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Gregory-Fritz La Planche

Gregory-Fritz La Planche

Back Bay, MA, US

 

About 

I graduated in May of 2015 with a Post-Professional Master's Degree in Architecture from Cranbrook Academy of Art. I am highly interested in being part of design firm which has a good construction knowledge . Enclosed please find a copy of my resume and the link that highlights some of my project for your review: http://1drv.ms/1Ng7B6h 

For the past two years, I have been working on my thesis which focuses on the redevelopment of Detroit's waterfront. 

Academically, I have been investigating and researching Detroit's 9.7 mile waterfront from Belle Island to Zug Island which is classified currently as underdeveloped. I have documented the site by air via helicopter by automobile and on foot to form a comprehensive understanding of the site problematic zoning. I envision its progress first by understanding on how physical design can alter social behavior in differing neighborhood blocks. Secondly, I am exploring alternative mixed-use patterns that further advance redevelopment on a social and economic level, some of these include: the introduction of artificial islands, a floating marathon bridge between Detroit and Windsor, international art galleries cantilevered over the water. I believe that by creating cultural and industrial economic projects on the waterfront, an improved future for Detroit's redevelopment and those living in the area could be possible.

In parallel, I visited eight internationally prominent waterfront destinations: Dubai, Doha, Istanbul, Miami, Athens, Poros, Aegina and Hydras, to gather information to create an in-depth comparison. Visiting those cities exposed me to their progressive urbanist language, infrastructure, stabilized image and provocative façade, futuristic departure, projective agenda, and contrived presence. While in Dubai, my research studies revealed the multidimensional use of light at varying scales and its environmental manipulation. While in Doha, I understood the necessity of the main land's juxtaposition to the conceptually artificial island's essential modern presence, and the phenomenon of its power.

I can be contacted at (617) 425 5177 or at G_laplanche@hotmail.com
Thank you for your time and consideration. I look forward to speaking with you soon.

Sincerely,
Gregory-Fritz La Planche. 

Employment 

Gregory Fritz Laplanche, Boston MA, Designing

GREGORY-FRITZ LAPLANCHE
12 Adams Ct. ● Hingham, MA 02043 ● g_laplanche@hotmail.com ● (617) 425-5177
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FASHION DESIGNER
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Creative and organized Fashion Designer known for design innovation, forward thinking and extraordinarily inspired collections. Experience in trend research, ideation of new concepts and creating compelling garments to meet the brand aesthetic. Proven ability with production, trim and costing in women’s, menswear, evening wear and teen contemporary fashion with exceptional illustration, drawing and design software skills. Determined problem solver, skilled designer and dedicated team player.
Key Qualifications

Fresh, Innovative Designs Standardized Design Processes Line Development
Fabric Sourcing & Selection Cost Management Production Efficiencies
Design Software Trend Research / Forecasting Color Direction
Illustration & Artwork Product Development Presentation Boards
Architecture Design Elements Fashion & Design
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FASHION DESIGN EXPERIENCE

OWNER / FASHION DESIGNER | Gregory-Fritz LaPlanche, Hingham, MA | 2003–Present

• Oversee all design aspects of products from inception through final production: Produce apparel design concepts, research and develop seasonal trends, evaluate color and design combinations and fabricate garments
• Research and source fabrics in New York City and France
• Recruit, hire and train apparel design support team and assistants
• Design work link by category: https://www.behance.net/gregoryfri76ca

FREELANCE FASHION DESIGNER | Fourth Floor Firm, New York City, NY | 2015–Present

• Support the design team with design and development of menswear and teen fashion collections
• Produce design concepts, attend cross-functional meetings to fully understand the product design, prepare technical sketches and attend fittings

FASHION DESIGNER | New York Fashion Week - The Face-Off Show 2015, Manhattan, NY | 2015

• Produced 2 evening collections for the 2015 Face-Off show

DEAN ASSISTANT | Cranbrook Museum Academy of Art Degree Show, Bloomfield-Hills, MI | 2013-2015

