Matthew Marcarelli, AIA

Matthew Marcarelli, AIA

Philadelphia, PA, USA



As a graduate from Philadelphia University, I am an architecture professional seeking a firm that will challenge me, allow me to grow, teach me, and provide assistance in my goal of IDP completion and Registration.

During my collegiate education, I developed skills not only in technical, graphical, and design areas, but also the ability to be part of a team and successfully finish projects. Teamwork and collaboration was a major focus of the curriculum at PhilaU.

Introduced to Autodesk Revit early in high school, I have had the unique opportunity to gain an extensive knowledge base of the program. Through PhilaU's AIAS, I gave tutorials teaching other students how to use Revit. My experience gave me the reputation of being the "go to guy" in studio whenever other students encountered issues. I understand how to harness the power and capability of Revit without letting Revit design the building, or by getting into a "Revit Rut".

My professional experience both on campus and off has allowed me to gain a well-rounded understanding of the building profession. During my years at PhilaU's Fabrication and Laser Labs, I used my problem solving skills to effectively solve challenging model building situations students would encounter. As an individual who spent time on active construction sites, I witnessed a dynamic that many other students never see, the actual building process. Several of the jobsites I was involved in were both Union and Non-Union, allowing me to be part of a challenging team environment.

I am a hardworking, industrious, and detail oriented individual who takes extreme pride in all of my work. A culmination of formal education, construction site experience, apprenticeship with a master model builder, and expertise with Revit, I confidently believe that I can become a positive addition and asset.


JKRP Architects, Philadelphia, PA, US, BIM Manager

Oct 2018 - current

Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, PA, US, Adjunct Faculty

Aug 2016 - current

Designblendz, Philadelphia, PA, US, Project Manager

Nov 2016 - Oct 2018

Kramer + Marks Architects, Ambler, PA, US, Assistant Project Manager

Feb 2016 - Nov 2016

Antunovich Associates, Arlington, VA, US, Architectural Intern

• Worked on commercial and residential projects from Louisiana to New York.
• Projects ranged from new construction to adaptive re-use and historic preservation.

Oct 2014 - Feb 2016

Bowie Gridley Architects, Philadephia, BIM Manager

• Developed content workflows for staff.
• Managed implementation of digital upgrades office-wide.

Jul 2014 - Oct 2014

Bowie Gridley Architects, Washington, DC, US, Architectural Intern

• Worked on two large scale educational projects in the Washington DC metropolitan area: Ballou High School and King Abdullah Academy
• Focused on exterior facade design and detailing
• Coordinated structure and roof design for both projects.

Oct 2012 - Jul 2014

Sears Holdings Corporation, North Wales, PA, US, Tool Consultant

• Promote tool sales by examining the situation to provide the best solution benefiting both the customer and the company.
• Communicate with prospective sales leads and post-sale customers to provide excellent customer relations.

Jan 2007 - Nov 2012

Philadelphia University Laser Lab, Philadelphia, PA, US, Lab Technician

• Operated Philadelphia University's Universal Laser Systems Laser for students to produce assorted architectural models.
• Maintained the machine by cleaning the lens, belts, bottom tray.
• Advised students towards material choices for models and outlined best cutting procedures and laser settings.
• Set up AutoCAD and Illustrator files for proper and efficient laser results.

Sep 2010 - May 2012

Philadelphia University Fabrication Lab, Philadelphia, PA, US, Monitor / Teaching Assistant

• Supervised the Fabrication Lab during my designated hours, typically 5-10 students daily, up to 40 students during busy times.
• Provide assistance and guidance to students throughout the model making process when they encounter difficult challenges.
• Performed routine maintenance of all the major power tools and hand tools, both wood and metal.
• Able to demonstrate proper operation on shop tools, including: table saw, band saw, scroll saw, chop/miter saw, model maker saw, drill press, disc sander, belt sander, spindle drum sander, router, jig saw, hand sanders, metal brake, metal roller, metal band saw, bench grinder, assorted hand tools.

Jan 2008 - May 2012

Philadelphia University Physical Plant, Philadelphia, PA, US, Summer Paint Crew

• Collaborated with a team to paint every dormitory on campus.
• Executed daily tasks with efficiency to meet strict deadlines.

May 2009 - Aug 2010

Ward Communications, Harrisburg, PA, US, Tech Assistant

• Installed fiber optic cable, ethernet, and coaxial cable; and verified to ensure proper installation.
• Interacted with union and non-union workers to achieve our common goals.
• Job sites include Penn State University, Kutztown University, Muhlenberg Middle School, and Schuylkill Valley Middle School.
• Primary job sites finished on time and under-budget.

Jun 2007 - Feb 2009

Rexford A. Crockett Plumbing, North Haven, ME, US, Plumbing Assistant

• Used construction documents on new custom residential projects to install hot, cold, and wastewater systems.
• Attended to emergency plumbing house-calls throughout the day.
• Delivered propane tanks to residents of the island.

Jun 2006 - Aug 2006


Philadelphia University, Philadelphia, PA, BArch, School of Architecture and the Built Environment

Philadelphia University, a NAAB accredited institution, prepared me by offering coursework incorporating technical, design, and graphical foundations needed for a successful entry into a professional architecture role. I pursued a concentration in Visualizations and Multimedia. This minor allowed me to excercise graphical presentation skills in multiple levels: from generating clear diagrams and images to composing elements and text into effective presentations.

Aug 2007 - May 2012

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