Joey Swerdlin has studied Architecture and German at the University at Buffalo. As a student leader, he co-organized and assisted in the execution over 70 social and academic events including faculty workshops and lectures, campus-wide socials, review sessions, faculty and student exhibitions, and architecture symposia. Finding his way as a young architectural designer, there is a constant, critical exploration and inquiry into the myriad aspects within the discipline. Currently, Joey is a Production Intern at Storefront for Art and Architecture in New York City.
Storefront for Art and Architecture, New York, NY, US, Production Intern
Assist with installing/deinstalling exhibitions.
Office furniture design/construction.
Ants of the Prairie, Buffalo, NY, US, Concept, Fabrication, + Installation Collaborator
"Bat Tower" structure installation in Griffis Sculpture Park, East Otto, NY.
"Habitat Wall" concept designer + fabrication collaborator.
"Bat Cloud" installation in Tifft Nature Preserve, Buffalo, NY.
University at Buffalo Digital Media Group, Buffalo, NY, US, Fabrication + Print Lab Assistant
CNC, laser cutter, 3D printer, plotters, and printers operation/maintenance.
Assist faculty and students through digital fabrication process.
University at Buffalo Campus Living, Buffalo, NY, US, Resident Advisor/Academic Assistant
Establish strong, positive sense of community among 30 college students each year.
Create, market, and execute over 60 social, academic, needs-based events.
Hold office hours for tutoring architecture students.
Document and report inappropriate actions of residents.
Ensure that all residents' bathroom tissue needs are adequately satisfied.
Wendel Companies, Buffalo, NY, US, Architecture Intern
DD, CD, site visits for various projects.
Production table and shelving unit for Wendel Companies Amherst Office design.
As built drawings.
Royalton Millwork and Design, Lockport, NY, US, Assistant to Cabinetmaker
Assisted in the high-precision process of cabinet making.
University at Buffalo, Buffalo, NY, US, Bachelors, Architecture
BS Architecture with German Minor.
Assisted with various faculty research projects/exhibitions/installations including Joyce Hwang's Bat Tower and Bat Cloud, Jordan Geiger's Very Large Organizations WUHO Exhibition, and Omar Khan and Laura Garofalo's Flow Wall Pavilion.
Served in various student leadership positions including AIAS Secretary, Resident Advisor, and Academic Assistant.
Enjoyed free-time taking weekend trips to various cities/sites around Buffalo, playing soccer, frisbee, and handball and enjoying time with friends.
Technical University Darmstadt, Darmstadt, DE, German Language and Culture
Summer school program included an intensive German writing and speaking class along with weekly trips to different cities in Hessen as well as a week trip to Berlin.
After the conclusion of the program, a travel trip included visiting Cologne, Stuttgart, Brussels, Utrecht, Amsterdam, and Barcelona.
Program of the Year, 1st Place
Top event idea and execution for, "Zoo-chitecture" awarded by University at Buffalo's Campus Living. In collaboration with Natalie Carpenter and Alyssa Phelps.
Academic Performance Award, Award
Highest overall GPA in class.
Undergraduate Research and Scholarship Award of Distinction, Award
Awarded for outstanding architectural research for undergraduate thesis, "Drawing from LeWitt."
Chair's Award, Award
Consistent high caliber design work performed in design studios.
Alpha Rho Chi Medal, Award
In recognition of professionalism in leadership, service, and merit.
Tremco/AIA Scholarship, Scholarship
Top studio design for envelope study.
Grant awarded for undergraduate Honor's Thesis, "Drawing from LeWitt."
Nina Tretiak-Shields Scholarship, Scholarship
Scholarship for studying abroad in Germany awarded by University at Buffalo's Study Abroad Office.
Gallatin Study Abroad Scholarship, Scholarship
Scholarship for studying abroad in Germany awarded by University at Buffalo's Honors College.
German Study Abroad Scholarship, Scholarship
Scholarship for studying abroad in Germany awarded by University at Buffalo's German Department.