I am a freshman architecture student at The Cooper Union, working towards a Bachelor in Architecture degree.
I am more than proficient in AutoCAD 2014, AutoCAD 2016 Architecture, Rhino, Lands Design and am proficient at the Adobe Creative Series and have some experience with Grasshopper and RebarCAD 2014.
I’ve attended Huntington School of Fine Arts for five years as a student and an apprentice where I continue to produce pieces and teach figure drawing and anatomy to students and adults, and a lot of my background stems from artistic beginnings.
During high school and continuing after high school I had been conducting an extensive amount of independent science research, specializing in sound engineering and soundwaves, and have been nationally recognized for my work. I had begun research on the introduction of organic materials into construction, such as bamboo in the place of rebar and flu ash as a filler in cement.
My interests include epigenetics, sustainable sciences centered around urban development, and fine arts and design.
Mechanical Drawer Freelancer, Huntington, NY, US, Drafter
Drafted plans in AutoCAD to show the placement of rebar and expose the reinforcements and writing submittal logs on their specifications
Became acquainted with RebarCAD
Anthropologie, New York, NY, US, Sales Associate
Assisted customers in personal shopping and styling
Worked hands-on with clients and worked sales
Huntington School of Fine Arts, Huntington, NY, US, Studio Assitant and Head Apprentice
Assists in teaching live figure drawing, sculpting, and painting classes
Guides high school students in applying for colleges using Common App and uploading portfolios onto college portals
Heads critiques based on students’ work and has assisted in building gallery spaces for shows
Ted Moudis Associates, Manhattan, NY, US, Architectural Intern
Collaborated as the sole intern on a team of project managers and project architects in retail and commercial projects by helping select samples, write submittal logs, draft, etc.
Drafted multiple layers of floor plans in AutoCAD
Digitalized paperwork, scanned documents, plotted floor plans. Familiar with technology
Basic knowledge of Architectural illustrator, Rhino and Grasshopper, and Indesign
BAE Systems / Marconi Aerospace (f/k/a Hazeltine), Greenlawn, NY, US, Women in Technology (Internship)
Engineering modules in software engineering and mechanical engineering.
Stressed problem-solving skills and taught basic approaches to coding and mechanical analysis
Worked on a collaborative team to help brainstorm common problems faced by every-day oversea militia
Helped design and code watch prototype for military
The Cooper Union, Manhattan, NY, US, BArch, Architecture
I left on a medical leave in Fall semester of 2015 but have returned in the Fall of 2016 to continue my studies in the undergraduate architecture program.
DuPont Challenge: Senior Global Division Essay Competition, Honorable Mention
Essay focused around my own extended research in 2014-2015 on urbanism and incorporating the environment into architectural structure
Entitled: "Using Environmental Sciences and Urbanism to Build a Greener Future"
Proclamation from the Suffolk County Legislature, Award
Proclamation reading: "...The Suffolk County Legislature takes pride in honoring those special individuals whose accomplishments are deserving of praise and admiration by our local community....[Stella Blue Porzungolo] successfully participated in The DuPont Challenge, North America's premier science essay competition...in recognition of the foregoing, I, Steve Stern Legislator for the Sixteenth Legislative District and the citizens of Suffolk County, do hereby honor and congratulate Stella Blue Porzungolo..."
Won award on project: Difference Between Analog and Digital Sound Waves
I have conducted research on this topic and sound engineering all throughout high school and continued to compete in fairs until graduation