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Allan Delesantro

Allan Delesantro

Ithaca, NY, US

 

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About 

I am a recent graduate of Cornell University’s Bachelor’s of Architecture program looking for work in innovative firms tackling environmental and urban issues through low-impact design approaches. 

Over the last five years my academic work has focused on discovering latent ecologies in highly disturbed landscapes: abandoned pit mines, industrial landfills, dredged wetlands, e.g. In such places, which Robert Smithson referred to as “entropic landscapes,” self-regulating processes of resilience, once found in the dynamic relationships between species, landforms and climate have been irrevocably altered. When left alone, the entropic landscape does not improve, but only continues on a feedback loop of deterioration. I see design as the potential to establish new systems and cycles that provide resilience and self-regulation within the context of human-altered environments

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Employment 

Rick Manning Landscape Architect, Ithaca, NY, US, Design Intern

Cayuga Waterfront Trail: Six Mile Multi-Use Trail in Ithaca, NY
Designed, installed and maintained way-finding signage, on-trail amenities, and gardens. Published trail maps, promotional brochures and press materials. Managed web site and social media platforms. Managed 2-3 interns at any given time. Organized volunteer and community events. Worked with city and county organizations for approval and financing of new trails and improvement projects.

Friends of Stewart Park
Supported the establishment of a non-profit organization to promote, plan and finance improvements to Ithaca's Stewart Park. Designed and produced organization branding, web media and press materials. Assisted in grant writings and community outreach.

May 2011 - Aug 2013
 

FXFOWLE Architects, New York, NY, US, Winter Intern

Worked on predesign and massing studies for the West Side Rail Yards

Jan 2012 - Jan 2012
 

Mata Villarreal Garcia Design Group, McAllen, TX, US, Architectural Intern

Summer Internship

Jun 2010 - Aug 2010
 

Education 

Cornell University, Ithaca, NY, US, BArch, Architecture

Five year B.Arch program.
Received a minor in Urban and Regional Studies

Aug 2010 - Jan 2015
 

Awards 

Lower Rio Grande Valley American Institute of Architects Scholar, Scholarship

four year scholarship toward the attendance of architecture school

2010
 

Eagle Scout, Boy Scouts of America, Award

2010
 

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