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Mackenzie Goldberg

Mackenzie Goldberg

Los Angeles, CA, US

 

About 

I am pursuing a career in Urban Planning and Design. 

Mackenzie's Featured Articles on Archinect

The Proust Questionnaire: Craig Dykers, Tue, Jun 20 '17

Craig Dykers, of the international practice Snøhetta, takes our Proust Questionnaire and has some difficulty picking favorites!

The Proust Questionnaire: Craig Dykers
 

This small Ann Arbor Studio shows us how to work as a T+E+A+M, Mon, Jun 19 '17

T+E+A+M is comprised of four professors based out of the Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning in Ann Arbor. All holding principal positions within the small practice, this structure is quite unusual for a firm of their size. As they currently complete their residency at the ...

This small Ann Arbor Studio shows us how to work as a T+E+A+M
 

Place-making with After Architecture, Mon, Jun 12 '17

After Architecture is an internationally recognized design practice, founded by Katie MacDonald and Kyle Schumann, dedicated to place-making across scales. For this week's Small Studio Snapshots, we talk with the duo about the problem with typological specialization, about foregoing ...

Place-making with After Architecture
 

9 Urban Planners tell us their favorite buildings in Los Angeles, Fri, Jun 9 '17

It has become common practice for architects to be asked what their favorite buildings are. After all, it is the obvious question. That being said, the majority of people walking into a building aren’t architects and they certainly have something to say on the matter! In that vein, we have ...

9 Urban Planners tell us their favorite buildings in Los Angeles
 

For Frank Lloyd Wright’s 150th birthday, we interview Dan Nichols who has been living in and restoring Wright’s Sweeton House in New Jersey, Thu, Jun 8 '17

Frank Lloyd Wright is one of the few architects who needs little introduction regardless of to whom you are talking. With a career lasting over 60 years, and with over 400 homes scattered across the US, his enduring legacy and contribution to the field of architecture is unparalleled. The famed ...

For Frank Lloyd Wright’s 150th birthday, we interview Dan Nichols who has been living in and restoring Wright’s Sweeton House in New Jersey
 

The Proust Questionnaire: Deborah Berke, Tue, Jun 6 '17

Architect and dean of the Yale School of Architecture, Deborah Berke talks engaging with art and culture, lacking an architectural signature and her love of repetition for this iteration of the Proust Questionnaire.

The Proust Questionnaire: Deborah Berke
 

Scaling across disciplines: an interview with Founders Rome Prize winners MODU, Mon, Jun 5 '17

Every Monday we take a look at the ins-and-outs of growing a small architectural practice by highlighting stand-outs in the field. For this Small Studio Snapshot, we're talking with the winners of the 2016-2017 Founders Rome Prize in Architecture, Rachely Rotem and Phu Hoang. The duo, who ...

Scaling across disciplines: an interview with Founders Rome Prize winners MODU
 

In Focus: Aldo Amoretti, Thu, May 25 '17

In Focus is Archinect's recurring series dedicated to profiling the photographers who help make the work of architects look that much better. What has attracted them to architecture? How do they work? What type of equipment do they use? What do they think about seeing their work in ...

In Focus: Aldo Amoretti
 

The Proust Questionnaire: Kengo Kuma, Tue, May 23 '17

Kengo Kuma, the prominent architect and writer known for blending modernist approaches with traditional Japanese values, reveals his love for the color white, his desire to learn the piano, and his fondness for designing sacred spaces in this iteration of Archinect's recurring series The ...

The Proust Questionnaire: Kengo Kuma
 

Architecture in the world of DIY: an interview with Weather Projects, Mon, May 22 '17

Weather Projects was founded in 2012 by Shannon Han and Hunter Knight who wanted to flush out their own ideas after respective stints at SHoP and Morphosis. We talked with the two about working in Los Angeles, the general population's growing interest in design, and having stake in one's ...

Architecture in the world of DIY: an interview with Weather Projects
 

A Studio of One: in Conversation with Clark Thenhaus of Endemic, Mon, May 15 '17

Founded by Clark Thenhaus, a recipient of the 2015 Architectural League Prize for Young Architects, the multi-disciplinary office Endemic positions itself between the fields of architecture, landscape, urban design and research.For this week's Small Studio Snapshot, we talked with Clark ...

