Joseph Piorkowski

Joseph Piorkowski

Brooklyn, NY, US



Currently, I work alongside Murray Moss at Moss Bureau, where we consult, design, and execute projects revolving around curation, interior design, and serious spectacle.

In the past, I've moonlighted as a guitar player in a rock band, was an impeccable food runner at a restaurant, and was a two-time high school All-American springboard diver.



Moss Bureau, New York, NY, US, Project Manager / Director

Manage, design, and direct projects. Recent projects include art/design installations at Chefs Club by Food & Wine NYC, Georg Jensen installation at Design Miami 2014, the Hella Jongerius exhibition at Collective 2 Design Fair 2014, Murray Moss' Tertium Quid book launch at Hauser & Wirth, and generating ideas and creating visualizations for a Park Avenue apartment that is now under construction.

Oct 2013 - current

Gradient Design Studio, Brooklyn, NY, US, Designer

Design development for a music experience space for the Ronald McDonald House in NYC. Under construction, finish date in summer of 2015.

Sep 2013 - Oct 2013

ORE Architecture + Technology, Brooklyn, NY, US, Intern Designer

Site/Construction management for Lizzmonade at the Brooklyn Bridge Park Pop-Up Pool, duties for this project included design, shop drawings, scheduling sub-contractors, material ordering, labor management, and client correspondence. Other office tasks performed were drawing set preparation, RFP collaboration, renderings, and material sourcing.

Dec 2012 - Jul 2013

University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA, US, Work Study - Tour Guide and Supervisor at Circulation Desk

PennDesign Department of Architecture. Coordinated ten groups of simultaneous tours for open house. Created an efficient pathway for touring two buildings. Gave weekly tours to prospective students and offered positive program advice. Reorganized office files, both physical and digital.

Fisher Fine Arts Library, UPenn. Responsible for opening and closing the library. Instructed and supervised reserve desk employees. Managed weekly inter-library loans, charging, and discharging of volumes.

Sep 2009 - May 2012

ISA, Philadelphia, PA, US, Intern

Collaborative team member for Badel Block conceptual design competition.

Mar 2012 - Mar 2012

ISA, Philadelphia, PA, US, Intern

Created iterative catalogues of grasshopper logic for Pew Fellowship research.

Jan 2012 - Jan 2012


University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA, US, MArch, Master of Architecture

In addition to studio, electives taken included lightweight construction, experiments in structure, and contemporary furniture design.

Sep 2009 - May 2012

University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA, US, Bachelors, Anthropology

Ethno-photography, African American studies, Linguistics.

Sep 1998 - May 2002

Areas of Specialization