Alyssa Murasaki Saltzgaber is currently working as a Junior Archiect at the Office for Metropolitan Architecture, where she has been involved with numerous tower designs, including the Toranomon Hills Station Tower set in Tokyo. She has also worked as a Project Manager at a small architectural firm, LEVEL Architects, in Tokyo & Yokohama, Japan, focusing on residential design work.
In June, 2012 she presented her thesis work to complete her 5 year education at
Rhode Island School of Design, receiving her Bachelor of Architecture and
Bachelor of Fine Arts Degrees.
Office for Metropolitan Architecture (OMA), New York, NY, US, Junior Architect
Essential member of the Toranomon Hills Station Tower project in Tokyo, contributing to the SD and DD phases with designs for various areas of the project, with a special focus on the Mediatheque and North Block. Participated in all Workshops during the SD phase with the Client and Executive Architects in Tokyo and assiting in all communication/coordination throughout the entirety of the project. Key member of a competition for the Tenjin Business Center Tower in Fukuoka, Japan, continuing to develope the project throughout the SD phase. Active member of a residential tower project, located in New York, during the SD and DD phases. Contributed to the production of drawing sets for submission, 3D models for spatial understanding and renders, conceptual diagrams, and client presentations of all projects involved. Actively involved with the Business Development of all current and pending Japan projects for the office.
VAN WYCK & VAN WYCK, New York, NY, US, Freelance Designer/Artist
Designed and produced floor designs and large scale paintings as part of a collaboration for the Mercedes-Benz VIP Lounge for New York Fashion Week Fall 2014.
LEVEL Architects, Tokyo, JP, Project Manager and Junior Architect/Designer
Project manager of new residential construction and renovation projects from drafting Design Drawings through final Construction Documents. Follow through with code inspection processes and obtaining building permits. Conduct regular meetings with clients, contractors, and engineers as well as on site inspection of construction phases to final hand over to the clients. Design and presentation contribution to various projects such as model making and renderings. In charge of foreign media distributions and translations.
Gauche Concepts, Tokyo, JP, Graphic Design Consultant
Collaborative work to identify the unique efficiency of the Tsukiji Fish Market for a final book product.
Produced artistic product illustrations and designed company books and pamphlets.
Atelier Bow-Wow, Tokyo, JP, Summer Intern
Produced presentation quality material for multiple aspects of a private residence project while refining physical and 3D rendered model making skills. Assisted in the initial development of an urban housing design competition, located in Iran, by producing conceptual drawings and working designs within a group.
Taniguchi Ruth Makio Architects, Hatagna, Guam, US, Summer Intern
Drafted a range of construction documents for various projects while developing and advancing AutoCAD and Revit skills, conducted site visits, and attended client meetings. Participated as a group member in a restaurant redesign competition producing conceptual sketches, working drawings, and final presentation.
Rhode Island School of Design (RISD), Providence, RI, US, BArch, Bachelor of Architecture
RISD Alumni Travel Award and Grant, First Prize Winner, 2012, 2010, 1st Place