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Nicholas Wright

Nicholas Wright

Brooklyn, NY, US

 

About 

I am a versatile and talented designer who is capable of excelling is a variety of working conditions. My aptitude with computer software has always been one of my strongest assets and continues to improve. I constantly strive to expand my range of skills and proficiency in them so as to stay competitive in a challenging and evolving work environment.

My previous experience has provided me with valuable insight into the intricacies of the design and construction process. As a result, I feel confident in my ability to successfully approach, engage and resolve design problems in a professional and timely fashion. My personable attitude coupled with a sense of professionalism has provided me the ability to comfortably navigate various interactions with current and potential clients in a meaningful and productive manner. The versatility provided by my diverse professional experience(s) has allowed me to operate with a broader view of design, and thus made me a more flexible designer.

I graduated from Pratt Institute with my M.Arch in the Spring of 2014. 

Specialties: AutoCAD, Revit, Maya, Illustrator, Photoshop, SketchUp, Rhino, 3ds Max, InDesign, Acrobat Pro

Elsewhere:

Employment 

Davis Brody Bond, New York, NY, US, Interim Junior Architect

An Architectural firm in operation for over 60 years and recipient of the the Presidential Award for Design Excellence and Architecture Firm Award among many others of note. Currently engaged in a wide array of exciting projects which include major universities, federal and local governments, museums, and clients in healthcare, education and housing.

Recent projects include the National September 11th Memorial + Museum, Frick Collection Addition and Future Expansion, National Museum of African American History and Culture, Manhattanville Expansion for Columbia University and the National Mall Redesign in Washington D.C.

I am currently engaged in working on a federal government building slated for completion in 2019. Responsibilities include construction document work set and assembly, interior programming and design, design studies and implementation, Revit and systems coordination, materials selection and review as well as OBO, ADA and ABA compliance review.

Jun 2014 - current
 

HDR Inc., New York, NY, US, Intern Architect

One of the leading Architecture + Engineering firms in the world, HDR Inc. specializes in Healthcare, Academic and comprehensive Science + Technology design. In operation for over 90 years, HDR continues to expand into markets overseas in China and the Middle East.

As an architectural intern I was able to assist on several projects including but not limited to: VA Medical Center, Fordham University Renovations, and NYU Renovations. Responsibilities included schematic design, design development, construction documents, interiors coordination and project / client packages.

May 2013 - Sep 2013
 

Helios Design Group, Boston, MA, US, Intern Architect

An extremely talented firm primarily focused on residential timber construction, historical renovation and small commercial spaces in the Greater Boston area. Their aim is to create carefully-articulate spaces with an eye on material selection and simple details which speak to a deeper understanding of craft and construction.

As an architectural intern I was able to involve myself in several projects as well as translate them into Revit. Responsibilities included basic schematic design, site analysis, design development, construction documents, and project / client packages.

May 2011 - Sep 2011
 

Education 

Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, NY, US, MArch, Architecture

Aug 2011 - May 2014
 

Boston Architectural College (BAC), Boston, MA, US, MArch, Architecture

Aug 2009 - May 2011
 

Awards 

AIAS Forum Design Competition, 2nd Place

Each year at the Annual Design Conference Forum, AIAS hosts a design competition for interested students and teams. This particular year's competition had teams visit a nearby local site which was intended for future development. A total of 100+ people participated which were broken down into teams of 2-3 people each.

Teams were tasked with designing a local market where nearby residents could have easy and immediate access to fresher, more sustainable foods. Our team's approach focused on providing adaptive and responsive modular installations and food stands which could be moved and changed for the appropriate season and vendor goods.

2010
 

d3 Housing of Tomorrow Competition, Honorable Mention

The d3 Competition is a well-known annual competition focused on envisioning housing models for the future in a variety of spaces and manners. There are numerous 'categories' which teams or firms can choose to focus on; my team decided to approach the High-Density Housing category due to our shared interest in problems with adequate housing in developing areas of the world.

Our project focused on devising a new model of housing for residents of Dharavi, one of the world's largest slums located in the heart of Mumbai, India. We choose to make water collection, distribution and conservation a primary driver of our design since we believed it to be one of the most basic collectively-binding properties of the region.

2010
 

Areas of Specialization 

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