Alexis Oppenheimer

Alexis Oppenheimer

New York, NY, US



Alexis graduated with her B.A. in Architecture from Columbia in May '11.  After graduation she moved to Newport, RI to work with Tess Dempsey, a high-end interiors and product designer, on a special addition Hinckley '48 motor yacht and accompanying product line.  This job, while being both spatially and technically challenging, also brought exposure to a new world of maritime design and materiality.  In March Alexis began working a Junior architect at Neville Gerald Architects, also based in Newport.  Here she performed site surveys, computer drafting, 3D computer modeling, spec sheets, historical documentation, and client presentations. Alexis is currently living back in New York working as a free-lance drafter and seeking a full or part-time postion in an architecture or design firm. 


Neville Gerald Architects, Newport, RI, US, Draftsperson

- Drafting in autocad
- 3d modeling in auotcad
- measuring and drafting existing buildings for remodels or extensions
- picking and ordering samples and finishes
- daily office work

Mar 2012 - current

Tess Dempsey Designs, Newport, RI, US and New York City, NY, US, Design Assistant

-Assisted in the layout and interior finish of a special addition yacht
-Prepared digital and physical presentations
-Created to scale mock ups
-Design and materials research for product line (mostly inspired by repurposing maritime products and materiality)
-Created designs for a bag, shoe, flatware, chair, and basket for product line

Jun 2011 - Mar 2012

Columbia University, New York, NY, US, Teachers Assistant

• Helped students to develop projects and ideas in class and in office hours
• Taught technical aspects of hand drawing, computer modeling, and documentation
• Prepared for class discussion with handouts and email communication

Jan 2011 - May 2011

In-Situ Studio, New York, NY, US, Inern

• Assisted with the set up of a museum installation at the Brooklyn Museum
• Required assembling prefabricated parts using written and verbal instructions as well as large machinery.

Feb 2011 - Apr 2011

Goldblatt Architects, Kansas City, MO, US, Intern

• Wrote and filed Permits and Historic Recognition forms
• Prepared project proposals and rendered designs
• Attended Community Meetings and worked with residents on a community redevelopment plan in downtown Kansas City

Jun 2010 - Aug 2010

Cathedral Sculpture and Restoration, Kansas City, MO, US, Architectural Restorer

• Thomas H Swope Memorial designed by Wright & Wright Architects
• Andrew Drips Memorial

Jun 2010 - Aug 2010


Columbia University, New York, NY, US, Bachelors, Architecture

Studied architecture as well as a concentration in Art History.

Sep 2007 - May 2011

Areas of Specialization 


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