Max Jackowitz

Max Jackowitz

Irvington, NY, US

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bluarch architecture + interiors + lighting, New York, NY, US, Intern

Intensive 9-week internship that broadened my experience and personal discipline in a diverse setting, and included rudimentory foresight into how a design-focused practice operates.

• Provided interior design and marketing for white box units in a newly-renovated apartment complex.
• Prepared design-phase drawings and material research for cruise ship restaurants and interiors.
• Reviewed design-phase drawings for city building department submission in CAD.

May 2017 - Aug 2017

Ferguson Malone Architecture, Irvington, NY, US, Employee / Consultant

Introductory experience to the professional architecture environment where I became actively involved in the design and development of multiple local projects over a 4-year span.

• Provided novel design advice and rendering for single-family residence and university renovation.
• Prepared design and construction-phase drawings for various projects in CAD and Revit.
• Reviewed zoning analysis and contract documents for multiple planning board submissions.
• Converted building information modeling and rendering for past projects from CAD to Revit.

Jul 2016 - Jul 2016

Earl Everett Ferguson Architect PLLC, Irvington, NY, Intern

Introductory experience to the professional architecture environment where I became actively involved in the design and development of multiple local projects over a 4-year span.

• Reviewed design and construction-phase drawings for various projects in CAD.
• Prepared project documentation for new and existing projects; Conducted on-site surveys.
• Prepared multiple planning board submissions; Delivered client drawings; Attended site-visits.

May 2014 - Aug 2015


University of Southern California (USC), Los Angeles, CA, US, BArch, Architecture

The bachelor’s degree program begins intensively with architectural studies in the first year and provides for a mix of architectural and general university studies throughout the program. The curriculum includes two cycles of development. The first cycle of six semesters provides a foundation in understanding architecture, concluding with integrative studies after two years of introductory work. The second cycle, four semesters, provides the opportunity to explore many aspects of architecture and to develop individual strengths and interests. During this period, a comprehensive design studio project is undertaken in the fall of the fifth year. The spring of the fifth (and final) year culminates in the development of that comprehensive building project in the context of a professional practice course, coupled with a research design studio taken along the lines of the students’ own interests.

NAAB Catalog Statement

In the United States, most registration boards require a degree from an accredited professional degree program as a prerequisite for licensure. The National Architectural Accrediting Board (NAAB), which is the sole agency authorized to accredit professional degree programs in architecture offered by institutions with U.S. regional accreditation, recognizes three types of degrees: the Bachelor of Architecture, the Master of Architecture, and the Doctor of Architecture. A program may be granted an 8-year, 3-year, or 2-year term of accreditation, depending on the extent of its conformance with established educational standards.

The University of Southern California School of Architecture offers the following NAAB-accredited degree programs:

- Bachelor of Architecture (160 undergraduate credits)
- Master of Architecture (pre-professional degree + 64 graduate credits)
- Master of Architecture (non pre-professional degree + 102 graduate credits)

Next accreditation visit for all programs: 2022

Aug 2013 - current

Irvington High School, Irvington, NY, US, High School, High School

Oct 2009 - Jul 2013

Cornell University Summer Architecture Program, Ithaca, NY, US, Architecture

The Introduction to Architecture Program is an intensive six-week course in Cornell's College of Architecture, Art, and Planning (AAP) that introduces high school and college students to architectural ideas, principles, and methods of exploring architectural problems in a studio setting.

The studio is taught in the Rem Koolhaas-designed Milstein Hall by Department of Architecture faculty members (see below) and recent graduates of Cornell's esteemed bachelor's and master's programs. The program also incorporates periodic studio reviews by invited faculty and guest critics.

Jul 2012 - Jul 2012

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