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Dante Cosentino

Dante Cosentino

Ridgewood, NJ, US

 
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About 

The concept of impossibility has become extinct to the newest generations. As a result of new technology, scientific discoveries, alternative means of communication as well as new social and political reforms once ingrained paradigms are continuously challenged and change rapidly. A discipline in design, especially one such as architecture, is integral to these altering landscapes as a tool for analyzing information, speculating trends, visualizing potential futures, and producing possibilities on how to move forward. In this context, architecture serves its traditional role as a mechanism to design buildings but also as a instrument to create other design solutions.

I see urban centers as the defining framework for progressive reforms of civilization’s future. Over the past several years I immersed myself in diagramming and mapping methodologies used to analyze and represent urban processes and organizations. As a result I have made assessments of cities through multiple angles from housing and urban development to infrastructure and public transportation to understand how these inform design and architectural landscapes. In addition I have cultivated a strong skill set to design socially and environmentally sustainable architectures with a strong emphasis on data driven research and simulations. Through both my academics and personal endeavors, I have global experience living and working in over 20 international cities. 

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Employment 

The Design Alliance, Brooklyn, NY, US, Associate Architect

Assist in site documentation and modeling, produce and modify digital models, draft predesign and schematic design packages, provide renders, digitize inventory of firm’s hand drawings, re-design firm’s residential portfolio

Mar 2020 - current
 

Handel Architects, LLP, Hong Kong, HK, Assistant Architect

Designed/modified exterior models, drafted mark-ups on plans, provided renders, organized Design Documentation Packages for project in Taipei, Taiwan

Jun 2018 - Aug 2018
 

Hess Architects, West Nyack, NY, US, Assistant Architect

Assisted in site design and documentation for client projects. Digitized inventory of firm’s hand drawings

Jun 2016 - Aug 2016
 

Hess Architects, West Nyack, NY, US, Assistant Architect

Assisted in site design and documentation for client projects. Digitized inventory of firm’s hand drawings

Jun 2015 - Aug 2015
 

Education 

Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY, US, BArch, School of Architecture

I was taught to never focused on one single aspect of Architecture. Instead I have been given a very broad range of skills to aid me in any discipline I so choose. Rather than looked at the world through the lens of Architecture I was instructed to study architecture from a worldly lens and incorporate this knowledge and expertise from other various fields of study from the sciences to the humanities. I don’t see the architect as the one man mastermind but as the orchestrator of various specialist.

Sep 2014 - May 2019
 

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