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Colin Burton

Colin Burton

New York, NY, US

 

About 

Throughout my educational career, I have pushed myself towards achievement and self improvement. I have received excellent grades in all of courses, and my work has been selected to be archived and presented in student exhibitions. I am excited to take this same momentum and drive into my professional career; to strive to achieve my best work and to constantly seek opportunities to learn and improve. I am graduating Architecture school this year proud of the work that I have done and the education I have received and confident in my ability to face new challenges and meet new goals.

Employment 

Laufs Engineering Design, Long Island City, NY, US, Facade Designer

Oct 2017 - current
 

MADE Design/Build, brooklyn, Fabrication Manager

- Leader of fabrication department, managing estimates, budgets, purchasing, and coordinating projects at various scales.
- Responsible for team that conceptualizes, prototypes, and produces over 50 custom
high-end furniture and millwork commissions annually.
- Implemented new system to streamline shop facilities and protocols, resulting in advanced production efficiency and capacity to bring new projects to fruition.
- Acted as in-house consultant to architectural design staff on constructability and detailing
of upcoming projects.

Oct 2015 - Sep 2017
 

SITU Fabrication, Brooklyn, NY, US, Fabrication Designer

- Chief designer and team lead for high-profile projects including Audemars Piguet’s international trade booth at Art Basel and Teresita Fernadez’ 2015 installation at Madison Square Park, as well as a team member on James Turrell’s sculpture in the Soros NY office.
- Advanced from fabricator and CNC operator to senior level fabrication designer.
- Incorporated Grasshopper and other parametric modeling techniques to create intricate 3D models and automate fabrication processes.
- Developed construction and fabrication details to rationalize the assembly of non-standard geometric forms.
- Collaborated directly with clients to realize their creative visions into buildable designs and creatively solve complex spatial problems for multi-million dollar projects.

Feb 2013 - Sep 2015
 

Olollo, Brooklyn, NY, US, Project Manager

- Acted as liaison between multiple teams of subcontractors and vendor professionals to ensure alignment and success of large-scale productions.
- Spearheaded use of new CNC technology for more precise custom furniture components.

Jan 2011 - Jan 2012
 

Hamilton + Aitken Architects, Intern

Experience included onsite surveying and documentation of mechanical/electrical
systems, computer drafting of construction documents, and formulating design proposals for new
projects. During my time at the firm, I was able to work on a variety of different project types, and
work through projects at various stages, from their conceptual design proposal, to their finished
construction.

May 2007 - Sep 2008
 

Education 

Pratt Institute, BArch, Architecture

Sep 2006 - May 2011
 

Awards 

Thesis Honors, Award

Thesis Honors are awarded to 12 students from a graduating class of 100. The award signifies excellence and achievement with a thesis project, and is accompanied by a review from special guest jurors.

2011
 

Areas of Specialization 

Skills