Adina S. Banayan

Adina S. Banayan

New York, NY, US

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Dual Major in Architecture and in Studio Art: Spitzer School of Architecture (CCNY), December 2019

Looking for a full-time position under a licensed architect, who is involved with national or international work in landscape, urban planning, or public infrastructures

Opened to freelance projects that involve community, and interactive art.


Ad Hoc Cooperative, New York, NY, US, Lead Designer

Lead Designer for project prompt: "A Millennial Playground"
Organize and plan team meetings/ schedules
Lead research, design, and productivity of the project
Collaborate with other designers

Aug 2020 - current

Freelance Architectural Design & Consulting, Architectural Designer

Designed the interior of residential or commercial projects
Designed and managed the construction of residential kitchens and bathrooms
Chose paints, furniture, and textures
Provided construction dwgs and drawings of the existing and proposed design
Designed accent walls, backsplashes, murals
Arranged for CNC fab and installation

Dec 2019 - current

BVK Food, Newark, NJ, Graphic Consultant

Organize and design product demonstrations with store managers to promote products and sales throughout New York and New Jersey areas. Coordinate with the graphic designer to critique and approve the packaging’s artwork on various products and Instagram page.

Jun 2012 - Dec 2019

MTA Metropolitan Transportation Authority, New York, NY, Architectural Intern

Provided AutoCAD drafting support and development of interior office space plans, room layouts, construction documents and renderings. Assisted Architects and Designers with various aspects of the project management of office renovations to include field verification, the coordination of information and related documentations with all project members. Expanded knowledge of the NYC Subway system.

Jun 2017 - Jan 2018

Alberto Foyo, Jefferson, NY, US, Manager/Volunteer

Organized all details involving schedules, transportation, food, and materials for architecture students to get hands-on experience in field work and participated in learning the building techniques.

Oct 2016 - Nov 2016

Mayerfeld Architecture, Rockland, NY / New York, NY, Architectural Intern

Visited and surveyed the sites, by measuring the buildings and houses with a laser distance measurer and hand-drawn sketches. Drew the existing plans and elevations in AutoCAD for the architect to begin his design.

May 2014 - Aug 2014


The Bernard and Anne Spitzer School of Architecture, New York, NY, US, BArch, Architectural Intern

DUAL MAJOR: Architecture and Studio Art

RELEVANT COURSEWORK: Architecture Design Studios, Calculus, Construction and Site Technology, Color Theory, Drawing Fundamentals, Vegetation Systems and Technology, Plant Identification, Sculpture, and Urban Reconstruction

MODEL-MAKING: Woods, Acrylics, Cardboard, Cardstock, Plaster, Plaster Cloth, Clay, Wire, Foam, Sand, MDF

Sep 2014 - Dec 2019

Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, Amsterdam, NL, BArch, Student Exchange

Castagna Grant towards Education in Global Warming and Climate Change Governance

Jul 2019 - Aug 2019

Escola Tècnica Superior d'Arquitectura de Barcelona (ETSAB), Barcelona, ES, BArch, Architecture Exchange Student

Study Abroad Semester-Long Program:
Cities in History, Urban Planning, Interior Architecture Design, Spaces in Architecture, Kitchens

Jan 2018 - May 2018


Dean's Award, 1st Place

Dean's Award of Best for Design-Build Project at SSA CCNY


CityWorks, 1st Place

Chosen to have work displayed on the school's magazine for the following projects:
Memory Box (Spring 2015)
A Traveling Art Exchange (Spring 2015)
Archipelogopolis (Spring 2016)
Harlem's View (Fall 2016)
Oasis (Spring 2017)
PollaTopia (Fall 2017)
Pavilion for Iona Island (Spring 2019)
Revitalizing Jefferson (Summer 2019)


Castagna Architectural Scholarship/Award, 1st Place

"Achieved Academic Excellence" Award and financial benefits such as a full-year's tuition and funding for a study abroad and materials.


Best Architecture Student, 1st Place

"Best Architecture Student Award of Third Year" in Spitzer School of Architecture, CCNY


Best Project of the Year, 1st Place

"Best Project of the Year" Award for the project, "Oasis."


Areas of Specialization