Keren Dillard

Keren Dillard

Yonkers, NY, US

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Keren Dillard is a Barnard+Columbia Architecture Graduate and New York-based Architectural Designer and Photographer. She has a strong interest in urban design, sustainable design, and border and ghetto architectures. Keren prides herself in her strong eye for graphic composition and representation and heart for research. 

In the past year, Keren has been in collaboration with local firms in various projects and has been working independently on individual competition entries. She has also been continuing her architectural research on the topic of Architectural Apparatuses: Border and Ghetto Conditions.

In the past Keren has worked on a winning competition project, served as a Juror at Columbia GSAPP and Barnard College, and has been published in The Architects Newspaper. 

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Henry Marc Design Studio, Long Island City, NY, US, Research Intern

Responsible for visualization of demographic and historical research data in relation to project at a number of scales, along
with mapping collected data for digital/media publication (remote position).

Jul 2020 - Aug 2020

BRANDT : HAFERD, Harlem, NY, US, Design Intern

Main role in schematic development, 3D and physical modeling, technical drawings, and public relations as well as assisting in day-to-day office tasks.

Jan 2020 - Jul 2020

BRANDT:HAFERD, Harlem, NY, US, Project Design Intern

Design collaborator on winning project of the Zero Threshold Competition for accessible urban housing design. Main role in schematic development of landscape design, model building, as well as diagrammatic drawings.

Jun 2019 - Aug 2019

Groundswell Media, New York, NY, US, Intern

Assistant in social media, distribution research, graphics for specific projects, and filming/editing documentary materials. Additioally, spearheaded two of the companys websites; and

Jan 2016 - May 2019

Camp Addisone Boyce, Tompkins Cove, NY, US, Unit Leader

Girl Scout Camp Counselor: Experience with children ages 6-14 in teaching outdoor skils such as safety in hiking, fire building, and camping, while implementing guidelines of self/community responsibility.

Jun 2014 - Aug 2018

HGTV Magazine, New York, NY, US, Art and Photo Intern

Art and Photo Department Intern: Responsible for assisting in photo research, filing, and updating changes in magazine layout for each months issue. Further assistance in the studio for photoshoots.

Oct 2017 - Dec 2017


Barnard College, New York, NY, US, Bachelors, Architecture

Architecture Major with "Cluster" (concentration) in Cinema and Culture.
Minor in Italian Studies and Africana Studies

Aug 2015 - May 2019

University of Bologna, Bologna, Italy, Brown in Bologna - Study Abroad

Courses in Contemporary Art History, Documentary and Experimental Cinema, and Photography.

Brown In Bologna Food and Culture Program

Jan 2018 - Jun 2018

Yonkers Montessori Academy, Yonkers, NY, US, High School, High School Honors Student

Sep 2011 - Jun 2015


Girl Scout Gold Award, Award

Highest achievable Girl Scout action project award; earned by 5-6% of Girl Scouts. Requires 80+ hours of a self-invented service project. My project focused on recycling and conservation.


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