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Dominic Lacivita

Dominic Lacivita

Philadelphia, PA, US

 

About 

I am an emerging architectural professional with over five years of experience at respected design firms. I received my degree from Drexel University, which has a unique and advantageous architecture program where after two full-time years of study, students work full-time at architecture firms for a remaining four years while attending evening classes and design studios. I have had two architectural design positions previous to my current position at the international design firm Jacobs, where I have greatly expanded my architectural knowledge. These have shaped who I am as a growing professional each by providing diverse and valuable experiences and have influenced significantly my contributions to the built environment, as well as laying a solid foundation for the knowledge and experience I have earned to date. I am currently in the process of taking the Architectural Registration Exams.

Currently looking for a new position as an architectural designer, and am open to large vibrant cities with ample opportunities to grow such as Los Angeles, Dubai, Sydney, and Hong Kong, among others.

Employment 

Jacobs, Philadelphia, PA, US, Architectural Designer

Design staff responsible for a wide range of tasks, project types, and phases of projects. Responsibilities include both technical design (focusing on exteriors) as well as conceptual building and planning design. Projects have ranged from small additions and conceptual design studies with minimal supervision to large complex projects as part of the team. Often project Revit lead for architecture discipline. Notable Projects include:

- University of Louisville, Belknap Campus East Site Visioning – Louisville, Kentucky
- King Fahd University of Petroleum & Minerals, Research Centers - Dhahran, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
- Johnson & Johnson, Lab & Office Renovations - Skillman, New Jersey
- Saudi Aramco, Research & Development Center at KAUST - Thuwal, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
- Philadelphia Chinatown Development Corporation, Eastern Tower & Community Center - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Apr 2014 - current
 

Voith & Mactavish Architects LLP, Philadelphia, PA, US, Architectural Designer

Design staff responsible for a wide range of tasks, project types, and phases of projects. Responsibilities included technical design (with a significant focus on exteriors), master planning, code analysis, and physical and digital modeling. Closely worked in small teams, with each member controlling significant portions of the document set. Notable Projects include:

- Church Farm School Campus Master Plan - Exton, Pennsylvania
- West Chester University Business and Public Management Center - West Chester, Pennsylvania
- Germantown Friends School Campus Code Review - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Nov 2012 - Apr 2014
 

MGA Partners, Architects, Philadelphia, PA, US, Architectural Designer

Design staff responsible for a wide range of tasks, project types, and phases of projects. Responsibilities included design largely focused on interior renovations, digital modeling, and graphic design. Sole documentation drafter for many renovation projects with moderate supervision. Notable Projects include:

- Case Western Reserve University, The Milton and Tamar Maltz Performing Arts Center - Cleveland, Ohio
- University of Pennsylvania, The Annenberg School for Communication - - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
- Student Commons and Art Center - The Shipley School - Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania

Jun 2011 - Oct 2012
 

Education 

Drexel University, Philadelphia, PA, US, BArch, Architecture

Magna Cum Laude, 3.85
Six Year Architecture Program (2+4 Option)
Study Tour Abroad, Korea and Japan, September 2014
Thesis: Developing the Waterfront - Bellefonte, Pennsylvania

Sep 2009 - Jun 2015
 

Awards 

AIA Henry Adams Certificate of Merit, Award

The American Institute of Architects

2015
 

The Michael Pearson Architecture Prize, Honorable Mention

Department of Architecture & Interiors, Drexel University

2015
 

Study Tour Abroad Travel Scholarship - Japan/Korea, Scholarship

James TImberlake and Marguerite Rodgers

2014
 

Carpenters' Company Scholarship, Scholarship

The Carpenters' Company of the City and County of Philadelphia

2014
 

Steven Izenour “IZE” Prize Competition, 2nd Place

Department of Architecture + Interiors, Drexel University

2014
 

Joseph L. & Vivian E. Steele Architecture Scholarship, Scholarship

The Foundation for Enhancing Communities, 2012, 2013, 2014

2014
 

David Slott Architecture Award, Scholarship

Goodwin College of Professional Studies, Drexel University

2013
 

AIA Corporate Architects & Facilities Management Scholarship, Scholarship

The American Institute of Architects

2013
 

Charles E. Broudy Architecture Scholarship, Scholarship

Goodwin College of Professional Studies, Drexel Univeristy

2011
 

Anthony J. Drexel Scholar, Scholarship

Drexel University, 2009, 2010

2010
 

Areas of Specialization 

Skills