Adam Lasota, AIA NCARB

Adam Lasota, AIA NCARB

Philadelphia, PA, US

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“I hope to share what architecture is to me; an age-old art that celebrates creativity, beauty, function and innovation

My passion for architecture began at an early age thanks to my mother, herself an architect and designer. Through her passion, professionalism and dedication to her craft, she inspired me to pursue a career in architecture. My time in the architectural world has left me with a philosophy that’s both simple and time-tested: Good design is a careful amalgamation of rigorous attention to detail, thoughtful communication and an open mind. These are the things that inspire I to pursue in projects that both challenge and fulfill me.

I earned an accredited B.Arch degree from the New Jersey Institute of Technology in 2012, where my heart landed me in Italy—to Rome and the beautiful medieval city of Seina—for a study abroad program.

After college, my eye for good design found me in and near New York City, where I worked on high-end residential, private offices, multifamily and commercial projects at home and abroad. And most recently, my open mind and thoughtful communication have rooted me in Philadelphia, where I hope to continue working on projects that consistently remind me of my passion for architecture. 



Ignarri-Lummis Architects LLP, Cherry Hill, NJ, Project Manager / BIM Manager

The transition to a larger firm with a role of developing and managing their BIM approach alongside having the responsibilities of managing projects prompted my career change to Ignarri Lummis Architects.

Some of my responsibilities at Ignarri Lummis include:
• Designing retail and other various project types throughout the United States
• Establishing and maintaining prototypical design and details for nationwide retail companies
• Overhauling and updating ArchiCAD and office standards with bi weekly office training sessions
• Managing projects, with scheduling of support staff, through all phases to construction completion

May 2017 - Aug 2019

C+C Architecture, Philadelphia, Project Manager

In pursuit of licensure and knowledge of local construction methodologies, my career path has come back to C+C Architecture. My position at the firm will continue to grow and prosper along side the process of becoming a licensed Architect.

Some of my responsibilities at C+C included:
• Managed staff on tasks, standards, and construction documentation
• Provided construction administration to multiple projects
• Completed code analysis research and documentation
• Worked through all phases, conceptual through construction administration

May 2015 - May 2017

Rietveld Architects, New York, NY, US, Staff Designer

After working at C+C Architecture for a number of years, my opportunity to work at a well established firm presented itself through Rietveld Architects LLP. My knowledge of computer software, primarily Graphisoft's ArchiCAD, and skill in architectural design helped to acquire this position.

Although Rietveld Architects is a larger firm, it strives to stay at the 15 person limit. This limit helps to create strong members of the firm with each person having multiple responsibilities. Right from the beginning this attitude of self responsibility and multi-tasking was well established. From constantly learning and evolving with architectural design and technology, everyday is a new challenge.

Some of my responsibilities at Rietveld Architects included:
• 3D modeled in multiple programs throughout multiple phases of projects
• Constant collaboration with the principle architects
• Program analysis at every scale from urban to classroom
• 3D printed projects at multiple scales and appropriate 3D modeling techniques
• Designed private residences, multi-family apartments, corporate offices, schools, and full commercial buildings ranging in every scale

Sep 2013 - May 2015

C+C Architecture, Newark, NJ, US, Junior Designer

After working as an intern part time from May 2009 while attending school, I joined the team full time.

Working a very small firm lends itself to having a large roll in an architectural firm. Quick response, fast thinking, and speeding through a concept have been a theme at C+C. While the push might be overwhelming for some, my experience with such pressure only enlightens my creative ability. Furthermore, having such a grasp on all project stages enriches my IDP process.

Additionally, C+C is completely Graphisoft's ArchiCAD based and takes full advantage of BIM. While we are all still learning new "tricks of the trade" of the software, we strongly believe in the concept and abilities of BIM's efficiency, coordination, and project clarity.

Some of my responsibilities at C+C included:
• Designed residential and small commercial
• Created stunning 3D renderings/visualizations and project presentations
• Prepared, coordinated, and drew cohesive construction documents
• Researched local building code + zoning regulations for multiple project typologies
• Program analysis based on site, zoning, code, and economic limitations

May 2012 - Sep 2013

C+C Architecture, Newark, NJ, US, Intern

During semesters, my position as intern was limited to a full day every Friday. On the other hand, during Winter and Summer breaks I worked full time, taking advantage of absorbing as much knowledge of the working architectural world. Another great advantage was through C+C introducing me to BIM through Graphisoft's ArchiCAD.

Some of my responsibilities at C+C included:
• Cultivated an ability in conceptual design processes with strong attention to detail
• Communicated construction documents clearly on every scale
• Created and presented compelling graphics and visualizations
• Worked on residential and small scale commercial projects
• Worked on residential rehabilitation projects throughout the city of Newark

May 2009 - May 2012


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

Sep 2007 - May 2012



Graphisoft Certified ArchiCAD BIM Manager, Other

Issued July 2018 Certification of completing and achieving official certification of an ArchiCAD BIM Manager.


Registered Architect, Other

Licensed in the state of New Jersey


Siena Study Abroad Program, Other

The ability to take part in a study abroad program for an entire summer in Italy was an amazing learning opportunity. Staying in Rome for 2 weeks, then Siena for 5 weeks, and touring the country during and in between stays was an experience that expanded my mind from social, to cultural, to architectural, and to design understanding.


Design Excellence Award, 1st Place

Design Excellence award for 2nd year work.


Masonry Competition, 1st Place

1st Place Studio overall
1st Place Design Presentation
1st Place Display Board Design

My responsibility was the lead in compiling construction documents for an 8'x8'x8' mock up of a studio collaborative project. I also lead in the development of graphics, the Display Board designer, and was the coordinator and presenter for the formal power point presentation to a panel of esteemed judges and the entire school.


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