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Alexander Schneiderman

Alexander Schneiderman

New York, NY, US

 
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About 

B.Arch graduate from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute seeking full-time entry-level position in the field of Architecture. Looking for an opportunity to work in collaboration with designers, clients, and community to benefit the development of the firm, its projects, and my own professional skills.

Architect [in training] 

Designer [in training]

etc. [in training]

In my work as a student and aspiring architect, I have found a consistent conceptual driver in the importance of designing the human experience of space, and the question of how to curate that experience—both in terms of what it is required to provide and what it has the potential to do—is one I hope to address through the practice of architecture. I see this discipline as a powerful means of interacting with the world, on scales ranging from the individual to the urban, and I have focused my academic career on building an expansive breadth of skills and experience in both the theoretical and practical aspects of the field, in the hope of contributing to a practice equally interested in shaping the world we inhabit. 

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www.alexanderschneiderman.com

Employment 

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, NY, US, Resident Director

Resident Director for freshman residence hall, entailing direct supervision of staff of 8 and indirect supervision of population of 300. Duties include team management, crisis management, and facilitation of a positive living and working environment.

Aug 2018 - current
 

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, NY, US, Teaching Assistant

Teaching Assistant for multiple courses, including two design studios, a research-based seminar, and sustainability-based seminar. Participated in design critique, gave software and research tutorials, and facilitated mass communication between professor and students.

Aug 2016 - current
 

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, NY, US, Student Ambassador

Student Ambassador for Rensselaer School of Architecture. At various times this has entailed serving as a teaching assistant, coordinating exhibitions, representing the student body, giving tours, speaking on panels, and generally acting as a spokesperson for the school.

Aug 2015 - current
 

Stephen Tilly, Architect, Dobbs Ferry, NY, US, Architectural Intern

Intern for Stephen Tilly Dobbs Ferry Office. Edited redlines, drew and revised interior elevations, and created marketing material for the studio, both for general use and specific RFPs.

Jun 2018 - Aug 2018
 

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, NY, US, Resident Assistant

Resident Assistant in RPI first-year residence hall. entailing direct supervision of over 40 students. Duties included crisis management and facilitation of a positive living and working environment.

Aug 2016 - Aug 2018
 

SEI Design Group, Albany, NY, US, Architectural intern

Intern for SEI Albany Office. Edited redlines, drew up plan/section
details and interior elevations, and traced preexisting drawings into
Revit to lay groundwork for future projects.

May 2017 - Aug 2017
 

H2M architects + engineers, White Plains, NY, US, Architectural Intern

Intern for H2M White Plains Office. Traced preexisting drawings for
renovation work, conducted field reports on ongoing construction
work, and assisted in general administrative office work.

May 2016 - Aug 2016
 

Education 

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, NY, US, BArch, Architecture

Studying Architecture with a minor in Communication. Current GPA 3.72.

Extracurriculars:
Rensselaer Dancesport Team | Captain
Rensselaer Union Executive Board | Chairman, Marketing and Strategy Committee
Alpha Delta Phi Society, Rensselaer Affiliate | Sergeant-At-Arms
Rensselaer School of Architecture | Dean’s Council
American Institute of Architecture Students | Co-President
Rensselaer First-Year Experience | Orientation Advisor

Aug 2014 - current
 

Awards 

Phalanx Honor Society, Award

Member of Rensselaer's highest honor society, which recognizes students on campus who have distinguished themselves among their peers in the areas of leadership, service, and devotion to the Alma Mater.

2018
 

National Residence Hall Honorary, Award

Honor society distinguishing students who make outstanding contributions to their residence halls, and residence life on campus in general.

2018
 

Norman Waxman Memorial Award, Award

Award given to a fourth-year student in Rensselaer's School of Architecture in recognition of a spirit of selfless giving and devotion to the School.

2018
 

1st Place, Rensselaer Union Rebranding Competition, 1st Place

Won school-wide competition to redesign the logo and associated branding of the Rensselaer Student Union.

2018
 

3rd Place, SELEF Literary Competition Photography Division, 3rd Place

3rd place in photography division of a national literary competition for "Forum Romanum", an image of the Roman Forum.

2018
 

Founders Award of Excellence, Award

The Founders Award of Excellence was established in 1994 to honor students who embody qualities of creativity, discovery, leadership, and the values of pride and responsibility at Rensselaer. One of the most prestigious awards given by the Institute to current students.

2018
 

3rd Place, SELEF Literary Competition Nonfiction Division, 3rd Place

3rd Place in nonfiction division of a national literary competition for "Casa Das Mudas", an analysis of Paulo David's eponymous museum extension in Madeira, Portugal.

2015
 

Areas of Specialization 

Skills