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Alban Denic

Alban Denic

New York, NY, US

 
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About 

Award-winning, dynamic bilingual Architectural Designer highly regarded for eight years of progressive experience in all phases of the design, development, and delivery of architectural projects for industry leaders including Kohn Perdersen & Fox, OMA and Studio Link Arc. Proven track record of collaborating effectively with internal and external professionals to address and resolve complex design-related issues in competitive markets. Respected as a motivational, influential leader and teammate who guides employees in successfully realizing project objectives through a people-focused approach. Exemplary educational qualifications include a master’s degree in Architecture from École nationale supérieure d'architecture de Versailles (ENSA-V). Out-of-the-box thinker committed to making continuous improvements in process, communication, and technological skills to enable growth.

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Employment 

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

• Created design development drawing sets for high-end residential tower and Class A office tower, adhering to precise specifications based on client needs while ensuring compliance with all legal and safety regulations.
• Collaborated with consultant to resolve curtain façade detail/code compliance for a 150m tall office tower.
• Delivered 50 pages Masterplan Concept set for 442000sm project.
• Researched and selected materials and manufacturers, specifically for glass items and glass-based components, based on considerations such as cost, turnaround time, and company reputation.
• Leveraged familiarity with LEED/GB/Passive House restrictions to simulate environmental performance, enabling timely and cost-effective design adjustments to optimize final project output.
• Utilized multi-software workflow to deliver more than 15 high-quality renderings for Masterplan competition.

• Official’s Village Asian Games, Hangzhou, CH -- 170000m2 -- SD/DD
• Huamao Center, Suzhou, CH -- 442000m2 -- Concept Masterplan/SD/DD
• Residential towers, Philadelphia, PA -- 77000m2 -- Developer Competition
• South Nanjing Development with Supertall, CH -- 1000000m2 -- Competition
• Mixed Use tower Midtown East, NY, NY -- 77000m2 -- Feasibility Study
• Residential tower, Toronto, CA -- 94500m2 -- SD
• Shanghai Krupp Factory Masterplan, CH -- 1000000m2 -- Competition

Jun 2016 - current
 

Studio Link-Arc, LLC, New York, NY, US, Intermediate Architect

• Crafted 60-pages DD drawing set of China Pavilion's custom roof panels for fabrication and installation, ensuring accuracy and clarity across all designs and associated notations.
• Used parametric models to assess tolerance schemes for roof panels and fixtures, proactively avoiding unnecessary costs for eventual repair and replacement.
• Liaised with four international engineers, geometry consultants, and facade specialists while serving as project manager for roof construction, collecting and merging inputs to rationalize roof elements.
• Designed facade pattern for high-end clubhouse in Shenzhen with perforated copper panels for cost-effective optimization of aesthetics and practicalities alike.
• Led three-person team in realization of design proposal for Chicago Lakefront Kiosk architectural biennial competition.

• China Pavilion, Milan EXPO, IT -- 4000m2 -- SD/DD/CD
• Garden Club House, Shenzhen Bay, CH -- 1500m2 -- SD/DD
• Archive Library, Shenzhen, CH -- 8500m2 -- DD
• Wien Museum Extension, Vienna, AT -- 13000m2 -- Competition
• Bauhaus Museum, Dessau, DE -- 2800m2 -- Competition
• Lakefront Kiosk, Chicago Biennale, IL -- Competition led

Feb 2014 - Dec 2015
 

OMA, Rotterdam, NL, Architectural Intern

• Won prestigious J.J.Bosc bridge competition for the city of Bordeaux by creating an entire narrative set of full-color/black-and-white/3D conceptual diagrams now widely associated with the bridge, ranking first in findability online.
• Devised fire safety plan for Centrale School in Saclay, Paris and negotiated with fire department to promptly attain critical custom code approval for project.
• Partnered with Vincent De Rijk to construct 1:300 scale J.J.Bosc bridge model for display at Bordeaux city hall.

• Jean Jacque Bosc Bridge, Bordeaux, FR -- 8500m2 -- Competition
• LABCITY-Centrale School, Paris Saclay, FR -- 35000m2 -- SD
• Paris Nord Est Strategic plan, Paris, FR -- Pre-Qualification

Sep 2012 - Jan 2013
 

x-tu, Paris, FR, Architectural Intern

• Proofed more than 50 technical drawings to ensure spatial and functional qualities for $23.5M public high school project.
• Developed detailed quality control reports covering defects in floors, ceilings, and walls.
• Sourced more than fifteen vendors to create customized lobby space curved from wall-to-ceiling with special acoustic plaster.

• Cité des Civilisations du Vin (CCV), Bordeaux, FR -- 8000m2 -- DD
• Office Tollens, Aubervillier, FR -- 1700m2 -- SD
• Laboratory, Amiens, FR -- 2500m2 -- Competition
• High School, Ivry sur Seine, FR -- 2000m2 -- Competition
• High School, Montmorency, FR -- CD
• High School, Massy, FR -- 3000m2 -- CD/VISA

Feb 2012 - Jun 2012
 

David Leclerc Architecture, Paris, FR, Architectural Intern

• Created 15 pages building permit proposal for residential family home including drawing set and renderings.
• Conducted interior remodeling for three apartments in Paris, relocating bathrooms and creating new kitchens, improving comfort and spatial clarity.
• Performed extensive remodeling of Magnum Gallery in Paris by designing new furniture, determining structural integrity, and making facade upgrade.

• XVIIIth century apartment renovation, Paris, FR -- 80m2 -- PC
• Magnum Photo Gallery, Saint Germain, Paris, FR -- 100m2 -- SD/DD
• Family House extension, Penmarc’h, FR -- 150m2 -- PC
• Quelornet House, Treguennec, FR -- 170m2 -- DD/Interior Design
• Japanese Baths, Brussels, BL -- 70m2 -- Interior Design
• Warehouse renovation, Venise, IT -- SD
• Hohenberg Residence, Half Moon Bay, CA -- 200m2 -- SD

May 2011 - Nov 2011
 

Education 

ENSA-PLV, Paris, Professional licensure HMONP

Sep 2017 - Oct 2018
 

ENSAV, Versailles, FR, MArch, Architecture

Aug 2010 - Jun 2013
 

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Urbana, IL, US, Student Exchange Program

Aug 2010 - May 2011
 

ENSAV, Versailles, FR, BArch, Architecture

Sep 2007 - Jul 2010
 

Awards 

unbuiltVISION, Honorable Mention

Unbuilt Visions promotes critical debate about architecture and design by acknowledging excellence in unbuilt projects. This annual competition provides an opportunity to engage with architecture, urbanism, interiors, and designed objects at the conceptual stage by recognizing work that offers a critical contribution to worldwide architectural discourse.

2013
 

Semifinalist at ONE PRIZE 2011 The Blue Network, Nomination

Annual Design and Science Award

2011
 

EARL PRIZE / GRADUATE STUDIO DESIGN EXCELLENCE AWARD NOMINEE, Nomination

Graduate Design Award at the University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign

2010
 

K d'Ecole 2009 competition Versailles, Honorable Mention

Plaza renovation in Versailles integrating Arts, History and Citylife.

2009
 

Areas of Specialization