Tzara Peterson

Tzara Peterson

New York, NY, US



PDF portfolio and References available upon request.



Cornell University, Ithaca, NY, US, Teaching Assistant | Digital Media & the Constructed Environment

Assisted Andrew P. Lucia in teaching a broad overview of digital representation techniques, particularly focused on the constructive power of computational logics, procedures, data and workflow to first-year architecture students. Led once-a-week workshops for twelve students to teach basics and some advanced Rhino, Vray, Photoshop, InDesign and Illustrator programs.

Jan 2013 - May 2013

IBI Group - Gruzen Samton, New York, NY, US, Architectural Intern

Implemented and drafted changes to the Ben Gurion Station in a complete 50% Construction Document (CD) drawing set for the Tel Aviv Red Line, Light Rail project.

Coordinated construction drawings for HVAC, electrical, structural, fire and life safety consultants for the Ben Gurion Station.

Facilitated drawing markups for New York, Tel Aviv and Toronto project teams working on the Tel Aviv Red Line under Project Manager Marla Gayle.

Prepared graphics of the Human Ecology Building in Ithaca, NY for various award entries.

May 2012 - Jan 2013

RCRD LBL / Downtown Records, New York, NY, US, Editorial Intern

Copy-edited, published and managed social media updates (Twitter/Facebook) on a daily basis for over 300,000 subscribers.

Updated radio-widget for RCRD LBL's iPod & smartphone applications.

Managed expenses and personally assisted RCRD LBL Creative Director, Elliot Aronow.

Jul 2011 - Jan 2012

Portosa Studios, Interlaken, NY, US, Project Manager/Designer

Conceptualized and designed custom art, including but not limited to murals, paintings, glass-work and mosaics for a worldwide, family-oriented cruise line.

Produced construction drawings for the installation and execution of complex art works.

Directed and managed five out-of-house art and fabrication studios.

May 2008 - Jul 2010

The Cornellian, Student Agencies Inc., Ithaca, NY, US, Photo Editor

Developed comprehensive system for collection and organization of photographic works for archival use.

Arranged press access for and photographed concerts, lectures and special events while managing assignments for five staff photographers.

Higlighted strengths and suggested improvement techniques to each photographer.

Aug 2007 - May 2008

Cornell University, College of Human Ecology, Ithaca, NY, US, LEED Coordinator Intern

Researched and recommended solutions to sustainable building problems with water technologies, construction materials and finishes for the LEED certification of the Human Ecology building.

Coordinated pilot test and corresponding research for the first waterless urinals on Cornell University's campus.

Monitored specifications and documentation to ensure that all measures, plans and processes were followed in accordance with the requirements of the LEED rating system.

May 2007 - May 2008


Cornell University, Ithaca, NY, US, MArch, Master of Architecture I

Aug 2010 - May 2013

Cornell University, Ithaca, NY, US, Bachelors, Interior Design - Design & Environmental Analysis

Aug 2004 - May 2008

Areas of Specialization 


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