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Brendan Leadbeater

Brendan Leadbeater

New York, NY, US

 

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About 

Employment 

BLD.design, Brooklyn, NY, US, Sole Proprietor

I am operating as BLD.design, consulting for various architects on an approach that grows naturally from a quest and search for ideas and answers. I am working on several renovation/rehabilitation projects in South Street Seaport area that were damaged by Hurricane Sandy, a house in the Hampton Bays which is being elevated due to rising flood levels, and several high end residential renovations in Manhattan. While maintaining and enhancing my architectural knowledge, I also continue to work with various firms, producing 3d visualizations, helping to better communicate ideas to clients.

In my free time, I am studying for the Building Systems portion of the architectural registration exams in NYC. My goal is to be licensed in 2 years. I also enjoy “throwing” pottery. This allows me the ability to generate pure form, influenced directly through the forces of my hands in conjunction with centrifugal force. Unlike architecture, this allows you to create a "space" on the micro level using nothing but earth (clay) materials and pressures applied through the hands(fingers). I love the scale and malleability.

Sep 2012 - current
 

Rietveld Architects, New York, NY, US, Project Architect

Functioning as a drafter and designer for the renovation and expansion of an 1824 residential brownstone in London.

May 2012 - Aug 2012
 

Gwathmey Siegel Kaufman & Associates Architects, llc, New York, NY, US, Project Architect

Functioning as a project architect, rendering specialist, and drafter based on an approach that grows naturally from a quest for ideas and answers.

While with GSKA, I worked on several hotel projects located in both Manhattan and Brooklyn. I also worked on the expansion and renovation of the Museum of Contemporary Art in Miami.

May 2011 - May 2012
 

EPoc Partnership, New York, NY, US, Junior Architect

This position began as an internship where my former professor asked me to come work for him. I began by working on small interior projects and competitions. This later grew into working on the expansion and renovation of the Javits Center. I also implemented Cinema 4D into the office, allowing for diverse & organic form making, preventing design limitations.

I also designed the firms website: www.EPocPartnership.com

Dec 2006 - May 2011
 

Education 

New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT), Newark, NJ, US, BArch, Architecture

Sep 2004 - Jan 2009
 

Awards 

Dean's Design Award, 2nd Place

During comprehensive studio we were given the task of designing an aquarium while focusing in on the design and detailing of a shark tank.

2008
 

Masonry Competition at NJIT, 1st Place

This was a semester long project which entailed the design of a performance theater. We also had to design a large scale model of a portion of the building which would later be built outside the university at a 1:1 scale.

2005
 

Areas of Specialization 

Skills 



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