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Andy Christoforou

Andy Christoforou

Astoria, NY, US

 
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About 

Seasoned Architectural designer with over 6 years of architecture experience specializing in residential design. Seeking to leverage my unique and varied background combining architecture and visualization expertise to flourish in a new opportunity. Extensive experience designing, drafting construction drawings, researching New York City building code, handling all aspects of construction administration, managing clients and projects, 3D modeling, rendering, and producing virtual reality experiences. Previously consulted with architecture and real estate companies for visualization services to enhance communication in design, construction, pre-sales, and marketing.

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Employment 

Ben Hansen Architect, New York, NY, US, Project Manager

• Design low-rise towers and condos, including interiors, fixtures, and finishes.
• Provide 3D modeling and renderings of projects for clients & marketing.
• Work with clients and consultants to produce design development sets.
• Oversee and manage each project to meet client deadlines.
• Answer RFI's and submit sketches to resolve on-site conditions.

Jan 2019 - current
 

School of Visual Arts (SVA), New York, NY, US, Adjunct Instructor

• Teach courses on how to use Revit and creating renderings in Lumion.
• Teach students how use Sketchup and CAD proficiently

Jan 2019 - current
 

Mythic Virtual Reality, New York, Co-founder

• Create photorealistic and interactive room-scale VR experiences.
• Manage scenes and designs through the creation of materials, lighting, and various interior design elements.
• Compose cinematic videos, framed rendering angles, and 360 panoramas to showcase completed scenes.
• Oversee and manage each project to meet client deadlines
• Design interiors and finishes, and select furniture for clients.
• Work with clients and designers to produce detailed renderings.
• Manage social media accounts and grow following.
• Write detailed proposals and responded to RFPs.
• Conducted over 3,000 virtual reality experiences.
• Optimize the VR experiences to hit 90fps on target hardware.
• Build and maintain VR-ready equipment for clients and office.
• Produce 3D models in Revit, SketchUp, Blender and 3ds Max.
• Clients include: Gensler, Pepsi, HOK, Northwell Health and Unilever.

Jun 2015 - current
 

Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT), New York, NY, US, Adjunct Instructor

• Teach students how to prepare a CD set, and create CAD+BIM templates

Aug 2019 - Jan 2020
 

Bouler Pfluger Architects, Brooklyn, NY, US, Project Manager

• Design high-end residential homes.
• Provide 3D modeling and renderings of projects for client meetings
• Oversee daily operations of office, and monitor production of drawings and meeting deadlines.
• Produce construction drawings in compliance with Build it Back program standards.
• Research NYC building and zoning code for building and filing compliance.
• Design unique foundations and structural systems for each home
• Produce and execute Post Approval Amendment drawings by gathering information from RFI and PAA requests submitted by contractors
• Conduct construction site visits to remedy RFIs submitted by contractors.
• Provide structural and program training to team members.

Apr 2014 - Dec 2016
 

Education 

New York Institute of Technology (NYIT), Old Westbury, BArch, Architecture

Sep 2009 - May 2014
 

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