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Eric Smith

Eric Smith

New York, NY, US

 

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About 

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.

Employment 

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

Oct 2013 - current
 

raad Studio, 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, 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
 

Education 

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
 

Awards 

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.

2013
 

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