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Seneca Gray

Seneca Gray

New York, NY, US

 
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About 

Assoc. AIA

• First and foremost, my practice is grounded in research- for progress of the profession requires creative investigation.

• I approach each project with openness toward new observations, data, intuition, and collaboration.

• Every site has multitudes of truths and stories: social, cultural, ecological, environmental, economical and political.

• Constituents deserve projects that provide restorative improvement and longevity across time with past, present, and future in mind.


Employment 

School of Architecture, Tulane University, New Orleans, LA, US, Graduate Teaching Assistant

Undergraduate Intro Studio, prof. Kenneth Schwartz, FAIA
History in Practice, prof. Benjamin Smith, Ph.D.; 2 Semesters
History & Theory of Architecture, prof. Carol Reese, Ph.D.; 2 Semesters
Building Climate & Comfort, prof. Elizabeth McCormick, RA, LEED AP, CPHC
Site Strategies, prof. Aron Chang & prof. Margarita Jover, RLA, RA

• Provided guidance for students learning course materials through monitoring discussion groups, holding office hours and leading lab sessions
• Supported professors with additional course research, presented as a guest lecturer and graded course material

Aug 2017 - May 2020
 

SCAPE Landscape Architecture, New Orleans, LA, US, Design Intern

• Drafted sectional drawings by hand and in Adobe at schematic stage for presentations to clients
• Conducted ecological design precedent and historical research for project leads

Oct 2019 - Mar 2020
 

Small Center for Collaborative Design, Tulane University, New Orleans, LA, US, Public Interest Design Fellow

• Performed water-based field work across a range of scales to connect systemic issues in New Orleans with lower Mississippi River Basin communities
• Collaborated with a team of academic peers, professionals and local clientele to produce educational publications, databases, and pop-up interactive installations

Jul 2018 - Jul 2018
 

SCALEStudio & SCALEAfrica, Brooklyn, NY, US, Design & Development Associate

• Assisted principal in drafting technical drawings and documents in CAD for construction sets
• Projects ranged from apartment renovations to passive school infrastructure in sub-Sahara Africa

Profession Work Sample provided upon request

Oct 2014 - Aug 2017
 

Advancement for Rural Kids (ARK), Mangoso, PH, Design Liaison

• Directed on-site contractors during construction of a saw-tooth school wing and water supply tank
• Translated construction sets while navigating local resources and support for viable design solutions

Jan 2016 - Mar 2016
 

City of Grand Rapids & ArtPrize, Grand Rapids, MI, US, City Parks Curator

• Curate artwork and community programs within a public park on behalf of the City in preparation for and during an international art event
• Coordinate a small team in collaboration with artists, hosting institutions, city contractors and volunteers from proposal conception through deinstallation

May 2014 - Oct 2014
 

Dodson & Flinker, Ashfield, MA, US, Design Intern

• Progressed projects in CAD design, publication dictation, and promotional materials
• Catalogued research quantifying the quality of “scenic” landscapes at regional and ecotone scale

Jul 2014 - Aug 2014
 

Education 

Tulane University, New Orleans, LA, US, MArch, Architecture

President, Graduate Government 2019-2020
Treasurer, Graduate Government 2018-2019

Aug 2017 - May 2020
 

Smith College, Northampton, MA, US, BArch, Art: Architecture & Urbanism

Major: Architecture & Urbanism; Minor: Landscape Studies
Study Abroad: Danish Institute for Study Abroad (DIS)
Architecture Foundation Studio

Aug 2009 - May 2013
 

Awards 

Graduate Leadership Award, Award

Recipient of the annual award presented by Tulane School of Architecture to one graduate student for demonstration of leadership and initiative excellence.

2020
 

John William Lawrence Travel Fellowship, Grant

The John William Lawrence Travel Fellowship is awarded annually to support research related travel during the ensuing summer with a cash stipend up to $4,000. Granted to students in their penultimate year of undergraduate or graduate study, must have a grade point average of 2.5 or above. Candidates report findings to the School and the sponsors, as well as the nature of a permanent record of the research for the School, generally as a lecture and/or exhibition.

Lecture: “Searching for Cultural Water: Wabi Sabi in Contemporary Japanese Architecture”

2019
 

Susan Cohen and Paula Deitz Prize in Landscape Studies, Award

The Susan Cohen ’62 and Paula Deitz ’59 Prize in Landscape Studies is the department's highest honor for excellence in a thesis, paper or project that examines the science, design or culture of the built environment.

Capstone: “Utilizing Public Space: Smith College Benches and Lawns”

2013
 

Areas of Specialization 

Skills