Silas McBride

Silas McBride

New York, NY, US

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Tuna Architectural office, Brooklyn, NY, US, Junior Designer

Site surveying — documenting existing architectural conditions through plans, RCPs, and elevations

Schematic design — developing interiors for small commercial projects

May 2021 - current

Newark Design Collaborative, Newark, NJ, US, Researcher

Research through interviews — defined qualitative and quantitative research questions for a national survey of university led community design programs and interviewed program heads

Presentation to Newark community — grew local interest in community design based on researched case studies

Compiled information into case study booklet to share knowledge across community design efforts

May 2021 - Mar 2022

Zelta Design, Newark, NJ, US, Architectural Drafter

Site surveying — documenting existing conditions through plans, RCPs, and elevations

Schematic design — developing site plans, building plans, and elevations for small commercial projects

Communicating design choices with the client — 3D modeling and rendering for building proposals in Google SketchUp, Rhinoceros 3D, and V-Ray

Construction documents — Drawing and coordinating construction document sets for small commercial projects

Aug 2018 - Oct 2019


New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT), Newark, NJ, US, BArch, Architecture

Aug 2017 - May 2022


Sukkah Princeton Design Build Competition Winner, Award

A temporary structure for gathering and stargazing that reflects life’s vulnerability through its open skin. The project was auctioned to the general public with proceeds going to refugee care programs.


Architectural Excellence in Design Award, 1st Place

Academic award received from faculty during undergrad at NJIT for outstanding design throughout the year.


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