Gretel Schwartzott

Gretel Schwartzott

Scarsdale, NY, US




Raphael Vinoly Architects, New York, NY, US, Consultant for WTC Competition Model

Raphael Vinoly Architects

Model Maker on the Think Team for the World Trade Center Proposal. We were one of five Teams chosen to submit ideas for the Design.

Jan 2014 - current

Archit-X a+d LLC architecture and design, New York, NY, US, Designer

Archit-X a+d LLC architecture and design

Architecture and Interiors: Design, site visits, construction documents, construction details, fast track scheduling, budgeting. Custom Furniture Design: sketching, rendering, drafting, research, scale models, pattern building and finishing, coordinating and presenting to manufacturers and prospective clients, exhibit design for booth in ICFF 2002, Coordinate branding and promotional materials.

Jan 2014 - current

Level Architecture and Design, Scarsdale NY, Designer

Level Architecture and Design
Design Consultant/Project Manager
Model Making / Rapid Prototyping / Sterolithography
Design Services Furniture Design and Architectural Interiors
Presentation and Graphics
CAD Services
Laser Specialist - Prepare CAD Drawings, Laser Technician
Mentor to Students for Art and Design Professions
Art and Design Studio Workshops/ Guest Lecturer Yale /Guest Panelist PRATT Institute

Jan 2010 - current

Beyer Blinder Belle Architects & Planners LLP, New York, NY, US, Manager- Model Shop

Beyer Blinder Belle Architects and Planners
Model Shop Manager
Creating Budgets and Drafting Project Proposals
Managing and Staffing Projects
Ordering and Stocking Materials/Handling Suppliers/Outsourcing
Design Graphic Services, Presentation, CAD Services
Streamlining and Expanding Large Scale Modelshop
Laser Cutter Specialist Prepare CAD drawings, Laser Technician
Rapid Prototyping Sterolithography
Mentoring College Level Interns in Typical Design Applications

Aug 2003 - Dec 2010

Rockwell Group, New York, NY, US, Freelance Consultant

Rockwell Group

Model Maker including THINK Team, CAD Drafting for models/Furniture Design

Furniture design for the DIFFA table, Destiny NY, Buddha Bar, Seminole Paradise and Emeril’s Buckhead

Design consultant for Set Design for Hairspray, Fiddler on the Roof & Models and Props for Team America

Feb 2002 - Aug 2003

ARO Architectural Research Office, New York, NY, US, Consultant for Motown Museum Model

ARO Architectural Research Office
Consultant for the Winning Submission for the Motown Museum Competition.

Jan 2003 - Apr 2003

WP Industrial Design Products, New York, NY, US, Product Designer

Product Designer / Design Consultant for Promotional Office Products, Conception to Manufacture. Presentation Package to Manufacturer

Feb 2002 - May 2002


Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, NY, US , Masters, Industrial Design

Masters of Industrial Design focus furniture and product design

Sep 2000 - May 2002

SUNY New Paltz, New Paltz, NY, US, Bachelors, Visual Arts/Sculpture&Painting

BFA in Sculpture and Painting.

Sculpture Focus in Metal / Abstract / Large Scale Works

Painting Focus Figurative / Large / Works on Canvas

Sep 1989 - Jan 1993


Award List Below, 1st Place

2002 Winner of Graphis Design Annual 2002 Furniture Design Tonus Set
2002 ICFF Archit-X A+D Booth
2014 Pratt Decoding Digital Panel Discussion
2011-2014 Assistant Curriculum Designer for Art program at Greenburgh Nature Center
2002-2012 Guest Critic-Yale School of Architecture Furniture Design Final review
2002-2010 Guest Critic-Yale School of Architecture Cast Aluminum Final Review Panel
2008 Honorable Mention- Humanscale Faces in the Wild competition
2006 South Point Competition NYC Roosevelt Island
2006 Honorable Mention Humanscale Faces in the Wild competition
2005 Park Avenue Green, Marco Island FL ideas Competition Finalist
2004 Canstruction NYC Winner Best Meal Team Leader for Beyer Blinder Belle
2004 Winner - Humanscale Faces in the Wild competition
2001 MOSAIC Foundation Finalist
2001 Winner of Village of Roslyn Harbor Local Safe Streets Competition
2001 Pentagon Memorial Competition
2001 Salone di mobile- Milan Italy Pratt Booth / 1 of 8 students selected to display furniture in Milan
2000 Gowanus Highway Competition
2000 International Contemporary Furniture Fair Pratt Booth Competition one of 10 students selected to display furniture
1999 International Contemporary Furniture Fair Pratt Booth one of 12 students selected to display furniture


Areas of Specialization