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Luke Laverty

Luke Laverty

Boston, MA, US

 

About 

Throughout my professional and academic careers, I have worked to develop a holistic approach of progressive environment- and experience-design based on research with respect to emotional connection and the exploitation of technology. My design passion is for performance--both human and genuine sustainability. An example is my research in psychology and architecture, notably my thesis work. Starting with the goal of reaching the strongest emotional connection to one’s surroundings, I turned to psychology and the scale of industrial design, coming across the concept of flow—that of when one is so mentally absorbed with the current activity that the boundary between environment and inhabitant becomes transparent—during my research. My thesis "Immersive Environments" manifests Dr. Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi’s concept architecturally—a concept useful with respect to comfort, inspiration, and concentration.

I have over four years of experience in professional architectural practices, including working directly with Peter Eisenman; my design experience ranges from residential to corporate interiors to complex laboratories, from creating and carrying out presentations to heading the production of complete construction document sets, and from the small town of Port Washington, Wisconsin, to Doha, Qatar. I was a part of an award-winning team whose theoretical work was recently featured in the 2013 AIA Center for Emerging Professionals Annual Exhibition. Along with my wide range of experience, I have very strong visual and technical skills in hand-drawing and a number of software, including BIM and environmental analysis.

Elsewhere:

Employment 

Payette, Boston, MA, US, Architect

payette.com

Mar 2017 - current
 

Perkins+Will, Boston, MA, US, Arch III

Science and Technology studio:
Job Captain, project designer, and BIM coordinator for fast-tracked state-of-the-art R&D campus facility including 150,000sf of renovations and new 50,000sf front-door, communal atrium, and lab addition pursuing LEED Gold as a means of creating a cohesive collaborative campus.

perkinswill.com

Jan 2015 - Feb 2017
 

Flad Architects, Madison, WI, US, Architectural Intern II

Science and Technology studio: pushing R&D/scientific workplace design and sustainability through all stages of architectural process for national laboratories and major pharmaceuticals.
Headed engineering coordination for 450,000sf Middle Eastern major interdisciplinary laboratory in Revit with 4-month design and 8-month construction schedule.
Headed LEED documentation of university laboratory and Life Cycle Assessments of multiple buildings.
Worked with small team to research, design, and document first fully-automated high-throughput laboratory of its kind for automation level, number of samples, and focus.
Member of Flad’s Branding and Sustainable Design Tools Committees.
I aim to push Flad's abilities in new markets, research capabilities, and environmental analysis tools.

www.flad.com

Jun 2012 - Jan 2015
 

Lehman Smith McLeish (LSM), Washington, DC, US, Architectural Intern

Co-op through the University of Cincinnati:

High-end Class A+ corporate interior architecture from Pre-Design through CA and from creating presentation images to heading production of complete CD drawing set.

www.lsm.com

Mar 2011 - Sep 2011
 

Eisenman Architects, New York, NY, US, Architectural Intern

Co-op through the University of Cincinnati:

Intern under Peter Eisenman
National Museum of Italian Judaism and the Shoah in Ferrara, Italy: Building models and presentation graphics, partnered with Degli Esponti Architetti of Milan (competition: 2nd place).
Rutgers University Athletic Center addition: Schematic design work including physical and digital building iteration models.

www.eisenmanarchitects.com

Jun 2010 - Sep 2010
 

Flad Architects, Madison, WI, US, Architectural Intern

Summer internship:

Interior healthcare planning design work for Monterrey, Mexico, Medical Center of Technology, partnered with Legorreta+Legorreta.
SD design options and presentation digital model of life sciences laboratory.

www.flad.com

May 2008 - Sep 2008
 

Port City Studio, Port Washington, WI, US, Architectural Intern

Returning summer and winter internship:

High-end residential projects, including a renovation with two-bedroom and office addition in Port Washington, WI: Created complete CD set.

www.portcitystudio.com

May 2006 - Jan 2008
 

Education 

University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH, US, MArch, Master of Architecture

UC DAAP MArch Thesis Distinguished Research Award (2012)
Graduate Admissions Application Review Team (2012)
UC Graduate Student Governance Association Research Award (2010, 2011)
UC Master of Architecture Merit Scholarship (2011)
UC College of Design, Art, Architecture, and Planning Alumni Scholarship (2010)

