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Alban Denic

Alban Denic

New York, NY, US

 

About 

With 6 years of practice across Europe and North America at award-wining companies such as KPF, OMA, and Studio Link Arc LLC, Alban has developed a holistic experience, through all phases, in medium to large scale and complex projects. Throughout this time, he has been responsible for the planning, phasing and design of large mixed-use masterplan, high end residential tower, graduate engineering college, civil infrastructures, Class A office tower, cultural institution, as well as single family home and retail design. Most challenging realization so far included the China Pavilion for the Milan EXPO 2015 with use of innovative materials through parametric tools on irregular double curve geometry.

Along with a keen passion for architecture, he also follows interests such as computing, techno-art, society and politic, management and urban design. This large range of interests is the resource Alban cross-reference to bring singular and innovative design to life. As two examples, he designed a ONE prize finalist slow transportation floating land techno-barge for the East River, NY, & led two years thesis research studying the Bloomingdale Trail in Chicago from sociological and architectural lenses.

Currently holding a Master degree in Architecture from the National Superior School of Architecture of Versailles; he also studied for one year at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign School of Architecture Graduate program. Alban is now an architect in France and in the process of obtaining AXP-ARE and LEED in New York State.

Elsewhere:

Employment 

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

• Delivered Design Development Drawing Sets for High End Residential Tower and Office Tower.
• Solved façade detail/code compliance for Curtain Wall façade, along with Consultant.
• Delivered Masterplan Concept Set.
• Selected materials and manufacturers, specifically glass selection.
• Simulated in house Environmental performance. Familiarity with LEED/GB/Passive House.
• Delivered high quality renderings for Masterplan competition using multi-software workflow.
• Developed practice of organizational skills, prioritizing and time management to meet tight turnover.

• 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

• International design team working on complex geometry.
• Construction Drawing sets.
• China Pavilion EXPO customized drawing set of the roof system.
• Parametric model with Rhino and Grasshopper.
• Proficiency in mass data manipulation.
• Assisted the fabrication process of the Pavilion EXPO.

• 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

• International environment and active participation to the team. Teamwork
• Proficiency in Rhino and Adobe Suite.
• Strong conceptual approach. Vast interest in private/public spaces relationship for the design of new and stimulating forms of urban life.
• Collaborated with experts to define fire safety of the Centrale School.

• 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

• Building site inspections and technical drawings coordination.
• Field trip and inspection.
• Research of fabricators.

• 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

• Building Permit proposal with drawing set and renderings
• Field trip and inspection
• AutoCAD basics

• 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