Paolo Mendoza

Paolo Mendoza

London, GB

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Paolo is a multidisciplinary designer and urban researcher with work focused on creative methodologies that explore the intersection of politics and spaces. His interest lies in epistemologies that examine intangible mechanisms that shape urban spaces through a comparative analysis of international planning systems and urban design. His areas of intellectual inquiry seek to understand the influences of formal political mechanisms on urban informality.

He holds a Bachelor of Architecture summa cum laude from New York Institute of Technology, and an MSc International Planning degree candidate with Urban Design specialism at The Bartlett School of Planning, University College London. 

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The Bartlett School of Planning, London, GB, Academic Representative

Proactively seeks out International Planning (IP) MSc students’ thoughts and opinions on their program of study and their wider learning experience to effectively represent their academic interests. Represent the current IP MSc cohort in the Staff-Student Consultative Committee (SSCC) meetings. Plays an active role in the development and enhancement of the IP MSc programme by promoting the value of students and staff working together to build a better education.

Oct 2020 - current

Perkins Eastman, New York, NY, US, Healthcare Studio Intern

Visualized a 179,000 square foot space program breakdown for a 16-story Surgery Center.
Surveyed as-built site condition and developed schematic design base drawings for a 10,000 SF laboratory renovation.
Co-facilitated various Department of Building and Department of Health filings for drawing set amendments and schematic design submissions.

Projects history includes:
NYU Langone Health
New York, NY

// Tisch Hospital - 3F Clinical Core Lab
- Preparation of DOB Filing set

// Tisch Hospital - 4F Fellows Office, Venous Access, and Alert Office
- Preparation of DOB Filing set

// Tisch Hospital - 5F Endoscopy
- Site survey, development of as-built drawings

// Medical Science Building - 4F Hematological Oncology
- Development of project BIM, Lab planning

// Medical Science Building - 6F Kannan Lab Relocation
- Amendment filing

Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
New York, NY
- Project Database, Space program breakdown calculation

Princess Margaret Hospital
Hong Kong, HK
- Preliminary project masterplan markups

May 2019 - May 2020

ARCHITECTMEDIA, New York, NY, US, Project Assistant

Facilitated the creation of new project outlines (schedules, assignments, tasks & contacts).
Critiqued rendering and animation markups for further in-house comments and edit reviews .
Authored virtual animation cam path outline and executed client deliverables.

Jun 2018 - May 2019

New York Institute of Technology (NYIT), New York, NY, US, Peer Advisor

Assists students with advisement preparation, schedule planning, online resources, and online registration. Assists in placement exams and student orientation during the summer. Collaborates with fellow peer advisors to develop and conduct advising-related workshops.

Feb 2018 - Sep 2018

JPaul Octaviano & Associates, Manila, Philippines, Architectural Apprentice

Worked on a 3-month internship with local and international residential projects. Collaborated directly with the principal architect with client meetings and site surveys. Produced renderings and presentations for client meetings.

Jan 2013 - Jan 2014


University College London (UCL), London, GB, Masters, MSc International Planning

Specialism: Planning for Urban Design
Focus module: Urban Sociology, Urban Politics, Critical Debates, Comparative Planning and Cultures, Placemaking

The programme's focus is on a strong international and comparative focus on planning, urban theory and practice. The scope of the programme primarily encompasses Europe, North America, Australia, South Africa, the Far East and Southeast Asia.

Sep 2020 - current

Architectural Association School of Architecture (AA), Visiting School New York, Augmented Urbanism

Jul 2020 - Jul 2020

New York Institute of Technology (NYIT), Manhattan Campus, BArch, Bachelor of Architecture

Sep 2016 - May 2020

Mapua Institute of Technology, Manila, PH, Bachelors, Bachelor of Science in Architecture

Jul 2010 - May 2014


Summa cum laude, Other


Silver Certificate of Achievement in Architecture, Other


NYIT Presidential Honor List Spring 2019, Award


NYIT Presidential Honor List Spring 2018, Award


NYIT Presidential Honor List Fall 2018, Award


NYIT Presidential Honor List Spring 2017, Award


NYIT Presidential Honor List Fall 2017, Award


NYIT Presidential Honor List Fall 2016, Award


Areas of Specialization