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Christopher Testa

Christopher Testa

Brooklyn, NY, US

 

About 

Based in New York, I am a recent graduate student from Pratt Institute holding a Master Degree of Architecture (Post-professional) having previously received a B.S. Arch from Catholic University in Washington the District of Columbia. Past professional experience includes work for a lighting design office, and production documents and visualizations for a firm specializing in custom architectural installations. I am currently seeking a full-time position as a Junior Designer with the goal of gaining a professional license. I am best contacted via email for any potential opportunities.

Employment 

UAP North America, New York, NY, US, Architectural Drafter

Digital modeling and diagramming of fabricated elements and building components including a large-scale paneled wall instillation and a stainless steel column design for a commercial lobby interior.

Mar 2015 - current
 

Schwinghammer Lighting LLC., New York, NY, US, Architectural Lighting Designer

Site focusing of high-end retail spaces such as Balenciaga Mens, RRL, and Stella McCartney showrooms. AutoCAD drafting of reflected ceiling plans and detail layouts from mill-work to cove lighting fixtures and assemblies.

Jun 2013 - Aug 2014
 

Education 

Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, NY, US, MArch, GAUD

At Pratt Institute, I worked on a wide range of explorations and projects, ranging from architectural studies in digital modeling and drawing, to animation and CNC/robotic fabrication. Within the GAUD community, I participated in seminar courses spanning from the History of Structural Art, Urban Open Space, Critical Geography, and Architecture and Film, providing interesting opportunities for design research and architectural investigation.

Aug 2012 - May 2015
 

Areas of Specialization 

Skills