David Knaide

David Knaide

New York, NY, US

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As a recent graduate from Syracuse University’s Bachelor of Architecture program, I am motivated and enthused to continue my professional career. Having completed multiple relevant internships starting my first year of architecture school, I am comfortable and productive in a collaborative workplace environment. Three distinct summer work experiences have given me a well-rounded knowledge of project development. During my time with URS Corporation and Gant Brunnett Architects in Baltimore, I gained technical knowledge working on design and construction drawings, as well as understanding of industry specifics such as budgeting, value engineering, client and contractor relations. Finally, a summer with Cemex Research Group in Biel gave my classmate and me the unique opportunity to develop our own design concepts with a high level of freedom. The process of creating a concrete prototype expanded my cognizance of construction methods, material tolerance and precision. As is crucial in the field of architecture, I am passionate about my work. My five years at Syracuse University have refined my thought processes, problem-solving and design skills, and prepared me to work on significant architectural projects with confidence. I am conscious of the environmental, social and cultural responsibilities involved with building, and I am motivated to work towards licensure.

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Fabrication Lab at Syracuse University School of Architecture, Syracuse, NY, US, Wood Shop Monitor

Responsibilities: Oversaw the use of wood shop equipment, assisted students in
operating machinery and offered relevant fabrication advice

Sep 2017 - May 2018

Cemex Research Group AG, Biel/Bienne, Intern, Materials Research and Design

Project: Entry proposal for Malaysia Biennial 100YC, “Concrete Wetlands” as an
infrastructure network and public amenity in Medini Iskandar, a city of the future
Responsibilities: Designed architectural and urban scale applications of new concrete materials using Rhino, developed casting methods and built large scale prototypes of Concrete Wetlands modular system using textiles, wood, Pervia and lightweight Resilia

Jun 2017 - Aug 2017

Gant Brunnett Architects, Baltimore, MD, US, Architecture Intern

Projects: Historical restoration and contemporary renovation, as well as new planning and construction projects in the Baltimore area, including academic building and library additions, a new police training academy campus and the renovation of a non-profit rehabilitation and support center
Responsibilities: Documented site conditions both manually and digitally, designed
schematic layouts, developed joint and connection details, produced drawings for
construction documents using AutoCAD

May 2016 - Aug 2016

URS Corporation, Baltimore, MD, US, Architecture Intern

Projects: Architectural and civil projects with a focus on transportation and infrastructure, including a terminal addition at JFK Airport in New York City and the new Purple Line train route in southern Maryland
Responsibilities: Documented sites, proposed structural and material strategies and diagrammed schematic designs using AutoCAD, Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop

May 2014 - Aug 2014


Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY, US, BArch, School of Architecture Undergraduate

Dean’s List
Academic Scholarship
Major-Specific Courses: studio, seminar, building systems, structures, history and theory
Elective Courses: urban planning, real estate, geography and environment, Spanish and
Arabic language

Aug 2013 - May 2018

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