Gabriel Maese

Gabriel Maese

Boston, MA, US

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During university I held internships at Selldorf Architects, Fr-ee / Fernando Romero Enterprise and CDH Partners where I produced 3D models, final renderings, construction documents and physical models for competitions and built projects. Working towards my thesis I interned at the CEMEX Research Group AG in Switzerland, where I explored the possibility of full-scale architectural elements integrated with high performance concrete, contemporary design and unique fabrication to address climatic challenges. The combination of these experiences helped cultivate my strong passion for architecture and ambition to create unique design innovations that respond to contextual challenges while embracing local culture, which impact the architecture discourse.

 For the past year I have been working at Island Exterior Fabricators where I have been producing fabrication drawings of a prefabricated facade system for a residence hall at MIT. This experience has given me a tremendous amount of knowledge in building construction systems and production of technical drawings. 


Island Exterior Fabricators, Boston, MA, US, Facade Designer

Facade designer at an all-inclusive facade subcontractor focusing on prefabricated facade systems
Produce part of the mega-panels’ fabrication drawings for an MIT residence hall
Create custom details for atypical mega-panels
Coordinate technical drawings with engineers and fabricators

Mar 2019 - current

Digital Fabrication Lab at Syracuse University School of Architecture, Syracuse, NY, US, Monitor

Assist students with Laser Cutters
Demonstrate usage of Laser Cutters to new students

Sep 2015 - May 2018

Aptum Architecture, Syracuse, NY, US, intern

Internship at award-winning design practice that focuses on material research
Develop project idea of prototype model manufactured in the CEMEX Research Lab
Invitation to participate in the Malaysia Biennale representing the Syracuse School of Architecture

Aug 2017 - Dec 2017

Cemex Research Group AG, Boston, Intern in Research and Development in Material Design

Internship at the second biggest concrete manufacturer in the world
Selected following academic competition by CEMEX Research Lab to develop proposed project
Research and development in material design
Design a responsive, high-performance concrete structure
Manufacture a half-scale prototype model by designing an efficient and unique construction process

Jun 2017 - Aug 2017

Selldorf Architects, New York, NY, US, Intern

Internship at an internationally recognized architecture firm
Render and photoshop interior and exterior images of multiple projects
Analyze site and existing building for initial design development for the Swiss Institute project
Perform design studies for the Mwabwindo probono school project in Zambia

Sep 2016 - Dec 2016

FR-EE / Fernando Romero Enterprise, New York, NY, US, Intern

Internship at an internationally recognized architecture firm
Manufacture model for the Latin American Art Museum, Miami competition
Schematic design for initial Master Plan for a museum competition in South Korea
Render and photoshop interior and exterior images for a tower project in Mexico City

May 2016 - Aug 2016

Phytonix Corporation, Asheville, NC, US, Consultant

Introduce the idea of a “living building” to a solar chemicals company
Design-development for sustainable new energy system using patented technology
Development of a “living power plant” producing energy utilizing Phyonix’s technology

May 2015 - May 2016

CDH Partners, Marietta, GA, US, Intern

Internship at a nationally recognized, multidisciplinary architecture firm
Produce construction documents for multiple projects
Create diagrammatic display boards for team meetings

May 2015 - Aug 2015


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

Aug 2013 - May 2018


Thesis Honorable Mention, Honorable Mention


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