Chelsea Crisafulli

Chelsea Crisafulli

New York, NY, US



Recently graduated Master of Architecture degree holder from Parson the New School for Design.

In my academic and volunteer work I seek to participate in projects that focus on using the built environment for the betterment of the communities it serves. I am looking for full-time work opportunities within the field of architecture at an organization that shares these values.


Matter Architecture Practice, Brooklyn, NY, US, Project Architect/Fabricator

Aug 2012 - current

Parsons The New School for Design, New York, NY, US, Design Workshop Volunteer

- Volunteering with the Design Workshop at Parsons New School for Design on the completion of the second phase of construction for Splash House.

May 2012 - Aug 2012

Empowerhouse Collaborative 2011 Solar Decathlon Team, New York, NY, US, Solar Decathlon Team Member

- Competed in an international design competition to design and construct a 1000 sq. ft. single-family home that utilized solar technologies, Passive House strategies, and sustainable practices.
- Led team responsible for production of construction document set and as built set for submission to the Department of Energy.
- Represented team in the Affordability Juried Competition by preparing presentation and documentation, meeting with competition jurors, and speaking to the media and public about the project’s cost strategy.
- Placed first in Affordability Juried Competition and top ten in Architecture and Lighting Juried Competition.
- Partnered with Habitat for Humanity of Washington D.C. to design additional story for competition home and adjacent house, for two families in the Deanwood neighborhood of Washington DC.

Jan 2011 - Dec 2011

Parsons The New School for Design, New York, NY, US, Laser Cutter Shop Technician

- Assisted students with design strategies and problem-solving for effective use of laser cutting machines.
- Oversaw all laser cutter safety and activity of students.
- Provided general machine maintenance.

Sep 2009 - Dec 2011

Parsons The New School for Design, New York, NY, US, Water Week Committee Member

- Selected by Parsons senior faculty member to serve on committee that organized a series of events about the current environmental and political issues pertaining to the New York Watershed.
- Organized event logistics for public forums.
- Managed petra kucha style presentation for over twenty speakers representing the design, policy, and science fields.

Jan 2011 - May 2011

Architecture for Humanity New York City Chapter, New York, NY, US, Project Volunteer

- Worked on a team of design professionals to restructure the programmatic space for client, East Harlem Tutorial Program.
- Participated in community charrette and conducted a site survey to evaluate the program’s needs.
- Aided in the design process and managed the digital representation of team’s proposal.

Jun 2010 - Oct 2010

Coalition for Appropriate Transportation, Bethlehem, PA, US, Volunteer

- Volunteered for organization working to promote access to public and alternative transportation in urban environments.
- Performed standard office duties including answering phones, filing, and general organization.

Jun 2009 - Aug 2009

Lehigh University, Bethlehem, PA, US, Integrated Product Design Fabricator

- Provided fabrication services for a student team in the Integrated Product Design Program.
- Aided in design development and fabrication solutions of a classroom desk.

Jan 2009 - May 2009

South Side Initiative, Lehigh University, Bethlehem, PA, US, Project Assistant

- Developed and constructed large scale model of South Side Bethlehem through field research and context investigation.
- Presented model to South Side Initiative committee for development ideas.

Sep 2007 - Sep 2008

Green Partnership, Lehigh University, Bethlehem, PA, Project Leader

- Collaborated with Bethlehem city officials and Habitat for Humanity to design and build residence.
- Researched and utilized green-building techniques in the design process.

Jan 2008 - May 2008


Parsons The New School for Design, New York, NY, US, MArch, Master of Architecture

Aug 2009 - current

Lehigh University, Bethlehem, PA, US, Bachelors, Architecture

Aug 2005 - May 2009

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