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Pietro Mendonca

Pietro Mendonca

Boston, MA, US

 

About 

M. Arch Candidate - Harvard Graduate School of Design.

B.Design in Architecture - University of Florida

Prior to completing my Bachelor at the University of Florida, I attended the University of South Florida studying Fine arts with a focus on Film Production and Drawing. Upon Graduation in 2018 I worked for an Architecture firm and started working toward my Master's Degree at the University of Texas at Austin in the Fall of 2018 while working for an Architecture Firm. Later that year I was admitted to Harvard Graduate School of Design where I am currently working to complete my Master's degree. 

I have an agility with software and the technical skills of our field with experience in Revit, Rhino, Grasshopper, 3ds Max, AutoCAD and others. I have experience in illustration, graphic design, rendering and post-processing images using a variety of software such as with V-Ray, Enscape, Maxwell, Octane, and of course Photoshop and the Adobe Suite. I'm always interested in positions within firms pushing for exceptional work dealing with a wide range of scales and considerations. Some of my interest include Public-Interest Design, Installations, Housing, Urban and Landscape Interventions, Facade Design, and Visualization.

Fun Fact, I have been playing with Photoshop since my father found me a copy of Adobe Photoshop 7 back in 2006. To this day I am always learning something new with this tool, and such has been my experience in academia and practice. I'm always curious and excited for what lesson ever day brings.

Elsewhere:

Employment 

Harvard University, Cambridge, MA, US, Fabrication Lab - Technical Assistant

Sep 2019 - current
 

Method Architecture, Austin, TX, US, Architecture Intern

May 2019 - Aug 2019
 

The University of Texas at Austin, Austin, TX, US, Graduate Teaching Assistant

Graduate Teaching Assistant for Advanced Drawing Representation: Draw Blood
Led by Professor John Blood

Jan 2019 - Jun 2019
 

Skinner Vignola McLean, Inc., Gainesville, Architectural Intern

May 2018 - May 2019
 

University of Florida, Gainesville, Fab Lab - Woodshop Assistant

Jan 2018 - May 2018
 

Odebrecht, Miami, BIM Coordination Internship

May 2017 - Sep 2017
 

University of Florida, Gainesville, FL, US, Teaching Assistant

Undergraduate Teaching Assistant for Professor James Leach - Design 3

Aug 2016 - Dec 2016
 

Inclinator Company of America, Harrisburg, PA, US, Rendering Artist

Jun 2016 - Aug 2016
 

Education 

Harvard University, MArch, .

Sep 2019 - current
 

The University of Texas at Austin, MArch, .

Accepted to M.Arch Program with advanced standing and completed 1 year of course work.

Aug 2018 - current
 

University of Florida, Bachelors, Architecture

Fulfilled the 4-Year Bachelor of Design in Architecture

May 2015 - current
 

University of South Florida - School of Architecture and Community Design, Bachelors, .

Completed 1 Semester of Architecture Program

Jan 2015 - Apr 2015
 

University of South Florida, USA, Studio Art

Completed 2 Years of the Fine Arts Degree

Aug 2013 - Dec 2014
 

Awards 

Architecture In Perspective 35 - Professional Juror Award by Prof. Katrin Günther, Award

ASAI Prof. Katrin Günther Juror Award for drawing submitted to the Architecture in Perspective 35 Competition

2020
 

Architecture In Perspective 35 - Professional Juror Award by by Uli Hanisch, Award

ASAI Uli Hanisch Juror Award for drawing submitted to the Architecture in Perspective 35 Competition

2020
 

One Rendering Challange Finalist, Honorable Mention

The inaugural year for the competition, One Rendering Challenge by Architizer. The finalists’ renderings expressed both technical prowess and creativity. Some projects were conceptual and otherworldly and some were beautiful recreations of iconic structures.

2019
 

UT SOA - Bartlett Cocke Scholarship, Scholarship

2019
 

Architecture In Perspective 33 - Student Juror Award by Lon Grohs, Award

ASAI Lon Grohs Student Juror Award for drawing submitted to the Architecture in Perspective 33 Competition in the Student Catagory

2018
 

UF Architecture Design Award, Award

Awarded in recognition of outstanding achievement and consistent performance in the architectural design studio sequence.

2018
 

KRob 2017 Award For Best Drawing - Student Digital/Hybrid, Award

Winner of The Beck Award for Best Digital/Hybrid Media in the Student Catagory for KROB Architectural Deliniation Competition by AIA Dallas

2017
 

American Institute of Architecture Students (AIAS UF) - Chapter President 2016-2017, Other

2017
 

Florida North Chapter - AIA Scholarship, Scholarship

2017
 

Top Ten Admission UF SoA, Award

Top Ten Award for distinguished performance on individual pin-up board display from Class of 2018's application process to advance from lower to upper division. Work is Design 1-4 studios from UF SoA first & second year undergraduates in the Bachelor of Design program.

2016
 

AIA Florida Legislation Day, Other

2016
 

Excellence in Undergraduate Research - USF Office of Undergraduate Research, Award

The OUR awarded approximately $6,000 in total Research in Excellence Awards during the 2014 Colloquium. Research in Excellence Awards are based on nominations from Colloquium facilitators who evaluate the quality of the presentation and research. During the 2013 colloquium, 24 students received $250 Research in Excellence Awards across multiple disciplines.

2014
 

Areas of Specialization