Christian Porfido

Christian Porfido

Brooklyn, NY, US



I was born and raised in Morristown, New Jersey and since a young age I have strived to make my career in architecture. Influenced by family and friends working in architecture and construction, I have long had an eye for design and have felt that I could make an impact on the built environment.

My academic career in architecture began at The Catholic University of America in Washington, DC where I received a Bachelor of Science in Architecture, after which I chose to pursue my Masters of Architecture at Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, New York. Throughout my years in school, studying history, theory and design has taught me the meaning of a well designed project and I have developed an interest in work that prioritizes the use context to influence site treatment, material selection and formal design.


Earl Jackson Architecture Workshop, New York, NY, US, Designer

Apr 2017 - current

Smith-Miller + Hawkinson Architects, New York, NY, US, Designer

Jun 2016 - Apr 2017

Oliver Cope Architect, New York, NY, US, Intern

- Working with design teams to complete cohesive construction documents for high-end residential projects in Long Island and New York City.
- Assisting senior architects with material selection and product specifications.
- Reviewing project submittals and communicating with contractors to achieve the goals of both the firm and client.

Feb 2014 - Jun 2016

Mark Richey Woodworking, Newburyport, MA, US, Shop Worker

- Worked on the shop floor assembling and fabricating large high-end projects as well as small scale custom millwork.
- Operation of both large and small milling machines and power tools.

May 2012 - Aug 2012

Atlantic Management and Construction, Succasunna, NJ, US, Construction Laborer

- Completed site work in residential settings, including earth moving and landscaping.
- Performed work in commercial settings that that included paving, concrete work, pipe work and snow plowing.
- Operated large equipment and vehicles.

May 2011 - Aug 2011


Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, NY, US, MArch, Architecture

Graduation: May 2016

Aug 2013 - current

The Catholic University of America, Washington, DC, US, BArch, Architecture

Aug 2009 - May 2013

Morris Catholic High School, Denville, NJ, US, High School

Sep 2005 - Jun 2009

Areas of Specialization