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Marcello Schiffino

Marcello Schiffino

Brooklyn, NY, US

 

About 

I am passionate about finding creative ways to express and explore ideas. I seek to incorportate biomimicry into my architectural design process and am interested in project experience that explores bioremediation, preservation, adaptive reuse and sustainable technologies. I feel most confident in the space between sustaining value and pushing to embrace emerging/disruptive ideas. I find inspiration through science fiction, nature, family, travel and music and music production. I also enjoy competitive sports like soccer and formula one racing. I have an eye for design and my strongest skills involve conceptualization, creative problem solving, 2D/3D digital rendering & modeling, physical modeling and web development/marketing.

Employment 

SBLM Architects, New York, NY, US, Design Professional

Currently pursuing licensure in New York State. Gaining valuable construction administration / project management experience working closely with property managers, consultants, general contractors and an in-house expediting team. Since February 2015 have lead the resolution, delivery and documentation of multiple concurrent amenities based renovation projects at two Midtown Manhattan properties. Scope of renovations include new Tenant Fitness Center’s, Lounge’s and Management Offices to Residential Lobby, Elevators, Corridors and Rooftop Deck.

In addition, generally provide firm marketing support including conducting and presenting NYC Zoning bulk studies, producing evocative conceptual renderings / feasibility studies for prospective clients, curating RFP presentations and leading website maintenance.

Sep 2013 - current
 

Freelance, Philadelphia, PA, US & Brooklyn, NY, US, Front End Web Developer

Design and develop elegant digital experiences through HTML5, CSS3 and the JQuery Library. Develop meaningful markup and concentrate on cross browser compatibility, maximizing peak loading performance and search engine visibility. Growing experience with PHP. 2.5 years HTML 5, 2.5 years CSS 3, 2 years of Joomla CMS and Wordpress CMS. 6 years Adobe Creative Suite (Photoshop, Illustrator & Dreamweaver) experience in graphics production and image optimization for web.

Jan 2011 - current
 

Burt Hill Stantec, Philadelphia, PA, US, Presentation Designer: Architectural Model

Demonstrated professional level endurance of craft, creativity, flexibility and discipline to deliver a detailed physical model. Showpiece featured a 30 contour topography designed to accommodate 2 slide-in-place proposals and the existing student center as well as inlayed contextual buildings. Further specifications include: 12 sq ft model base and 27 buildings in total, including proposals; all constructed of white museum board

Sep 2011 - Oct 2011
 

Civitas Architects, Philadelphia, PA, US, Architectural Intern

Provided Schematic/Design Development project support to the Lead Designers through AutoCAD 2010 documentation and Sketch Up 3D visualization. Developed alternative design options for firm principal from conceptual drawings. Prepared site survey documentation from field notes. Coordinated with manufacturers and managed quotes for project specific design elements. In charge of rendering visual communications and developing a graphic standard for conceptual/schematic designs for client presentations: 2D/3D Schematic Rendering’s and Presentation Booklets. Overhauled firms’ website and currently webmaster the content and manage the analytics: civitasarchitects.net

May 2009 - Sep 2010
 

Education 

Tyler School of Art, Temple University, Philadelphia, PA, US, BArch, Architecture

"The mission of the Department of Architecture is to educate design professionals relevant to the metropolis of tomorrow by constructing an environment where general, architectural and urban issues are investigated in depth. While acquiring the fundamental skills and knowledge base of the discipline, students are taught to think critically about architecture, as a situated environmental and social practice, and to engage in debates about the opportunities and dilemmas presented to it by transformations in society, culture, technology, climate & materials."

Sep 2003 - May 2009
 

Awards 

Vitetta "Best and Brightest" design competition, Nomination

2007
 

Areas of Specialization 

Skills