Rose Bothomley

Rose Bothomley

Brooklyn, NY, US


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Architecture, urbanism and environment are my passions, I strive for tactile results and thrive in either a collaborative or solo atmosphere. A nuanced understanding of the urban condition today and historically is vital and always informs my approach to problem solving. Each city is different, but many good cities share the same underlying principles. How can we maintain the character and individuality of cities (and thus structures) while simultaneously bringing them into the 21st century? I believe the answers are rooted in sustainability and community. Within those two realms are a wealth of resources that can help us as designers to create not just best practice, but innovative practice.


From an Urban Omnibus piece about my Fall 2013 studio led by Bjarke Ingels and Daniel Kidd: 

"Rose presents us with a bold vision — one that BIG also proposes to some extent in our final project for RBD: to bury the FDR Highway on Manhattan’s Lower East Side. A relic of Robert Moses’ obsession with weaving highways into the tapestry of New York City, the FDR is now nearing the end of its life and will soon need repair or dismantling. This presents an opportunity when paired with the need for resiliency. If you could partially submerge the highway so that it remained above ground at just the appropriate height that it also held back storm water, you could simultaneously provide two infrastructural improvements with the added benefit of insulating the public space from the noise and fumes of the highway. Launching from this premise, Rose continues “Subverting Robert Moses” with the insertion of a Manhattan bike lane atop the new berm, connecting the new greenspace as an amenity for nearby low-income housing." -Daniel Kidd



Indamine Architecture, Brooklyn, NY., Junior Architectural Designer

May 2014 - current

Pierre Frey, New York, NY, US, Freelance Drafter

Hired to measure showroom and then create CAD files and scaled printable PDF of floor plans to be used for carpet instillation. Aprox. 3000 sqf in the D&D Building.

Mar 2014 - Apr 2014

CleanGreen - Organizing and Cleaning Service, New York, NY, US, Owner

-Educating clients about environmentally friendly cleaning products and practices
-Cleaning homes and organizing storage, files, art, archives and personal belongings
-Preparing clients to move their residence

Jan 2001 - Dec 2013

Passive House Institute US (PHIUS), New York, NY, US, Coordinator

-Attended CPHC (Certified Passive House Consultant) training workshop as student
-Organized daily catering and handling of room and location issues
-Communicated with multiple professionals in various cities to facilitate workshop

May 2013 - Jun 2013

AHDLI Symposium Summer 2012 NYC, New York, NY, US, Design Resource Assistant

-Acted as design liaison for developers attending symposium
-Participated in creative meetings, took notes and created site maps for developers
-Compiled notes and drawings into usable document for architects and developers

Aug 2012 - Sep 2012

Indamine Architecture, Brooklyn, NY, US, Assistant to Leah Kreger, RA.

-Participated in brainstorming and strategy sessions related to current and future
projects and competitions
-Took site notes for residential project
-Assisted with application submission process for WMBE certification
-Edited writing for principal (architectural essays) and maintained archives
-Processed billing, light bookkeeping and ordering of office supplies

Dec 2009 - Sep 2012

Droog, New York, NY, US, Sales & Visual Merchandiser

-Discussed Droog’s ethos, history and products with architects, interior designers,
collectors and customers and established client relationships
-Designed window and showroom displays weekly with creative partner
-Responsible for opening and closing store, POS system and ordering supplies

Sep 2009 - Oct 2010

St. Martin's Press, New York, NY, US, Traffic Coordinator

-Routed in-progress book cover art to various departments daily
-Scheduled and participated in weekly creative meetings, kept time and took notes
-Acted as receptionist for art department, answered phone and greeted people
-Maintained book cover archive and its digital components

Sep 2000 - Sep 2001


Parsons The New School for Design, New York, NY, US, MArch, Architecture

As a M.Arch candidate much of my focus has been on sustainable, green and resilient design (to use the current buzz words). I've had the opportunity to design with a team a Passive House row home, for Habitat for Humanity Philadelphia. In addition, many of my studio projects have focused on innovative affordable housing and urban infrastructure.

This past Fall 2013 semester my Design Studio was taught by Bjark Ingles & Daniel Kidd. Using their work on the Rebuild by Design project as a guide, students worked on their own designs for protecting NYC shorelines. Mine can be seen on my website.

I'm currently conducting research for my thesis, which revolves around addressing the issue of waste/trash in NYC, and the creation of a dynamic marine building which will offer a new paradigm about how waste is processed in NYC. I will begin the design phase at the end of January 2014!

Sep 2011 - current

The New School for Social Research, New York, NY, US, Bachelors, Urban Studies

My initial studies involved fine arts and photography, and eventually focused on urban studies, architecture and architectural theory.

Sep 2007 - May 2011

Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, NY, US, BArch, Architecture

I completed the first year of the five year pre-professional degree at Pratt. While I was relatively happy with my education at Pratt, I chose to finish my bachelor's degree at The New School, as I was seeking a more well rounded undergraduate study, with the intention of going back to architecture for my master's degree.

Sep 2008 - May 2009

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