Maria Cecilia Concepcion

Maria Cecilia Concepcion

Brooklyn, NY, US

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Designer and recent M. Arch graduate at Pratt Institute with a background in fabrication and community-based work. 

Experience in project management, research, and teaching: micro-finance and financial literacy, architecture and design, and English literacy.


Pratt SoA / IDC Co-designing Brooklyn’s Hidden Heritages: The Weeksville Experience, Brooklyn, NY, US, Workshop Co-developer and Facilitator

• Prepared class modules and co-taught basic design and architecture workshops (urban intervention in Weeksville, Brooklyn) for high schools students at Medgar Evers College Preparatory School

Sep 2020 - May 2021

Pratt Graduate Architecture & Urban Design, New York, NY, US, Graduate Research Assistant

• Researched case study projects, and coordinated class requirements with professors and students for “Race, Gender, Sexuality, and Space” and “Critical Geography” seminars

Aug 2020 - May 2021

Mark Foster Gage Architects, New York, NY, US, Architectural Intern

• Created design proposals, drawings, and code documentation for a residential adaptive reuse project and exhibition spaces
• Participated in product design and fabrication of casted objects
• Worked on product documentation, styling and photography

Jun 2020 - Aug 2020

Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, NY, US, 3D Printing & Laser Cutting Fabrication Assistant

- Assisted architecture, industrial and interior design students in troubleshooting digital models for 3D printing (plastic) and laser cutting transactions
- Operated and troubleshot FDM 3D printers and Universal Laser Systems laser cutter
- Maintained knowledge of SLA (wax and resin) printers and 3D scanning
- Researched and created tutorials for Meshmixer and Rhino 3D

Jan 2019 - May 2020

Generalitat Valenciana/CEIP Rico Sapena, Castalla, ES, English Language and Arts Teaching Assistant

- Assisted in English language and art classes for primary school students (ages 6-12) through reading, writing and activity planning at CEIP Rico Sapena, a rural Spanish public school

Jan 2018 - Jun 2018

Social Enterprise Development Partnerships Inc., Quezon City, PH, Micro-finance and Financial Literacy Program Officer

- Traveled to 15 provinces in the Philippines and conducted research, training and consultancy work on micro-finance, financial literacy, social entrepreneurship and disaster risk reduction and management
- Trained micro-finance institutions, government agencies, and non-government institutions involved in mass housing and rehabilitation projects (post-Super Typhoon Haiyan)

Jun 2016 - Mar 2017

Urban Gardens Philippines Trading Corp., Quezon City, PH, Co-designer and Head of Finance

• Co-founded corp. and handled all financial documentation
• Co-designed, produced, marketed and sold indoor garden products targeted towards urban residents

Apr 2015 - Jun 2016


Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, NY, US, MArch, Architecture

Aug 2018 - current

Ateneo De Manila University, Quezon City, PH, Bachelors, Major in Management, Minors in Literature and Enterprise Dev.

Jun 2012 - Jun 2016

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