Alistair Benckenstein

Alistair Benckenstein

Houston, TX, US

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ROGERS PARTNERS Architects+Urban Designers, New York, NY, US, Intern

6 month internship at NYC based architectural and urban design firm focused on projects ranging from institutional and residential to the public realm of parks and larger urban interventions.
-Generated numerous conceptual renderings
-Built physical models for client meetings as well as in house design meetings
-Updated CAD documents for schematic design, design development, and construction documentation
-Arranged sheet sets for review
-Researched precedents for preliminary conceptual design
-Created diagrams for design meetings
-Participated in site visits

Jun 2016 - Dec 2016

Matt Garcia Design, Austin, TX, US, Intern

Intern at local single family residential firm with a body of work spreading throughout central Texas.
-Produced renderings, section renderings, and rendered plans
-Generated physical models for client and contractor meetings
-Explored schematic and structural organization through CAD
-Designed the office signage graphic for MGD and the neighboring Delineate Studio
-Participated in client meetings, contractor meetings, and site visits

Jul 2015 - Aug 2015


The University of Texas at Austin, Austin, TX, US, BArch, Architecture

Aug 2012 - May 2017


Design Excellence Award, 1st Place

"Conferred at the completion of each semester, the awards further the school's shared goal of recognizing and rewarding design excellence across all programs and levels."

Class: Prototype
In collaboration with: Alex Wu
Project: Serial Stools - A digital fabrication project focusing on mass customization of a series of stools through parametric design in Grasshopper.


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