Lara Copaescu

Lara Copaescu

Brooklyn, NY, US

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driven creator and entrepreneur determined to find fun and playful sides of design. passionate about building, curating, and restoring home goods! seeking for an internship that will expand my knowledge of the creative field, a work environment that creates exposure to being a
designer and an exciting team that I could bring value to.



Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, Bio- Plastics Research Assistant for Cindie Kehlet and Duks Koschitz

• experience in material preparation for class workshops and documenting procedures as well as ends results and final presentations.
• I became fascinated with the variety of everyday ingredients that could be used to create bioplastics and was very pleased to see functional projects come together at the end of the semester. I look forward to keeping exploring bioplastics and remain positive that one day they could replace daily use plastic usage and help improve the environmental crisis.

Sep 2021 - current

New Practice, New York City, Architectural Intern

• worked on a small coffee shop chain in Manhattan
• acquired experience in site visits, design development, product manufacturing, and sourcing as well as presentation and delivery

Jun 2021 - Jul 2021

Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, NY, US, 2D Printing Lab Monitor

• working on a new platform created for COVID-19 that allows students to send files from home
• increase my customer service and communication skills as well as machinery knowledge from plotters to fabric printing

Mar 2021 - Jun 2021

Jonathan Scelsa, Brooklyn, Research Assistant

• analyzing and categorizing European renaissance architecture, specifically the relationship between the existing structure versus the painted murals on walls and ceilings which create their own illusionary space

Feb 2020 - Jun 2020

X Architecture & Engineering Consult, Bucharest, RO, Summer Intern

• advertisement brochure for X’s latest residential and office tower located in the northern financial district of Bucharest.
• completed four banners that were displayed around the closed Ford factory to illustrate its history and remind pedestrians passing the 10ft by 5ft collages about the iconic structure.

Jun 2019 - Aug 2019

Lemon Interior Design, Bucharest, RO, Summer Intern

• working on luxury residential apartments and penthouses
• experience in all the phases of the design process: site visits, design development, communication with manufacturers, direct client-facing consultation, presentation, and delivery.

Jun 2018 - Jul 2018


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

Aug 2017 - current


William Katavolos Student Award, Nomination

The scholarship selection was based on the way my project/design attitude aligns with William Katavolos’ design philosophy.


Best Overall Design, Nomination

cinema performance center nomination for best overall design during my second-year design studio


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