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Justin Cho

Justin Cho

New York, NY, US

 

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About 

I graduated from Pratt Institute in 2013 with a Master of Architecture and have a background in fine arts from Williams College and Rhode Island School of Design. I am interested in sustainable design, residential buildings, renovations and fabrication. I am currently looking for an entry-level position in New York City.

Employment 

Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, NY, US, Graduate Studio Teaching Assistant

Assisted a 2nd year graduate studio focused on housing and mixed-use along the Gowanus Canal, providing feedback to students on drawings and project development

Sep 2012 - Dec 2012
 

Meta Brunzema, New York, NY, US, Intern

Prepared a National Endowment for the Arts grant proposal on behalf of MBAPC and Van Alen Institute seeking funding for the "Upstate NY Energetic Cities Initiative," a workshop-based study into systemic change in post-industrial towns and regions

* Conducted background research into European precedents of urban revitalization
* Researched population loss in towns and regions of Upstate NY
* Assisted in drafting the statement of purpose, including outcomes and measurements
* Prepared an itemized budget for the initial phase of development

Collaborated with the principal on the design of a new local park in Hell's Kitchen

* Prepared a sun-shadow analysis and survey drawings of the site on Dyer Ave
* Presented findings at public design charrettes hosted by the neighborhood association
* Drafted several options for redistributing traffic lanes into parkland
* Conducted research into the history of Dyer Ave dating back to the 18th century
* Built an 1/8" scale model of the site
* Collaborated with the firm's principal on a schematic design

Researched zoning of parcels throughout New York City to determine their potential for development

Jun 2012 - Aug 2012
 

Kaleidoscope-Interpublic, New York, NY, US, Web Marketer, Project Manager

Managed the development and launch of sports team apps on MySpace.com

* Coordinated with programmers and designers on a sports video widget
* Conferred with business managers on dev team's progress, deadlines and deliverables

Performed outreach to bloggers and former college athletes to establish content sharing agreements

Edited 2-3 minute "mash-up" videos for the featured content section as part of the editorial staff

Sep 2007 - Oct 2009
 

Public Square Books, New York, NY, US, Administrative Assistant (Apr - Sept 2006), Office Manager (Oct 2006 - Jun 2007)

Oversaw day-to-day operations of the office

* Maintained inventory, updated the website and provided customer service
* Supervised interns on short- and long-term administrative projects
* Composed a monthly e-newsletter received by over 500 librarians and retailers
* Managed a nationwide book sampling program for participating libraries
* Performed outreach for The Healing Project, a non-profit literary effort

Oversaw marketing research and copy editing for the Fall 2007 publishing program of Spanish language graphic novels

Apr 2006 - Jun 2007
 

Brand X Editions, New York, NY, US, Studio Assistant

Pre-processed and cleaned large-scale silkscreens for limited edition artist prints

Oct 2005 - Mar 2006
 

Education 

Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, NY, US, MArch, Graduate Architecture and Urban Design

Master of Architecture

Sep 2010 - May 2013
 

Williams College, Williamstown, MA, US, Bachelors, Art Studio

Bachelor of Arts in Art Studio

Aug 2001 - Jun 2005
 

Rhode Island School of Design (RISD), Providence, RI, US, Painting

Painting Department

Jun 2003 - May 2004
 

Awards 

Final project archived in Pratt Institute's annual architecture publication, In Process, Honorable Mention

Course: Computer-Aided Construction; Critic: Christopher Whitelaw

2013
 

Final project archived in Pratt Institute's annual architecture publication, In Process, Honorable Mention

Course: Design Studio; Critic: Peter Macapia

2010
 

Areas of Specialization 

Skills 



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