Lou Lipson, AIA

Lou Lipson, AIA

New York, NY, US



Pushing the boundaries of innovative and purposeful design is in the forefront of my quest to develop my abilities as an architect.  Collaboration has been critical to my education, and working through technical design issues and creative competitive design projects, I have continued to learn develop my skills as an architect.

As of August 2016 I have received my Architectural Registration in NYS.


Ethelind Coblin Architect, New York, NY, US, Junior Architect

Interior residential lobby's, hallways and apartments. Project management, construction administration, construction documents, schematic designs and renderings for these project. Worked primarily in Revit, Photoshop, and Illustrator. Additional software: Rhino, 3dsMax, AutoCAD...

Building Review:
Act on behalf of residential buildings in NYC reviewing proposed renovations to apartments and review field conditions during construction. Comparable to peer review work, and construction administration. Drafted review reports and field reports while coordinating between consultants, building management, and design team.

Jun 2013 - current

Diller Scofidio + Renfro, New York, NY, US, Intern

Assisted in running the architecture model-shop: designed and built furniture for DS+R’s office; developed full scale mock-ups for facades and other building elements; constructed models for current projects and competitions; repaired presentation models; and organized the shop more effectively. Orgainized the firm’s first archive: cataloging historic art and architecture projects, models, material samples, and shop mockups.

Jun 2011 - May 2013

Architecture Archive, The Cooper Union, New York, NY, US, Part-Time Student Assistant

Student Part-time position

Installation and dismantling of numerous exhibitions at the school which included the construction of pedestals for models, construction of models, hanging of artwork, and construction of partition walls.

Sep 2009 - Jun 2012

August General Construction, Inc., Yonkers, NY, US, Construction Laborer

This position was held: Summers of 2005, 2006, 2007 and 2010

Assisted with demolition crew, electricians, plumbers, carpenters, and finishers. Projects included gut-renovations of apartments, kitchens, baths, and building lobbies.

Jun 2005 - Sep 2010

Lothrop Associates LLP, White Plains, NY, US, Intern

This position was held twice: June - September 2007 and June - September 2008

Developed schematic designs, construction documents and details for a variety of projects that include residences, country clubs, offices and libraries. These drawings were done in conjunction with full time designers, architects and engineers at the firm.

Jun 2007 - Sep 2008

Bret Reilly, Sculptor, Irvington, NY, US, Part-Time Assistant

Gallery exhibition assistant, installations, sculpture repairs, organization and photography.

Jun 2007 - Jun 2008

Gotham Design & Community Development, Dobbs Ferry, NY, US, Intern

Part-time position:
Construction documents, schematic designs and massing models for retail and residential projects.

Jun 2001 - Sep 2004


The Cooper Union, New York, NY, US, BArch, Irwin S. Chanin School of Architecture

The first two years at Cooper, design was done primarily though hand drafting and model making in the workshop. As I move throughout the design studios the projects became more complex, 'real' (integrating various building systems, programs and siting conditions). Design methodology became more sophisticated and worked out though digital modeling.

While enrolled I focused my studies on Structures Sustainability and Environmentalism, Building technology, Environmental Technology, Construction Management, Professional Practice and various Architectural Theory.

Sep 2009 - Jun 2013

Areas of Specialization