A Studio of One: in Conversation with Clark Thenhaus of Endemic
 

Screen/Print #55: Marlon Blackwell On Moving Architecture Away from Idealism, Utopianism, and Easy Meanings, Thu, May 11 '17

In American architecture, the big cities, in particular New York and Los Angeles, tend to hog attention. So, for the latest issue of Project, a yearly journal for architecture, the editors decided to look elsewhere. The issue, which is featured here as part of our recurring series Screen/Print ...

Screen/Print #55: Marlon Blackwell On Moving Architecture Away from Idealism, Utopianism, and Easy Meanings
 

The Proust Questionnaire: Francine Houben, Tue, May 9 '17

For this week's Proust Questionnaire, we talked with the Delft-based architect Francine Houben, co-founder of Mecanoo, and received some answers quite fitting for a Netherlander. Her favorites flowers? Tulips. Her favorite poet? Ramsey Nasr. Read on to find out what else makes Houben tick.

The Proust Questionnaire: Francine Houben
 

GoCStudio, a Small Studio in Seattle, Shares Some Secrets for Starting From Scratch, Mon, May 8 '17

This week on Small Studio Snapshots, we sit down with the Seattle-based practice goCStudio, founded by Jon Gentry and Aimée O’Carroll in 2012. The team fills us in on how being a small business allows them to create close relationships whether it be with a client, a craftsman, or ...

GoCStudio, a Small Studio in Seattle, Shares Some Secrets for Starting From Scratch
 

From Architecture to Marijuana Edibles, Christine Smith is Working out of the Box, Wed, May 3 '17

In 2015, Oregon joined Colorado, Washington and Alaska in being one of a handful of states to legalize the use of recreational marijuana. Along for the ride was Christine Smith, founder of Grön, a cannabis-infused fair trade chocolate company.For this installment of Working out of the Box ...

From Architecture to Marijuana Edibles, Christine Smith is Working out of the Box
 

May Day: a Round-Up of Articles on Working Conditions and Labor in Architecture, Mon, May 1 '17

While most of us might be spending our May Day in the office, that doesn't mean we can't take the occasion to discuss issues surrounding working conditions in the field. 

May Day: a Round-Up of Articles on Working Conditions and Labor in Architecture
 

Taking a step outside with Terremoto's David Godshall, a self-proclaimed punk and art-historian-turned-landscape-architect, Mon, May 1 '17

For this week's Small Studio Snapshot, we're heading outdoors to talk with David Godshall, a self-proclaimed punk and art-historian-turned-landscape-architect.Godshall, alongside with Alain Peauroi, founded TERREMOTO, a landscape architecture firm with offices in Los Angeles ...

Taking a step outside with Terremotos David Godshall, a self-proclaimed punk and art-historian-turned-landscape-architect
 

What Are Your Kids Doing This Summer? A Look at Architecture Summer Camps Around the Country, Thu, Apr 27 '17

At least in Los Angeles, we have already started hitting temperatures over 90 degrees Fahrenheit signaling the coming of summer. For parents, this is often an urgent reminder that the school year will be ending soon and plans need to be in place for the summer. For those already expecting little ...

What Are Your Kids Doing This Summer? A Look at Architecture Summer Camps Around the Country
 

The Proust Questionnaire: Peter Eisenman , Tue, Apr 25 '17

For this iteration of the Proust Questionnaire, were talking with the noted theorist and architect Peter Eisenman, who reflects on having not written a book, disliking Scandinavian buildings, and Charlie Brown. With this one, we changed up the questions a bit, per Eisenmans request.

The Proust Questionnaire: Peter Eisenman
 

Enjoying architecture with Kwong Von Glinow Design Office, Mon, Apr 24 '17

They may not have even reached their paper anniversary, but Kwong Von Glinow Design Office has already made waves having won a few high-profile competitions including the 2016 Chicago Prize. Founded by Lap Chi Kwong and Alison Von Glinow in December of 2016 (which for those that are ...

Enjoying architecture with Kwong Von Glinow Design Office
 

Talking Intra-Office Communication with LADG, Mon, Apr 17 '17

Founded in 2004 by principals Claus Benjamin Freyinger and Andrew Holder, the Los Angeles Design Group straddles the line between being a service-oriented firm dedicated to building real projects and an experimental laboratory. This week on Small Studio Snapshots, we talk with ...