Sep 2009 - Jun 2012
 

University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Milwaukee, WI, US, BArch, Bachelor of Science in Architectural Studies

Minor: Structural Engineering
Summa Cum Laude with Commencement Honors, Honors Degree with Thesis, and High Honors in the Major

Senior Honors Project: Independent Study: Researched and constructed an architectural wall section, detailing own structural steel system and concrete.
Association of Licensed Architects Student Merit Award (2009)
Wisconsin Architects Foundation Scholarship (2008)
UWM School of Architecture and Urban Planning MSI General Scholarship (2007)
UWM School of Architecture and Urban Planning Kent Keegan Memorial Scholarship (2006)
UWM Alumni Association Outstanding Scholar Award (Full Tuition Scholarship) (2005)

TALIESIN, THE FRANK LLOYD WRIGHT SCHOOL OF ARCHITECTURE
Spring Green, WI (May – June 2008)
Apprentice: Field measured and recorded section drawings through Taliesin East for HABS to be stored in the Library of Congress while experiencing lifestyle of FLW apprentice. 1st Place in design competition for transportable mosquito retreat.

STUDY ABROAD IN EUROPE
University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee (June – August 2007)
Toured France, Germany, Switzerland, Italy, Holland, and England—drawing, recording, and diagramming experiences.

Sep 2005 - May 2009
 

Awards 

Perkins+Will Innovation Incubator Research Grant, Grant

Awarded a second micro-grant to further my first Innovation Incubator research grant focused on measuring how the built environment affects one's creativity, collaborating with the P+W Human Experience Lab and acousticians. Continuing my work with Richard Brink, director of acoustics at Genesis Planning, we will also work with the P+W Fab Lab to design and measure acoustical interventions for the P+W San Francisco office to improve its current noise and privacy issues.

2016
 

Shortlist in Design Leadership Council Competition, Award

Design competition exhibited at the Chicago Architecture Biennial. With teammates Ryan Kurlbaum and Matt Pierce.

2016
 

Perkins+Will Innovation Incubator Research Grant, Grant

Awarded a micro-grant to continue my MArch thesis research to introduce the psychological power of flow into P+W designs, focusing on the influence sound has on a building's occupants, collaborating with the P+W Human Experience Lab and acousticians.

2015
 

d3 Natural Systems 2013 Competition: Special Mention, Honorable Mention

Project in collaboration with Derrick Whitmire and Trevor Jordan awarded the Special Mention for Resource Enhancement for our design of Water Stelae--structures intended to resupply farmers with lost water due to the newly-constructed megadams throughout Ethiopia.

2013
 

American Institute of Architects' Center for Emerging Professionals Annual Exhibition Selection, Award

Project in collaboration with Derrick Whitmire and Trevor Jordan selected to be exhibited at the American Institute of Architects' Center for Emerging Professionals Annual Exhibition at the AIA headquarters in Washington, DC, during the AIA Grassroots 2013 Leadership and Legislative Conference.

2013
 

Socio Design Foundation Vignette Competition: Honorable Mention, Honorable Mention

Competition to embody Thresholds of Self-Awareness into a graphic vignette. I presented my thesis work, including a sensory walk through NYC to awaken the everyday pedestrian to his or her surrounding sensory stimuli.

2012
 

University of Cincinnati Graduate Student Governance Association Research Award, Grant

2010: Grant awarded for site research in the Great Salt Desert
2011: Grant awarded for thesis site research in New York City

2010
 

Association of Licensed Architects Student Merit Award, Award

Scholarship provided by the Association of Licensed Architects to a student based on a submitted portfolio and grades

2009
 

Wisconsin Architects Foundation Scholarship, Award

Scholarship provided by the Wisconsin Architects Foundation to a student based on a submitted portfolio

2008
 

MSI General Scholarship, Scholarship

Scholarship provided by the architectural firm MSI General to a student based on a submitted portfolio

2007
 

UWM Alumni Association Outstanding Scholar Award, Scholarship

The Outstanding Scholar Award provides full tuition to two incoming freshmen who are Wisconsin high school seniors in the top 5% of their class. This scholarship is renewable for up to four years with a 3.25 cumulative GPA.

2005
 

Areas of Specialization 

Skills