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I was born and raised in Silesia, Poland, a region of heavy industry - coal mines and steel works, which had a major impact on my architecture and urban planning interest. Living within a degraded environment made me particularly sensitive to ecological problems and the role that architecture plays to help.
Revitalization and rehabilitation in urban matter became one of my major interests during university years, which resulted in earning Master’s Degree at Silesian University of Technology (Gliwice, Poland). My diploma project focused on revitalization of a city center - Chorzow, Poland,(2007).
My professional adventure with architecture started with an internship with Frederic Schwartz Architects (FSA), a Manhattan based full service architectural firm(2007-2008). As a freelancer, I worked with other firms on small scale projects (Interior Masters Group and Concrete Shop).
Since May 2013 I've been working as a junior architect and project manager in D'Apostrophe Design in Tribeca, NYC. I've worked on several high end residential projects ( Washington Street Apartment renovation conducted as a D&B project, East 72 Street Apartment ). I am currently working as a job captain on full gut townhouse renovations: a 8000 sq ft townhouse project on Charles Street, Greenwich Village NY, and a 4000sq feet townhouse in Prospect Heights, Brooklyn.
D'Apostrophe Design, Inc., New York, NY, US, Junior Architect/Jr. Project Manager
Working on high end residential projects as a jr. project manager/ junior architect.
Completed a 3000sq feet apartment renovation ( Washington Street, Tribeca - design and build project), East 72 Street Apartment renovation-3500 sq feet; currently working on two full-gut townhouse renovations (129 Charles Street - Greenwich Village, NY, and 413 Sterling Place -Prospect Heights, Brooklyn) Responsibilities include: direct communication and meetings with clients, assisting in all phases of project development - from schematic design through construction administration;developing bid and construction sets, preparing presentations, documents for DOB and LPC applications, shop drawings review, communication with engineers, contractors, consultants and vendors, periodical job site visits and overseeing construction process.
AJSNY, New York, NY, US, junior CG artist
Generated 3d models and renderings for various architectural projects as a junior visualization artist.
Concrete Shop, Brooklyn NY/Passaic NJ, freelance position
During my cooperation with Concrete Shop I've developed various concepts for architectural concrete products. I have also worked on their branding materials, assisted with shop drawings and prepared renderings. Our cooperation continues to these days.
Interior Masters Group, Brooklyn, NY, US, freelance posisiton
Freelance drafter 3d artist position . My role was to prepare interior elevations, renderings and concepts.
Frederic SCHWARTZ Architects, New York, NY, US, intern
As an intern I worked on various competition projects, proposals, schematic design ( Pike County Public Library, PA), furniture detail drawings (Nike Soho retail store). My everyday duties and responsibilities included AutoCAD drawings, 3d modeling and renderings in 3ds Max, post-production work in Photoshop, creating presentations in Indesign and Illustrator.
Later, I was also responsible for managing several competition projects, that allowed me to demonstrate my ability to organize and coordinate teamwork, as well as develop and finalize projects within scheduled deadlines.
Silesian University of Technology, Gliwice, PL, MArch, Architecture and Urban Planning
In team with Adam Szeja I received an award in architectural competition for a public restroom building project organized by Kolo - Bathroom Equipment company.
House on the Water architectural competinion, Honorable Mention
In team with Adam Szeja I received an award in an architectural competition for a conceptual House on the Water.
Honorable mention in Cersanit Bathroom design competition, Honorable Mention
I received an honorable mention in the category for the bathroom of dreams.