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Joseph Mendoza

Joseph Mendoza

Brooklyn, NY, US

 

About 

My convictions in regards to architecture are situated on a synthesis of design praxis. I’m convinced that the prevailing tendency toward high design and radical aesthetics must be tempered with formalized theoretical considerations which reconcile the philosophical (the ontological) and the political (the social). My hope is to contribute to the discourse and discipline by applying my principles, creativity, technical skill and insatiable curiosity in a professional setting which is both passionate and collaborative.

Employment 

Pratt Institute, New York, NY, US, Research Assistant

Research/Graphic Design work under Jeffrey Hogrefe.

Responsibilities include dictating the formatting of content and overall design of forthcoming proceedings, In Search of African American Space.

May 2017 - current
 

Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, NY, US, Campus Tour Guide

Work-study at the Pratt Institute Office of Admissions (concurrent with fall/spring/occasional summer semesters).

Aug 2014 - May 2017
 

Associated Cleaning Service, Teaneck, NJ, US, Technical Apprentice

Contractor dealing in the installation and maintanence of MEP/HVAC systems -- Responsibilities ranged from pricing estimates to managing teams (1-3) on-site

May 2015 - Aug 2015
 

Metaxy, New York, NY, US, Intern

Computation/Design work under Karl Chu for forthcoming publication, Planetary Automata.

Responsibilities included contributions of content qua computational design - particularly intensive use of Python, Grasshopper, Rhino, Maya- as well as representation qua graphic design - rendering, layout and formatting.

May 2014 - Aug 2014
 

Advanced Service, Teaneck, NJ, US, Technical Apprentice

General contractor dealing largely with flooring installation; experience in on-site construction and installation.

May 2013 - Aug 2013
 

Education 

Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, NY, US, BArch, Architecture

w/ Minor in Philosophy

Aug 2012 - May 2017
 

Areas of Specialization 

Skills