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Matthew Potts

Matthew Potts

Brooklyn, NY, US

 

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About 

I am a student of architecture with wide-ranging interests in design, art, urban planning and community development, music, and education. As a student I have maintained a high level of achievement, producing projects which have consistently been placed in the school's archives and sustaining a GPA which has placed me on the President's List each semester I have been at Pratt.

Professionally, I have worked for RSVP/N+ Architecture Studios, working on each stage of development for a wide variety of projects. I also worked for a summer with a community organizing group in Detroit, Michigan, where I was able to engage in action and dialogue on the rennaisance of this struggling city.

Musically, I have taught lessons for several years to individuals as well as classes of young students in Detroit, Michigan. I also have a wealth of experience performing live, and a strong background in writing and recording. Most notably, I have toured with artist Jeff Bruckner and wrote, recorded, and performed with the band Parple.

While working with RSVP Studio, I assisted artist Jean Shin on several of her own projects and extensively on the installation at the Decordova Museum, "Retreat" with her collaborator, architect Brian Ripel. My time on that project saw the three-part installation from its early conception through to final production and installation at the museum. Most recently, I worked with Jean Shin on "Recall," an installation commisioned by Pratt Institute for their 125th Anniversary Celebration.

In the spring of 2013 I studied architecture in Rome, Italy with a Rosenfeld Scholarship.

Elsewhere:

Employment 

RSVP Architecture Studio, Brooklyn, NY, US, Intern

I worked on a wide range of project types, from art installations to community centers and residential towers, and participated in each step of the process including schematic and design development, bid and construction documents, on-site surveys, consultant coordination, and installation.

Oct 2011 - Oct 2013
 

Jean Shin Studio, Brooklyn, NY, US, Assistant

Worked directly with artist Jean Shin and her collaborator Brian Ripel on many projects, developing drawings, coordinating with consultants, and executing projects and installations.

Oct 2011 - Aug 2013
 

Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, NY, US, Teacher's Assistant

Assisted a first-year design studio in both the fall and spring semesters for Professor Enrique Limon.

Aug 2010 - May 2012
 

GBGM, Detroit, MI, US, Summer Intern

Worked in Detroit's North End Neighborhood to promote social justice through community development

Jul 2011 - Aug 2011
 

Education 

Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, NY, US, BArch, Undergraduate Architecture

I have been placed on the President's List for each semester of attendance and my design projects have frequently been selected for the school's archives.

Aug 2009 - current
 

Pratt Institute Rome, Rome, IT, BArch, Pratt Architecture in Rome

I studied in Rome with a Rosenfeld Scholarship.

Jan 2013 - Jul 2013
 

Awards 

Rosenfeld Scholarship, Scholarship

Scholarship awarded for architectural studies in Rome, Italy, based on academic merit, portfolio quality, and a strong resume.

2013
 

Pratt Presidential Scholarship, Scholarship

Scholarship awarded for academic merit upon entrance to the school and sustained through all five years at Pratt based on merit.

2009
 

Areas of Specialization 

Skills 



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