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Sarah Schkeeper

Sarah Schkeeper

Brooklyn, NY, US

 

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About 

With a diverse history of art, music, math, literature and sports I'd say I have a unique take on design.  As a recent graduate with a M.Arch from Pratt Institute I've had the privilege to work for Michael Graves and a small Passive House architecture firm in Brooklyn while playing professional football for the NY Sharks.  I've recently started my own 3D rendering company, as well.

My education background also includes a Bachelor of Art in Studio Art/Photography from Tyler School of Art, part of Temple University.  This has helped me developed a sense of balance and composition as well as a more unique approach to design.  Since Pratt Institute focuses mainly on computational architecture the majority of the work done while in attendance reflects that focus.

While a student I maintained a job at a small Brooklyn firm whose focus is in remodeling/renovations with a Passive House drive.  This firm was the first in the US to perform a Passive House renovation.  As we dealt frequently with brownstones in historic districts a classical ideal was upheld.  While employed there I assisted in various stages of projects such as 3D modeling, concept design, material research, construction schedules and job bidding.  Currently I am working at a design company creating custom wallpaper designs utilizing my design, software and problem-solving skills while assisting my current employer on drawings for his vacation house.

The offices in which I've worked have typically been either small or understaffed and required me to work quickly and usually under limited or no supervision and my duties have ranged from answering phones to assisting with concept design and project management

Elsewhere:

Employment 

Asa Barak Studio, New York, NY, US, Associate

Create shop and fabrication drawings for custom storefronts, lighting fixtures and furniture; assist in project management

Nov 2013 - current
 

reCON Studio, Principal/Owner

A design firm that ranges from architectural design, interior design, concept design, industrial design, 3D modeling, rendering and animation.

Jul 2011 - current
 

Steven Sclaroff, New York, NY, US, Designer

Assist in design of retail & residential spaces; create DD's and CD's for interiors and custom fixtures; create 3D models for renderings using SketchUP

Jun 2013 - Nov 2013
 

Rifkin Design, Mount Vernon, NY, US, Designer

Creating wallcovering designs in CS6; researching new materials and developing better production methods; retouching and managing digital files for archival and reproduction purposes; assisting employer with drawings for vacation home

Sep 2011 - Jun 2013
 

Prospect Architecture, Architecture Intern

Assist Project Managers on various aspects of ongoing projects including
concept designs, SketchUp models, project management; manage office;
order supplies; handle shipments

Aug 2010 - Jun 2011
 

Michael Graves Design Group, Production Intern

Manage office; order supplies; handle shipments; create and edit documents
using CS2; assist in product research and brainstorming.

Sep 2007 - Jun 2008
 

Education 

Pratt Institute, MArch, Architecture

Sep 2009 - May 2011
 

Temple University, Bachelors, Studio Art

Sep 2005 - May 2007
 

Awards 

Areas of Specialization 

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