Marcello Schiffino

Marcello Schiffino

Brooklyn, NY, US



I am passionate about finding creative ways to express and implement delightful, useful and bold ideas. I feel most confident in roles that explore sensing context and strategizing valuable transformation. I have a strong design sensibility underpinned by skills including conceptualization, narrative formation, problem solving, documentation, representation and marketing. 

Some recent and notable work includes taking on the lead role for a winning RFP followed by designs for a new College of Veterinary Medicine and establishing design direction for the adaptive reuse of a Brooklyn-based Early Childhood Learning Center.


SBLM Architects, New York, NY, US, Design Professional

Currently pursuing licensure in New York State. Produced conceptual design packages that communicated intent and formalized project goals. Curated client presentations & crafted marketing collateral. Conducted and organized material research. Provided design criteria for custom systems while identifying and evaluating material & systems suppliers. Developed design documentation at enlarged scales with refined constraints. Articulated, specified for and documented interior envelopes. Proposed furniture solutions and developed millwork and finish details. Partcipated in coordination of design documentation with consultants. Curated and participated in Architectural Review sessions with AHJ.

Demonstrated capacity to deliver quality work on several concurrent projects. Contributed design capacity at a conceptual level during
in-house design charettes with design director. Lead delivery of construction administration services, resolving issues that arose during project delivery. Outlined, documented and organized bid & addendum sets while liasoning with in-house expediting team. Conducted and documented project closeout procedures. Conducted NYC bulk zoning studies with firm principals.

Lead the research & production of marketing collateral including website development, graphic design and presentation workflows.

Sep 2013 - current

Freelance, Philadelphia, PA, US & Brooklyn, NY, US, Front End Web Developer

Design and develop elegant digital experiences through HTML5, CSS3 and the JQuery Library. Develop meaningful markup and concentrate on cross browser compatibility, maximizing peak loading performance and search engine visibility. Growing experience with PHP. 2.5 years HTML 5, 2.5 years CSS 3, 2 years of Joomla CMS and Wordpress CMS. 6 years Adobe Creative Suite (Photoshop, Illustrator & Dreamweaver) experience in graphics production and image optimization for web.

Jan 2011 - current

Stantec, Philadelphia, PA, US, Presentation Designer: Architectural Model

Demonstrated professional level endurance of craft, creativity, flexibility and discipline to deliver a detailed physical model. Showpiece featured a 30 contour topography designed to accommodate 2 slide-in-place proposals and the existing student center as well as inlayed contextual buildings. Further specifications include: 12 sq. ft. model base and 27 buildings in total, including proposals; all constructed of white museum board.

Sep 2011 - Oct 2011

Civitas Architects, Philadelphia, PA, US, Architectural Intern

Provided Schematic/Design Development project support to the Lead Designers through AutoCAD 2010 documentation and Sketch Up 3D visualization. Developed alternative design options for firm principal from conceptual drawings. Prepared site survey documentation from field notes. Coordinated with manufacturers and managed quotes for project specific design elements. In charge of rendering visual communications and developing a graphic standard for conceptual/schematic designs for client presentations: 2D/3D Schematic Rendering’s and Presentation Booklets. Overhauled firms’ website.

May 2009 - Sep 2010


Temple University, Philadelphia, PA, US, BArch, Architecture

"The mission of the Department of Architecture is to educate design professionals relevant to the metropolis of tomorrow by constructing an environment where general, architectural and urban issues are investigated in depth. While acquiring the fundamental skills and knowledge base of the discipline, students are taught to think critically about architecture, as a situated environmental and social practice, and to engage in debates about the opportunities and dilemmas presented to it by transformations in society, culture, technology, climate & materials."

Sep 2003 - May 2009


Vitetta "Best and Brightest" design competition, Nomination


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