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Danila Babko-Malyi

Danila Babko-Malyi

Los Angeles, CA, US

 

About 

I am a designer and educator with a focus on computational methods in Architecture. I hold a M.S. in Architecture and Urban Design from GSAPP, Columbia University and a Bachelor of Architecture from Pratt Institute.

My professional work includes Merge Studio in New York, Manica Architecture in Kansas City, Laguarda Low in New York, Asymptote Architecture in New York and most recent Yazdani Studio in Los Angeles. During this time I developed computational methods for building complex facade geometries for a variety of programs as well as developed extensive parametric models for producing stadium skins, stadium bowls and rationalization of facades based on performance and efficiency.

I have taught at the University of Connecticut and the University of Kansas specializing in introducing generative design as a method of solving a design problem.


www.danilababkomalyi.com

Elsewhere:

Employment 

Yazdani Studio of Cannon Design, Los Angeles, CA, US, Intermediate Designer

-Developed the design of large scale projects of a variety of programs including:
*KP School of Medicine in Pasadena, CA through CD Phase
*Santa Monica College Math and Science Building in Santa Monica, CA through CD Phase

-Advance the efficiency and design process of the office through computational research including:
*Tower form optimization focused on views and energy using Octopus in Grasshopper
*Standardize facade area take offs
*Program optimization through cross referencing needed adjacencies
*Facade automation in dynamo using room tags

-Create renderings, animations and graphics for client and marketing purposes

Sep 2016 - current
 

Handel Architects, LLP, San Francisco, CA, US, Digital Design and Computation Specialist

-Developed the design of large scale projects of a variety of programs
-Advance the efficiency and design process of the office through computation
-Create renderings and graphics for client and marketing purposes
-Create construction documentation in Revit with a particular focus on facade details and envelope rationalization
-Provide workshops and develop office workflows using Grasshopper as a tool to design in the office

Dec 2015 - Sep 2016
 

Asymptote Architecture, Queens, NY, US, Architectural Designer

-Developed and coordinated the design and documentation of international projects including:
*ZIL Gateway Tower in Moscow, Russia through SD Phase
*Hermitage 20-21 Museum in Moscow, Russia through Concept Design

-Advance the efficiency and design process of the office through computation
-Provide workshops introducing using Grasshopper as a tool to design in the office

Mar 2015 - Sep 2015
 

Laguarda.Low Architects, LLC, Los Angeles, Project Designer

-Develop the design of large scale international projects of a variety of programs
-Advance the efficiency and design process of the office through computation
-Create renderings and graphics for client and marketing purposes
-Provide workshops introducing using Grasshopper as a tool to design in the office

May 2014 - Mar 2015
 

The University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS, US, Adjunct Professor

-Teaching Arch 600 (Fall 2013)- Special Topics in Architecture: Generative Design with Grasshopper
-Co-Teaching Arch 503 (Fall 2013)- Accelerated Design II (Co-Teaching with Matt Kleinmann)
-Co-Teaching Arch 808 (Spring 2014) - Health & Wellness Studio (Grasshopper workshops for Kent Spreckelmeyer)
-Co-Teaching Arch 409 (Spring 2014) - Design Build and Materiality Studio (Grasshopper workshops for Nils Gore)

Aug 2013 - Apr 2014
 

Manica Architecture, Kansas City, MO, US, Project Designer

-Developed many concept designs for international sport stadiums including:
*Warriors arena in San Francisco, USA through SD phase (Collaboration with Snohetta)
*VTB Dynamo stadium in Moscow, Russia through SD phase
*Redstar stadium in Paris, France through concept design
*Avtomobilist arena in Yekaterinburg, Russia through concept design
*Nets training facility in Brooklyn, NY through SD phase

-Developed a Grasshopper definition within Rhino to generate stadium seating bowls
-Created digital models of complex stadium skin systems using Grasshopper and Rhino
-Coordinated structure, skin, interior program and seating bowls of stadiums within Grasshopper and Rhino
-Created renderings and graphics for client and marketing purposes

Dec 2012 - Apr 2014
 

Merge Studio, New York, NY, US, Architectural Designer

-Developed concept design for a variety of programs including:
*Arihant Headquarters (Office Tower) in Chennai, India through Construction
*Karle Town Center (Office Tower) in Chennai, India through CD phase
*Surfers Paradise Transit Center in Gold Coast, Australia through CD phase
*Xavier University School of Medicine master plan in Aruba through concept design
*Eden Park villa master plan with residential tower in Chennai, India through concept design

-Created 3D digital models of projects using Rhino/Grasshopper, Maya, and 3D Max
-Presented personally generated renderings and graphics through design presentations to clients
-Developed working drawings with coordination of local architects and consultants including reviewing shop drawings, material pricing and overlooking construction

Sep 2011 - Nov 2012
 

University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT, US, Adjunct Professor

-Teaching workshop on introduction level Rhino and Grasshopper modeling for Green Builders Club

Sep 2011 - Dec 2011
 

O'Connor Gordon Pratt Architects, LLP, Heightstown, NJ, US, Architect Intern

-Worked with project managers to develop construction documents for a variety of programs including fitness facilities, industrial storage facilities, academic facilities and residences
-Performed building surveys and coordinated demo/fit-out work accordingly

Sep 2005 - Aug 2007
 

Education 

Columbia University, Masters, Architecture and Urban Design

Jun 2010 - May 2011
 

Pratt Institute, BArch, Architecture

Sep 2007 - May 2010
 

Awards 

Outstanding Merit, Award

Pratt Institute Graduation Recognition

2010
 

Areas of Specialization 

Skills