Bruna Kherlakian

Bruna Kherlakian

New York, NY, US



My name is Bruna Sizzi Kherlakian, I am from Brazil where I got my Bachelor degree in Architecture (class of 2014).

In 2015, I came to New York to pursue my Master of Science in Architecture and Urban Design at Pratt Institute (class of 2016).

Through my studies and various internships, I have developed a fascination with how buildings and cities shape our entire society. After completing two internships in interior design, the scope of my interest increased to include not only interiors of homes and offices but also entire buildings. A third internship in large-scale real estate design, coupled with studio work in urban intervention at the neighborhood level, further increased the scope of my interest to encompass cities as a whole. Today, my objective is to become an architect who designs from small innovative spaces to large, complex projects grounded in a strong sense of social responsibility as well as an important connection with the city surroundings.



Candusso Arquitetos, São Paulo, BR, Intern

School-year internship at one of Brazil’s leading full-service architectural firms, specializing in innovative solutions.
Supported Designer and Coordinator in developing the firm’s most prominent projects. Conducted in-depth project feasibility studies in light of complicated zoning restrictions in São Paulo. Worked in a team of three to develop residential and commercial projects in compliance with local regulatory constraints.

Nov 2013 - Nov 2014

Carvalho & Silveira Arquitetos, São Paulo, BR, Intern

Architecture and Interior design firm.
15-week internship focused on interior design of residential, commercial, and restaurant properties.

Aug 2013 - Nov 2013

Provecto Smart Offices, São Paulo, BR, Intern

Architecture and engineering firm specialized in office space planning.
Developed extensive experience in Revit (BIM) the primary tool used in all of Provecto’s design projects. Gained exposure to project planning, design, and implementation. Harmonized interior design plans using Provecto’s proprietary templates and design of Revit furniture “families.”

May 2012 - Jul 2013


Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, NY, US, Masters, Master of Science in Architecture and Urban Design

New synthetic strategies for urban and industrial ecologies related to the capacities of rural production are studied in detail. The program engages students across multiple forms of expertise with the most thoughtful and innovative work in urban design; new computer mapping and visualization technologies, theoretical debates, historical precedents, transdisciplinary approaches, and speculative methodologies are brought to questions of contemporary cities in design studios and seminars.

Jun 2015 - Jun 2016

Fundação Armando Alvares Penteado University, São Paulo, BR, BArch, Bachelor of Architecture and Urban Design

Architecture School

Jan 2010 - Dec 2014

Areas of Specialization