Maxwell Smith

Maxwell Smith

Brooklyn, NY, US

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My name is Maxwell Smith.

I am a designer and fabricator with a focus in architectural visualization, prototypical design and experiential production. 

I am looking for new opportunities that will take full advantage of my extensive experience as a design and fabrication specialist. I regularly get the opportunity to work within the fields of architecture, industrial design, hospitality, and experiential installations. I have worked as a studio manager and have a history of managing several different wood shops and design labs. 

Through the exploration and study of various disciplines, I have built up a diverse set of qualifications and skills that would be a great asset at any team. I hope we have the opportunity to create something together.



3D Brooklyn, Brooklyn, NY, US, Operations and Fabrication

Oversaw the production and donation of 20,000 personal protective equipment (PPE) face shields for New York City frontline workers during the Coronavirus Pandemic. Improved existing operational systems that aided in the iterative design process and production efficiency of our 3D printing farm. Mobilized volunteer partnerships to deliver reliable product sourcing and optimized quality control. Design work continues through clients searching for prototypical design development and iterative 3D printing solutions.

Jan 2020 - current

Kama, Brooklyn, NY, US, Creative Director

Headed the creative process from concept to completion of contracted architectural projects for multidisciplinary teams at Studio Loutsis, XO Projects and Brightside Hospitality. Consulted on design ideation, fabrication techniques, and product development through all stages of design and construction. Projects included residential, commercial, hospitality, urban planning and graphic installations.

Jan 2019 - current

Chipotle Design & Development Lab, Brooklyn, NY, US, Development Lab Fabrication Specialist

Directed the re-envisioning of Chipotle restaurants through coordination of the Innovation Lab and partnership with Architecture Outfit and Evan Allen Architects. Oversaw the prototypical phase of new concepts that reimagined Chipotle’s ethos into next-generation store design. Executed construction on flagship retail stores across the country that tested and refined company wide rollout of Chipotle 3.0, Digital Kitchens, and Digital Pick Up.

Jan 2018 - Jan 2019

Asymptote Architecture, Long Island City, NY, US, Fabrication Lab Manager

Headed the design process through management of the Fabrication Lab. Coordinated the creative process from conception to completion of detailed presentation models and objects. Optimized workflow management that enhanced output and deadline completion. Trained and managed a team of design interns and junior staff in proper workshop techniques and technologies in 3D printing and CNC machining.

Jan 2017 - Jan 2018

Brightside Hospitality, Brooklyn, NY, US, Design Consultant

Consultant to hospitality group focused in curated restaurant experiences. Design and construction management of New York and Los Angeles restaurant concepts. Primary roles of ideation, space programming, and fesability cost.

Jan 2014 - Jan 2016

Upward Projects, Phoenix, AZ, US, Project Lead

Monitor design and construction process of new and exisiting restaurant sites. Coordinate maintainace and vendor contracts assocaited with each restaurant concept. Manage on-boarding program for new hire employees.

Jan 2012 - Jan 2014

IKEA, Tempe, AZ, US, Store Design

Designed and forcasted store remodels. Prepared rollout design for annual catologe drop. Managed maintainance and upgrade scheduling. Developed signage and wayfinding strategy. Oversaw construction administration duties.

Jan 2010 - Jan 2012


Pratt Institute, MArch, Graduate Architecture and Urban Design

Aug 2014 - May 2017

Arizona State University, Bachelors, Architectural Studies

Aug 2010 - May 2014

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