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Luke DeRosa

Luke DeRosa

New York, NY, US

 
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About 

Architectural designer from Connecticut living in New York City with ten years of experience this year. Developer of proprietary parametric drafting aides. Skilled architectural conceptualization and illustration. Fond of generative building information, systems optimization, fluid dynamics, code, (building and computational,) and design software.

Proficiency in design software has always been Luke's greatest focus and asset. He has developed and published numerous dynamic blocks for Scavolini USA which are currently being used as commercial standards in Manhattan, Soho, Miami, and Las Vegas. These proprietary and dynamic blocks and templates expedite shop drawing development, minimize learning curves, and reduce installation errors.

As an undergraduate, while working beside the chairman of Interior Design, and board of directors at the University of Bridgeport, CT., Luke played instrumental roles introducing and assisting with Revit 101, and bringing LeedingGreen to campus. Equally rapid skill development occurred as a graduate in Rhino and Grasshopper. Doing so has influenced his tinkering in Python, Lua, and HTML.



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Employment 

Scavolini USA, New York, NY, US, Drawing Technician

Administration of growing dynamic block library for New York, Soho, Las Vegas, and Miami locations including title blocks, symbols, cabinets, joints, or components both standardized and customized.
Developer of shop drawings for numerous designers in both Scavolini Soho Gallery and Scavolini New York. Typically large projects.
Supplemental sales associate and customer consultant.

Apr 2017 - Jun 2020
 

Carlisle Wide Plank Floors, New York, NY, US, Assistant Showroom Manager

Customer Relations Manager. Lead record gathering, needs assessments, and delegation to sales team.
Supplemental Sales Associate focused on residential design, and the biological properties of old growth timber.
Showroom cleanliness, appearance, organization, and operation.

Apr 2016 - Feb 2017
 

C² Limited Design Associates, Fairfield, CT, US, Junior Designer (Temporary)

From-scratch digitization of large format blueprints by use of hand scaling.
Reflecting red-lines. Frequently worked on site plans, base plans, floor plans, finish plans, furniture plans, and mill-work details.
Occasional FF&E prospecting or specifications.

Jan 2015 - Apr 2015
 

Education 

The New School, New York, NY, US, MArch, Architecture

Developing advanced abstraction of, and responsiveness to, greater contextual elements. Generative, parametric, or computational skills encouraged. Societal, environmental, or anthropological skills required.
Strong focus on eclectic and flexible iteration and material use. Frequent translations from drawing to building. Frequent use of found, recovered, or discovered media such as charcoal, plaster, canvas, mesh, wood, metal, piping, plastics, light, water, and air.
Strong focus on collaborative effort. Advocacy and encouragement of agreement creation, documentation, and the fostering of individual reputation.
Strong focus on research, and site evaluation.

Sep 2017 - current
 

University of Bridgeport, Bridgeport, CT, US, Bachelors, Interior Design

Interior space planning and conceptualization.
Strong emphasis on Illustration, documentation, materials, and psychology.
Excellent student of design software.
Excellent student of sketching and rendering.

Sep 2012 - May 2016
 

Awards 

Senior Portfolio Reviews, 1st Place

Internally organized (Shintaro Akatsu School of Design,) senior portfolio reviews by local practitioners in architecture, design, lighting, and furniture.

2015
 

Faculty Research Day, 1st Place

Broadly organized (The University of Bridgeport,) faculty research day by students of the schools of business, biology, engineering, and design and reviewed by university faculty. First time for the school of design to enter, as well as attract first place.

2015
 

Areas of Specialization 

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