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David Sepúlveda

David Sepúlveda

New York, NY, US

 

About 

David Sepulveda brings more than fourteen years of experience to architecture, urbanism & artistic exploration. His grandfather, a journalist, writer and poet gave him at an early age the desire to create and the capacity to dream. David attended New York Institute of Technology where he graduated Summa Cum Laude while working for Pulice + Williams Architects as a junior architect. Through PWA he has gained the disciplinary and experiential knowledge that has transcended his skills and expertise from senior project management to international design competitions. Through on his early career and while in school, he has traveled the world from Paris, Dubai, London, Buenos Aires, Brussels, & Shanghai to name a few, which has not only opened his eyes to life but has architecturally inclined his career globally. David eventually left PWA to pursue his career in New York City where he went to work for Beyhan Karahan & Associates, Architects. There as a senior architect on a multiple of multi-million dollar accounts that range from high-end residential projects to urban & sustainable research development, he gained valuable experience that has expanded his spectrum as a professional architect. Currently he is now a Project Manager for Two One Two Design, where he continues to craft his expertise in high-end retail and commercial projects for a wide range of clients in the U.S. and abroad. As founder of DS2 (David Sepulveda Design Studios), David strives to push the architectural boundary in research and design practices. Investigating the relationships between architecture, urbanism, landscape, and technology with an emphasis on using environmental performance as a generator for architectural form.

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Employment 

Two One Two Design, New York, NY, US, Project Manager

Based in New York City, Two One Two Design is a full service architectural and interior design firm creating environments for retail, commercial, corporate and residential clients across the globe.

Mar 2013 - current
 

DS2, New York, NY, US, Owner

DS2 [David Sepúlveda Design Studios]: is an award-winning practice based in New York City investigating the relationships between architecture, urbanism, ecology, and technology with an emphasis on using environmental performance as a generator for architectural form.

Mar 2008 - current
 

Beyhan Karahan Architects & Associates, New York, NY, US, Senior Project Architect

Beyhan Karahan & Associates, Architects (BKAA) is a professional architectural firm combining a high level of expertise with exacting attention to program requirements and design of each individual project. The art of building and the practicality of the construction process are all considered integral parts of the firm's commitment to the creation of living environments.

Founded in SoHo, New York City in 1997 by Beyhan Karahan, the firm provides a full range of architectural services including programming, conceptual design, construction documents and construction administration. In addition to numerous new buildings, adaptive re-use and historic preservation of existing structures, BKAA has broad experience in interior design.

Prior to forming BKAA, Beyhan Karahan was a founding partner of Karahan/Schwarting Architecture Company between 1983 and 1997.

Oct 2011 - Mar 2013
 

Pulice + Williams Architects, Leonia, NJ, US, Project Architect

Established in 1984, Pulice/Williams Architects has provided architectural and interior design services for clients with a variety of specialized requirements. The range of completed projects is diverse with an emphasis on corporate interiors and space planning, hospitality, retail shops, medical/health care offices and fine home construction.

Mar 2000 - Oct 2011
 

Education 

New York Institute of Technology (NYIT), New York, NY, US, BArch, Architecture

Oct 1999 - May 2012
 

Awards 

Evolo - Bio-Pyramid : Reversing Desertification, Honorable Mention

The ‘Bio-Pyramid: Reserving Desertification’ proposal won an honorable mention in the 2015 eVolo Skyscraper Competition and was designed by David Sepulveda, Wagdy Moussa, Ishaan Kumar, Wesley Townsend, Colin Joyce, Arianna Armelli, and Salvador Juarez. The team drew inspiration for the design from Egypt, a country that is not only part of the Sahara Desert, the largest non-polar desert in the world, but is also home to one of the major ancient civilizations founded on early agriculture. The oasis-like Bio-Pyramid uses carefully cultivated micro-climates to sustainably support vertical farming, water purification, clean energy creation, and more.

“Our project ‘Bio-Pyramid’ proposes that we throw away the status-norm on historic preservation/ tourism and create a super-hybrid of re-activating areas that truly make a global difference,” writes the design team. “‘Bio-Pyramid’ is a non-conventional skyscraper that not only operates as a “bio-sphere” but also as a gateway from Cairo across the Sahara Desert; linking a sustainable armature to reverse desertification from a monumental to small nomadic scale.”

2015
 

ONE Prize - Stormproof: [CONTAINED], Honorable Mention

CONTAINED] repurposes garbage as an abundant renewable resource to stormproof our city. Using an elementary infrastructure, [CONTAINED] encapsulates the entire refuse production of the population and establishes the re-industrialization of NYC

2013
 

ONE Prize - Blight to Might : Queensway Park + Farm, Honorable Mention

Revitalizing Queens through its past infrastructure
During the late 19th c. The construction of the railroads re-shaped the economy of the midlands in Queens and the communities surrounding the Jamaica Bay.
Today the abandoned track running between the quiet Forest Hills neighborhoods and the race tracks in Howard Beach is a ghost of those prosperous times…
Bridging major east-west arteries in the region such as Atlantic Avenue, Metropolitan Avenue, Park Lane South/ 98th street, Jamaica avenue, down to the Rockaway Boulevard, this mighty structure has the unique ability to isolate and support organic earth that would be separated from the pollution of the industrial waste of the past and sources of natural pollution.
In the near future this picturesque relic can become the life line of many local communities; bringing awareness of the regions ecology, much needed source of home-grown organic foods, educational facilities related to organic agriculture and local commercial centers thriving within the area. Abandoned railroad buildings can be renovated to house new commercial/office spaces. New organic farms can feed millions and provide much needed economic growth along with a new generation of people with healthy eating habits

2012
 

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