David Fersh

David Fersh

Washington, DC, US



I am a  recent graduate from the Rhode Island School of Design where I received a Master's  degree in Architecture.  I am seeking a full time job in  a design firm doing exciting and innovative work.  I realize that I still have much to learn in the field and hope to find a workplace that will encourage my eagerness to continue the learning process which  I started at RISD.  My background is in sculpture and I carry with me a love of working with my hands, whether it be design/ build work, installation, furniture, or sculpture.


Bucher/ Borges, Intern

Designed graphic presentations, surveyed existing conditions, and completed as-built drawings.

May 2008 - Sep 2008

Kramer Architects, Intern/ Model Builder

Worked from plans to create models of residential houses and renovations.

May 2007 - Sep 2007

Marywood Design/Build, Carpenter/ General Assistant

Managed supplies, worked as carpenter’s assistant, and assisted contractor with various tasks.

May 2007 - Sep 2007


Rhode Island School of Design (RISD), MArch, Architecture

RISDs three-year Master of Architecture program offers an intense course of study in an art school context. Emphasizing the design studio, the curriculum demands ingenuity, clarity and focus, and challenges those with varying degrees of experience in architectural studio work.

Graduate students take the three-semester core studio program, which involves group and individual efforts, digital production and hands-on building of structures. Technical and professional courses are complemented by advanced electives in representation/fabrication, history/theory of architecture and technologies/ethical practice. Courses are integrated with the Bachelor of Architecture curriculum and graduate students are also offered cross-listed Landscape and Interior Architecture, Graduate Studies and Liberal Arts courses, in addition to electives in the other fine arts and design disciplines taught at RISD.


Sep 2008 - Jun 2011

University of Rochester, BArch, Studio Arts

A study in the in creative arts with a concentration on three dimensional work.

Sep 2004 - Jun 2008


Elizabeth M. Anderson Prize, Award

Awarded annually at the University of Rochester to a student showing excellence in the study of Art.


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