Dylan Pero

Dylan Pero

Brooklyn, NY, US

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I believe we need generalist thinkers more than ever to resolve the ever growing complexity of our world's problems. Consequently, my pursuit of architectural design has led me to embrace a synthesis of drastically different skillsets. My goal since graduating the School of Architecture at Taliesin and the University of Michigan has been to bring different disciplines together in an effort to combat issues of climate change, social housing and interplanetary extinction.

These ideas have even carried through into my spare time as an experienced athletic trainer, hair stylist, and amateur guitarist. I continue to work diligently, strive for self-improvement, and relentlessly experiment with as many mediums as I can to discover what special knowledge lies in between our various occupations. In this way, I hope to play a critical role in shaping the bright and beautiful future of our built environment.  



Sauerbruch Hutton Architects, Berlin, Germany, Architect

Mar 2021 - current

Mark Foster Gage Architects, New York, NY, US, Architectural Design Intern

Penkridge Private Library | Staffordshire, England - 560 sq.ft
• Modeled baroque sculptures for a marble facade using ZBrush
• Drafted masonry details to obtain estimates from subcontractors
• Generated final renderings for the client using Keyshot

Sheeran Desert Resort | Al-Ula, Saudi Arabia - Competition Entry
• Created new forms for a viewing pavilion using Maya and Mandelbulb 3D
• Enhanced high resolution renderings with Photoshop for final submittal

Jun 2019 - Aug 2019

Spector Group, Woodbury, NY, US, Junior Draftsman

(Architectural Intern in Summers of 2015 & 2014)

Nassau County Police Academy | Garden City, NY - 89,000 sq. ft
• Developed insulated metal panel curtain-wall system in AutoCAD
• Assembled pre-cast concrete wall sections from foundation to parapet

Avant Gardner Event Complex | Bushwick, NY - 80,000 sq. ft
• Compiled, annotated, and dimensioned full construction document sets
• Drafted several fire stair scenarios to provide egress according to code

Audible Offices, 16th - 17th Floors | Newark, NJ - 86,000 sq. ft
• Coordinated door schedule and new soffit elevations with electrical plan
• Designed new office signage using audible logo and specified backsplash

Dealertrack Headquarters | New Hyde Park, NY - 233,000 sq. ft
• Designed new solar parking canopy to satisfy LEED silver requirements
• Developed plan of concrete slab openings with senior technical architect

Haborside Esplanade | Jersey City, NJ - 22,560 sq. ft
• Drafted new guard rail according to code requirements for entire boardwalk
• Added hundreds of keynotes and annotations to existing documents

Jun 2016 - Jul 2017


The School of Architecture, Spring Green, WI & Scottsdale, Arizona (Migrates seasonally between the two locations), MArch, Architecture

Design-build graduate school living in the home/studios of Frank Lloyd Wright

• President, Student Body Government
• Vice President, American Institute of Architecture Students
• Editor, WASH Design Magazine
• Graduate Student Instructor, History of Architecture I & II

Studio in Rome, Italy | Labics Studio
• Designed proposals for how to incoporate the Islamic faith within
Rome by conceptualizing a Mosque in the city center

Aug 2017 - May 2020

University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, US, BArch, Architecture

Minor in Sustainability

Studio in Paris, France | École Spéciale d’Architecture
• Presented solutions to the mayor’s office on how to repurpose the
abandoned Saint-Vincent-de-Paul hospital

Aug 2012 - May 2016


Lakamp Scholarship, Scholarship

Merit Scholarship


Most Outstanding Studio Project, 1st Place

Fall 2018 Semester


Most Outstanding Studio Project, 1st Place

Spring 2018 Semester


Ravenscroft Scholarship, Scholarship

Merit Scholarship


Areas of Specialization