Stella Blue Porzungolo

Stella Blue Porzungolo

New York, NY, US

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I am a third year architecture student at The Cooper Union, working towards a Bachelor in Architecture degree.

I am more than proficient in AutoCAD, Rhino, Rhino Lands Design, Autodesk Inventor Pro, Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop. I have experience with Revit, V-ray, Grasshopper (plug-in for Rhino) and RebarCAD.

Last summer I worked as a project manager and head designer at Visual Millwork Inc., designing fixtures for multiple projects, meeting with clients, and assisting the marketing team. I was a project manager for designing the fixtures for Gaiam, a yoga lifestyle/attire company that recently opened a huge vendor at Lord & Taylor on 5th Ave, Manhattan. I helped re-design the floor layout of their location and the complete fixtures set displaying their products. It was a wonderful experience that gave me incredible insight to working as a project manager and helped improve my skills in a leadership position and communication abilities with clientele.

My interests include genetics and biology, sustainable sciences centered around urban development, furniture and architectural design, and the fine arts.


Visual Millwork Inc., Deer Park, NY, US, Project Manager & Head Designer

Design team member for multiple projects including custom cabinetry, kitchen interiors and fixtures for stores and galleries. 
Lead designer and project manager: Gaiam’s new display for Lord & Taylor in Midtown, NYC (finished construction early November, 2017)
Main contact and on-site liaison for head of their creative department. Developed chosen designs for all products manufactured. 
Surveyed projects on-site, measured out spaces and drew floor plans/ elevations for clients. 
Advanced proficiency; Autodesk Inventor Pro. Designed fixtures for ready assembly through development of parts inventory generated from a bill of material (BOM) database as well as culmination of design work through the assembly level, complete with assembly instructions. 
Proficient in Revit and SketchUp; Created shop drawings, developed bids, quoted prices for materials, rendered for clients in Revit 
Member: Advertisement and Social Media Team: assisted in the redevelopment of the company’s new website

May 2017 - Sep 2017

Mechanical Drawer Freelancer, Huntington, NY, US, Drafter

 Drafted plans in AutoCAD to show the placement of rebar and expose the reinforcements and writing submittal logs on their specifications
 Became acquainted with RebarCAD

Jan 2016 - May 2016

Anthropologie, New York, NY, US, Sales Associate

Assisted customers in personal shopping and styling
Worked hands-on with clients and worked sales

Oct 2015 - May 2016

Huntington School of Fine Arts, Huntington, NY, US, Studio Assitant and Head Apprentice

 Assists in teaching live figure drawing, sculpting, and painting classes
 Guides high school students in applying for colleges using Common App and uploading portfolios onto college portals
 Heads critiques based on students’ work and has assisted in building gallery spaces for shows

Jan 2013 - May 2016

Ted Moudis Associates, Manhattan, NY, US, Architectural Intern

 Collaborated as the sole intern on a team of project managers and project architects in retail and commercial projects by helping select samples, write submittal logs, draft, etc.
 Drafted multiple layers of floor plans in AutoCAD
 Digitalized paperwork, scanned documents, plotted floor plans. Familiar with technology
 Basic knowledge of Architectural illustrator, Rhino and Grasshopper, and Indesign

Jun 2015 - Aug 2015

BAE Systems / Marconi Aerospace (f/k/a Hazeltine), Greenlawn, NY, US, Women in Technology (Internship)

 Engineering modules in software engineering and mechanical engineering.
 Stressed problem-solving skills and taught basic approaches to coding and mechanical analysis
 Worked on a collaborative team to help brainstorm common problems faced by every-day oversea militia
 Helped design and code watch prototype for military

Oct 2013 - Dec 2013


The Cooper Union, Manhattan, NY, US, BArch, Architecture

Going to be a third-year architecture student in Fall 2018 semester.
Working towards my Bachelors of Architecture degree.

Sep 2016 - current


DuPont Challenge: Senior Global Division Essay Competition, Honorable Mention

Essay focused around my own extended research in 2014-2015 on urbanism and incorporating the environment into architectural structure
Entitled: "Using Environmental Sciences and Urbanism to Build a Greener Future"


Proclamation from the Suffolk County Legislature, Award

Proclamation reading: "...The Suffolk County Legislature takes pride in honoring those special individuals whose accomplishments are deserving of praise and admiration by our local community....[Stella Blue Porzungolo] successfully participated in The DuPont Challenge, North America's premier science essay recognition of the foregoing, I, Steve Stern Legislator for the Sixteenth Legislative District and the citizens of Suffolk County, do hereby honor and congratulate Stella Blue Porzungolo..."


3rd place in Mechanical Engineering Andromeda Division at NYSSEF, 3rd Place

Won award on project: Difference Between Analog and Digital Sound Waves
I have conducted research on this topic and sound engineering all throughout high school and continued to compete in fairs until graduation


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