Jack Carney

Jack Carney

East Islip, NY, US

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My design interests have always been on in-habitation, the environment, and planning for a brighter future for the planet.  The experiential quality of a building or project gives architecture purpose for me. I aspire to one day create buildings that are environmentally conscientious with the goal of a greener future.  During my undergraduate studies at SUNY Buffalo I was designing multiple studio projects for sites around Buffalo’s metropolitan area, along the Erie Canal, and a site in Cleveland.  Last summer, I traversed the coast of Ireland, Scotland, and England during a semester abroad. I experienced the different cultures, diverse environments, and a range of economic traveling the area.  While studying in Buffalo and Europe I developed an appreciation for lecture series, art exhibitions, and gallery openings, each assisted with idea generation.  



Fire Island Ferries, Bay Shores, NY, US, Deckhand

Coordinated crew to load and unload freight of ferry

Handled cash and invoices in a high volume, fast-paced work environment

Under the Captains supervision, performed varies duties on board and assisted with boat maintenance; participated in periodic drills and emergency exercises

Jun 2017 - Sep 2017

Bayard Cutting Arboretum, Great River, NY, US, Intern

I was Introduced to all phases of grounds maintenance, landscape design and enhancement of a diverse plant collection within the 691 acre arboretum.

Jul 2016 - Sep 2016


University at Buffalo, BArch, Architecture

Received a diverse education with exposure to design for different populations; challenged to tackle obstacles creatively within urban planning, landscape architecture, incorporating sustainable design, graphic design, and other academic areas.
• Worked on a team of 10 students to create, design, and build a full scale boat which inspires the design of a boat house for North Tonawanda along the Tonawanda Creek
• Designed a theater and center for the arts addressing the community’s needs and the logistical challenges for downtown Cleveland, OH adjacent to the Superior Viaduct
• Designed a housing complex and cultural center for refugees in downtown Buffalo, NY
• Designed a superstructure, malleable enough to cater to any program in Williamsville, NY
• Designed a landscape focused on rethinking the process of reforestation through landscape management
• Constructed an interlocking mechanism, scaled for handheld, human, and building scales
• Utilized an abstract approach to design a home for a David Bowie Impressionist

Sep 2015 - Feb 2019