Paul Cafaro

Paul Cafaro

Sunnyside, NY, US



I am a recent Architecture Graduate from Pratt Institute in Brooklyn. My skills are wide ranging and include Digital Rendering, Drawing, Model Making, and Fabrication.In my studies I have become proficient in various design mediums. In addition to having a firm grasp on AutoCAD, Photoshop, InDesign and other programs which are considered standard in the field, I am adept at both NURBS and Polygon Modeling, am competent at coding using tools such as Grasshopper and Java Script, and am practiced at rendering in Maxwell, Mental Ray, and other base hardware rendering applications. I believe that as building systems advance, so must our grasp over the tools being used to design; in this sense, diversity is key, and that is something that I can provide both in terms of technological exposure, and with my educational background.Architectural design is something that I have been passionate about for a very long time. This drive started when I was just a child, and was only fed by my differing experiences. 


LB Architects, New York, NY, US, Junior Architect

Jun 2018 - current

Leib Designs, New York, NY, US, Junior Designer

Aided in design and supervision of construction and project management for a small design-build practice. Responsibilities included site surveys, drafting DOB documents and filing sets, preparing construction bid sets, leading client meetings, construction supervision and leadership, project management, executing & organizing punch lists, conducting site inspections, and leading on site team meetings.

Dec 2017 - Feb 2018

Pratt Institute Fabrication Lab, Brooklyn, NY, US, Fabrication Assistant

Assisted students in the use of Pratt's fabrication facilities including the Metal Shop and the CNC Studio. Instructed students on safe techniques for operating the MIG Welder, Plasma Cutter, and other Metal Shop tools. Operated and controlled the CNC Digital Router for the completion of faculty, student, and personal projects in addition to teaching students proper techniques for setting up RhinoCAM files.Maintained shop facilities, and aided in the expansion of the programs Robotics facility through the fabrication of end of arm tools for the new machines.

Jan 2014 - May 2016

SUNY New Paltz, New Paltz NY, Resident Assistant

The Resident Assistant (RA) position focuses on enhancing the quality of life in the residence halls, including fostering community, providing academic support, and being attentive to safety and security of residents. The position requires an individual who is flexible enough to assume a variety of roles as dictated by the changing needs of students. It is crucial that an individual be able to relate well to others and handle administrative responsibilities. The RA is more than just a friendly presence; she/he is the crucial link in creating an environment in which students develop independence and learn to live cooperatively with others.

Aug 2011 - May 2013


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

Jan 2013 - May 2016

Pratt Institute, New Paltz, NY, US, Bachelors, Mathematics, Philosophy, Studio Art

Aug 2009 - May 2013

Areas of Specialization