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Pablo Kohan

Pablo Kohan

New York, NY, US

 

Employment 

Archi-Tectonics, New York, NY, US, Designer

Duties include acting as project architect on a high end retail store in Paris
(opened in October 2011), acting as project architect on a collaboration with a
sound installation artist for Storefront for Architecture (NY), and working on the
design development and construction drawings for a restaurant in the Little Italy
neighborhood of Manhattan. Design for the restaurant included custom bars,
ceiling arches, and other detailed elements. Currently working on a competition
for a multi-phased master plan development in Rishon Lezion, Israel, of an iconic
gateway into the city and expansion of a transportation hub.

May 2011 - current
 

Acconci Studio, New York, NY, US, designer

Worked in a highly collaborative design environment with Vito Acconci and a
small design team on projects that range in scale from clothing, small public
art proposals, to large scale building competitions. Duties include conceptual
design, 3D modeling, scripting, working with consultants, building prototypes,
generating plans and sections, and renderings.

May 2010 - May 2011
 

Cornell University, New York, NY, US, teaching assistant

Gave tutorials on low polygon modeling in Maya, modeling with Rhino, and
some Rhino scripting. Provided assistance with general technical and conceptual
matters.

Jan 2010 - May 2010
 

Kokkugia, New York, NY, US, designer

Worked on projects ranging from a competition for a museum of Polish history
to a travelling exhibit. Was part of the conceptual development of projects,
wrote scripts, developed geometry, and rendered final images.

Jul 2009 - Mar 2010
 

University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA, US, teaching assistant

Gave tutorials on low polygon modeling in Maya, and high polygon modeling
in Geomagics. Provided assistance with Rhino scripting, general technical and
conceptual matters.

Oct 2009 - Dec 2009
 

Gage / Clemenceau Architects, New York, NY, US, intern

Created plans, sections and diagrams from digital models for the Taiwan Center
for Disease Controll competition. Led the digital fabrication research in creating
digital faceted three-dimensional surfaces into lazercut patterns ready for
assembly.

May 2008 - Aug 2008
 

University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA, US, visual studies teaching assistant

Provided assistance during desk crits and pin-ups for everything from developing
concepts to technical issues.

Jan 2008 - May 2008
 

T.C. Chan Center for Building Simulation and Energy Studies, Philadelphia, PA, US, research assistant

Led by professor Ali Malkawi, the Chan Center is a research and consulting firm
that specializes in developing tools for advanced building simulation and energy
consumption survey. My primary duties were to calculate the total energy
consumption of UPENN campus buildings by performing thermal envelope
analysis, and detailed building surveys.

May 2007 - Oct 2007
 

Education 

University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA, US, MArch, M.Arch

3 year masters program.

Jul 2006 - May 2009
 

University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), Los Angeles, CA, US, Bachelors, Aerospace Engineering

All courses necessary to receive my Bachelor of Science degree in Aerospace Engineering. Included some advanced statics courses, but mostly dynamics, particularly in the areas of fluid dynamics, mechanics, and some materials courses.

Oct 1999 - Jul 2004
 

Awards 

Kling Scholarship, Scholarship

Portfolio based scholarship awarded upon acceptance to UPENN.

2006
 

Areas of Specialization 



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