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Gordon Leibowitz

Gordon Leibowitz

New York, NY, US

 

About 

I am a New York City based architect, designer and artist. I was born in New York City, but I have spent most of the past decade living in Sydney Australia. While in Sydney I completed a Bachelor of Design in Architecture and Bachelor of Engineering (Civil) Honours at the University of Sydney.

My practice is concerned with a wide scope of architectural thinking. My practice is rooted in exploration and critical thinking. I have a deep love of reading which has greatly influenced my architectural work, and my decision to spend some time as a set designer.

I have spent the last two years working as a set designer in theater and movies in the US and Australia. I have designed 5 theater shows, and worked as a Junior Set Designer on the sequel to Pacific Rim. These experiences have expanded my design thinking conceptually and practically.

My current obsession has landed on Japan and Japanese architecture. I have been reading Japan-ness In Architecture by Arata Isozaki, and Japanese Homes and Their Surroundings by Robert A Morse among others. I have found that Japanese conceptions of space, and interpretations of modernism on a conceptual level to be profoundly interesting.

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Employment 

Maelstrom Productions, Sydney, AU, Jr Set Designer

Sep 2016 - Mar 2017
 

MadKap Productions, Chicago, IL, US, Set Designer

Jan 2016 - Apr 2016
 

David Wallace Haskins Studio, Chicago, IL, US, Studio Manager and Programmer

Aug 2015 - Mar 2016
 

Bucks Rock Creative and Performing Arts Summer Camp, New Milford, CT, US, Scenic Designer/Carpenter

Jun 2015 - Aug 2015
 

Turpin Burton Architects, Sydney, AU, Architectural Assisstant

Jun 2014 - Dec 2014
 

Education 

The University of Sydney, Sydney, AU, BArch, Design in Architecture

Mar 2010 - Nov 2014
 

The University of Sydney, Sydney, AU, Bachelors, Engineering (Civil) Honours

Mar 2010 - Nov 2014
 

Areas of Specialization 

Skills