Timur Sayfulin

Timur Sayfulin

New York, NY, US



I'm a recent graduate of BArch program at City College of New York, Spitzer School Of Architecture. Currently I'm working in a well known, NYC based, lighting design firm as a junior lighting designer.It is a multifaceted profession, with in depth exposure to the world of both lighting manufacturing and architecture, along with respective sub-fields. During my studies I was working in the Model Shop in the architecture school. It was a challenging, and in retrospect, necessary experience which required a careful balance of dedication to both my job duties and coursework. The most rewarding aspect was that it allowed me to have working experience with construction and fabrication tools. Outside of architecture, some of my hobbies are photography and cars. I equally enjoy a hike with a camera and working on my car. My upcoming goal is to learn how to drive stick and participate at autocross event.
However, my long term goal is to build a career that would allow for best utilization of knowledge gained in school and post grad employment, while being directly involved in the construction phase of a project. Where at any given moment you can draft a detail and then turn around to start building it directly with or without the contractor, not to submit it as an RFI, process it through paper pushers, only to have to explain it over the phone a month later. My personal belief is that this disconnect between the architects and the builders leads to longer construction periods, only to result in wasted effort and money. It would be great to see this boundary thin or entirely disappear.


Domingo Gonzalez Associates, New York, NY, US, Junior Lighting Designer

The Junior Lighting Designer position requires curiosity, resilience and a commitment to professional excellence while working on multiple projects with various supervisors and competing deadlines.
Skills & Qualifications:
- Good problem-solving and hand drawing skills
- Excellent research and communication skills
- Ability to function effectively in a team dynamic
- Keen sense of organization
- Proficiency in AutoCAD, AGI32, Adobe Photoshop
- Knowledge of Revit, 3DSMax, Rhino, Adobe InDesign & Illustrator, MicroStation a plus

Sep 2017 - current

City College of New York (CCNY), New York, NY, US, Model Shop Manager

-Maintain and operate woodworking tools such as, but not limited to: Tablesaw, bandsaws, jigsaws, panel saw, sanders and handtools.
-Maintain and operate fabrication tools including CNC, 3D Printers and Lasercutters.
-Maintain safe shop culture by enforcing safety procedures, apply first aid when necessary.
-Managed teaching assistants

Sep 2015 - Jun 2017


The City College of the City University of New York - The Spitzer School of Architecture, New York, NY, US, BArch, Barch

Studio classes - core of each semester. Students work on the projects proposed by professor. Most of the studios focus on the design aspect. One studio of in depth Construction Documents.
Technology classes - means and methods of the construction of various techniques
Software electives - complete courses of the specific software; including Autocad, Revit, Rhino and 3DS Max.
Survey - Architectural history from Pre-historic era to contemporary.

Aug 2012 - Jun 2017

Areas of Specialization