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George Little

George Little

Brooklyn, NY, US

 

About 

I am a Brooklyn-based designer with over 8-years of experience in architecture, urban, and graphic design. My work ranges from architectural projects including houses and office buildings to graphic design projects with an almost obsessive placement of shapes and typography. My explorations in the design world also include furniture design, user-interface, and web design, as well as graphic arts, wayfinding, and branding design. I find that my interests in the design profession are mostly targeted at solving problems - whether they are aesthetic issues of form, scale, and material, or hiccups in the design and production process. I believe that design can be the solution to problems at all scales.

I've had the privilege of being involved with architectural higher-education while practicing. I have been a visiting critic at various architecture schools including Pratt Institute, University of Pennsylvania, Columbia University, Temple, New York Institute of Technology and Syracuse University.

I studied architecture at Syracuse University where I received a Bachelor of Architecture in 2013. Upon graduation, I was awarded the Luther Gifford Prize, an annual award for highest rank in architectural scholarship. My thesis, Simultaneous Cities was awarded a Dean's Citation for Excellence in Thesis Design.

Elsewhere:

Employment 

GeorgeLittle.Design LLC, Brooklyn, NY, US, Design Consultant

Jan 2018 - current
 

L2Partridge, Philadelphia, PA, US, Architectural Designer

Led Architectural Competitions.
Rendered Proposed Building Designs.
Assisted in Layout of Laboratory Schematics.
Initiated Firm Blog.
Assisted in Social Media and Marketing Efforts.

Oct 2015 - Dec 2018
 

FXCollaborative, New York, NY, US, Junior Designer

Junior Designer in Studio X.
Assisted Team in Competitions.
Designed High-rise mixed use towers for Hudson Yards Development.
Rendered Both Interior and Exterior Conditions.
Designed Parametric Facade Systems based on Environmental Data.
Assisted in Design of Convention Center Renovation.
Wrote Articles on Up-and-coming Software Packages and their possibilities.
Presented Computational Processes to Technology Workgroup.
Assisted in Planning of Large Scale Urban Development.

Oct 2013 - Jul 2015
 

Erdy McHenry Architecture, Philadelphia, PA, US, Architecture Intern

Designed Skin-Systems for Competitions through Parametric Design
Created and Optimized Work-flows between 3D Modeling Software
Assisted in Design and Arrangement of Residential Units with Grasshopper focusing on Unit-packing Efficiency.
Built large-scale Acrylic Models
Assisted in IT Maintenance and Workstation Setup
Operated and Repaired Laser Cutters

May 2012 - Aug 2012
 

L2Partridge, Philadelphia, PA, US, Architecture Intern

Created 3D Siteplan if University Campus
Surveyed Existing Buildings
Designed Canopy + Entrance Renovation
Created Realistic Renderings for Design Competitions

Jan 2011 - Aug 2012
 

Munly Brown Studio, Syracuse, NY, US, Competition Team Designer

Assisted in Design Competitions: Rendered Diagrammatic Renderings, Drawings, and Realistic Perspectives

May 2012 - May 2012
 

H2L2 Architects Planners, Philadelphia, PA, US, Architecture Intern

Rendered Interior and Exterior Proposals
Assisted with Client Presentations
Assisted in Redesigning Graphic Presentation Standards
Created Rendering and Materials Library

Jul 2010 - Aug 2011
 

Infrared Eleven, Syracuse, NY, US, Architecture intern

Assisted in Design + Implementation of Portfolio Website
Assisted in Design + Setup of MotiveForce: Faculty Exhibition

Dec 2010 - Mar 2011
 

Education 

Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY, US, BArch, Architecture

Awarded Luther Gifford Prize in Architecture to Highest Rank in Design Scholarship.
Awarded a Dean's Citation for Thesis Excellence.
Dean's List.

Oct 2008 - May 2013
 

Awards 

Luther Gifford Prize in Architecture., Award

Awarded to the student with the highest rank in design scholarship.

2013
 

Dean's Citation for Excellence in Thesis Design, Award

Awarded to students who exhibited excellence in thesis design and presentation.

2013
 

Areas of Specialization 

Skills