Philip Rizzo

Philip Rizzo

Boston, MA, US





Hutker Architects, Falmouth, MA, US, Architectural Intern

- Assisted designers and architects in updating construction drawings
- Created existing condition plans and elevations for ZBA reviews
- Built and updated several 3D SketchUp models for clients during schematic design
- Developed a site analysis plan with sun path analysis and view vectors with architect
- Scaled topographical site model with program pieces for client-architect design charrette

Sep 2016 - Feb 2017


University of Massachusetts Amherst, Amherst Center, MA, US, Bachelors, BFA Architecture + Design

Minor: Building Construction Technology / Certificate: Civic Engagement & Public Service

My five-year undergraduate education ended with a BFA in Architecture and Design from the flagship campus of one of the best public university systems in the world, UMass Amherst. The program has an artistic base with three drawing courses and one sculptural course before moving into a design studio sequence. In studio courses I was introduced to conceptual design and exposed to most architectural software including Rhino, Revit, Adobe Suite, Grasshopper, RhinoCAM, and digital fabrication using a CNC Router. Taking given programs through schematic design and design development I produced 3D renderings and scaled models along side 2D plans, sections, and elevations. Other courses I have taken range from energy efficiency to city planning along with several anthropology and construction technology courses to satisfy the requirements for a certificate and a minor.

Sep 2012 - May 2016

Lorenzo de' Medici, Florence Italy , API

Studied and lived in the historic center of Florence Italy. While there I took two architectural history courses, public space design and traveled to ten european countries. It has inspired me learn Italian.

Jan 2014 - May 2014

Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green, OH, US, B.S. Architecture

Began architectural studies in Bowling Green OH, using it as a vehicle to transfer into UMass Amherst. I was also admitted to Northeastern University and Wentworth Institute of Technology programs. While at BGSU I took courses in AutoCAD, design studio I, artist methods and practice, writing, construction and physics.

Sep 2011 - May 2012

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