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Ben Grinblatt

Ben Grinblatt

New York, NY, US

 
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Employment 

S3 Architecture LLC, New York, NY, US, Associate Architect

- Worked with project manager to complete construction drawings for various residential and commercial projects

- Completed interior design drawings for residential and commercial projects of varying scales

- Responsible for maintaining material sample libraries for interior design projects

- Responsible for preparing client presentations for interior design projects

- Assisted in providing necessary drawings for Landmarks Preservation Commission submission

- Surveyed sites as needed

Feb 2017 - current
 

Salamon Engineering Group, New York, NY, US, Associate Architect

- Created drawing sets for presentation and construction for various residential and commercial projects

- Oversaw progress of various residential projects from beginning through final inspection

- Participated in schematic design process for residential and commercial renovations

- Prepared architectural, structural, mechanical, plumbing, and sprinkler construction documents

- Prepared reports for Local Law 11 facade repair and for Landmarks Preservation Commission approval

Jun 2014 - Dec 2016
 

Salamon Engineering Group, New York, NY, US, Intern

- Completed drawing sets for Local Law 11 facade repair

- Assisted in completing and revising drawings for ongoing projects in commercial and residential renovation

- Revised drawings to meet NYC Building Code and Landmarks Preservation Commission requirements

Jun 2013 - Aug 2013
 

Education 

City College of New York (CCNY) - Spitzer School of Architecture, New York, NY, US, MArch, Masters of Architecture I

Graduated with a Masters of Architecture

Sep 2015 - Jun 2018
 

University of Maryland College Park, College Park, MD, US, Bachelors, History

Completed a Bachelors of Arts in History with a concentration in Political & Military Conflict

Sep 2010 - May 2015
 

Awards 

Archstorming UNBUILD THE WALL, Honorable Mention

ACROSS | CRUZAR is a proposal to reprogram and repurpose the US / Mexico border wall. Serving before as only a separator and a threshold, ACROSS | CRUZAR transforms the wall into a social and cultural hub and stretches the footprint of the border into a formal, bi-national territory for Ambos Nogales, where people sharing the same culture from either side of the frontera can exchange ideas, goods, and community.

Our criteria for border architecture reimagines the frontera to be transparent, welcoming, public, organic, flexible, adaptive, porous, and even ethereal for the residents of this region. Perimeter immigration checkpoints allow residents from one side of the geopolitical border wishing to visit those from the other side do so easily, without officially crossing borders. The modular structure - flexible in all three dimensions - repurposes steel in a sustainable and economical process from the existing wall deconstructed. The construction system is scalable, assembling into different spatial configurations and a spectrum of more-open to more-dense spaces in the wall. The skeleton of the structure allows visitors to either occupy, climb, or rest on it while giving the interior ample space to overcome legal barriers with community programming that responds to and enhances the local economies and rich shared culture in the sister border towns of Nogales.

2017
 

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