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Richard William Off

Richard William Off

New York, NY, US

 

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About 

CAREER OBJECTIVES - Complete IDP requirements to acquire my architectural license.
Become a LEED Green Associate & Accredited Professional.  Evolve into an innovative and
environmentally sensitive designer, and help create more beautiful, livable and sustainable cities.

Elsewhere:

Employment 

Archi[te]nsions, Brooklyn, NY, Junior Architectural Designer

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 - current
 

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 - Jul 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
 

Education 

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
 

Awards 

BOFFO Competition Semi-Finalist - ARCHI[TE]NSIONS, Honorable Mention

2013
 

Brown Fellow Selection Committee Member & Lecturer, Award

2013
 

GSAPP Kinne Travel Grant, Award

2011
 

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

2010
 

Rensselaer Graduation Honors, Award

2010
 

Brown Fellowship Competition (Academic Award), 2nd Place

2009
 

3rd Year Architecture Student Award, Honorable Mention

2008
 

2nd Year Architecture Student Award, Honorable Mention

2007
 

1st Year Architecture Student Award, Honorable Mention

2006
 

Rensselaer Alumni Scholarship, Award

2005
 

Areas of Specialization 

Skills 



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