Joseph Parrella

Joseph Parrella

New York, NY, US

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Self-motivated and hardworking designer with over four years of professional experience in architectural design as well as experiential visualization. Proven experience in pushing an initial concept sketch through the execution of a project. Cooperative with a demonstrated history of solving design problems as a member of a team while also effectively achieving self-initiated goals. Inspired and imaginative creator who has always researched and implemented innovative tools which challenge conventional design methods and representations.


officeJOY, New York, NY, US, Founder / Visualization Specialist

• Designed and visualized patent documentation for an electronic home product.
• Designed and visualized two residences in upstate New York, both of which are under construction.

May 2019 - current

Erin Knutson Studio, New York, NY, US, Experiential Designer

• Developed the conceptual design and visualization for an ADT pop-up event that was constructed in Grand Central Terminal.

Sep 2019 - Sep 2019

Karla Otto, New York, NY, US, Experiential Designer

• Produced narrative-based visualization for a home-collection marketing event for Acqua di Parma.
• Completed the conceptual design and visualization for a Malin + Goetz Eucalyptus Bodega pop-up shop in Los Angeles, CA.

May 2019 - Jul 2019

Studio Joseph, New York, NY, US, Architectural Designer

• Conceptualized, designed, and executed the “Serious Play: Design in Mid-Century America” exhibition at the Denver Art Museum which was featured on Dezeen, Archinect, and Eames Office.
• Conceptualized design and developed construction documentation for the Cooper Hewitt Design Triennial: “Nature”
• Conceptualized a narrative-based, permanent, orientation gallery for the National Building Museum in Washington, DC.

Apr 2018 - Apr 2019

Architecture + Construction, PLLC, New York, NY, US, Architectural Designer

• Surveyed and coordinated numerous residential renovation permit sets with the NYC DOB
• Completed the schematic design for a Calvin Klein flagship showroom in New York, NY

Jan 2018 - Apr 2018

Cover Technologies, Inc., Los Angeles, CA, US, Design Consultant

• Designed accessory dwelling “Cover” units as per client zoning and programmatic requirements.
• Assisted with the construction of a unit on-site in Topanga, CA.

Aug 2017 - Jan 2018

Brooks + Scarpa, Los Angeles, CA, US, Intern

• Produced the design development documentation for an adaptive reuse project.
• Produced construction documentation for a private residence and a mixed-use project.

Jul 2017 - Oct 2017

Marvel Architects, New York, NY, US, Junior Architect

(June 2015 - September 2015 | June 2016 - September 2016): 7 months
• Operated the model shop and produced presentation models, iterative formal studies and prototypes for projects of varying scales.

Jun 2015 - Sep 2016


The Cooper Union, New York City, BArch, Architecture

Sep 2012 - current


2015 Busan International Design Workshop, Honorable Mention

-Worked along side Guido Zuliani and two other colleagues from the Cooper Union in an effort to revitalize the public space in the heart of Busan, South Korea. We received honorable mention among 20 other international design teams.


National Scholastics Silver Medal Portfolio: Architecture, 2nd Place


National Scholastics Gold Medal: Sculpture, 1st Place


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