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Christopher Sondi received his undergraduate Bachelor of Architecture degree from the Art and Design School, Pratt Institute. He has studied Architecture, Furniture Design, Technology and Construction. Throughout his educational experience at Pratt Institute he has made it a focus to work on modern aesthetics and sensible designs. He has a strong interest in educational and institutional building typologies as well as high-rise tower design.
Christopher has had various professional experiences in the fields of architecture design, as well as construction management. He has gained a strong practical knowledge into the translation of design concepts into constructed realities. He has also worked at Pratt Institute’s architecture production shop facilities where he gained extensive knowledge in fabrication and model production techniques.
Trained as an architect, he believes that great design comes not only from having a sensible design eye, but also from experience in fabrication and construction. When a designer also becomes a craftsman, great and beautiful things can arise.
Christopher currently lives and works in New York City.
“The goal in life isn’t to live forever, but to create something that will.” Chuck Palahniuk
Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP (SOM), New York, NY, US, Junior Architect
Robert A.M. Stern Architects, New York, Junior Architect
Junior Architect within the Commercial / Educational Design studio. Responsible for conceptualizing design ideas through hand sketches, CAD drafting as well as both physical and digital models and architectural drawing sets. Assisted in developing schematic design options, exterior building systems and interior spaces. Responsible for creating 3D digital models using Revit, Rhino, and Sketchup. Use of Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign, to create presentation images for client and internal meetings. Projects include High-Rise Tower Designs, Large Mixed-Use Developments, Educational Facilities and Master Planning.
Turner Construction Company, New York, NY, US, Assistant Project Manger / Field Engineer
Intern for NYU College of Nursing, College of Dentistry and Bio-Engineering Construction Project. Assisted in preparing RFIs and Submittal to be sent to the Project Architect. Reviewed shop drawings and submittals for accuracy and completeness. Distributed appropriate information to subcontractors to keep the job on schedule and uptodate. Conducted site walkthroughs to observe and review installed work.
Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, NY, US, Architecture Shop Technician
Responsible for day to day operations in all production shop facilities (Woodshop, Metalshop, Rapid-prototyping 3D Printers, Laser Cutters and CNC Mills). Instructed students in use of all shop equipment and maintenance. Advised students on production of architectural models and fabrication techniques. Facilitated a safe and friendly work environment. Extensive technical knowledge in CNC Mills, 3D Printers, Laser Cutters, Metal/Wood Joinery.
Turner Construction Company, New York, Assistant Preconstruction Engineer
Intern for New York City's Virtual Design and Construction Department. Assisted in 3D Building Information Modeling (BIM) Coordination for World Trade Center Tower 2. Responsible for clash detection reports and daily model revisions. Assisted in 3D modeling using Revit. Produced Site Safety and Logistics Drawings to be submitted to NYC DOB. Assisted in 4D modeling showing scheduling timeline and construction sequencing for New York City’s Police Academy Building.
ZS Design Architect, PLLC, Bronx, NY, US, Architectural Intern
Drafted Plans, Sections and Elevations Drawings for various Residential projects using AutoCAD. Assisted In redesigning a NYC Landmarks designated home. Produced existing conditions architectural drawings from site visits.
Pratt Institute, BArch, Architecture
Bachelor of Architecture, With Honors, First Professional Degree
Presidential Merit Scholar
Distinguished Thesis Project Award
Pratt Circle Award
Amy Koe Endowment Scholarship, Scholarship
Stabile Endowment Scholarship, Scholarship
Junge Memorial Scholarship, Scholarship
Pratt Institute Leadership Awards Nominee, Nomination
Commack High School Technology Award in Academic Excellence, Award
International Baccalaureate Certificate in Technology, Award
Pratt Institute Presidential Merit Based Scholarship, Scholarship