Sebastiano Beretta

Sebastiano Beretta

Oakland, CA, US

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AECOM, Oakland, CA, US, Architectural Designer II

Mainly worked/working on two projects for BART. Drafting in Revit and coordinating with subcontractors.
Other smaller projects include new ACE stations (drafting and code analysis) and conceptual design for suicide barriers for Golden Gate Bridge (Autocad, Sketchup and Photoshop).

Sep 2016 - current

California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, San Luis Obispo, CA, US, GA - graduate assistant

Worked as a Graduate Assistant for professors Thomas Fowler and Kevin Dong. Helped putting together presentations and conducted some research for their design studio, in addition to working on the layout of a publication.
I was also commissioned some renderings by prof. Kevin Dong for some projects on campus.

Sep 2015 - current

Poliform Contract, Monaco, MC, construction manager's assistant / cad drafter

Poliform is an italian, high end, contemporary furniture manufacturer. They have been hired to furnish all the apartments of the top 20  oors of the tallest and most exclusive tower in Monaco. I have been working in the local o  ce, inside the tower, drawing most of the built-in furniture documents and submitting them for approval before sending them back to Italy for the construction phase. I also assisted the project manager with various other tasks.

Jan 2014 - Aug 2014

Kazuyo Sejima + Ryue Nishizawa / SANAA, Tokyo, JP, intern

Mainly worked for the M+ project: a competition to design a new contemporary art museum in the west Kowloon area of Hong Kong. Main tasks: freehand model making, drawings corrections and research. After the M+ submission: studies for the skin of office towers in Shanghai, options for the schematic design of the Bocconi Campus in Milano.

Mar 2013 - Jun 2013

Studio Associato MPM, Morazzone, VA - Italy, junior architect

Been working on the requalification and expansion of an office building next to Piazza Duomo in Milano. Drawings for the City Hall, working drawings, catalogue of the existing door and windows and schedule for the new ones.

Jul 2012 - Jan 2013

Martarelli Architetto Liliana, Cavaria con Premezzo VA, Italy, architect

Part time collaboration. Assisted architect Martarelli in designing the interiors for a villa in Oman. The task included researching of products and materials and communications with the suppliers.

Mar 2012 - Jun 2012

PS+A Palomba Serafini Associati, Milan, IT, intern

Internship. Been involved mainly in two projects: the interior design of a newly built villa in Cap Ferrat, Nice, and concept design for studio and one bedroom apartments nearby Saronno (Va).

Mar 2011 - Apr 2011

Ensamble Studio, Madrid, ES, junior architect

Worked on first design phases of two different projects: a mixed use building in Bogotá, Colombia, and a vineyard expo space in Catalonia, Spain. Made various models with a laser cutting machine.

Oct 2008 - Dec 2008

City Edge SRL - Italian Partner of Studio Daniel Libeskind, Milan, IT, intern

Internship. Worked on Citylife project: corrected and redrew plans and sections of the residential area. Also took part in the design process of Albergo Aurora, a small hotel on Como Lake, mostly for interiors and facades.

Apr 2008 - Jul 2008


California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, San Luis Obispo, CA, US, Masters, MS ARCH

Main Courses: Collaboratory (design studio with architectural engineer students), Advanced Digital Fabrication, Sustainable Environmental Engineering.
Reviews and workshops with Arup LA and Arup SF. Currently collaborating with some Arup engineers to develop Grasshopper scripts for energy analysis of a proposed university in Tanzania.
Master’s Project: “Urban Camping - a design proposal for self-su cient homeless people” GPA: 3.83

Sep 2014 - Jun 2016

Politecnico di Milano, Milan, IT, MArch, Master in Architecture - Interior Architecture course

The master focused on medium or small scale buildings, with a particular attention for topics like: interior/exterior, light, materials.
Main courses: Design Studios, Contemporary Art, Public Space Design, Museology The thesis project focused on designing small urban public areas. Score: 103/110

Mar 2009 - Dec 2011

Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (RMIT), Melbourne, AU, Exchange Student

One semester of Master in Architecture - exchange program
Courses: ‘Housing of the future’ design studio, Atmospheric Animation (software used: Autodesk Maya and Adobe After Effects), and Photography

Jul 2010 - Nov 2010

Politecnico di Milano, Milan, IT, BArch, Science of Architecture

Main courses: Design Studios, History of Architecture (both ancient and modern), theories and methods of Conservation. Graduated with a 101/110 score; my thesis research investigated the evolution of the US prefab homes.

Oct 2005 - Feb 2009


George Agron Memorial Scholarship, Scholarship

The George Agron Memorial Scholarship supports Architecture graduate students in their final year of study in the Master of Science program.


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