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Eric Tauro

Eric Tauro

New York, NY, US

 

About 

With my architecture, landscape architecture, and interior design experience, I am eager to take any challenges and translate them into creative and effective design solutions. My eco-friendly knowledge and sustainability education have provided me with thoughtfulness towards environmental impacts as I implement my design solutions. It is quite important to recognize the sensitivity of the environment, and to respect the preservation of the character and culture that is instilled within the sites and its community. It is also important to protect and conserve the wildlife habitats that may also utilize the sites and its environmental resources. Functionality, usability, and accessibility for all potential users of the site play a key role in a successful design. Proper maintenance and cost-effectiveness are also important factors to always consider as a result of the design. 

In addition, I have a strong belief in the importance of teamwork, especially with interdisciplinary projects that I have experienced through my years of education and professional work experience. Most successful projects occur as a result of cohesive teamwork, which promotes higher productivity and efficiency. I have always been quite fascinated and inspired by the aesthetics and materiality of structural elements, and its various design opportunities that can be provided within interior and exterior spaces to benefit its many users. I feel that people should be able to adequately enjoy the proper combination of interior and exterior design. It is important to have great transitions as you move between both spaces. With my passion and eagerness, I am a hardworking individual motivated to apply my skills and knowledge to any possible opportunity that may further develop my experience within the field of architecture.

Elsewhere:

Employment 

WSP, New York, NY, US, Architect I

• Projects in the transportation field within the NY Metro Region: includes designs in rail and bus stations, pre-k and higher education projects, airports, transportation hubs, rail systems, as well a wide array of projects that lead and support the engineering divisions
• Development of Architectural drawings and specifications including renderings and presentation boards
• Code compliance for new construction and renovations of transportation related facilities
• Perform local and/or regional site inspections/investigations of projects
• Attend meetings
• Project Coordination

Jun 2018 - current
 

BüroEhring Engineering P.C., New York, NY, US, Freelance Architectural Designer

• Draft construction documents of various facade and structural systems on a range of infrastructural projects
• Conduct thermal analysis through Ladybug/Honeybee scripts on Grasshopper to apply into THERM software
• Design reports and qualification packages

Jul 2017 - Jun 2018
 

Center for Architecture, Science, and Ecology (CASE), NEW YORK, Graduate Research Design Assistant

• Assist PhD students with the integration of advanced research on the innovation of ecological building systems with concentration on interior air filtration at Skidmore, Owings, & Merrill.

Aug 2017 - Dec 2017
 

Kushner Studios Architecture + Design, New York, NY, US, Architectural Intern

• Opportunity to apply knowledge gained in an educational environment to many diverse tasks typically found within the design-build industry
• Support project managers by performing a variety of tasks that are crucial to meet deadlines of projects that span Residential, Commercial, Hospitality and Institutional

Jun 2017 - Aug 2017
 

QG Floral + Landscape, New York, NY, US, Freelance Renderer

• Draft drawings and 3D model renderings for JFK Airport events

Feb 2017 - Mar 2017
 

Misra & Associates, New York, NY, US, Architectural Intern

• Collaborate with and assist on the design, project management, and preparation of construction documents for a variety of residential, commercial, and institutional projects
• Introduce Rhinoceros as an option for 3D visualization of projects

May 2016 - Aug 2016
 

Weitzman Halpern Interior Design, New York, NY, US, Design Assistant

• Collaborate with principals in all phases of the design process, including client meetings and presentations, shopping, design intent drawing, and site visits during construction and installation
• Work directly with vendors to generate quotes, client proposals, and purchase orders
• Update drawings in AutoCAD

Sep 2014 - Jun 2015
 

Ovando Design & Production, New York, NY, US, Freelance Renderer

• Draft CAD drawings and 3D model renderings of event design spaces

Sep 2013 - Mar 2015
 

Neal Beckstedt Studio, New York, NY, US, Design Assistant

• Administrative, research library, & FFE tasks, and communicated with clients & vendors
• Assist designers with projects, installations, and design events
• Update drawings in AutoCAD and renderings in SketchUp

Apr 2014 - Aug 2014
 

Walker Zanger, New York, NY, US, Showroom Assistant

• Work in sample department, graphics work, showroom merchandising, and sales assistance

Sep 2013 - Apr 2014
 

DADAPT, Brooklyn, NY, US, Design Intern

• Draft schematic & construction documents in AutoCAD
• Produce 3D modeling and rendering in SketchUp
• Conduct FF&E research, assist in materials selection, and styling opportunities

Sep 2013 - Feb 2014
 

Ovando Design & Production, New York, NY, US, Intern to the Director of Accounts

• Assist with the preparation and execution of the U.S. Open event design and production
• Place event orders, organized weekly & monthly account orders, and communicate with clients

Jul 2013 - Sep 2013
 

Education 

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, NY, US, MArch, MArch I

NAAB-Accredited Program

Aug 2015 - current
 

Center for Architecture, Science & Ecology (CASE) at SOM, New York, NY, US, MArch, Architecture

Manhattan Research Design Program at Skidmore, Owings, and Merrill.

Aug 2017 - Dec 2017
 

California State Polytechnic University, Pomona, Pomona, CA, US, Bachelors, Landscape Architecture

LAAB-Accredited Program

Sep 2008 - Jun 2013
 

Santa Chiara Study Center, Castiglion Fiorentino, IT, Bachelors, Study Abroad

Landscape Architecture Program

Aug 2012 - Nov 2012
 

Areas of Specialization 

Skills