Andre Buchanan

Andre Buchanan

Brooklyn, NY, US



I hold a Master’s Degree in Urban Design from Pratt Institute, possess diverse work experience, and am particularly passionate about Urban Design. I have always been interested in being apart of a project that effect a city as a whole and not just the individual building/s. Although my work experience is mostly residential & commercial I would hope through my career journey I would have been involved in all branches of architecture. I feel that to be a “Complete Architect " you need to have some understanding of the different lanes that are connected to this field from interior design to city planning. As of now I am seeking a full time position at a firm that involves working on diverse projects, with a well balanced culture and which can expand my knowledge in architecture in many ways.


BAI Group, New York, NY, US, ASSOCIATE

 Developed construction document for corporate offices and corresponded with MEP engineers to achieve the desire look.
 Guided clients on design ideas to ensure maximum use of the tenant space.
 Formulated several Emergency Actions Plans for NYC Fire Department
 Provided Square Footage plans for building owners
 Led /Assisted in designing projects that consist of interior fit-outs, lobby renovation, white box construction plans & retail store renovation

May 2015 - current

studio a+i, Brooklyn, NY, US, Architect Intern

Prepared Department of Buildings Drawings // Made site visits to conduct building Surveys // Corresponded with clients on design ideas // Project Designs involved restaurants, Landmark Homes, typical townhouse gut renovations, and Residential New Construction

Aug 2013 - current

Joseph Vance Architects, Brooklyn, NY, US, Intern Architect

• Dealt with the design of high-end residential projects // Design custom models to fit clients ideas and concepts using Archicad // Prepared Department of Buildings Drawings // Made site visits to conduct building Surveys

Sep 2011 - current

A&A Chimney & Fireplace CO., Brooklyn, NY, US, Contractors Assistant

Assisted in the design and construction of traditional fireplaces in brownstone homes.

Jan 2011 - current


 Key designer through all phases of the projects ranging from home additions to new construction.
 Conducted field studies to solve design conflicts to keep the project moving along
 Correspond with clients on design ideas & project status and represented them in the field.
 Designed projects included small restaurants & Delis, Landmark Homes, gut renovations, & fire restorations

May 2013 - Oct 2015

Ben Herzog Architect, PC, Brooklyn, NY, US, Intern Architect

• Prepared architectural plans, elevations, sections, and detail sheets // Took building surveys & made site visits for building projects // Created mock up models of building scheme // Attended client meetings with Architect // Performed space planning studies.

Jul 2010 - Dec 2010

Leonard Colchamiro, PC AIA, Brooklyn, NY, US, Intern Architect

• Drew and prepared Department Building document // Performed space planning studies of residential homes // Familiar with building code and zoning // Took building surveys & made site visits // Expedited and filed documentation for building permits // Corresponded with plan examiners to make modification to construction drawing // Fixed DOB

Jun 2007 - Dec 2009


Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, NY, US, Masters, Urban Design

Jun 2012 - May 2013

New York Institute of Technology (NYIT), BArch, Bachelor of Architecture

Sep 2005 - May 2011

Areas of Specialization