Stella Blue Porzungolo

Stella Blue Porzungolo

New York, NY, US



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

I am more than proficient in AutoCAD 2014, AutoCAD 2016 Architecture, Rhino, Lands Design  and am proficient at the Adobe Creative Series and have some experience with Grasshopper and RebarCAD 2014.


I’ve attended Huntington School of Fine Arts for five years as a student and an apprentice where I continue to produce pieces and teach figure drawing and anatomy to students and adults, and a lot of my background stems from artistic beginnings.


During high school and continuing after high school I had been conducting an extensive amount of independent science research, specializing in sound engineering and soundwaves, and have been nationally recognized for my work. I had begun research on the introduction of organic materials into construction, such as bamboo in the place of rebar and flu ash as a filler in cement.

My interests include epigenetics, sustainable sciences centered around urban development, and fine arts and design.


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

I left on a medical leave in Fall semester of 2015 but have returned in the Fall of 2016 to continue my studies in the undergraduate architecture program.

Aug 2015 - 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


Areas of Specialization