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William Baptiste

William Baptiste

Brooklyn, NY, US

 
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About 

William Joseph Baptiste is a recent architecture graduate working in New York City who is focused on expanding his ever-growing knowledge of architecture and design with international experiences and collaboration in the field. He graduated from the University at Buffalo with a Masters of Architecture degree in May 2019. Prior to that William received his B.S. in Architecture & Planning with a minor in Environmental Design and an A.S. in General Studies at Suffolk County Community College in Long Island, New York. He also participated in a study abroad program in Ireland & Scotland in the summer of 2016 where he traveled throughout all of Ireland with side trips to England.

William currently works in the heart of New York City at Studio Daniel Libeskind since September 2019. He has also worked at many internships throughout his academic career such as Foit-Albert associates in Buffalo, New York, Kieran Timberlake in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and KPF (Kohn Pedersen & Fox) in New York, New York. 

Employment 

Studio Daniel Libeskind, New York, NY, US, Architectural Designer

Duties: Conceptualize, create, design, plan, and develop new construction projects for Commercial and/or mixed-use buildings through all phases, from concept design, schematic design, design development, construction documentation, and construction administration. With oversight from Design Principal, assist in leading teams of architectural designers on domestic commercial buildings and international mixed-use building types, including office, retail, residential, and hotel, to produce design studies, construction documents, and high-quality presentation materials for client and government approvals.

Prepare construction drawings in aid of Building Integrated Modeling (BIM) and drafting software such as Revit and AutoCAD. Develop innovative design solutions and coordinate construction documents and deliverables with specialist consultants with regards to structure, MEP (mechanical, engineering, and plumbing) systems, facade, vertical transportation systems, façade maintenance, lighting, and landscape. Utilize advanced knowledge of tall building fundamentals, including structure and MEP systems, vertical transportation system, curtain wall, building maintenance strategies, egress, and fire safety and sustainable design integration.

Aug 2019 - Aug 2020
 

KieranTimberlake, Philadelphia, PA, US, Architectural Extern

Duties: Conceptualize, create, design, plan, and develop new construction projects for Commercial and/or mixed-use buildings through all phases, from concept design, schematic design, design development, construction documentation, and construction administration. With oversight from Design Principal, assist in leading teams of architectural designers on domestic commercial buildings and international mixed-use building types, including office, retail, residential, and hotel, to produce design studies, construction documents, and high-quality presentation materials for client and government approvals.

Jan 2020 - Jan 2020
 

Foit-Albert Associates, Buffalo, NY, US, Architectural Designer

Duties: Conceptualize, create, design, plan, and develop new construction projects for Commercial and/or mixed-use buildings through all phases, from concept design, schematic design, design development, construction documentation, and construction administration. With oversight from Design Principal, assist in leading teams of architectural designers on domestic commercial buildings and international mixed-use building types, including office, retail, residential, and hotel, to produce design studies, construction documents, and high-quality presentation materials for client and government approvals.

May 2017 - Feb 2019
 

Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates (KPF), New York, NY, US, Architectural Intern

Duties: Conceptualize, create, design, plan, and develop new construction projects for Commercial and/or mixed-use buildings through all phases, from concept design, schematic design, design development, construction documentation, and construction administration. With oversight from Design Principal, assist in leading teams of architectural designers on domestic commercial buildings and international mixed-use building types, including office, retail, residential, and hotel, to produce design studies, construction documents, and high-quality presentation materials for client and government approvals.

Jun 2018 - Aug 2018
 

Education 

University at Buffalo, Buffalo, NY, US, MArch, Architecture

Situated Technologies Research Group

Sep 2017 - May 2019
 

University at Buffalo, Buffalo, NY, US, BArch, Architecture

Aug 2013 - May 2017
 

Suffolk County Community College, Brentwood, NY, US, BArch, Liberal Arts

Sep 2010 - May 2013
 

Areas of Specialization