Rubin Quarcoopome

Rubin Quarcoopome

Ann Arbor, MI, US




Rubin's Travel Blog on Archinect:

The Architectural Imagination Exhibition Fellows : The U.S. Department of State selected University of Michigan Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning to organize the exhibition of the U.S. Pavilion in the 2016 Venice Architecture Biennale (May 28-Nov. 27). Cynthia Davidson and Monica Ponce de Leon are Co-Curators of the U.S. Pavilion, The Architectural Imagination (

Six Taubman College M.Arch students were selected to assist the curators of the U.S. Pavilion at the 2016 Venice Biennale in installing The Architectural Imagination. The students will travel to Venice for one month as Exhibition Fellows. They will serve as docents for the opening days of the exhibition. This blog is about their experience working on the 2016 U.S. Pavilion and in Venice.

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Rubin's School Blog on Archinect:

Taubman College : University of Michigan

Sharing insights from Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning at the University of Michigan.

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University of Michigan, Venice, IT, Venice Biennale Exhibition Fellow

Installed and served as docent for the 2016 Venice Architectural Biennale. Spent two weeks documenting and installing 12 projects for the international event from established architects including BairBalliet, Preston Scott Cohen, Stan Allen, MOS, Greg Lynn, Marshall Brown, and Andrew Zago. Then served as docent for the opening days of the Biennale, giving tours of the installation and interacting with press.

Jun 2016 - Jul 2016

University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, US, Editorial and Museum Assistant

Supervised the filming and technical component of lectures by speakers such as Peter Eisenman and Kristina Ford. Wrote numerous news articles for the Taubman college website. Acted as a major component of promoting the school’s events to the multiple digital sources like Dezeen and Archinect.

Also assisted in the installation of several exhibits in the Taubman College Gallery and the Liberty Annex. Helped build components and arrange them in exhibition spaces. Worked as part of the audio/visual staff for lectures and events.

Sep 2013 - May 2016

Oakleaf Design Build, Ann Arbor, MI, US, Architectural Intern

Worked as a paid architectural assistant, tasked with measuring sites, creating BIM models, crafting AutoCAD drawings and renderings, and meeting with clients to propose new designs. The designs and work were subsequently built, all over the course of three months in the Summer of 2015.

May 2015 - Aug 2015


University of Michigan, Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning, MArch, Architecture

Jun 2013 - Apr 2016

University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, BArch, Biological Anthropology

Aug 2008 - May 2012


National Organization of Minority Architect Students’ Exceptional Student Prize, Award

A graduation award given by NOMAS, the student branch of the National Organization of Minority Architects.


Honorable Mention - Blank Space’s Fairy Tales Competition, Honorable Mention

Awarded for "Honey Street", a project envisioning bees reclaiming abandoned property in Detroit.


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