Talking Intra-Office Communication with LADG
 

Trying Something New with Matter Design, Mon, Apr 10 '17

This week on, Small Studio Snapshots, we talk with Brandon Clifford and Wes McGee of Matter Design - an interdisciplinary studio founded in 2008. Recent finalists of the 2017 AZ Awards, the duo discuss their love of taking on experimental projects, merging the design and making process ...

Trying Something New with Matter Design
 

You say Biennial, I say Biennale: 9 of Today’s Most Critical Architecture Biennials, Thu, Apr 6 '17

Every two years, hundreds of thousands flock to the historic small islands of Venice, where history and art meet to give us one of the most influential fixtures in the architectural world—The Venice Biennale of Architecture. While originally a more specialized art-world affair, biennials now ...

You say Biennial, I say Biennale: 9 of Today’s Most Critical Architecture Biennials
 

Keeping control by staying small with STAT Architecture, Mon, Apr 3 '17

This week on Small Studio Snapshots, we talk with the founder of STAT Architecture, a New York City-based firm specializing in residential and mixed-use projects, who was motived by a desire to have true ownership over her work. And while the firm might be planning on staying small, they are ...

Keeping control by staying small with STAT Architecture
 

The Proust Questionnaire: Farshid Moussavi, Wed, Mar 29 '17

The Proust Questionnaire is our new series in which we have well-known architects answer a series of unusual questions. A popular parlor game amongst the Victorian literate class, the questionnaire is believed to reveal the individual's true nature.  For this iteration, we talk ...

The Proust Questionnaire: Farshid Moussavi
 

Letters of acceptance are in and the Archinect community is here to help!, Wed, Mar 29 '17

It’s that time of year again, when architectural hopefuls sit anxiously on their front step waiting for the mail or more likely, at their computers refreshing their inbox. And while many may have thought the difficult part was turning in the applications, they are probably figuring out by ...

Letters of acceptance are in and the Archinect community is here to help!
 

Michelle Addington discusses her new deanship at UT Austin and the educational opportunities arising from the political hotbed that is Texas, Tue, Mar 28 '17

This coming July, the University of Texas at Austin will be getting a new dean of the School of Architecture. Michelle Addington, who has spent the last eleven years teaching at Yale, will be leaving her post as the Hines Professor of Sustainable Design and taking over for Elizabeth Danze ...

Michelle Addington discusses her new deanship at UT Austin and the educational opportunities arising from the political hotbed that is Texas
 

Bridging Cross-Disciplinary Boundaries with LA-Más, Mon, Mar 27 '17

Architecture has always been a discipline with undefined boundaries and shifting points of focus, which typifies the work of this week's Small Studio Snapshots, the cross-disciplinary non-profit LA-Más. Self-positioned as an urban design organization, the seven-member ...

Bridging Cross-Disciplinary Boundaries with LA-Más
 

Small Studio Snapshots: S-AR, Mon, Mar 20 '17

Located in Monterrey, Mexico, S-AR bills themselves as a collaborative Alternative Architecture workshop. Their work focuses on the design and development of architectural projects of several scales and typologies. The team works on projects that range from the designing of objects to ...

Small Studio Snapshots: S-AR
 

Morphogenesis, an Odyssey Through the Digital and Physical World, Sat, Mar 18 '17

Morphogenesis, a virtual reality art installation, is touring the globe, bringing a primal, otherworldly experience to audiences without the need for a ticket to Burning Man.

Morphogenesis, an Odyssey Through the Digital and Physical World
 

New Bureau Spectacular Exhibition at SFMOMA Explores the Narrative Properties of Architecture, Mon, Mar 6 '17

At a moment of social stratification and increasingly bitter divisions, a timely new exhibit at SFMOMA by Bureau Spectacular celebrates an architecture of egalitarianism. The exhibition, titled insideoutsidebetweenbeyond, showcases the studio’s drawings alongside a comic, When I Grow ...

New Bureau Spectacular Exhibition at SFMOMA Explores the Narrative Properties of Architecture
 

Small Studio Snapshots: DEOC-A, Mon, Mar 6 '17

This week on Small Studio Snapshots, we are featuring a studio that, while small, has managed to spread its wings far with offices in both Guatemala and Boston. We talked with Roberto de Oliveira Castro, founder of De Oliveira Castro Arquitectos, to see what set of unique challenges this ...

