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I am a 3ds Max 2014 Autodesk Certified Professional and I am focused on developing my 3D visualization skills. In 2013, I took a 16 week course in 3ds Max at the 3D Training Institute, which included a 4 week Foundation Workshop and a 12 week Project Based Course. Projects developed during these courses include the interior rendering shown below, a motion graphics project, an advanced modeling project and a character animation project.
Setting aside my longtime Autocad skills in favor of more advanced 3D modeling tools, I took a one week course in Rhino, a one week course in Grasshopper and a week long REVIT essentials class. I am closing in on Revit proficiency with additional tutorials and personal practice. I am up to date with the latest software releases. Knowledge of these core programs is necessary to maintain a competitive edge in today's fast paced technologically driven architectural workplace.
In addition, I have a background in historic preservation, and I have worked on large scale transportation and civic projects at well known corporate architecture firms in New York City.
WY Management / WY Builders - A Boutique Development House, Nyack, NY, Revit Modeler / Assistant Site Engineer
Development of an historic building into 35 Luxury Condominiums, Bronxville, NY
Assisted with on site construction management using Procore, a professional construction management software package. Responsibilities included tracking submittals, responding to RFI's and sending out and managing bid packages. Additional responsibilities included updating the project model on a regular basis to produce a highly detailed 3D model in Revit, and then performing clash detection on the coordinated model in Navisworks.
IBI Group - Gruzen Samton, New York, NY, US, Assistant Project Architect
Prepared construction documents and client presentations. Responded to various ongoing client requests. Implemented CAD Standards. Coordinated with the client and consultants. Complied with project guidelines and workflow. Directed work of junior staff members.
freelance, Volunteer and Independent Work, New York, NY, US, Architectural Designer / Technical Architect
Assistant archivist and photographer, Oradell Public Library. Assist Borough Archivist with maintaining a database of town history which includes photographs, documents, artifacts, oral histories and books. Hope to use this database in the future to compile an interactive map of the growth of Oradell since it's founding in 1894.
Volunteer at Landmarks West a non-profit community group working to preserve the architectural heritage of the Upper West Side.
Independent work: Simon Residence, Beal-Wilsey Loft, West 80's Neighborhood Association.
Guest Architecture critic at Pratt Institute.
Beyer Blinder Belle Architects & Planners LLP, New York, NY, US, Junior Project Manager / Supporting Project Architect
-Managed and executed a $500,000.00 probes package which included over 400 structural, architectural, mechanical, lighting and hazardous materials probes.
-Completed detailed window survey of 1200 historically significant bronze windows.
-Participated in bi-weekly project coordination meetings with the clients and consultants.
-Prepared comprehensive reports in accordance with GSA Standards.
-Developed a 3D model of proposed new mechanical systems.
-Contributed to the drafting of construction documents.
-Maintained LEED checklist in pursuit of basic certification.
-Developed and coordinated a complete set of construction documents from design development through the completion of construction documents for a lobby and vestibule renovation at Harborside Plaza in Jersey City.
Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP (SOM), New York, NY, US, Intermediate Architect (Technical Department)
-Contributed to detailed preparation of construction documents.
-Coordinated work with the project team and consultants.
-Reviewed shop drawings and material samples.
-Complied with SOM's proprietary CAD standards.
Microsol Resources Staffing, New York City, REVIT Architecture Essentials
24 hour on site professionally based course designed to give the students a solid understanding of the fundamental functionality of REVIT.
3D Training Institute, Online, 12 Week Project Based Course 3ds max
The 3DTi training programs are entirely production based to help participants gain the production skills required to enhance their marketability in the shortest amount of time possible. Students learn fundamental aspects of 3ds max including modeling, material application, lighting, rendering and animation.
McNeel Online, Online, Introduction to Grasshopper
An introductory course for design professionals who want to learn about the concepts and features of Grasshopper at an accelerated pace in an online instructor lead environment. (15 hours of online training)
McNeel Online, Online, Introduction to Rhinoceros
An introductory course for design professionals who want to learn about the concepts and features of Rhinoceros at an accelerated pace in an online instructor lead environment. (16 hours of online training)
Harvard University, Cambridge, MA, US, MArch, Architecture
Post Professional degree program. Accredited.
The Cooper Union, New York, NY, US, BArch, Architecture
5 year accredited professional degree program.
Autodesk 3ds Max Professional Certification Certificate #00370672
In recognition of a commitment to professional excellence, this certifies that Michelle Lederer has successfully completed the program requirements of Autodesk Certified Professional: 3ds Max 2014 on September 12, 2014.