Robin Smith

Robin Smith

New York, NY, US

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M.Arch Student at Pratt GAUD graduating in 2023, with experience in Construction Management, Architecture, and Local Government. 


Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, NY, US, Graduate Research Assistant, Material Lab

-Researched and requested new architecture and design material samples for the Material Lab collection, with a focus on materials that approach sustainability in innovative ways, such as bio-composite plastics and alternatives to conventional concretes.
-Organized virtual Lunch and Learns for Pratt students and faculty with visiting material suppliers and designers.
-Coordinated the annual Material Lab Prize, which invites Pratt students to submit new designs and materials that repurpose waste.

Sep 2020 - current

Construction for Change, Seattle, WA, US, Project Manager

-Managed construction partnership with ACCESS (African Community Centre for Social Sustainability) to build new 5400 SF rural medical center and maternity clinic building.
-Led construction partnership with Santé Intégrée and Togolese Ministry of Health to renovate 4 rural health centers, including boreholes, solar installations, medical waste incinerators, sanitary blocks, roof replacements, and general refinishing work.
-Coordinated recommendations for COVID-19 isolation ward with Construction for Change, Ministry of Health and Santé Intégrée.

Jan 2019 - Aug 2020

Orkidstudio, Nairobi, KE, Project Manager/Project Extern

-Managed construction of two houses for medical staff of hospital in rural area of Zambia, including excavation, masonry, carpentry, and interior finishing scopes of work.
-Coordinated field team of 20-25 including bricklayers, carpenters, unskilled laborers, electrician and plumber.
-Managed project accounting, progress reports, and scheduling for Housing and nearby Hospital Repairs Project.

Jul 2018 - Nov 2018

A.E. Greyson & Company, Inc., Brooklyn, NY, US, Project Manager

-Managed 5,000 SF renovation of triplex penthouse apartment with both interior and exterior scopes of work.
-Managed 3,000 SF renovation of Upper East Side apartment with high end millwork, stone, architectural metal, carpentry, and painting scopes. Coordinated between field office, architect, subcontractors and vendors to facilitate construction process.
-Led site meetings, issued and reviewed submittals, shop drawings, change orders, purchase orders & RFIs.

Jun 2016 - Jul 2018


Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, NY, US, MArch, Master of Architecture

-3 year professional degree program 2020-2023
-Cumulative GPA 4.0

Aug 2020 - current

New York University (NYU), New York, NY, US, Bachelors, Urban Design and Architecture Studies

-Graduated Cum Laude with High Departmental Honors for Thesis on Neighborhood Character Preservation & Small Businesses in the East Village.
-Minor in Economics.
-Cumulative GPA: 3.76

Sep 2012 - May 2016

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