Andrew Synacek

Andrew Synacek

Tokyo, Japan



I’ve had a passion for architecture since I was young. With three years of professional experience, I am seeking a starting position or another internship with the aspiration of working as an architectural designer. I graduated from Arizona State University with a bachelor’s of Science in Design in Architectural Studies (BSD.Arch) and from Waseda University in Tokyo, Japan with a master's degree in architecture (M.Arch). From my background, I have developed an interest in organic architecture and how organic things can activate metabolism.   

With a flexible lifestyle, I adapt to challenges and obstacles in my path. I thrive in fast pace environments and enjoy helping out and learning all that I can. I strive to improve quality of life and to better others’ lives through design.



Studio Ma, Phoenix, AZ, US, Architectural Associate I

2D + Physical 3D modeling

Developmental Design and Conceptual Design

Worked with massing and utilizing model information in Revit

Used Rhino and Grasshopper to script parametric designs

Schemed sight photos for renderings

Feb 2019 - Apr 2019

PHX Architecture, Scottsdale, AZ, US, Intern

Schematic design process involvement

Prepared construction documents

Construction administration involvement

Drafted designs and adapted to floor plans

Reviewed contractor proposals and sets of drawings with lead architects

Met with municipal building department and other governing agency officials to coordinate approvals

Attended team meetings to go over project issues, coordinate with team members and review project schedules

Communicated with other vendors and contractors and incorporated their input into project designs

Created new and innovative approaches to problems and discussed them with project managers

Recommended minor adaptations and modifications to complete working drawing sets

Mentored less experienced aspiring architects during our annual summer camp

Created, printed and modified drawings in AutoCAD

Discussed zoning laws, fire regulations and building codes with healthcare and governing agencies

Completed comprehensive code compliance evaluations

Was involved with project goals and objectives with the project manager and design team

Aug 2013 - Aug 2016


Waseda University, Tokyo, MArch, Architecture

Apr 2019 - Mar 2021

Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ, US, Bachelors, Architecture

Aug 2014 - May 2018


Monbukagakusho Scholarship [MEXT Scholarship], Scholarship

"Japanese government scholarship supports foreign students who study in higher education institutions, selected on the recommendation of the Japanese Embassy/Consulate General, University, or Authority".


Areas of Specialization