Brandon J. Smart
213 Isleworth Lane, McKinney, TX 75070
Home: 214-842-4217 Mobile: 585-260-2584
PROFILE: I will graduate in June 2013 with my Master of Architecture Degree from the New School of Architecture & Design located in San Diego, CA. My goal is to secure a permanent position at an architecture firm. I am very motivated, sociable, a self-starter, trustworthy and have three summers of architecture intern experience.
WORK EXPERIENCE: Woods Bagot, New York, NY | Architectural Digital Designer | May 2011 – Sept 2011
I was hired at Woods Bagot as the Digital Designer at the New York office in Manhattan. Responsibilities included composing all the AutcoCAD drawing sets, 3D models of all the projects in Rhino, renders in V-Ray, and producing all the presentation final layouts in Adobe programs (Photoshop, Illustrator, and Indesign). Projects included. Hakkasan Restaurant (NY, LA, SF, and Chicago), Bacorrat Hotel (NY), Cornell University Library Renovation, and the Four Season’s Hotel in Delhi, India. I had a lot of personal experience handling clients throughout the process of the design making sure they were always satisfied. Woods Bagot gave me the opportunity to be a team member for some of their larger scale projects, which consisted of several skyscraper designs around the world. I was responsible for the 3D modeling, 3D printing, AutoCAD drawing set, final presentation, and model making of most of these projects. Woods Bagot is an extremely innovative firm using the newest technology and design methodology consisting of 14 offices worldwide…the experience was invaluable.
Interior Architects (IA), New York, NY | Architectural Junior Designer| Summer 2010
Worked on Diverse Projects producing AutoCAD drawing sets, 3D models, renderings (V-Ray), and prepared final presentation layouts for clients (Adobe Photoshop, Indesign, and Illustrator). Worked with Associate designer on project renovation proposal for Sudler & Hennessey (Union Square, NYC). I
designed the interior program layout and produced the digital work for our client presentation which was accepted by S&H for 12 million dollars and completed in 2011. Attended several material, furniture, textile, and sustainability proposals and seminars expanding my knowledge of modern interior design.
TranSystems, Norwalk, CT | AutoCAD Designer & Details | Summer 2008
Designed a new store layout for the Hudson News retail space at JFK International Airport to maximize magazine facings while optimizing traffic flow. Proficient in AutoCAD, Rhinoceros 4.0, Adobe Photoshop, Indesign, and
Illustrator for works on the design of the JetBlue terminal at JFK. Built many final presentation models for architecture proposals and worked with engineers on architectural detials for months. They loved having me work for them because I completing high quality work in half the time they expected due to my experience on computers.
New School of Architecture & Design, San Diego, CA | Master of Architecture | Fall 2011 – June 2013
Built a strong individual style of design responsive to realistic forces and construction methods. Received NSAD Presidents' Provost Award for High Academic Honor's multiple semesters (Grades above 3.5).
Courses taken:Design Studio, Urban History, Urban Issues, Programming, Professional Practice, Construction Documents, Environmental Science (1,2,3, and 4), Longspan Structures, Comparative Structures, Furniture Design, Codes, Seismic, Environmental Psychology, Architectural Criticism, Mixed Media, Digital Modeling & Rendering for Rhino, Revit 3D modeling, Theory of Architecture, Thesis Research, and Thesis Design Studio.
University at Buffalo, Buffalo, NY | Bachelor of Science in Architecture | Fall 2007 – May 2011
Received Hyatt Architecture Award in December 2007 – recognized as one of the top 5 freshman architecture students. Self taught Rhinoceros 4.0, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe InDesign, and AutoCAD 3D. Courses taken to date include: Design Studio I thru VI, Urban Studies, AutoCAD, Calculus, Physics, English I & II, Structures I & II, Architectural History I & II and World Civilization I & II.
Webster High School, Webster, NY | Summer 2006 – Summer 2007
Earned High School diploma with honors. AP courses taken included AP American History, AP Economics, AP Physics, and Computer Aided Design I & II.
International School of Geneva, Genève, Switzerland | International Baccalaureate - La Grande Boissiere
Campus | 2004 – 2006
Attended LGB for 2 years and completed the first year of the 2 year International Baccalaureate degree. Selected to Junior League of Nations and represented Ghana at the United Nations. Extensive European travel which gave me an appreciation for European Architecture
I have a passion for artistic photography that I have pursued for years and taken classes on. I have played semi professional
soccer in France till I was 20 years old. Hobbies I enjoy are snowboarding, golfing, fishing, skateboarding, and enjoying nature. Architecture has become a lifestyle for me and I am the creater of an architecural blog called “ARCchat”.
I maintain and keep people up to date with architecture, art, furniture, and technology on a daily basis. The group has grown to hundereds of followers in just 2 years.
Woods Bagot Architects PC, New York, NY, US, Junior Designer
Junior Architect and Designer.
NewSchool of Architecture + Design, San Diego, CA, US, MArch, Architecture
Masters in Architecture from NewSchool of Architecture + Design. Undergraduate BArch from University at Buffalo in Buffalo, New York.