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Kyle Branchesi

Kyle Branchesi

Los Angeles, CA, US

 

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About 

Kyle Branchesi recently completed his Bachelor of Architecture at the Southern California Institute of Architecture (SCI-Arc) in Los Angeles where he graduated with distinction. His thesis, Scalefulness, dealt with ambivalence towards the qualities cities possess. Kyle's ideas and practice have continuously challenged the notion of scale, boldness and confidence within architecture. His work has always experimented to go beyond the typical role of rendering as the standard representational technique. While studying at SCI-Arc, Kyle consulted on projects for Pita + Bloom's finalist entry into MoMA's PS.1 Young Architects Program in New York, Testa / Weiser's robotic prototype factory for PSA Peugeot Citroën in Brazil, and John Winston Studio's residential projects in Ojai California. Kyle has held multiple scholarships from SCI-Arc which have been based on his work and contributions to the school's community and culture. Kyle was selected to represent SCI-Arc in its exchange program with the Universität für angewandte Kunst Wien in Vienna Austria where he studied in the Spring of 2013 under Studio Hani Rashid. Prior to SCI-Arc, Kyle won the Tappe Fontainebleau Prize which awarded him a full scholarship to study Fine Arts and Architecture at L’Ecole des Beaux-Arts Americaines in Fontainebleau France, he later won the Adeline Graves Fournier Prize for his sketchbook kept while studying in France. Kyle's work has been exhibited internationally and published in multiple on-line and print publications.

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Employment 

Southern California Institute of Architecture (SCI-Arc), Los Angeles, CA, US, Office of Development and Alumni Affairs

Responsible for the design and execution of all graphical content for grant proposals. Assisted in the research and writing of grants for numerous organizations within the institution.

Sep 2010 - current
 

Pita & Bloom, Los Angeles, CA, US, Design Intern

Assisted in the design and publication of Pita + Bloom’s finalist entry in the 2014 PS.1 Young Architects Program. Produced project publication and presentation for final jury selection.

Dec 2013 - Mar 2014
 

Testa / Weiser, Venice, CA, US, Intern

Worked on a prototype car factory located in Brazil for PSA Peugeot Citroën, the factory explored new robotic manufacturing techniques and carbon fiber car assemblage. My responsibilities included producing all drawings and diagrams used for project publication and
exhibition.

Aug 2013 - Jan 2014
 

John Winston Studio, Culver City, CA, US, Designer

Responsible for development of a schematic design proposal for the residence of a client in Ojai California. This included models, drawings and diagrams.

Apr 2012 - Aug 2012
 

The National Architectural Accrediting Board (NAAB), Team Member

Served as a Team Member on an accreditation visit to Texas Tech University in April 2010 and Temple University in February 2011. Responsible for following the current NAAB Conditions to scrutinize the university’s architecture program for quality assurance and quality improvement.

Mar 2010 - Apr 2011
 

Ellenzweig Associates, Cambridge, MA, US, Project Support Professional

Changed AutoCAD drawings for project teams and construction administrators. Logged in shop drawing submittals, copied redlines, and sent out transmittals. Accompanied project managers and principals to client meetings.

May 2007 - Jul 2008
 

Education 

Southern California Institute of Architecture (SCI-Arc), Los Angeles, CA, US, BArch, Architecture

Sep 2010 - current
 

Universität für angewandte Kunst Wien, Wien, Österreich, Architecture

Studio Hani Rashid

Jan 2013 - Jul 2013
 

Ecoles d'Art Américaines de Fontainebleau, Fontainebleau, FR, Architecture / Fine Arts

Jun 2009 - Aug 2009
 

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