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Dan Rapoport

Dan Rapoport

New York, NY, US

 
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About 

I am an Architectural Designer and Maker in Brooklyn, NY and a graduate of the Carnegie Mellon University School of Architecture.

I have expertise in Revit, Rhinoceros 6, Grasshopper, 3D Studio Max, AutoCAD, ArcGIS, and V-ray as well as Adobe Creative Cloud programs such as Photoshop, InDesign, Illustrator, AfterEffects, etc.

My graphic and rendering work has been featured on television, in print, and on public advertisements.  Such work  has attracted and retained high profile clients at several firms.

My interests range from photography and film to building 3D printers and designing/fabricating furniture.  I also design websites, apartments, and tinyhomes.  I have experience working in feature film and with digital fabrication tools.

I am always looking for a new challenge.

Elsewhere:

Employment 

Bento Box LLC, Honolulu, HI / New York, NY, Design & Operations Director

⠁ Designed systematized, component-driven, modular tiny-homes for the
Hawaiian Market
⠁ Responsible for product development, project management, design team
oversight, hiring, construction coordination, and daily operations
⠁ Designed, Project-managed construction of and ran commercial
showroom, containing working tiny-home and coworking space
⠁ Worked with Local print, TV Media, Marketing Teams for widespread
brand recognition
⠁ Oversaw Sales Team and coordinated with Marketing Team to create
cohesive printed and digital media to further sales
⠁ Worked directly under CEO to perform market research and grow sales
⠁ Created a local network of trusted contractors, suppliers, and design
professionals
⠁ Laid out design concepts for high-profile coworking spaces

Sep 2016 - Mar 2020
 

The Turett Collaborative, New York, NY, US, Architectural Designer

⠁ Worked on renovations of historic brownstone townhomes
⠁ Responsible for coordination with NYC Landmarks Preservation
Commision
⠁ Recreated historical facades with high attention to detail, based on
thorough research
⠁ Bespoke design of high-end interiors
⠁ Coordination with trades to create unique architectural features for notable
clients

Jul 2015 - Sep 2016
 

Wildlife Conservation Society at Bronx Zoo, Bronx, NY, US, Exhibit Designer

⠁ Contracted to work on the “Sea Cliffs” Exhibit for Coney Island Aquarium
⠁ Designed unique, interactive elements for 4 exhibits to on display in 2021
⠁ Worked closely with architects, mechanical engineers, and artists to form
overall vision into real products
⠁ Produced detail shop drawings of unique exhibit elements and overall
exhibit.

Jul 2015 - Oct 2015
 

SOMA Architects, New York, NY, US, Architectural Designer

Instrumental in design and execution of:
⠁ 45 Park Place, NYC - 60 Story Luxury tower near WTC, 60-100% CD ‧
⠁ One at the Palm, Palm Jumeriah, Dubai - SD through CD - extravagant,
cantilevering apartments, totalling over 800,000 sqft on the Palm Islands
⠁ Abuja Villas, Abuja, Nigeria - Design Development, Schematic Design
Luxury Development of 60 seven-bedroom villas by world-renowned client
⠁ BoBo, Beirut, Lebanon - Boutique apartments floating above historic home
- responsible for unique curtain wall system that wraps prismatic mass and
steel exoskeleton.

Jun 2014 - Jul 2015
 

Ethelind Coblin Architect, New York, NY, US, Intern

Instrumental in the ECA submission for the Aalto University master plan competition in Helsinki, Finland, both in design and representation.

Jun 2012 - Sep 2012
 

Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA, US, Webmaster

Responsible for website design and maintenance of the official CMU School of Architecture website.

Jan 2009 - Sep 2011
 

Lyman Davidson Dooley, Inc., Nashville, TN, US, Intern

Created quick-turnaround imagery for high-profile clients. Imagery was featured on billboards, local newschannels and publications
Produced detailed site documentation and developed designs for churches, healthcare facilities and mixed-use buildings
Produced and modified complex Revit and CAD files
Participated in client meetings and negotiations
Conducted site surveys, code and product research

Jun 2011 - Aug 2011
 

Buckl Architects, Easton, PA, US, Intern

Produced professional digital imagery for project proposals
Generated 3D models and corresponding building plans and sections
Converted library of architectural drawings to digital format
Utilized knowledge of technology to troubleshoot technological issues
Surveyed plots and undocumented, existing sites

May 2009 - Jan 2010
 

Habitat for Humanity, Lehigh Calley, Allentown, PA, US, Webmaster

Created identity by designing branch logo
Responsible for website design and maintenance

Sep 2007 - Sep 2009
 

Education 

Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA, US, BArch, 5 year accredited

Aug 2008 - current
 

Awards 

Lewis J. Altenhof Prize and Scholarship, Scholarship

The Altenhof family generously donated $3500 to allow me to continue my studies and pursuit of academic and aesthetic excellence, as well as my extracurricular hobby of building furniture.

2012
 

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