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Nicholas DiMattia

Nicholas DiMattia

Miami Beach

 

About 

Employment 

Luis Pons Design Lab, Miami Beach, FL, US, Interior Designer, Industrial Designer

Designer with roles as both an interior designer + industrial designer in the hospitality industry. Responsibilities as an interior designer include development of floor plans, sections, 3D models, renderings, sketches and design sets. Additional responsibilities include organizing and maintaining FF&E schedules and coordinating developments with clients. Responsibilities as industrial designer include concept design through sketching, 3D modeling, renderings and the production of shop drawings. Collaborations include working with internationally recognized hospitality design brands like Gaia & Gino and St. James.

Apr 2018 - current
 

Deft Union, Miami, FL, US, Production Designer

Overseer of the design, detailing and logistics of furniture and mill work production built by our in-house fabrication team. The role of Production Designer is the connection between the design team, in-house fabrication team and the client. Responsibilities include the development and production of construction documents, creating detailed 3D models of architectural interiors and custom furniture pieces and coordinating with vendors and outsourced fabricators. Further responsibilities include creating and sending deliverables of shop drawings and architectural drawing sets, scheduling and coordinating meetings with clients and overseeing daily to weekly site visits during installations.

Jul 2017 - Feb 2018
 

[Self], Fabricator + Design Consultant

Fabricated and consulted on custom furniture pieces, large-scale art installations and various research prototypes for several client types. Responsibilities included providing detailed renderings and visual media, regularly scheduled progress meetings for custom pieces + collaborations and final deliverables and installations of furniture + installation pieces.

Aug 2015 - Aug 2017
 

Florida Atlantic University / School of Architecture, Fort Lauderdale, FL, US, Research Assistant

Contributing research assistant + designer to “Salty Urbanism: Adaptation Strategies for Urban Areas in the Coastal Zone of Southeast Florida,” funded by the Florida Sea Grant. The project aimed to design potential solutions to help address issues of sea level rise and water inundation in North Beach Village, FL. Responsibilities included developing sketches, fully realized renderings and other architectural diagrams. The project won the Unbuilt Florida Design Award of 2017 and the National AIA Award of 2018.

Apr 2017 - Jul 2017
 

Florida Atlantic University / School of Architecture, Fort Lauderdale, FL, US, Woodshop Technician

Responsible for coordinating minor fabrication projects for the School of Architecture as well as managing and assisting student affairs in the fabrication labs. Other responsibilities included regular maintenance and repairs of woodshop and fabrication machinery.
OSHA Certified (Hazard Recognition Training for General Industry)

Aug 2015 - Jul 2017
 

Glavovic Studio Inc., Fort Lauderdale, FL, US, Intern

Hired specifically to document façade detailing through various forms of physical and digital media. Responsibilities included producing 3D models adequate for rendering, creating diagrams and other visual media of architectural components and constructing physical models exploring façade details.

Jan 2016 - Mar 2016
 

Education 

Florida Atlantic University, Fort Lauderdale, FL, US, BArch, Architecture

Personal undergraduate research focused on the analysis of material usage of mid-century architecture and furniture; and their historical relevance due to the implications of mass production, WWII and other historical factors. This research led to several independent studies of architectural studio projects and furniture prototypes. This research also was awarded the Oscar Vagi Travel Fellowship to further personal studies.

Jun 2012 - May 2017
 

Awards 

2018 AIA Awards - Regional & Urban Design, Award

Awarded for “Salty Urbanism: Adaptation Strategies for Urban Areas in the Coastal Zone of Southeast Florida.”

Responding to studies indicating that 490 communities in major U.S. cities will be chronically flooded by 2100 due to climate change, the Salty Urbanism project introduces a new framework for urban design, particularly for vulnerable South Florida. Salty Urbanism embeds ecosystem services and adjusts to the increasingly salty conditions in the region, where limestone substrate introduces challenges not found in any other U.S. coastal location.

Exploring the possibilities where the city and water meet, the plan presents a methodical approach for creative development and takes its cues from the robust networks of biodiversity found in the concepts of reconciliation ecology. Having developed a number of toolboxes to provide the design framework, the team explores everything from building typologies to a salt-tolerant landscape palette.

2018
 

2017 Florida AIA Awards - Unbuilt, Award

Awarded for “Salty Urbanism: Adaptation Strategies for Urban Areas in the Coastal Zone of Southeast Florida.”

Responding to studies indicating that 490 communities in major U.S. cities will be chronically flooded by 2100 due to climate change, the Salty Urbanism project introduces a new framework for urban design, particularly for vulnerable South Florida. Salty Urbanism embeds ecosystem services and adjusts to the increasingly salty conditions in the region, where limestone substrate introduces challenges not found in any other U.S. coastal location.

Exploring the possibilities where the city and water meet, the plan presents a methodical approach for creative development and takes its cues from the robust networks of biodiversity found in the concepts of reconciliation ecology. Having developed a number of toolboxes to provide the design framework, the team explores everything from building typologies to a salt-tolerant landscape palette.

2017
 

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