Richard William Off

Richard William Off

New York, NY, US


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RSVP Architecture Studio, Brooklyn, NY, US, Project Architect

Apr 2015 - current

Architensions, Brooklyn, NY, Architectural Designer & Project Manager

Played a leading role in the development of small & mid scale residential projects, including site survey, schematic design, design development, construction documents, DOB filing drawings & Landmark building application. Produced renderings, diagrams, construction drawings, material/fabrication research and participated in client presentations. Contributed to the development of schemes & production of deliverables for multiple competition entries. Aided in the composition & organization of company publications & portfolio.

Mar 2013 - Apr 2015

GSAPP Kinne Grant Recipient & S.P. Housing Department, Sao Paulo, Brazil & Manhattan, NY, Architectural & Urban Designer

Traveled to Brazil to research ecological relationship between informal settlements and the urban watershed. Team presented design schemes to housing authority to improve favela communities with ecological infrastructure.

Jan 2012 - May 2012

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute - School of Architecture, Troy, NY & Hong Kong & Singapore, Brown Fellow - Researcher

Traveled throughout East and Southeast Asia to research hyper-dense cities and innovative high-rise urbanism. Presented analysis in lecture and exhibit at Rensselaer, organizing research into comprehensive university publication.

May 2010 - Jun 2011

Architecture For Humanity - MARP & Pratt Institute Center For Planning, New York, NY, Urban Designer & Planner

Conducted land use evaluation, environmental report and community board meetings. Team presented design report to client for public space “Under The BQE.”

Aug 2010 - Dec 2010

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute - School of Architecture, Troy, NY, Architecture Teaching Assistant

Graded Papers and Tests, Conducted Seminars, Prepared Final Examinations, Evaluated Presentations

Dec 2007 - Jan 2010


Columbia University, New York, NY, Masters, Architecture & Urban Design

Ecological/Sustainable Urbanism, City Fabrics and Typologies, Urban History

Jan 2011 - May 2012

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, NY, BArch, Architecture

Planning, Formal & Structural Design of Long Span and High-Rise Buildings
History/Theory of Modernity and Modern Architecture

Aug 2005 - May 2010


Brown Fellow Selection Committee Member & Lecturer, Award


BOFFO Building Fasion - Competition Semi-Finalist, Honorable Mention


GSAPP Kinne Travel Grant, Award


Rensselaer Graduation Honors, Award


Brown Fellowship Competition (Academic Award & Travel Grant), 1st Place


Brown Fellowship Competition (Academic Award), 2nd Place


3rd Year Architecture Student Award, Honorable Mention


2nd Year Architecture Student Award, Honorable Mention


1st Year Architecture Student Award, Honorable Mention


Rensselaer Alumni Scholarship, Award


Areas of Specialization 


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