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Lior Schapiro

Lior Schapiro

Santa Monica, CA, US

 

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About 

NUMI NUMI Design was founded in 2010 by Lior Schapiro with a mission to design an ecosystem in which children interact with their furniture. Lior believes nursery furniture should be eco-friendly, functional, and interactive. As a father of three boys he experienced first-hand the baby furniture that was widely available, and was inspired to create more sustainable children’s furniture.

Lior’s approach to sustainable design began in his hometown of Arad, Israel, a small desert city located in the middle of the Judaean desert. This natural environment, inhabited by a community of scientifically-minded individuals, instilled in him the importance of environmental sustainability. From this foundation he developed a commitment to designing in harmony with the local environment.

Lior received his Bachelor of Architecture degree from the City College of New York. There he was awarded Best Thesis (2005) for a conceptual material recycling facility, and a public park in Hunts Point, Bronx. His work was also exhibited at the Center for Architecture, AIA New York Chapter (9 Architecture Schools Expo, 2005). Lior’s commitment to sustainable design led to his earning the prestigious LEED ® (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) certification. With colleagues, Lior designed a prototype for an African health clinic that placed in the top ten awards for the competition: “Design for the Children” (Humanity For Children Competition, 2009).

NUMI NUMI Design blends Lior’s background in sustainability with his commitment to curiosity and play in modern children’s furniture design.

Employment 

NUMI NUMI Design LLC, Santa Monica, CA, US, Founder

Design modern children’s furniture inspired by curiosity, sensory experiences, and the environment. The furniture is built in Canoga Park, CA.
Worked closely with woodworkers, retailers, packaging company. In charge of design, marketing, and budgeting.

Jan 2011 - current
 

Goldstein, Hill, and West Architects, New York, NY, US, Job Captain

Architectural design of residential projects from schematic design to construction administration. Worked closely with clients, construction companies, and project consultants (structural, MEP, IT, security, landscape, lighting, pool, fireplace), approved shop drawings, and supervised site visits.

Aug 2009 - Dec 2010
 

Costas Kondylis and Partners, New York, NY, US, Job Captain

Architectural design of residential projects from schematic design to construction administration. Worked closely with clients, construction companies, and project consultants (structural, MEP, IT, security, landscape, lighting, pool, fireplace), approved shop drawings, and supervised site visits.

May 2007 - Aug 2009
 

Kondylis Design, New York, NY, US, Project manager

Interior design of residential projects from schematic design to construction administration. Worked closely with clients, construction companies, and project consultants (MEP, IT, security, lighting, fireplace, lifestyle and fitness), approved shop drawings, and supervised site visits.
Selected materials, fixtures, accessories, appliances, finishes, and prepared interior specifications.

Aug 2005 - May 2007
 

The City College Architecture Center, New York, NY, US, intern

Responsible for community research and design projects including:

Mosholu Montefiore Community Center – executed construction documents
Motefiore School Based Health Program – executed construction documents
Gun Hill, Bronx local community board – designed residential master plan
Manhattanville, NYC, Hidden in Plain Sight Exhibition – exhibition designer
Changing Streetscape, New Architecture in Harlem Exhibition – exhibition designer
Northern Manhattan Heritage Plan – researcher, Northern Manhattan neighborhood study

Aug 2002 - Jul 2005
 

S & A Design and Construction Ltd, Israel, Herzelia, Intern

Responsible for creating construction documents and detailing for industrial projects, including designing clean rooms, laboratories, and offices for pharmaceutical industries including Teva, Taro, Agis, and D-Pharm. Worked closely with clients and MEP engineers, site visit supervision, preparation of bidding documents, and supply of construction materials from Europe to construction sites.

Aug 1999 - Dec 2001
 

Dovale Metzuba Furniture, Israel, Rishon Le Zion, IL, Furniture design and sale

Aug 1997 - Aug 1999
 

Education 

Macaulay Honors College at the City College of New York (CCNY) - Spitzer School of Architecture, New York, NY, US, BArch, School of Architecture, Urban Design, and Landscape Architecture

I continued my architecture studies at CUNY. Cumulative GPA: 3.932. (Graduated Magna Cum)

Jan 2002 - Jul 2005
 

Tel Aviv University, Tel Aviv, IL, Architecture

Practical Engineering (Graduated Cum Laude)
Cumulative GPA: 4.00

Oct 1998 - Aug 2000
 

Awards 

Accessible Spaces for Persons with Disabilities 2005, 1st Place

2005
 

Matthew W. Del Gaudio Award - Best Thesis of class of 2005, 1st Place

Best Thesis

2005
 

Accessible Spaces for Persons with Disabilities 2004, 2nd Place

2004
 

Joseph Fleischer Scholarship Fund's - Art of Architecture Award, 1st Place

2004
 

Areas of Specialization 

Skills 



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