Joao Freitas

Joao Freitas

Philadelphia, PA, US



Brazilian designer currently pursuing a Master of Architecture degree at the University of Pennsylvania | Stuart Weitzman School of Design. While expressing my diverse cultural and artistic identity, I explore the richness of material textures and spatial qualities through clean lines and exquisite forms.



University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA, US, Student

• Teaching Assistant - Guide students and grade assignments under the direction of Philip
Ryan AIA in Professional Practice I course (Spring 2023)
• Selected Relevant Courses: Concept of Avant-Garde (instructor Joan Ockman), History and
Future of Virtual Reality (instructor Jeffrey Anderson), Project Management (instructor
Charles Capaldi), Building Acoustics (instructor Avi Bortnick - ARUP), Building Enclosures
(instructor Charles Berman), Social Impact in Practice (instructor Julie Donofrio).

Aug 2020 - current

We Plus Architects, Watermill, NY, US, Staff Designer

• Aid and assist with the daily operations of the architecture and design practice of a modern
residential studio in the Hamptons, NY
• Conduct artistic visualization, design presentation, outline specifications, construction
documents, consultant coordination, and site observation
• Produce and manage digital markering content on Social Media

Jul 2020 - current

Oza Sabbeth Architects, Bridgehampton, NY, US, Project Designer / Manager

• Collaborated with a 2-person design team to design a ground-up modern residence using
SketchUp and ArchiCAD, resulting in multiple awards and publications (Lilla Lane)
• Managed, designed, built, and decorated a 3,000 sq. ft. gut renovation using SketchUp,
ArchiCAD, Folio, Smartsheet, and BuildTools resulting in multiple awards (Brick Kiln)
• Developed construction documents drawing set, managed communication with clients,
consultants, contractors, and local jurisdictions. During construction, led daily communication
with the site supervisor, ordered finishes specifications, handled budget, RFPs, and schedule,
and conducted client site visits

Jun 2017 - Jun 2020


University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA, US, MArch, Master of Architecture

Aug 2020 - current

Savannah College of Art and Design, Savannah, GA, US, BFA Architecture

Sep 2013 - Jun 2017

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