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Wilson Slagle

Wilson Slagle

Astoria, NY, US

 
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About 

Hi! I'm Wilson, an Astoria-based designer interested in experience and interactivity, both in architecture and its adjacent arenas. I enjoy studying the ordinary, the un-optimized, and the quirky for the purpose of creating novel art and architecture. I also like to make things with my hands.

Since July of 2019, I have been working at GKV Architects on the comprehensive redevelopment of a historic prewar-era apartment building in the Upper West Side. It's the first project of my professional career, and I have seen it from the early schematic phases all the way through filing and construction drawings, all the while personally working with both the clients and consultants to ensure seamless coordination. This project has reaffirmed my passion for residential projects, which I hope to pursue going forward.

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Employment 

Gerner Kronick + Valcarcel Architects, DPC, New York, NY, US, Junior Architect

Currently working on the comprehensive redevelopment of a historic prewar-era apartment building in the Upper West Side:

Leads the design of project "Vision Document" used for client marketing
Produces and presents design options for unit redevelopment and expansion
Coordinates with MEP engineers to reach synthesis of updated building systems and elevated aesthetic sensibilities
Translates approved design information into filing and construction documents
Reviews contractor submittals for finishes, fixtures, and hardware
Oversees landscape design of new rooftop terrace and rear yard

Jul 2019 - current
 

Lehman Smith & McLeish, Washington, DC, US, Architectural Intern

– Performed iterative test fits that aimed to suit clients’ occupancy needs
– Produced presentation drawings and renderings for design presentations
– Produced and revised construction drawings for permit issuance
– Conducted programming and analysis on prospective projects in existing buildings

May 2017 - Aug 2017
 

Terreform ONE, Brooklyn, NY, US, Research Fellow

– Assisted in the collection and formatting of past work for office monograph
– Assisted in designing, refining, and building prototype models and installations
– Aided in research and development for the conception of new projects
– Contributed to winning submission for the LafargeHolcim Awards Competition

Jan 2017 - Apr 2017
 

Education 

Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY, US, BArch, Architecture

GPA - 3.4

Aug 2014 - May 2019
 

Awards 

Thesis Prize - Syracuse University School of Architecture, Honorable Mention

2019
 

5th International LafargeHolcim Awards Competition for Sustainable Construction Projects and Next Generation Visions, 1st Place

2017
 

2017 U.S. Department of Energy Race to Zero Student Design Competition, Honorable Mention

2017
 

Skills