Matthew Geller

Matthew Geller

New York, NY, US



LEED Green Associate


Boschen Design, Architecture, New York, NY, US, Architectural Designer

Apr 2013 - current

Feinberg & Associates PC, Voorhees, NJ, US, Design/Drafting Assistant

• Produce site plan, elevation, and landscape renderings, with use of Adobe Photoshop, of various building types for multiple projects, including custom homes, apartments, and clubhouses. Extensive use of Photoshop for manipulation of drawings and renderings
• Hand-draft floor plans, elevations, and landscaping for multiple projects, including custom homes, apartments, and clubhouses in collaboration with lead designer
• Assist with computer drafting of construction documents; drafting experience (AutoCAD) includes electrical plan layout, altering elevation drawings, dimensioning interiors and exterior overalls; worked on as-built changes and code update project (re-drew sections, elevations and construction details, updated IRC code notes on drawings)
• Create the construction document sheets for wall, floor, and ceiling UL fire-resistance rated assemblies per code requirements; assist with the drawing of partition tags, door tags, and window tags, and create draftstopping detail plans for construction documents
• Update schedules and backlogs weekly of multiple projects for project manager and principal architect’s review

Dec 2011 - Mar 2013

Feinberg & Associates PC, Voorhees, NJ, US, Design/Architectural Intern

• Full exposure to the concept/schematic design phase of residential, commercial, and mixed-use projects including custom homes, multi-family apartments and townhouses, and commercial and mixed-use buildings
• Assisted the lead designer with hand-sketches and renderings of site plans and floor plans during schematic design phase of projects
• Produced hand-sketched and hand-rendered (as well as computer-aided renderings) site plans for multi-family residential communities
• Assisted with the preparation of presentation boards for review by town zoning committees
• Exposed to and took detailed notes on architectural building systems such as foundation systems, framing, floor systems, wall systems, trusses, joists, and roof systems; as well as thermal and moisture control
• Attended in-house AIA Continuing Education Systems seminars on Brick Veneer/Steel Stud Walls (The Brick Industry Association); ThyssenKrupp Building Elevator Selection; Manufactured Stone Veneer: Manufacturing & Installation Processes (Coronado Stone Products); Elevator Technology (KONE Elevators & Escalators); and Exterior Insulation & Finish System- EIFS (Sto. Corp.)

Aug 2011 - Nov 2011

Groundwork Buffalo, Buffalo, NY, US, Intern

• Assisted the executive director with the implementation of the “From Eyesores to Assets” project, which demonstrated the value and feasibility of the green reuse of vacant lots
• Researched existing green vacant lot re-uses in the city of Buffalo and made site visits to photograph and write descriptions of the projects. This information was used to create a demonstration packet, which was made publicly available to target communities
• Researched and became knowledgeable with best practice green public space projects such as community and rain gardens, stormwater management techniques, pocket parks, tree farms, and phytoremediation
• Led focus group discussions at public participation meetings with residents of target neighborhoods

Sep 2010 - May 2011


University at Buffalo, Bachelors, Environmental Design

Course work in urban studies, design of cities, urban and environmental planning, perspectives on land use, environmental education, historic preservation, global issues and communities, infrastructure planning and design, visions of the city, various design studios

Sep 2005 - May 2011

Areas of Specialization