Shelby Bourke

Shelby Bourke

Brooklyn, NY, US

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I am currently working as a Design Assistant at a residential Architecture firm in Manhattan. I am open to a change of location and a full-time position in either commercial or residential design with experience in both fields.



O'Neil Langan Architects, New York, NY, Junior Architect

Contributed to the development of construction documents throughout all phases of projects ranging from the redesign of Capital One Cafés at their Midtown, Union Square, and Back Bay, Boston locations to the redesign of the interior of the flagship Eataly store in Flatiron. As an assistant project manager, I developed custom millwork drawings and managed product specifications. Oversaw and organized a master project tracking list, facilitated communication between the client and the engineering team, sourced fabric and furniture, and applied ADA standards to all projects. Organized schedules including equipment, fixture, electrical and power. Incorporated plumbing and electrical drawings from the engineering team into construction sets. Collaborated with the client on design and construction of the site at Capital One Café Union Square with the addition of custom millwork pieces for kitchen equipment. Configured checkouts to meet the needs of cashiers on the Eataly team.

Dec 2021 - Jun 2022

Digital Output Center - Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, NY, Monitor

Supervised and maintained 18 large format printers, 4 standard printers and a Roland printer. Acted as student mentor for all printers to help take projects from the digital to the physical. Educated and assisted students on printing work flows for 10 different paper types, multiple fabric types and acetate. Daily maintenance tasks included changing large format and regular paper types, troubleshooting printer errors, organizing print queues and replacing ink. Operated and educated students on the Roland machine which could cut score and print a variety of different shapes, ink type and textures. Managed paper pricing and printing board as well as student charging accounts.

Aug 2019 - May 2020

Fine Arts Wood Shop - Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, NY, US, Tech Monitor

Taught students how to safely operate machines including table saw, chop saw, band saw, router, planar, sanders, drill press and lathe. Maintained the shop by way of sharpening chisels and implementing proper cleaning techniques on tools and machines such as band saw blades, changing and cleaning table saw blades and replacing and cleaning sand paper on belt and disc sander. Monitored main wood shop floor, plaster work area and spray booth. Determined work flow for student projects. Built custom storage units to house tools in the shop such as the Japanese pull saw cabinet, Japanese tool box, sand paper shelf. Worked summers to install new table vises, replace work surfaces, paint gallery walls and wood shop floors, and build furniture or equipment for other departments.

Mar 2016 - May 2019

Front Studio Architects, New York, NY, US, Intern

Assisted in the design and construction of the TEDxNewYork 2014 event space which included building a custom TEDxNewYork logo for the main stage and creating a unique experiential conference space. Managed Front Studio's materials library including updating product lines from paint samples to hardware specs and photographic archive. Observed vendor-designer relationships as well as contractor-designer relationships. Serialized construction documents.

Sep 2014 - Jan 2015


Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, NY, US, Bachelors, Interior Design

Jan 2015 - May 2020

California College of the Arts, Oakland, CA, US, Foundation Studies

Aug 2013 - May 2014

Fashion Institute of Technology,FIT, Pre-college

Jul 2013 - Aug 2013


Presidential Merit Scholarship - 2013- 2020, Other