• Provided student orientation and scheduling of all visits to the department
• Oversaw the spending budget, planned all international trips, organized the fundraising, ran campus tours for prospective students and reinforced the policies of the Academy

DESIGN ASSISTANT | Stage Designer & Artist, Tomak Julian Balsik-Nethercraft, Detroit, MI | 2014–2015

• Organized studio for artist, assisted with show installations, documented the glass project and managed the casting bronze sculptures

FASHION EXHIBITION / SHOW EXPERIENCE

• Solo Art Exhibition, Bina Osteria, Boston, MA (2010)
• Boston Fashion Show KCSS, Dorchester, MA (2009)
• Boston Fashion Week, Solo Presentation, Boston, MA (2009 & 2007)
• Solo Art Show, Derry New Hampshire Public Library, New Hampshire (2002)
• New York Fashion, Pratt Institute Degree Show, Manhattan, NY (2001)

GREGORY-FRITZ LAPLANCHE, PAGE 2
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EDUCATION

MASTER OF ARCHITECTURE

Cranbrook Academy of Art, Bloomfield-Hills, MI (2015)

BACHELOR OF FINE ARTS: Fashion Design
Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, NY

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TECHNICAL SKILLS

CAD / Auto CAD Adobe InDesign Hand Drawing
Accessory Design Adobe Premiere Adobe Photoshop
Patternmaking Menswear Fashion Design
Plastic Forging Women’s Wear Furniture Design
Styling Evening Wear Shoe Design
Children’s Wear Draping Sewing

BIBLIOGRAPHY
Book Fashion Portfolio

• WOMEN DESIGN : https://issuu.com/gregory-fritzlaplanche/docs/gregoryfritzlaplanchewomen
• MEN PORTFOLIO: https://issuu.com/gregory-fritzlaplanche/docs/men.gregoryfritzlaplanche1
• BOY PORTFOLIO: https://issuu.com/gregory-fritzlaplanche/docs/boy
• GIRL PORTFOLIO: https://issuu.com/gregory-fritzlaplanche/docs/girl_gregory_fritz_laplanche
• SHOES AND SNEAKERS: https://issuu.com/gregory-fritzlaplanche/docs/shoe_design

Newspaper and Magazines

• Archinect Editor’s Pick: http://archinect.com/news/article/128819380/editor-s-pics-418
• Fashion Show News: http://www.wicketlocal.com/article/20090925/News/309259797
• Fashion Show News: https://lavidfashionwordpress.com/2009/10/18/boston-fashion-week-continued-a-talk-with-gregory-fritz-laplanche/
• Art Show News: http://www.dotnews.com/2011/seniors-show-artistic-sides-kit-clark-center

ADDITIONAL CURRICULUM

Intensive drawing studies and site researches

• Gustav Vigeland Museum Park, Oslo, Norway
• Munch Museum, Oslo, Norway
• Malba Museum, Buenos-Aires
• Maison de Verre, Paris

Drawing sessions at museums, churches and architectural sites

• Olympia, Athens, Tolo, Patras, Ancona, Rome, Vatican City, Padua, Verona, Florence, Venice, Pisa, Brighton & Hove, London, Zurich, Hamburg, Madrid, Paris, Amsterdam, Dubai, Istanbul, Poros, Aegina, Doha, Haiti, Los Angeles, San Diego, Boston, Miami, New York

12 Adams Ct. ● Hingham, MA 02043 ● g_laplanche@hotmail.com ● (617) 425-5177

Sep 2002 - current
 

Education 

Cranbrook Academy of Art, Bloomfield Hills, MI, US, MArch, M.Arch

Sep 2013 - May 2015
 

Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, NY, US, Bachelors, Fashion Design

Jan 1998 - Jan 2002
 

Massachussets College of Art and Design, Boston, MA, US, BArch, Fine Arts

Drawinng certificate program

May 1995 - May 1998
 

Awards 

Merit Award 2013 Cranbrook Academy of Art, Award

2013
 

103rd Design Award Pratt Institute, 1st Place

2002
 

Areas of Specialization 

Skills