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Maxwell Smith

Maxwell Smith

Brooklyn, NY, US

 

About 

My name is Maxwell Smith.

I am a designer and fabricator with a focus in architectural visualization, prototypical design and experiential production. 

I am looking for new opportunities that will take full advantage of my extensive experience as a design and fabrication specialist. I regularly get the opportunity to work within the fields of architecture, industrial design, hospitality, and experiential installations. I have worked as a studio manager and have a history of managing several different wood shops and design labs. 

I have built up a diverse set of qualifications and skills that would be a great asset at any firm. I believe the exploration and study of multiple disciplines over the length of my career would make me an excellent addition to your team. 

Employment 

3D Brooklyn, Brooklyn, NY, US, Head of Fabrication

Jan 2020 - current
 

Kama, Brooklyn, NY, US, Lead Design

Consultant to Studio Loutsis, XO Projects and several other design firms. Experience in client branding, experiential design, wayfinding, signage, and production. Development of small and large scale projects based on clients needs.

Jan 2019 - Dec 2020
 

Chipotle Design & Development Lab, Brooklyn, NY, US, Development Lab Manager

Management of New Development and Re-envisioning efforts through company wide milestones. Prototype and fabrication of new roll out designs and concepts. Deadline and workflow management with internal teams and contracted vendors.

Jan 2018 - Dec 2019
 

Asymptote Architecture, Long Island City, NY, US, Director of Fabrication

Management of Architectural Fabrication Lab. Deadline and construction management of installations and architectural models. Creating estimates and budgets for multiple projects. Workflow management of design interns and junior staff.

Jan 2016 - Dec 2018
 

Brightside Hospitality, Brooklyn, NY, US, Design Consultant

Consultant to hospitality group focused in curated restaurant experiences. Design and construction management of New York and Los Angeles restaurant concepts. Primary roles of ideation, space programming, and fesability cost.

Jan 2014 - Dec 2016
 

Upward Projects, Phoenix, AZ, US, Project Lead

Monitor design and construction process of new and exisiting restaurant sites. Coordinate maintainace and vendor contracts assocaited with each restaurant concept. Manage on-boarding program for new hire employees.

Jan 2012 - Dec 2014
 

IKEA, Tempe, AZ, US, Store Design

Designed and forcasted store remodels. Prepared rollout design for annual catologe drop. Managed maintainance and upgrade scheduling. Developed signage and wayfinding strategy. Oversaw construction administration duties.

Jan 2010 - Dec 2012
 

Education 

Pratt Institute, MArch, Graduate Architecture and Urban Design

Aug 2014 - May 2017
 

Arizona State University, Bachelors, Architectural Studies

Aug 2010 - May 2014
 

Areas of Specialization 

Skills