Small Studio Snapshots: DEOC-A
 

Phil Freelon on Engaging with Black History Through Architecture, Thu, Mar 2 '17

From translating historic iron latticework into a digitally-produced façade to ensuring LEED certification, Phil Freelon played a pivotal, and perhaps under-recognized, role in the creation of the critically-acclaimed National Museum of African American History and Culture. 

Phil Freelon on Engaging with Black History Through Architecture
 

dIONISO LAB's new home puts the outside at the center, Sun, Feb 26 '17

Located in a suburban area of Póvoa de Varzim, a coastal town in Portugal known unsurprisingly for its fish and beach resorts, sits a stark white home. Inserted into a gridded plot and enclosed by fragmented gardens and paved areas, House L27, stands apart from its neighbors. Designed by ...

dIONISO LABs new home puts the outside at the center
 

Small Studio Snapshots: Studio Modh, Mon, Feb 20 '17

In the words of this week's interviewee, running one's own practice is not for everyone! This gives us all the more reason to take a look inside the small studios that have found a way to make it work.This week, we take a look at Studio Modh, a Brooklyn-based studio founded by Philip Ryan ...

Small Studio Snapshots: Studio Modh
 

Employment 

Archinect, Los Angeles, CA, Project Manager

Feb 2017 - current
 

Direct Cinema, Ltd., Santa Monica, CA, US, Distribution Manager

⇾Process all orders, ensure product quality standards, and carry out shipment of documentary films made by independent filmmakers worldwide
⇾Procure proper licensing contracts with vendors
⇾Oversee all past and current client accounts
⇾Provide quality customer service and respond to inquiries and complaints.

Aug 2015 - Jan 2017
 

Plan Check Kitchen+Bar, Los Angeles, CA, US, Shift Lead and Closing Manager

⇾Assign servers sections, ensure tables are greeted promptly and service is up to standard for mid-size restaurant
⇾Seat guests, take reservations, answer phone calls and process all to-go orders
⇾Responsible for closing procedures including running financial reports at the end of shift and locking up.

Jun 2015 - Jan 2017
 

La Varenne, Anne Willan, Santa Monica, CA, US, Intern

⇾Worked in the test kitchen and assisted acclaimed culinary historian and cookbook author with recipe testing
⇾Procured cooking supplies and sourced food
⇾Managed social media, wrote content for twitter, blog and website.
⇾Designed email templates, postcards and other content for branding and marketing
⇾Assisted with events such as cooking classes and lectures on the history of food

Jan 2015 - Apr 2015
 

Kitchen Commons, Portland, OR, US, North Portland Directory Intern

⇾Expanded nonprofit to North Portland by establishing connections with institutional kitchens, food producers/suppliers, affordable housing developments, and community organizations
⇾Laid the groundwork for creating community cooking groups that promote food stability and healthy eating
⇾Designed and analyzed community survey to identify community needs in the area
⇾Produced “food map” to demonstrate lack of food resources in the region
⇾Assisted with event planning for fundraising opportunities

Mar 2014 - Jul 2014
 

Reed College, Portland, OR, US, Visual Resource Assistant

⇾Catalogued artwork and researched artists to include in our database
⇾Photoshopped images to ensure high quality access by users
⇾Advocated and carried out the expansion of our library to include street art and less traditional forms of art

Jun 2011 - Aug 2013
 

Reed College, Portland, OR, US, Student Body Events Manager

⇾Co-responsible for planning and coordinating a three-day end-of-year community festival with approximately 4,000 attendees
⇾Oversaw student projects, recruited and managed volunteers, booked food vendors, musicians and other entertainment, and managed a budget of $65,000
⇾Procured college funds from departments and organizations
⇾Designed marketing materials for social media and print outlets

Sep 2011 - Apr 2012
 

Education 

Reed College, Portland, OR, US, Bachelors, Religious Studies

Thesis: “Old Wine and New Bottles”: Rabbi Sherwin T. Wine, Secular Humanistic Judaism and the Unaffiliated Jew”

Sep 2009 - May 2014
 

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