Eric Smith

Eric Smith

New York, NY, US


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I am a junior architect and graduate of Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.  I completed my Bachelors of Architecture in 2011 and currently work in New York City for John Ciardullo Associates.  Throughout this experience I have obtained a wide range of skills in the architecture and design fields. Currently, I am seeking professional registration and completing my IDP requirements.

At Carnegie Mellon, I have explored many different projects with many different focuses and themes.  I am especially interested in parametric modeling, computer-aided design, urban planning and green design.  In addition to architecture classes, I have experience in computer programming in JavaScript, German, and play the violin and piano.  In 2010 I studied a semester in Berlin and had the opportunity to travel around Europe and experience the architecture and culture.


John Ciardullo Associates, New York, NY, US, Technical Architect

Worked directly with project managers on several large-scale projects for the New York City School Construction Authority. Select projects include 120,000 s.f. adaptive re-use of 7-story former warehouse to new middle school, 3-story addition to an elementary school in Queens, and medical clinic build-out in an existing charter school building. Experience in zoning and building code analysis, schematic and design development, BIM modeling, construction documents, finish selection, visualization / rendering, and construction administration.

Oct 2013 - current

Busch Assoc., Long Island, NY, Junior Architect

Drafting of proposals and construction documents, assisting in schematic & design development, research and site conditions analysis. Project types include institutional adaptive re-use of former psychiatric hospital, single and multi-family residential additions, renovations and new construction, commercial, and critical facility projects.

Jan 2012 - Oct 2013

raad studio, New York, NY, US, Summer Intern

Assisted on research and design of project proposals, cooperated with outside agencies on acquiring information and project proposals, general office work.

Jun 2010 - Aug 2010

Mojo-Stumer Associates, Greenvale, NY, US, Summer Intern

CAD design and red-lining, assisting in schematic design, office work for a medium-sized commercial and residential architecture firm, focusing mainly on contemporary design.

Jun 2008 - Aug 2008


Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA, US, BArch, Architecture

3.20 QPA on 4.0 scale. Dean's List, 2 semesters. Studied architecture, but also attended courses in urban planning and history, computer programming in Javascript, German language and culture, green building systems, and parametric design.

Aug 2006 - May 2011


Comprehensive Coastal Communities Competition, Honorable Mention

The purpose of the competition is to increase public awareness of challenges facing coastal regions in the wake of Superstorm Sandy and rising sea levels. As many neighborhoods in the Northeast struggle to rebuild, some do not address how to weather-proof their homes and communities against future, and likely larger, storms. Thus, a new housing typology is needed that can both respond to the existing context of the community and be able to withstand the forces of nature that caused so much destruction in 2012. Also, a community plan is proposed that can further aid in weatherproofing infrastructure and benefit existing homes in the neighborhood.

My entry, (re)Adapt, received an honorable mention in the competition. I specifically focused on the challenges facing my hometown on the south shore of Long Island, most of which is filled in marshland and canals. Instead of fighting nature, one must respond to it and allow weather events to occur while causing minimal damage. The proposed typology borrows mass elements from surrounding homes and adds sustainable features. By reducing the ground footprint, sealing infrastructure below grade, using local plantings, and adding permeable surfaces throughout the site, storm surges can flow freely across the low-lying landscape without damaging the home or community.


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