John Leichter

John Leichter

Hopewell Junction, NY, US

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Since graduating WIT in 2010 with an MArch degree, I have been assisting in the development of residential and commercial project through concept, schematic drawings and CD sets. I have been responsible for overseeing and coordinating the design of 3-Dimensional models and renderings for presentation purposes. Coming out of college into the field, I have introduced my artistic expertise and technical skills through freehand sketches, and rendered site plans. In the 2+ years since graduating, I have expanded my responsibilities that include Code Research, Office Management, Project Management and maintaining office standards.


CSArch Architecture, Newburgh, NY, US, Building Designer

Collaborated between owners, clients, design teams, and consultants on projects of various sizes from concept through construction administration.

Aug 2016 - Jun 2020

KSQ Design, White Plains, NY, US, Designer

Assisted in the development of residential, commercial, and K-12 project types from concept design through construction documents.

Mar 2013 - Aug 2016

Tom F. Abillama Architecture & Planning, Yonkers, NY, US, Designer/Project Manager

Responsible for design, development and implementation of project information on multiple small to mid scale commercial and residential projects. Tasks include site visits for photographs, 3d modeling from concept to detail models, construction drawings and maintaining office standards.

May 2010 - Jan 2013

Elkus Manfredi Architects, Boston, MA, US, Intern

Team member for 1 Franklin/ Filenes Redevelopment Tower located in Downtown Crossing, Boston. Worked closely with project manager to coordinate MEP data with Structural drawings. Also had the weekly task to check compliance with drawing keys and numbering for the entire CD set (1000+ pages)

Sep 2008 - Dec 2008


Wentworth Institute of Technology, Boston, MA, US, MArch, Architecture

This was the first incoming class of MArch students in the schools history. A heavy first semester on Thesis Preparation allowed our topics to develop into bold ideas. My reasearch on subculture brought me to the rise of graffiti in the 1980's New York City and how it relates to architecture.Along with thesis prep, A master planning studio gave us a way to look at the city (roxbury,ma) from above and work on a large scale through multiple iterations on a theme.

Sep 2009 - May 2010

Wentworth Institute of Technology, Boston, MA, US, BArch, Architecture

Pre-professional degree course of study that included basic structures courses, history of architecture, and various design studios. My architecture concentration was Form and Culture, which focused heavily on the built environment (existing structures) and how design affects the commmunity.

Sep 2005 - Aug 2009

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