Georine Pierre

Georine Pierre

Brooklyn, NY, US

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MIT Media Lab - City Science Group, Cambridge, MA, US, Research Assistant

-Contribute and research related data and methodologies that inform projects to advance urban systems relative to human activity, environmental conditions, mobility, and market dynamics.
-Independent qualitative, quantitative, and analytical field research pertaining to the "Power of Without", a road map for providing actionable technologies for informal settlements globally.

Sep 2022 - current

Fluidity Design Consultants, New York, NY, US , Designer

-Contribute to the design, analysis, material research, and conceptualization for large-scale, ecologically.
efficient water feature design proposals and strategies.
-Support engineers and consultants on submissions from schematic to construction development phases.

May 2021 - Jul 2022

Interboro Partners, Brooklyn, NY, US, Project Manager / Designer

-Contribute to a range of projects including a redevelopment Master Plan, land use planning and building design guidelines, plaza space design, public art installations, and public engagement tools and surveying.
-Design project manager for two public space placemaking interventions in the South Bronx, New York in collaboration with New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene.
-Propose and oversee project implementation plan and timeline, budget management, meetings with project partners, public engagement events, and project execution from start to completion.

Sep 2019 - Apr 2021

Columbia University / GSAPP / Center for Resilient Cities and Landscapes, New York, NY, US, Associate Research Scholar

-Work with public, nonprofit, and academic partners to deliver practical and forward-thinking technical assistance that advances project implementation through interdisciplinary research, visualization of risk, project design scenarios, and facilitated convenings.
-Design, organize, and facilitate research-driven workshops to build consensus and create an enabling environment for decision-making for major stakeholders and Columbia University GSAPP students.
-Generate reports and visual communications tools that synthesize actions needed to advance project design and implementation as determined by workshop stakeholders.

Aug 2018 - Sep 2019

California College of the Arts, San Francisco, CA, US, Graduate Teaching Assistant

-Teaching Assistant for 2nd year B.Arch Design Studio 1 instructed by Clark Thenhaus, Palmyra Stefania Geraki, and Ryan Golenberg; B.Arch Design Studio 2 instructed by Janette Kim, Yulia Grinkrug, and Alda Capi.

Aug 2017 - May 2018

Architectural Ecologies Lab, San Francisco, CA, US, Architectural Designer

-Design and develop 3D model within progressive stages of design of a float lab that integrates architectural design, marine ecology, and material innovation to develop new approaches to constructing resilient waterfront structures.
-Produce competition images / renderings for the submission of the 2017 Buckminster Fuller Challenge (selected top 17% of Challenge applicants) and the 5th International LargeHolcim Awards.

Jan 2017 - May 2018

Resilient By Design, San Francisco, CA, US, Designer / Researcher

-Research and graphics assistant for SCAPE Studio's "Public Sediment" Team in affiliation with Buoyant Ecologies Lab as part of the Resilient By Design Bay Area Challenge.
-Develop site-specific conceptual design solutions within critical areas throughout the Bay Area and propose new, community-based solutions that will strengthen the region’s resilience to sea level rise, severe storms, flooding and earthquakes.

Sep 2017 - Jan 2018

Arcsine, Oakland, CA, US, Architectural Intern

-Assist in the development of resources for streamlining the design and documentation process from conceptual design through overall completion of projects.
-Produce work contributing to the design, detailing, and construction of medium to large scale projects.
-Participate in design process and develop alternative solutions and presentation graphics used to communicate concepts to clients for approval.
-Perform redline changes and revisions.

May 2017 - Sep 2017

UC Berkeley Center for Cities + Schools, Oakland, CA, US, Y-PLAN Teaching Assistant

-Assist within Buoyant Ecologies Research pilot public education project within the Oakland Skyline High School’s physics and biology classes in affiliation with UC Berkeley’s Y-Plan and the Port of Oakland.
-Introduce project design challenge to question how we can design physical and biological structures to reduce the effects of climate change and educate the community in Oakland about rising sea level.
-Provide design charrette and presentation feedback within classroom visits.
-Produce and document progress reports of students’ work.
-Attend Oakland City Hall Presentation with Y-Plan, Benthic Lab, and California College of the Arts for city-wide presentation and jury evaluation / critique of students’ work.

Mar 2017 - May 2017

MARC FORNES / THEVERYMANY, Brooklyn, NY, US, Architectural Intern

-Design development and research of Marc Fornes within the fields of computation, digital processing, and fabrication.
-Communicate with design team through duration of project development to produce efficient ideas.
-Generate conceptual analysis of design projects, while executing diagrammatic drawings and documentation.

May 2015 - Jul 2015

Michael Silver, Architects., Brooklyn, NY, US, Design Intern

-Assist in the pioneering research of Michael Silver within the fields of sustainable design, digital mapping, green composites manufacturing, high-throughput computing and proprietary software development.
-Exploring a variety of new robotic fabrication tools, including numerically controlled fiber-placement technology.

May 2014 - Mar 2015

Storefront for Art and Architecture, San Francisco, Production Intern

-Work closely with the Productions Coordinator and help set up exhibitions within gallery space.
-Maintain gallery space and engage with visitors providing informative description about the exhibition.
-Collaborate with other architects and artists to produce work for exhibition.
-Photograph and document exhibition content within given time frame.

May 2014 - Sep 2014

B&B Sheet Metal, Long Island City, NY, US, Estimator / Intern

-Estimated prices of comprehensive restoration, custom fabrication and precise replication for sheet metal projects.
-Recognized all sheet metal product details in relation to building construction.
-Managed and drafted construction documents for further referral of project production and design.

May 2013 - Sep 2013


Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Cambridge, MA, US, Masters, Media Lab

Sep 2022 - current

California College of the Arts, San Francisco, CA, US, MArch, Architecture

May 2015 - May 2018

University at Buffalo, Buffalo, NY, US, Bachelors, Architecture

Aug 2011 - May 2015


Thesis Prize, Award

California College of the Arts Thesis Prize for Thesis Project: City of Disassembly, 2018.


End of Year Commencement Curator's Award, Award

Curator's Award for Thesis Project: City of Disassembly. Project to display at California College of the Arts Gallery from May 2018-May 2019.


Buckminster Fuller Challenge Catalyst Program, Award

Submission for Buoyant Ecologies Float Lab, selected as top 17% of Challenge Applicants.


Jury Prize Award, Award

Nomination and Award for Design Studio Project: Desert Proving Grounds, Kaiju Advanced Studio, Spring 2017. Design Achievement for Conceptual Risk.


Kaz Baba Memorial Travel Award, Grant

Grant to travel to Accra, Ghana for thesis research.


California College of the Arts Diversity Scholarship, Scholarship


California College of the Arts Graduate Merit Scholarship, Scholarship


Areas of Specialization