client design meetings and assisting senior staff during design process, developing bid and construction set, preparing drawings for DOB and LPC applications. Communication with contractors and subcontractors, job site visits and overseeing construction progress.
AJSNY, New York, NY, US, junior CG artist
Participated in modeling and rendering of architectural projects as a junior visualization artist.
Concrete Shop, Brooklyn NY/Passaic NJ, freelance position
During my cooperation with Concrete Shop I've developed various concepts for architectural concrete products. I have also worked on their branding materials, assisted with shop drawings and prepared renderings. Our cooperation continues to these days.
Interior Masters Group, Brooklyn, NY, US, freelance posisiton
I cooperated with IMG, a design and build company on their renovation projects as a freelancer. My role was to prepare interior elevation drawings, renderings and concepts.
Frederic SCHWARTZ Architects, New York, NY, US, intern
As an intern I worked on various competition projects, proposals, schematic design ( Pike County Public Library, PA), furniture detail drawings for Nike Soho retail store. My everyday duties and responsibilities included AutoCAD drawings, 3d modeling and renderings in 3ds Max, post-production work in Photoshop, creating presentations in Indesign and Illustrator.
Later I was also responsible for managing several competition projects that let me demonstrate my ability to organize and coordinate teamwork, as well as develop and finalize projects within scheduled deadlines.
Silesian University of Technology, Gliwice, PL, MArch, Architecture and Urban Planning
In team with Adam Szeja I received an award in architectural competition for a public restroom building project organized by Kolo - Bathroom Equipment company.
House on the Water architectural competinion, Honorable Mention
In team with Adam Szeja I received an award in an architectural competition for a conceptual House on the Water.
Honorable mention in Cersanit Bathroom design competition, Honorable Mention
I received an honorable mention in the category for the bathroom of dreams.