Rena Cukurova

Rena Cukurova

Brooklyn, NY, US

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Hyatt Hotels Corporation, Hong Kong, HK, Student Researcher

I was working with Hyatt for my masters thesis project. I interviewed employees from all departments in Grand Hyatt Hong Kong, and sent out surveys to other Asia Pacific Hyatt Hotels along with my two other team members who were located in different parts of the world.

Oct 2017 - Jul 2018

Perkins&Will, New York, NY, US, Arch I

Provides assistance throughout the building design process, including programming, preparation of design, schematic design, design development, model building, renderings and graphics.
Assists in preparation of drawings for schematic design and design development.
Assists in developing design sketches, renderings, models and graphics for presentation materials.
Provides design support to project team members, which includes computer modeling, model building and renderings.
Assists in client meetings abroad.
Advanced knowledge in REVIT, Rhino, CAD and Adobe.

Aug 2015 - Jul 2017

builtd, New York, NY, US, Intern

Nov 2014 - May 2015

Pine Bay Holiday Resort, Aydin, TR, Architectural Assistant

Architectural assistant during the renovations of the interior of the hotel, worked on revisions of floor plans, interior details, and construction area

May 2014 - Aug 2014

DoubleTree by Hilton Kusadasi, Aydin, TR, Architectural Assistant

Architectural assistant during the construction phase, involved in construction documentation, interior details, AutoCAD plan revisions

Jun 2012 - Aug 2012

Tabanlıoğlu Architects, Istanbul, TR, Intern

Architectural intern, responsible for revision of plans, model-making, 3D modelling

Jun 2011 - Jul 2011


Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, NY, US, BArch, BAR Architecture

Sep 2010 - May 2015

Pratt Institute Rome, Rome, IT, BArch, Rome Program

Jan 2014 - May 2014

American Collegiate Institute, Izmir, TR, High School, Science Math Track

Sep 2005 - Jun 2010

University of Notre Dame, Rome studies program, Florence, IT, Tuscan Classical Academy

Jun 2009 - Jul 2009

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