Alan D'Amore

Alan D'Amore

DeLand, FL



I am looking for an architecture company that has a stronghold on design with expertise in architecture, landscape and urban design. With a defined culture of research, collaboration, and fabrication. A firm that challenges the building industry by taking on its means and methods, while also developing innovative ways of building at many scales – from the scale of infrastructure to furniture.



Huitt-Zollars, Inc. / Morris Architects, Orlando, FL, US, Intern Architect

Jan 2014 - current

Young Arts Foundation | Design discipline, Miami Beach, FL, US, Faculty Member

A one week long teaching position: responsible for instructing selected high school students to complete a design charrette project and simultaneously produce visual representations of each student's conceptual ideas.

Jan 2014 - Jan 2014

Xavier Cortada Studio, Miami, FL, US, Design Consultant

Selected to assist in designing art installations for six different housing development projects.
Participated in client meetings and worked closely with artist to explore concept ideas and possible scenarios for the improvement of community spaces within each housing development project.
Developed shop drawings, 3D models/renderings and final presentation material.

May 2013 - Dec 2013

Florida International University, School of Architecture, Miami, FL, US, Design Studio Instructor

Provided third year students (D5 & D6) with:
Intense and immersive experience in the contemporary discipline of design.
Integration of their current classes with the understanding of drawing, geometry, representation and fabrication.
Core understanding of building technology and sustainability, architectural culture and precedent, urban theory and computation in architecture.
Weekly desk-crits and pin-ups to discuss course content related issues with students individually and as a group lecture.
Also participated in multiple final reviews and graded students according to applied effort and improvements throughout each semester.

Aug 2012 - May 2013

BEA Architects, Miami, FL, US, Design Assistant

Participated in a team of four to create design solutions for the Port of San Diego, CA.
Developed 3D models and presentation material.

Jul 2012 - Aug 2012

Camilo Rosales Architecture, Miami, FL, US, CAD Technician and Design Assistant

Worked closely with the principal-in-charge in developing drawing documents for a resort in Nicaragua.
Required careful reading and understanding of the highly complex landscape.

Jan 2012 - Apr 2012

FIU Fabrication Lab, Miami, FL, US, Woodshop Assistant

In charge of the facility and responsible for the safety and health of anyone utilizing it.
Sole operator of high powered machinery.
Provided users with insight in how to accomplish goals utilizing the tools available and responsible in educating users of safety and procedures to all tools and machinery.

Aug 2011 - Apr 2012

Habitat for Humanity, New Orleans, LA, US, Volunteer

Painter, roofer, and plumber assistant.

May 2007 - May 2007


Florida International University, Miami, FL, US, MArch, Master of Arts in Architecture

Advanced studies in furniture design.

Aug 2012 - Dec 2013

Florida International University, Miami, FL, US, MArch, Architecture

Jul 2009 - Jul 2012

University of Florida, Gainesville, FL, US, BArch, Architecture

Aug 2006 - Jul 2009


FIU BEAI Gallery, Nomination

Undergraduate/graduate work selected seven consecutive times to be displayed at FIU School of Architecture BEAI Gallery.


Publication - Foglio | Issue 03-2012, Other

Cover + pages: 99, 100, 105, 106, 131, 132, 223, 224- 228, 247 and 259.


Design Excellence Award, Award

Awarded on April 30th, 2012.
"In recognition of the highest measure of creativity, skill and rigor in a graduate design master's project as determined by the faculty of the department of architecture, Florida International University."


2011 AIA Miami Photography Competition, 1st Place

1st Place | Best of Show : Ordinary Beauty.
Awarded November 16th, 2011 - 41 participants and 215 submitted photographs from the general public, AEA members and students from various universities.


Publication - GENOA: FIU architecture 2010_threshold, Other

Pages: 18, 19, 68-75, 106, 107, 115, 119, 121, 122, 124, 125 and 127-129.


Publication - Bok Tower Wellness Center – Lake Wales, FL, Other

FIU SOA - 2010
Pages: 30-50.


Publication - FIU SOA - 2010 Pages: 30-50, Other

Cover + pages: 26, 27, 58, 59, 90, 91 and 100-105.


Areas of Specialization