Archinect
Gabriel Mihalea

Gabriel Mihalea

New York, NY, US

 

About 

Graduated with a Master in Architecture Degree a six-year long study program at the "Ion Mincu" University of Architecture and Urbanism in Bucharest, Romania. Currently, I am a Job Captain with HLW International LLP, working on office/corporate, government, and broadcast projects in US. My practical experience also includes, an Architectural Designer position with the New York-based company, Strata Architects PLLC, working on projects such as, sport facilities, residential buildings and mixed-use developments, working for over a year under the direct supervision of the Romanian architect Dorin Stefan, in his private architecture office DSBA in Bucharest, with involvement in international and national architecture projects and competitions (winning 3rd place at the Taiwan Tower International Competition 2011). Starting in October 2012, I became part of Livio Dimitriu's teaching team at Pratt Institute School of Architecture / Second Year Design Studio and recently, part of his research team for a volume on architecture theory and history scheduled to launch in the USA and abroad in Spring 2014. I accepted an invitation to participate with my final thesis project, at the "Romanian Architecture Annual / Bucharest 2013" event and exhibition, and was among the finalists in the international competition "Envision 2040 a Green Works Orlando Design Competition", in the USA. Recently, my project for "eVolo 2013 Skyscraper Competition" was published in "eVolo Skyscrapers 2" book.

Employment 

HLW, New York, NY, US, Job Captain

Involvement from concept design through construction administration phases for broadcast facilities, government, and corporate office projects in the US. Extensive work and experience in design development, construction documents and administration (site visits, OAC meetings, shop drawings processing) and technical coordination with design and engineering consultants during my tenure with HLW.

Software:
Revit (BIM)
AutoCAD
Newforma
Photoshop
InDesign
Illustrator
Microsoft Office Suite
Adobe Reader/Bluebeam

Jun 2014 - current
 

STRATA ARCHITECTS PLLC, New York, NY, US, Architectural Designer

Concept and Schematic Design Phases for sport facilities, residential and mixed-use buildings. Preliminary zoning and massing analysis for residential/commercial developments in New York City area.

Software:
AutoCAD
SketchUp + VRay
Rhino
Revit (BIM)
Photoshop
Illustrator
InDesign
Microsoft Office Suite

Aug 2013 - Jun 2014
 

Romanian Cultural Institute in New York, New York, NY, US, Consultant

Graphic designer in-charge of all events posters and of the new website design.

Mar 2013 - Dec 2013
 

Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, NY, US, Invited Teaching Assistant

Teaching 2nd year undergraduate students as part of the teaching team in Prof. Livio Dimitriu design studio. Guest critic for all midterms and for final presentation juries for Prof. Livio Dimitriu and Prof. Giuliano Fiorenzoli.

Oct 2012 - Apr 2013
 

DSBA, Bucharest, RO, Junior Architect

Worked under the direct supervision of the architect Dorin Stefan as a junior architect, researcher and coordinator for international competitions and feasibility studies/proposals. Proactive involvement in the design team, with 3D modeling and visualizations/renderings, diagrams, drafting and reports preparation responsibilities.

May 2011 - Sep 2012
 

Education 

University of Architecture and Urbanism Bucharest (UAUIM), Bucharest, RO, MArch, Architecture

B.Arch and M.Arch I 6 year study program, 360 credicts (ECTS).

Subjects: Architecture, Urbanism, Interior Design, Structural Engineering and Sciences, Architecture Technology, History and Theory of Architecture and Urban Planning

Oct 2006 - Jul 2012
 

Awards 

FINALIST, Nomination

FINALIST at "Envision 2040 a Green Works Orlando Design Competition" International Competition

2013
 

MENTION, Honorable Mention

Best 20 Final Thesis Projects of the Year, UAUIM

2012
 

SHORTLISTED / FINALIST, Nomination

(Top 25 Final Projects) at "Graduate Architecture Award 2012"

2012
 

Areas of Specialization 

Skills