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Robert Romo

Robert Romo

New York, NY, US

 
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About 

Robert I. Romo is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania Weitzman School of Design with a Master of Architecture and Master of City. After a brief foray into the legal profession, and an undergraduate education in foreign policy, Robert realized that for him, the most effective way to make an argument is through design. Robert’s approach to architecture and urban design recognizes and seeks to engage in the complex interplay of political, economic, and cultural power dynamics that shape the urban realm.

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Employment 

Cooper Robertson, New York, NY, US, Architectural / Urban Design Intern

— Studied zoning codes and prepared feasibility studies with massing diagrams for large urban mixed-use projects
— Assembled construction drawings in Revit for hospitality and civic projects, including the Albright-Knox museum in Buffalo, NY
— Collaborated in the writing and presentation of competition proposals for university campus and private development master plans
— Developed analytic program diagrams and space studies for pre-schematic design on several civic projects

May 2019 - Jan 2020
 

MESH Architectures, Brooklyn, NY, US, Architectural Intern

— Built and established office work share instructions for BIM models for residential and commercial projects
— Created 3-D renderings and interactive virtual reality models of residential and commercial projects for client presentations
— Conducted project site visits for work documentation, coordinating regularly with the owner, general contractor, and sub-consultants
— Researched new materials and assembly systems to be incorporated into projects

May 2018 - Aug 2018
 

Panorama, New York, Senior Graphics Editor

— Curated student content for publication in the annual journal of planning and urban design issues
— Designed layouts for both text-focused essay submissions, and graphics focused planning and architecture work
— Managed a printing budget of over $10,000 dollars and facilitated the publication and distribution of the journal

Oct 2016 - Apr 2018
 

PennPraxis, Philadelphia, PA, US, Graphic Design Intern

— Documented site conditions of several ongoing projects through photography, data collection, and mapping
— Produced organization branding material, including press release templates and informational trifold brochures

May 2017 - Sep 2017
 

Education 

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

Aug 2016 - current
 

University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA, US, Masters, Master of City and Regional Planning

Aug 2016 - current
 

Awards 

PennDesign Excellence in Student Publications Award, Award

PennDesign Department of City and Regional Planning Special Award for Excellence in Student Publications

2018
 

Martin I. Freeman, Jr. Fellowship, Grant

2017
 

Areas of Specialization 

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