Stephen Makrinos

Stephen Makrinos

Pittsburgh, PA, US



I am a recent graduate of the Landscape Architecture program at Penn State. My interests include the digital and physical manipulation of landscapes with new technologies, and discovering relationships through drawing.


Penn State Schools of Arts and Architecture, University Park, PA, US, Workshop Leader

Communications: Demonstrated and taught Adobe Photoshop skills to architecture and landscape architecture students in a school-sponsored workshop.

Duties: Generated video tutorials and lesson plans to aid in the teaching process.

Apr 2012 - Apr 2012

Pittsburgh Department of Public Works, Pittsburgh, PA, US, Architectural Intern

Communications: Collaborated with department architects, community leaders, and building contractors on recreation center renovations, municipal complex charettes, and sustainable building initiatives.

Duties: Developed design concepts and produced plans, sections, and perspectives for presentation to department directors and community leaders. Composed construction documents for on-going public projects for use in the field by contractors.

Jun 2011 - Aug 2011

Makrinos Plumbing, Bethel Park, PA, US, Plumbing Apprentice

Communications: Observed designer-contractor relationships while interacting with architects and sub-contractors.

Duties: Implemented plumbing systems (gas, water, sewage) and developed understanding of construction process.

Jun 2004 - Jun 2010


The Pennsylvania State University (Penn State), University Park, PA, US, Bachelors, Landscape Architecture

Bachelor of Landscape Architecture (accredited 5 year program)
Cumulative GPA (4.0 scale): 3.62

Study abroad in spring 2011 at The Pantheon Institute; Rome, Italy

Computer Skills: Established proficiency in computer programs including AutoCAD, Rhinoceros 3D, V-Ray, Adobe Photoshop, InDesign, and Illustrator, ArcGIS, SketchUp, Grasshopper, and Microsoft Suite.

Design: Completed intensive studios focusing on site specific design at local and regional scales while utilizing modeling techniques (lasercutter and CNC router).

Implementation: Developed skills in construction documentation focusing on site grading, stormwater management, and material representation.

Aug 2007 - May 2012


Outstanding Leadership and Service Award, Award

Presented for demonstrating unselfish service and leadership in advancing the School of Arts and Architecture at Penn State.


The Carmen C. and Louise D. Fenza Memorial Landscape Architecture Scholarship, Scholarship

Merit-based scholarship for excellence in landscape architecture.


The Wayne H. Wilson Scholarship, Scholarship

Merit-based scholarship for outstanding achievement in landscape architecture.


Department Academic Achievement Award, Award

Award given to top 2 students in landscape architecture student class.


Areas of Specialization