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Eliana Dotan

Eliana Dotan

New York, NY, US

 

About 

Employment 

Dotan Gertler Studio, New York, NY, Principal

Founding Principal of Dotan Gertler Studio, an architectural design studio based in New York and Boston. Current projects range from residential to stage design to hospitality.
www.dotangertlerstudio.com

May 2016 - current
 

Allied Works Architecture, New York, NY, US, Architectural Designer

-Worked as member of 4-person team on an invited competition for a major east-coast art museum
-Major responsibilities included ideation of structural scheme and distillation of concept into diagrammed narrative

Jan 2016 - May 2016
 

Harvard Design Magazine, Cambridge, MA, Researcher

-Conducted archival image research, composed contributor biographies, edited interviews
-Managed web content for current and past issues

Sep 2012 - Jan 2016
 

Studio Olafur Eliasson, Berlin, Germany, Intern Architect

-Developed program for innovative holistic health care center
-Contributed to the design of long-span glazed roof system

May 2015 - Aug 2015
 

Jacques Herzog & Pierre de Meuron - Harvard GSD, Basel, Switzerland, Teaching Assistant

-Organized logistical aspects of studio

Sep 2014 - Dec 2014
 

Allied Works Architecture, New York, NY, US, Architecture Intern

-Worked as member of design teams on both fashion production and academic buildings in DD and CD phases
-Major responsibilities included design and detailing of metal screen facade system

May 2014 - Sep 2014
 

Davis Square Architects, Somerville, MA, US, Architecture Intern

-Worked as member of 2 design teams on cultural and housing projects at a variety of scales and at all project phases.
-Performed building inspections for renovations, including on-site recording and subsequent drawing.

May 2013 - Aug 2013
 

Ma-DP, New Orleans, LA, US, Co-Founder

-Founded practice of tactile and analytic architectural inquiry
-Produced in various mediums including installation, sculpture, print publication, and scholarly research
-Exhibited work at international art biennials and presented at academic conferences

Oct 2010 - Aug 2012
 

American Institute of Architects, Center for Design, New Orleans, LA, US, DesCours 2010 Architect/Artist Coordinator

-Facilitated the construction and installation of 15 different site-specific installations by Architect teams from around the world for 10-day exhibition of installations in hidden and abandoned locations throughout New Orleans.

May 2010 - Dec 2010
 

Education 

Harvard University, Cambridge, MA, US, MArch, Master of Architecture

Sep 2012 - Jan 2016
 

ETH Studio Basel, Basel, Switzerland, Herzog de Meuron Studio

Semester of research and study with Jacques Herzog and Pierre de Meuron.

Sep 2014 - Dec 2014
 

Brandeis University, Waltham, MA, US, Bachelors, Bachelor of Arts

Major in Art History, Minor in Economics
Dean's List all terms

Sep 2005 - May 2009
 

Awards 

Platform 8, Harvard GSD and Actar, Other

-Work featured in annual publication and exhibition

2016
 

Wanderwege, 40 Kirkland Gallery, Other

-Exhibition of independent design research completed in Switzerland

2015
 

Platform 7, Harvard GSD and Actar, Other

-Work featured in annual publication and exhibition

2014
 

Catapult, T-Lot Studios and Gallery, Other

-Work exhibited in conjunction with Prospect 1.5 International Art Biennial, New Orleans

2012
 

Parallel Play, T-Lot Studios and Gallery, Other

-Work exhibited in conjunction with Prospect 2 International Art Biennial, New Orleans

2012
 

Alexander Phillips Scholarship, Scholarship

-Funding to study at Harvard University Graduate School of Design, full degree duration

2012
 

"An Architecture on the Cusp of Humanity," International Architecture + Philosophy Conference at Boston University, Other

-Invited to present original paper

2011
 

Gilman Scholarship, Scholarship

-Awarded by the US State Department

2008
 

Kenneth Kaiserman Scholarship for Academic Merit, Scholarship

-Awarded to one student in Fine Arts, funding for full degree duration

2006
 

Areas of Specialization 

Skills