Manuela Powidayko Alberici Souza

Manuela Powidayko Alberici Souza

New York, NY, US



Urban Designer at the Zoning Division - New York City Department of City Planning. Expertise in Resilience Planning and Zoning for the Flood Zone. Licensed architect in Brazil, alumni from MSAUD-GSAPP, Columbia University in the City of New York.



New York City Department of City Planning, New York, NY, US, Urban Designer

Research of the NYC Flood Zone, Zoning Specialist, Urban Design Analyses and Text Proposals.

Aug 2015 - current

New York City Department of City Planning, New York, NY, US, Urban Design Intern

Production of Presentations, Documentation, Urban Design Analyses

Jun 2015 - Aug 2015

TicketNetwork, South Windsor, CT, United States, Assistant Product Manager

Website Content Development, Preparation of Legal Documents, Market Research

Jun 2013 - Apr 2014

Zani.Arquitetura, Londrina, PR Brazil, Intern Architect

Design of residential and commercial projects (architectural, electrical and structural drawings), 3Ds, Construction Details and Building Permit Documentation.

Mar 2011 - Jun 2012

City Hall Londrina, Londrina, PR Brazil, Urban Planning Intern

Urban Transit Infrastructure Projects, Inspections and Field Research, Community Meetings.

Sep 2010 - Dec 2010

Tom Horikawa Atelier, Londrina, PR Brazil, Intern Architect

Production of professional architecture models made with Polystyrene.

Jul 2007 - Aug 2007


Columbia University, New York, NY, US, Masters, MSAUD GSAPP

Master of Science in Architecture and Urban Design (MSAUD)

Jun 2014 - May 2015

Universidade Estadual de Londrina, Londrina, PR Brazil, Bachelors, Architecture and Urbanism

Bachelor of Architecture and Urban Planning (5 year full-time program)

Architectural studies included drawing, studio design classes, theory and history of architecture, tridimensional representations, computing applied to architecture, environmental comfort, color in architecture: theory and application, supervised training, research project, historical preservation, post occupation evaluation of buildings, ethics and professional legislation, and an interdisciplinary graduation thesis.

Urban Planning studies included urban environmental studies, theory and history of urbanism, computing applied to urbanism, regional planning, aerial photogrammetry, urban planning, studio for urban design, supervised training, research project, and landscaping.

Engineering studies included as calculus, geometry, topography, material's resistance and mechanical of structures, mechanics of soils and foundation, structural systems, construction techniques, hydraulic and eletrical installations, structural concrete buildings, wood construction, metallic construction.

Jan 2007 - Dec 2011

Areas of Specialization