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Christopher Taurasi

Christopher Taurasi

New York, NY, US

 

About 

A proactive twenty-something with experience beyond my years. Passionate about architecture and collaborative design processes. Dedicated learner. Willing to do what it takes to run successful projects.

Please visit my website: www.taurasic.com

Download my portfolio: http://taurasic.com/files/portfolio.pdf

Download my resume: http://taurasic.com/files/resume.pdf

Elsewhere:

Employment 

The Commonist Magazine, Founding Editor

The Commonist is a tri-annual publication and blog exploring the intersection of design and the public realm. The intent is twofold:

1. To encourage students and recent graduates to investigate architectural and design thought by using writing as an analytical tool

2. To explore design through a multi-faceted lens focusing on and informing social issues

Sep 2013 - current
 

Buck Moorhead Architect, New York, NY, US, Architectural Designer

Mar 2012 - Aug 2012
 

Architecture for Humanity, Boston, Organizer

This unique position has allowed me to garner experience beyond my years. I managed projects that organized and engaged community members in the design process as well as interacted and collaborated with clients while successfully working through the design. Projects have been both local and international.

Dec 2008 - Mar 2012
 

Hajian Architects Inc., Architectural Designer

Since joining the firm I have worked on a wide range of projects from religious institutions to private residences. I have participated in projects through all phases of the design process. I have drafted and built physical and virtual models for numerous projects.

Apr 2010 - Dec 2011
 

Massachussets College of Art and Design, Educator

While teaching at MassArt I have learned to communicate with a diverse audience and convey specifi c and complicated ideas in a clear and effective manner. My enthusiasm keeps the class motivated and engaged.

Jul 2010 - Aug 2011
 
Jul 2008 - Apr 2010
 

Education 

Washington University in St. Louis, MArch, Master of Architecture

Aug 2012 - current
 

Massachussets College of Art and Design, BArch, Environmental Design / Architecture

Throughout my career at MassArt I was exposed to an extraordinary artistic community. While I studied Architecture I was able to explore many other arts and collaborated with a diverse group of students. As a student I took on the leadership positions listed below:

President, American Institute of Architecture Students Chapter, 2008-2009

Vice President, Student Government Association, 2007-2008

Representative, Student Government Association, 2006 & 2009

Sep 2005 - Jun 2009
 

Awards 

Leverage: Strengthening Neighborhoods through Design exhibition, Other

This exhibition will highlight the best practices of design firms, nonprofit organizations, public agencies, and others engaged in community design. Over 40 diverse projects will be on display, representing projects and programs from New York City, Chicago, Dallas, and Philadelphia

2011
 

MassArt Academic and Community Leadership Award, Award

2009
 

All School Show Award Recipient for Distinct Artistic Contribution, Award

Award received for conceptual design of Dorchester Boat School.

2009
 

All School Show Award Recipient for Distinct Artistic Contribution, Award

Award received for conceptual design of North End Library.

2008
 

MassArt Margret Hickey Travel Award, Award

2008
 

MassArt Leadership Spotlight Award, Award

2008
 

All School Show Award Recipient for Distinct Artistic Contribution, Award

Award received for conceptual design of Tree House.

2007
 

Areas of Specialization 

Skills 



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