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Charles Happel

Charles Happel

New York, NY, US

 

About 

Hello, My name is Charles Fredrick Happel IV. I am a 2014 graduate of New York City College of Technology's architecture program. While attending school, I was recruited to work for a licensed practicing engineer working primarily on facade repairs and site safety planning. Following that position, I gained experience working in architectural firms focused around residential design. I am highly proficient in AutoCAD 2D & 3D, Revit, Rhino, ComCheck, REScheck Grasshopper, Google Sketch-Up, the Adobe Suite, as well as video editing/rendering software such as Lumion & V-Ray. I also have a background in digital fabrication with the use of laser cutters, 3D Printers, etc.

My designs and fabricated models were presented for the Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams at Brooklyn Borough Hall. This event was listed in the AIA Calendar of events, as well as on the front page of the Brooklyn Eagle Newspaper. On a separate occasion, I also presented my designs for the Brooklyn Borough Trustees, which includes the highest appointed positions in the New York City Education system. I have served as a guest critic judging student designs during their final presentations on numerous occasions & have recently been selected to design an upcoming renovation to the Saint Catherine's academy in the Bronx. I was also briefly involved in the 2015 Solar Decathlon, a global competition that accepts only 20 schools world wide.

Employment 

Angelo Ng & Anthony Ng Architects Studio, PC, Queens, NY, Project Manager / Drafter

Responsible for all phases of a project from field work, schematic design, & construction documents including floor plans, elevations, sections, energy analysis, REScheck / COMcheck, DOB Filings, etc. Understanding of AutoCAD & Google SketchUp.

Jul 2016 - Nov 2016
 

JFA Associates, Brooklyn, NY, US, Drafter

Responsible for construction drawings including labeling floor plans with dimensions, tags, etc. Creating
plot plans, elevations, court diagrams, sections, window/door schedules, energy analysis/energy wall
drawings and calculations by determining U-factors. Working in AutoCAD utilizing ex-refs. Producing
reflective ceiling plans, construction details including ADA/stair/elevator details from references and
sketches. Photoshop renderings and making pamphlets in InDesign to represent the company, etc.

Feb 2016 - Mar 2016
 

Atlas Building Consultants, Brooklyn, NY, US, Drafter

Analytical site surveying involving measuring and sketching the facades of the buildings and the surrounding site components & using that data to digitally recreate the façade in CAD for façade repair
drawings. Preparing details / notes sheets based on individual contracts; creating site safety plans, best
squad drawings, scaffold, fence, & shed drawings to guarantee the safety of the people during
construction. Some understanding of structural engineering to maintain structural integrity for the
workers when designing pipe scaffolding & sheds by determining which beams would guarantee the
safety of the workers. Occasionally filing documents with the D.O.B.

Nov 2013 - Feb 2016
 

Education 

City University of New York- NYC College of Technology BT in Architectural Technology, Brooklyn, NY, US, BArch, Architectural Technology

Acquired knowledge on structural stability, digital fabrication, building technologies, architectural
drawings, graphic design, photo/video editing, etc.

Sep 2010 - Jun 2014
 

Nassau Community College, Garden City, NY, US, AAS

Broad classes structured primarily for the sciences and math.

Sep 2007 - Jun 2010
 

Awards 

Guest Critic at NYC College of Technology, Other

Stood in as a guest critic at numerous student presentations judging the final thesis projects of 4th year students.

2016
 

Techne Magazine, Honorable Mention

Designs were published in the 2015 edition of Techne Magazine

2015
 

Brooklyn Eagle Newspaper Article, Honorable Mention

Student designs were printed & recognized on front page of the November 14th, 2014 edition.

2014
 

Brooklyn Borough Hall Exhibit, Other

Designs were presented for Eric Adams and Borough Trustees including models, video animations, & rendered images.

2014
 

Areas of Specialization