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Matthew White

Matthew White

Philadelphia

 

About 

Employment 

University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Part-Time Lecturer

MSD-RAS_801-01 Studio | Material Agencies | Andrew Saunders and Riley Studebaker
MSD-AAD_707-01 Fabrication Studio | Nathan Hume

Aug 2021 - current
 

University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Penn Praxis Fellow

Selected as a Fellow to assist Andrew Saunders and Scott Erdy in material and robotic process research of permanent art installation at a local community center.

Jan 2021 - current
 

UAP North America, New York, NY, US, Project Manager

- Responsible for projects ranging from $100k - $12M in both the private [Hudson Yards] and public sector [The Bridge Path at Gov. Mario M. Cuomo Bridge].
- Managed the project schedule, finances, internal teams [drafting and fabrication], and subcontractors [bidding, contract, and change orders] ensuring a successful outcome for both the firm and clients.
- Oversaw and coordinated documentation and production teams on three continents [North America, Asia, and Australia]
- Oversaw design development and detailing of complex elements for fabrication and installation.

Jul 2016 - current
 

Island Exterior Fabricators, LLC, New York, NY, US, Technical Designer

Produced shop drawings, fabrication tickets, and install drawings for the Bloomberg Center at Cornell Tech by Morphosis. Main roles included managing the BIM Model for coordination with both the client and subcontractors. Along with creating a work flow from the BIM Model to production.

Feb 2015 - Jun 2016
 

Dean/Wolf Architects, New York, Senior Designer

Working with firm leadership, lead the design development of a new community library in the Bronx [DDC] and a Multifamily apartment complex in India. Along with assisting in Construction Documents and Construction Administration (Submittals / RFIs) for EMS50 in Queens [DDC] and Ephemeral Edge [Single Family Residential].

Apr 2014 - Feb 2015
 

SITU, Brooklyn, Project Manager

Lead projects from design development through fabrication to install. This included shop drawings, preparation of 3D models for CNC operations, programming and operating 3-axis and 5-axis machines. Along with partaking in and leading fabrication and install teams.

Mar 2013 - Apr 2014
 

Education 

University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA, US, Masters, MSD-RAS

The MSD-RAS develops novel approaches to the design, manufacture, use, and life-cycle of architecture through creative engagement with robotics, material systems, and design-computation.

Students gain skills in advanced forms of robotic fabrication, simulation, and artificial intelligence, in order to develop methods for design that harness production or live adaption as a creative opportunity. Robotically manufactured architectural prototypes (part or whole) will be developed by students and presented and exhibited at the completion of the course.

Aug 2020 - May 2021
 

Washington University in St. Louis, MArch, Architecture

Aug 2009 - Dec 2012
 

University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA, US, BFA 3D Design

Aug 2003 - May 2008
 

Areas of Specialization 

Skills