Ndemina Abbiyesuku

Ndemina Abbiyesuku

San Francisco, CA, US


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Considered a prolific problem solver, i would draw at my spare time and read a variety of literature and books, my best times are with my close friends hanging out and saying as little as possible (effientlys).


Architecture/Design inspired by profound Artistic intuition, the right Practical/Philosophical
foundations and then Implementation using Innovative technology; would summarize my goal.

The process of Concept development does not ignore the understanding of Technological
methods and fabrications (As the one informs the other).

I have also developed interests in Parametric systems and the Architecture they inspire, especially for their potential in bringing a renaissance of ornamentation to Architecture in a way that works beyond just an applied aesthetic; rather one that integrates with the primary Structure and plays into the role of a secondary Structure.

Practical/Philosophical foundations in the context of the above pharagraph, would include the analysis of Site/Environmental conditions, functionality, Space phenomenology and a Site specific Poetic conception.
My Motto, is constantly making things work, mentally and physically; Problem solving. This drives my quest of want for more knowledge and then the tooling that comes with it.

In the book by Daniel Herwitz, Key Concepts in Aesthetics, he cited Immanuel Kant, 18th-century German philosopher, talk about the moral education of aesthetically satisfying forms and also a pseudo-counter opinion by one of Kant’s students, Friedrich Schiller, who proposes that, “. . .a combination of high minded ideas or ideals and excellence in form is what compells the human imagination and spirit”. Kant, on the other hand tends to put too much trust in the power of abstract form to deepen his self-recognition and improve his soul. This excerpt from the discourse serves
as a backbone for an already established personal philosophy, as i subscribe to
Daniel Herwitz’s hypothesis.
Currently, I sketch my ideas, efficiently, manually and using 3d computer simulations;
developing design schemes and their workeablility; quickly perceiving their
spacial quality before translating these ideas into precise Working drawings. Consistently
learning new ways to express ideas. Everything becomes a design tool as i build my career.
Finally I hope my Ideas will serve people, whether they be financially privileged or otherwise;
working with a strong understanding of materials and a range of teams from
different disciplines. Creating memorable moments even in the most basic projects. 

First hand living and learning experiences Across Africa and then the United States, has set a tone for a multicultural perception of Architecture and the Arts, the process of yielding this resource is taking its course.

Here's a link to my website



Gensler Architects and Planners, San Francisco, CA, US, Designer/Technical

Design, Documentation, Visualization.

Mar 2013 - current

Rottet Studio, New York, NY, US, Junior Designer

Concept Development, 3D Renderings, Design Development [DD] Drawings, Furniture and Finishes Specifications.

May 2012 - Oct 2012

REZI Consulting, 107 Suffolk St. Rm 415 New York, NY 10002, New York, NY, US, Junior Designer [Part-time]

Concept Development and 3D Renderings, Construction Drawings, Site Visit and Inspection.

Aug 2011 - May 2012

4_D Concepts, Port Harcourt, Nigeria., Port Harcourt, NG, Designer

Building concept development, 3D Visualization, Construction drawings, Consultant meetup and Site

Oct 2007 - Dec 2008

National Youth Service Corps [NYSC], Maiduguri, NG, Corps Member

Construction Drawings inspection and Validation for Govt. approval.

Technical drawing teacher at Local Govt. Community school.

Oct 2006 - Oct 2007

Itex Furniture Limited, Abuja, Nigeria., Abuja, NG, Designer and Quality control Personel

Site Visit and measurements, Custom furniture design, Shop Drawings, Cut sheets, Production supervision.

Jan 2006 - Aug 2006

Harcourt Adukeh Associates, Port Harcourt, NG, Architectural Assistant / Internship

Architectural/CAD Drafting, 3D Modelling, Physical Model making.

Jan 2003 - Jul 2003


Academy Of Art University, San Francisco, CA, US, MArch, Architecture

Architecture, Phenomenology, Space planning, Morphology, Construction documentation, Sustainable systems, Parametric systems, Digital fabrication, Site analysis and design, Urban strategy and planning. Digital Architecture visualization, Mapping and urban design.

Jan 2009 - Oct 2011

Rivers State University of Science and Technology, Port Harcourt, NG, BArch, Architecture

Architecture and Design, Construction Drawings, Hand drafting and rendering, Quantity surveying, Physical Model making, Building Structures.

Jan 2000 - Jul 2005


Academy of Art University, Architecture spring show., Other

Wall section and Building construction Honorary mention


Academy of Art University, Architecture spring show., 2nd Place

Introductory MArch Design studio excellence.


Areas of Specialization 


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