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Alina Kurchenko

Alina Kurchenko

Rutherford, NJ, US

 

About 

I have graduated from NJIT in 2010 with a Masters in Architecture.I am currently working as a Façade Designer at Front Inc, a multidisciplinary design/engineering firm that specializes on advanced façade systems.

I am passionate about architecture and open to many different aspects of the design world. After several years in my professional practice, I'm looking for a design oriented company where I can grow professionally  and pursue my passion for the architecture.
 

Employment 

Front Inc, Brooklyn, NY, US, Facade Designer

SHOP & FABRICATION DRAWINGS

• Developed section details of the building envelope, focusing on areas of water infiltration and architecturally exposed structural steel; created detailed assembly drawings of varies facade systems to support manufacturing process within architectural and structural disciplines.
• Managed drawing submissions, prepared and organized shop drawing sets.
• Assisted in developing company’s standard CAD procedure for graphic & dimension styles, layering, sheet layout, and plotting between drawing sheets.
• Worked with project teams to ensure the successful implementation of Building Information Modeling (BIM), and developing "direct to fabrication" initiatives through the use of generative algorithms in Grasshopper®
• Produced fabrication drawings and digital files for CNC.
• Wrote generative algorithms in Grasshopper® to export fabrication data directly from 3D solid/wireframe geometry to 2D AutoCAD drawings.

PARAMETRIC MODELING
• Responsible for parametric modeling, automation, optimization and analysis assignments.
• Generated clash reports & simulated construction sequences.
• Conceptualized and implemented software tool to generate solid geometry in Rhino from 2D.
• Developed generative method to build and control solid geometry in Rhino using Excel.

PROJECT COST ANALYSIS, QUANTIFICATION, AND TENDER

• Developed quantification report of all façade scope for L’Assemblée Radieuse, Gabon project through the implementation of Grasshopper® work flow which allows storing object data inside geometry, such as name, type, part number, material, location, etc. This data was exported directly from Grasshopper® to Excel spreadsheets.
• Implemented project cost tracking system to monitor and analyze cost variances.
• Prepared tender document packages.

CONSTRUCTION MANAGEMENT

Performed a wide array of construction management tasks for design-built curtain wall projects in the NYC region

• Supervised construction to assure the exact execution of construction documents on site and to resolve on-site issues.
• Coordinated between consultants and worked closely with contractors.
• Conducted and followed up on construction reports and punch lists.
• Provided technical expertise and guidance in preparation of efficient datasets, layouts, work statements, drawings and delivery schedules.
• Maintain the project schedule and budget time required to meet deadlines.
• Performed an array of administrative duties related to construction work.

Dec 2013 - current
 

Theometrics, New York, NY, US, Project Manager

As a project manager at Theometrics, I perform and direct wide variety of activities related with successful delivery of projects. My main responsibilities include:

• Measure and model existing space and structure using Leica Total Station paired directly with AutoCAD to produce dimensionally accurate 3D As-Built models.
• Create Mechanical, Electrical, Plumbing (MEP) 3D Models using Revit to identify lighting, plumbing, and HVAC conflicts.
• Perform Deviation Studies comparing actual conditions in 2D or 3D to existing base drawings, proposed design or engineering drawings within CAD or Revit.
• Perform Topographic Studies to show flatness and levelness of floors, walls, etc.
• Provide all graphic support including case studies, brochures, magazine ads, flash animations, presentations, web support, and other documentation.

Dec 2010 - current
 

Citiscape Consulting LTD, Brooklyn, NY, US, Architectural Intern

- Coordinate with architect changes in drawings to submit revisions to building department
- Coordinate project revisions and changes for subcontractor and contractors
- Review architectural documents for potential conflict with all disciplines
- Help in preparation of key project proposals and other important business reports
- Provide site assessments and background research, including code, zoning and other related project requirements

Jul 2010 - Aug 2010
 

Education 

New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT), Newark, NJ, US, MArch, Masters in Architecture

Aug 2007 - May 2010
 

Tomsk State University, Tomsk, Russia, Masters, Economics

Oct 2002 - Jul 2007
 

Awards 

Design Showcase, NJSoA, Honorable Mention

2010
 

Greek Village Proposal Exhibit, Newark, NJ, Honorable Mention

2009
 

Areas of Specialization 

Skills 



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