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Matthew Solomon

Matthew Solomon

New York, NY, US

 

About 

I believe the practice of architecture should combine the art of drawing, painting, sculpting, the natural world, and the human body with a dash of avant-garde vision. My art, via sculpture, painting and free hand drawing allows me to express my creative innermost thoughts outwardly. Computational drawing and modeling exercise my work to a heightened level, allowing for extreme precision and increased experimentation. Through my art, I hope to inspire observers, co-workers, and myself. To make a dream become a goal with the ability to make the vision a reality.

Employment 

Robert A.M. Stern Architects, New York, NY, US, Architectural Designer

Jun 2015 - current
 

Terreform ONE, Brooklyn, NY, US, Research Fellowship

Fabricated and installed Bio City Map at the 14th International Architecture Exhibition of the Venice Biennale Collaborated with Research Fellows to create Post Carbon City State NYC, an exhibited installation using car tire treads and bioluminescent algea to display Carbon output and the future of Manhattan, New York

Jun 2014 - May 2015
 

Solar Decathlon Europe: Techstyle Haus, Versailles, FR, Digital Fabricator

Aided in the design and fabrication of glassware and molds through computational modeling and digital fabrication.

Sep 2013 - May 2014
 

Kean Williams Giambertone, Cold Spring Harbor, NY, US, Architectural Intern

Assisted principal architect on-site and in office.
Drafted, documented, and organized construction drawings.

Jun 2013 - Sep 2013
 

RCM Architectural Design, Smithtown, NY, US, Architectural Draftsman

Drafting services for construction drawings of floor plans,
elevations, sections, and construction details for residential projects.

Sep 2012 - Jun 2013
 

JSR Design Build, East Quogue, NY, US, Freelance Design

Assisted principal architect on-site and in office while participating in design and construction meetings. Worked on building drawings, building design, and construction documents for two residential projects.

Jun 2012 - Sep 2012
 

Mancini Architecture, Smithtown, NY, US, Architectural Intern

Assisted principal architect on-site and in office while participating in design and construction meetings. Drafted, documented, and organized construction drawings. Created three-dimensional models of existing and prospective job sites while gaining measuring and verification experience.

Jun 2011 - Sep 2011
 

Education 

Brown University, Providence, RI, US, Dual Registration

Studies in Engineering, Psychology, and Philosophy
Collaborated with Brown Institute of Brain Science
Brown University Club Golf Team

Sep 2011 - May 2015
 

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

Completed class in architectural design, computational and hand drafting, materials and history. Supplemented with classes in drawing, sculpture, and painting.
Laser Cutter Monitor

Sep 2010 - May 2015
 

Speos Photographic Institute in Paris, Paris, FR, Photography

RISD International Travel Program
Studies in FIlm and Digital Photography

Dec 2013 - Feb 2014
 

Huntington School of Fine Arts, Huntington, NY, US, High School, High School Portfolio Program

Artistic recognition in Annual Portfolio Day 2010
Trained in drawing, painting, and sculpture skills while developing observational techniques

Sep 2006 - Jun 2010
 

University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA, US, Pre-College Architecture Summer Program

Pre-College Summer Program
Architecture Trained in site design, modeling and drafting techniques

Jun 2009 - Sep 2009
 

Parsons The New School for Design, New York, NY, US, Pre-College Architecture Summer Program

Pre-College Summer Program
Collaborated on structural three-dimensional models coinciding with on-site projects

Jun 2008 - Sep 2008
 

Awards 

Exhibitions & Publications, Other

Featured Work, "The Value of Randomness in Art and Design" Carl Lostritto, Fast Company | 2015
BASF Creator Space Exhibition, Terreform ONE, New York, New York | 2015
Featured Work, "Work In Progress", RISD Architectural Press | 2015
Graduate Show, Architecture Department, Bayard Ewing Gallery, Providence, RI | 2015
Thinking Architecture: RISD Works in Progress, Bayard Ewing Gallery, Providence, RI | 2015
RISD Architecture Thesis Exhibit, Providence City Hall, Providence, RI | 2015
14th International Architecture Exhibition of the Venice Biennale, Terreform ONE, Bio City Map of 11 Billion, Palazzo Mora, Venice, Italy | 2014
Beginning of Year Show, AIAS, Bayard Ewing Gallery, Providence, RI | 2014
Pop-Up Pin-Up, Architecture Department, Bayard Ewing Gallery, Providence, RI | 2014
Pop-Up Pin-Up, Architecture Department, Bayard Ewing Gallery, Providence, RI | 2013

2016
 

14th International Architecture Exhibition of the Venice Biennale, Other

Participated in the fabrication and installation of Terreform ONE’s Bio City Map, a three-dimensional computational installation of a forecast of the world population distribution. On the front, the map displays population density as a parametric graph. The back zooms in on each of these cities, designed, built, and grown inside petri dishes with colonies of E. Coli as a method of analog computation.

2014
 

RISD International Travel Program, Other

International travel program at the Rhode Island School of Design
Student at the Speos Photographic Institute in Paris

2014
 

Advanced Visions VI: High School Artists of Excellence, Honorable Mention

2010
 

Advanced Placement Sculpture Contest, 1st Place

2010
 

Areas of Specialization