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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 with an academic and professional background that synthesizes the practices of architecture, landscape design, urban planning and ecology. I am seeking work that integrates these approaches to create meaningful places that benefit cultural and ecological systems alike. 

With a strong academic footing in architectural design and visualization, and three years experience in landscape architecture and public projects management, I'm oriented toward career that engages public sector clients in the design, planning and management of large scale projects.

My recent academic work has focused on large scale design for the reclamation of abandoned industrial brownfields. In this work I seek to integrate cultural uses with the reclamation process to create a system of "negentropy" whereby the presence of humans is no longer destructive, but in fact, beneficial.

My other academic interests primarily approached large scale urban planning issues. My minor in Urban and Regional Studies brought together coursework in subjects such as transportation, zoning, affordable housing and equity.

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Employment 

KVA MATx, Boston, MA, US, Intern

Wegman's Hall: Construction documents
Worked with project manager to complete construction documents on all aspects of building design. Coordinated with HVAC, plumbing and electrical consultants. Produced quarter-scale model for client design review. Performed daily office administration tasks such as answering phones, greeting visitors, and receiving and sending mail.

Apr 2015 - Jul 2015
 

Rahul Mehrotra Associates, Brookline, MA, US, Project Assistant

Sydney Modern Project: Competition
Drafted and rendered plans, sections and elevations. Assisted in final production and delivery of project boards, literature and presentations

Feb 2015 - Apr 2015
 

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
 

Areas of Specialization 

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