Joseph Piorkowski

Joseph Piorkowski

Brooklyn, NY, US





Moss Bureau, New York, NY, US, Project Manager

Manage, design, and direct projects. Recent projects include the Hella Jongerius exhibition at Collective 2 Design Fair, the Tertium Quid book launch at Hauser & Wirth, and generating ideas and creating visualizations for curated spaces in an upcoming NYC restaurant.

Oct 2013 - current

Gradient Design Studio, Brooklyn, NY, US, Designer

Design development for a music experience space for the Ronald McDonald House in NYC.

Sep 2013 - Oct 2013

ORE Design + Technology, Brooklyn, NY, US, Intern Designer

Site/Construction management at Brooklyn Bridge Park Pop-Up Pool, duties for this project included design, shop drawings, scheduling sub-contractors, material ordering, labor management, and client correspondence. Other office tasks performed were drawing set preparation, RFP collaboration, renderings, and material sourcing.

Dec 2012 - Jul 2013

University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA, US, Work Study - Tour Guide and Supervisor at Circulation Desk

PennDesign Department of Architecture. Coordinated ten groups of simultaneous tours for open house. Created an efficient pathway for touring two buildings. Gave weekly tours to prospective students and offered positive program advice. Reorganized office files, both physical and digital.

Fisher Fine Arts Library, UPenn. Responsible for opening and closing the library. Instructed and supervised reserve desk employees. Managed weekly inter-library loans, charging, and discharging of volumes.

Sep 2009 - May 2012

Interface Studio Architects, Philadelphia, PA, US, Intern

Collaborative team member for Badel Block conceptual design competition.

Mar 2012 - Mar 2012

Interface Studio Architects, Philadelphia, PA, US, Intern

Created iterative catalogues of grasshopper logic for Pew Fellowship research.

Jan 2012 - Jan 2012


University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA, US, MArch, Master of Architecture

In addition to studio, electives taken included lightweight construction, experiments in structure, and contemporary furniture design.

Sep 2009 - May 2012

University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA, US, Bachelors, Anthropology

Ethno-photography, African American studies, Linguistics.

Sep 1998 - May 2002


PennDesign WORK, Nomination

Projects for Thesis and Contemporary Furniture Design were nominated to be included in PennDesign's annual WORK publication, 2011-2012.


Departmental Grant, Grant

PennDesign Department of Architecture grant, 2009-2012.


Areas of Specialization 


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