Jesse Held

Jesse Held

New York, NY, US




Carlton Architecture, New York, NY, US, Architectural Designer

.: Interact with clients to develop ideas and initial concepts
.: Create all schemes and present to client for approval
.: Execute space planning analysis for all projects to ensure final store layouts function properly and enhance the brand
.: Produce and maintain drawing sets through all stages of construction
.: Review and approve shop drawings and submittals
.: Respond to RFI’s in a timely fashion
.: Interact and develop relationships with various vendors and reps
.: Source equipment and plumbing fixtures for residential and retail
.: Work closely with design team to meet aggressive deadlines

Project List
.: The Frye Company - Handbook of standards applied to all stores
.: The Frye Company - Boston; 9,000 sf
.: The Frye Company - Georgetown; 11,000 sf
.: The Frye Company - Chicago; 6,000 sf
.: Jimlar (LF USA) 5th Avenue Retail Showroom; 14,000 SF
.: 1 Central Park West Apartment; 2,000 sf

Oct 2011 - current

Wentworth Institute of Technology, Boston, MA, US, Teaching Assistant

Aided Professors in weekly desk critiques of undergraduate students and their various projects. It was necessary to aid them through the process of designing and proper CAD documentation, including redlines and graphic assistance for final presentations. As an assistant I also sat in on final reviews and acted as a guest judge.

Sep 2010 - May 2011

Eck | MacNeely Architects, Boston, MA, US, Architectural & Administrative Intern

Performed Architectural and Administrative support for multiple employees. I also produced 3-D Sketchup models to produce basic renderings for an assortment of projects and clients. Proposal boards were also created for presentations through the use of the Adobe Suite programs.

Jan 2009 - Jan 2010

Hutker Architects, Falmouth, MA, US, Architectural Intern

Updated CAD drawings including floor plans, elevations, sections and interior elevations. Assisting in design development, design presentation, and construction documentation tasks. It was also my responsibility to produce SketchUp models.

May 2008 - Aug 2008


Wentworth Institute of Technology, MArch, MArch

*Travel Studio: Kyoto and Osaka, Japan, Fall Semester 2010
*Guest Critic for Undergraduate final reviews at Wentworth Institute of Technology

The Master of Architecture (M.Arch.) program at Wentworth provides graduates with the insight, skills, and perspective to pursue distinguished and rewarding careers in architecture and the allied design fields while also supplying the academic credential required for registration as an architect. Graduate study in architecture is an exhilarating and challenging enterprise, an opportunity for students to develop a focused position within a broad and rapidly evolving field. Wentworth’s Master of Architecture program encompasses both the art and science of architecture by examining the history, theory, culture, and technology of the built environment. The graduate curriculum promotes research and design investigations on the linkage between theoretical frameworks, design intentions, and the tangible, material nature of architecture. A rigorous process of critical thinking is instilled through studios, seminars, and thesis preparation coursework.

Sep 2010 - May 2011

Wentworth Institute of Technology, BSArch

*Study Abroad Program: South of France, Spring Semester 2010
*Phi Sigma Pi: Epsilon Kappa Nation Honor Fraternity brother & Founder
*Leadership Exploration Program
*Emerging Leaders Program

Wentworth's undergraduate, pre-professional NAAB-based program grants a Bachelor of Science in Architecture (B.S.–Arch.) at the end of the four-year sequence of study. The first two years provide a broad introduction to the field of architecture and serve as the common core for all concentrations. Lecture courses convey an overview of the field—history, theory, technology, and practice—while studio courses focus on graphic skills, design fundamentals, and conceptual understanding of structure, building tectonics, and environmental issues. The department’s emphasis on both the art and the science of architecture is stressed throughout this introductory curriculum.

The third and fourth years of the Bachelor of Science in Architecture program build on the skills and knowledge of the first two years, while introducing students (by academic concentration—see below) to more complex and varied studio topics—including building tectonics, site and environmental design, comprehensive design, and community design—as well as structures, environmental systems, and professional practice. Studio content is closely coordinated with co-requisite courses, encouraging students to make connections between subjects and to develop a well-synthesized approach to design.

Concentration Chosen: Built Environment

This concentration provides students with the skills and insight to make positive contributions to cities and communities by developing an understanding of existing social and physical context. Built Environment places particular emphasis on the complementary nature of urban design, built heritage, and cultural landscapes.

Sep 2006 - Aug 2010


Dean's List Spring 2008, Other


Merit Award Scholarship, Scholarship


Dean's List Fall 2006, Other


Areas of Specialization