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Catherine Söderberg

Catherine Söderberg

El Paso, TX, US

 

About 

I am a graduate of Harvard University's Graduate School of Design, where I pursued a Master's Degree in Architecture specializing in new materials investigation and computatinal modeling. The work I undertook while at graduate school consisted of exploring fabrication processes such as robotically wound carbon and glass fiber structures, optimizing reinforcement for lightweight structures, and programming 3D printed rigid and soft multi-material structures.

Fiber Reinforcment for Complex Surfaces

Throughout my career, I have worked as an architect intern as well as fashion and product designer in New York City. My experience on various projects ranges from proposal presentations, CD sets and spatial interior/ exterior renderings for luxury residential architecture studios such as Carlos Zapata Studio. Other positions I’ve held as a 3D modeler and designer consultant have required me to quickly generate and efficiently prototype wearables for product, jewelry and fashion designers such as Lee Savage and ThreeAsfour- by creating proper 3D print files, creating photorealistic renderings, and completing spec sheets for production.

Employment 

Nanyang Technological University, Singapore, SG, Research Associate

Led research projects for multiple 3D printed concrete construction projects.
Worked with students to develop extrudable materials made from recycled materials.
Lectured for Prof. Chua Chee Kai at his summer international 3D printing program.

Jan 2017 - Jan 2018
 

Lee Savage, New York, NY, US, 3D Modeler, Design Consultant, Freelance

Digitally model and render iterations for FW 16’ collection.
Create dimensioned technical spec sheet for the leather and metal fabricators in Italy.
Assist in the planning, presentation and participation for Press Release and NYFW showroom exhibition.

May 2015 - Jan 2017
 

Threeasfour, New York, NY, US, 3D Modeler, Design Consultant

Digitally modeled and rendered shoes, dresses and jewelry pieces for NYC’s F/W 2014 Fashion Week.
Drew and prepared the individual laser cut files.
Developed computationally generated 3D printed geometric textiles and woven structures.

May 2014 - Sep 2014
 

Carlos Zapata Studio, New York City, Architect Designer

Participated in all phases of designing high-end retail gallery spaces in Singapore.
Assisted in the completion of the CD set for an international high-rise residential project.
Built physical and digital models for an urban planning competition.

May 2010 - Aug 2014
 

Pratt Institute School of Architecture - Berlin Summer Program, New York, NY, US, Teaching Assistant, Trip Coordinator

Assisted Professors Dagmar Richter and Philippe Baumann in developing the student’s projects.
Planned the itinerary for the trip throughout Germany, Switzerland and Austria.
Edited a compilation of images and sketches from the studio’s work for a book publication.

May 2012 - Aug 2012
 

513e12 Design Studio, New York City, Architect Intern

Assisted in preparing the set designs for various MTV, HBO, ESPN projects.
Elaborated the studio’s furniture library by building 3D models on RHINO.
Worked with another intern to design an exhibit for the Brazil 2016 Olympics.

Jan 2010 - May 2010
 

Education 

Harvard University, MArch, Architecture

Aug 2013 - May 2015
 

Pratt Institute, BArch, Architecture

Aug 2007 - May 2012
 

Awards 

Fashion Faceoff Competition for New York Fashion Week, 2nd Place

2015
 

Exhibited in a satellite gallery during Art Basel Miami, Other

2015
 

Pinup Competition - Shapes Future, Honorable Mention

2014
 

Norman Rosenfeld Scholarship for Final Degree Project - Pratt Institute, Scholarship

2012
 

Areas of Specialization 

Skills