Max Scoppettone

Max Scoppettone

Brooklyn, NY, US

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Urban designer and landscape architect:
Currently a freelance urban policy consultant in the Gowanus rezoning and freelance urban designer. 4 years experience in landscape and urban design and 5 years experience in architecture-- working with an eclectic group of designers, planners, and artists. Specialized in "interim urban design" projects and alternative visualization. 

Specialties: Urban design strategies, landscape design strategies, architectural/ecological systems strategies, pop-up projects, concept design, rendering, CAD drafting, 3d modeling, model making; fabrication in wood, metal, plastics/rubber, concrete.



Fifth Avenue Committee, Brooklyn, NY, US, Policy and design consultant

Branding a coalition of NGO's in the neighborhood of Gowanus in Brooklyn including graphic design, consolidating mission statements, public outreach, engagement, and city meetings. The Gowanus Neighborhood Coalition for Justice advocates for the needs of the neighborhood protecting and advancing affordable housing, climate justice, cultural equity, and local manufacturing and jobs.

Mar 2018 - current

Abel Bainnson Butz Landscape Architects and Site Planners, New York, NY, US, Project Manager / Designer

Full phase designs for NYC Parks Dept., NYC SCA, NYC DDC, NYC DOT, NYCHA, and private clients.

Mar 2016 - Mar 2018

Nancy Owens Studio LLC, New York, NY, US, Freelance Landscape Designer

Providing services in landscape architecture including: construction drawings, grading, and visualization.

Oct 2015 - Jan 2016

Pilot Projects Design Collective, LLC, New York, NY, US, Urban Designer

Concept design, design development, construction drawings, specs, codes/permits, renderings, GIS mapping, GIS data analysis, corresponding with contractors/manufacturers, and business development.

Jun 2015 - Nov 2015

SLANG Studio, Greater Boston Area, Lead Designer

• City of Cambridge / Relish Management pop-up market and makers village, Kendall Sq. Cambridge, MA
• Rodale Institute landuse master planning, concept design, Kutztown, PA.
• Residential landscape design-build, Cambridge, MA

Sep 2014 - Sep 2015

DownCity Design, Providence, RI, US, Project Manager, Design Educator

Coordinating construction, construction documents, permitting, and managing sub-contractors for all DownCity Design projects. Teaching design and construction to Providence public middle school and high school.

Dec 2014 - May 2015

Rhode Island School of Design (RISD), Providence, RI, US, Teaching Assistant

Assisted in teaching visualization in architecture, landscape architecture, and urban design utilizing methods of both digital drawing and hand drawing. I provided explanation into methods in mapping, rendering, and diagraming as well as criticism with completed work. I also lectured on the technical aspects of digital transfer methods as well as some printmaking applications.

Sep 2013 - Dec 2013

Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) UrbanFrame, Cambridge, MA, US, Project Instructor

Leading an urban design intervention; teaching 14-18 yr. old students urban design, architecture, landscape architecture. This summer course was taught through M.I.T. and utilized its facilities. Projects looked at areas in the greater Boston area and centered around food policy and urban blight.

May 2012 - Jul 2012

Ashbahian Design, New York, NY, US, Jr. Architect

Detailing, drafting, scheduling, site measuring, and office work.

Apr 2011 - Aug 2011

Socrates Sculpture Park, Long Island City, NY, US, Assistnt Studio Manager, Fabrication Consultant

Assistant to studio manager in the outdoor work area in the park. Assistant to the fabrication and installation of all outdoor sculptures.

Apr 2009 - Aug 2011

Cliqk Digital, New York, NY, US, Interior Design Assistant A/V design

Nov 2008 - Mar 2009

Mary Miss Studio, New York, NY, US, Landscape Design and Sculpture Intern

Apr 2006 - Sep 2006


Rhode Island School of Design (RISD), Providence, RI, US, Masters, Masters of Landscape Architecture

Masters of landscape architecture with an emphasis in urban design with particular training in systems thinking approach to integrate ecology, infrastructure, utilities, and public space. Trained as a maker through the RISD curriculum.

Jul 2011 - May 2014

School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL, US, Bachelors, Fine Art (emphasis in architectural design and sculpture)

SAIC require no majors and I was able to concentrate in multiple areas of design and fine art. I came away with a majority of credits in sculpture and design– architecture, interior architecture, and some industrial design.

Aug 2002 - May 2006


Gowanus By Design, Honorable Mention


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