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Steve Young

Steve Young

Brooklyn, NY, US

 
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About 

In this increasingly pivotal moment, “the architect” is defined by more than just a stamp on a drawing. 
I am a detail-oriented and enthusiastic designer with a passion for reshaping our built and non-built environment through art + architecture. 

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Employment 

Crossley Acoustics, Brooklyn, NY, US, Architectural Draftsperson

Jun 2021 - current
 

Alta Calidad Restaurant, Brooklyn, NY, US, Server, Bartender

- Provided fine-dining standards (including drink pairings, crumbing, mies en plac) and a casual atmosphere in a fast-paced restaurant environment
- Guided guests through dinner, lunch, and brunch menus featuring locally sourced, seasonal dishes inspired by Mexican and Indian cuisine

Jun 2018 - Mar 2020
 

feel Young Music, Brooklyn, NY, US, Creative Director, Independent Artist

- Designed a unique brand through website building, album artwork, custom apparel, logo and flier design, and photo/video shoots
- Curated art exhibits and music showcases with local artists and musicians
- Produced music as a means of creative expression focused on positivity and growth

Apr 2014 - Mar 2020
 

Harman Deutsch Ohler Architecture, Philadelphia, PA, US, Junior Architect

- Created schematic design drawings for clients in a high-volume office whose projects were primarily row-homes and apartments, but also included large, mixed-use developments
- Produced large scale drawings, renders, and illustrations, and spoke about design concepts at various community board presentations
- Expedited projects by conferring with officials from City Planning, Licensing & Inspections, and Water Department to obtain permits and approvals
- Prepared drawings and documents for zoning/building applications
- Recorded measurements and building notes while surveying new project sites, to then input survey drawings and bring the existing site up to the schematic phase

Jun 2012 - Apr 2014
 

Education 

UMBAU: Studio Kraków, Kraków, PL, Apprenticeship

- Joined an apprentice-like screen printing studio which is held each year in a city with a rich history for poster-making; the workshop culminates with a public gallery exhibition displaying the work
- Practiced the tactile medium through comprehensive execution and an explorative playfulness - epitomized by the adopted phrase, “we’ll see how it lines up.”

Jul 2017 - Jul 2018
 

Temple University, Philadelphia, PA, US, BArch, Bachelor of Architecture - 5 Year

Freedom By Design, August 2009–May 2013
- Volunteer work included poster design and on-campus fundraising for a non-profit organization that raises money to build architecture projects for individuals with disabilities
- Assisted in design and fabrication of a wheelchair ramp for a young adult with cerebral palsy; scope of work included site preparation, foundation construction, and decking installation

Making the Vernacular, January 2012–May 2012
- Elective course offered by Temple University’s Architecture Department where student teams would design and build several multi-purpose deck structures for Colchester Farm in Galena, MD
- On site duties included site preparation, material assembly, and bamboo roof construction

Temple Woodshop + Computer Lab Supervisor, August 2010–May 2013
- Acted in a leadership role, assisting students with computer programs, plotters, and laser cutters
- Advised students regarding various cutting and model-building techniques,

Aug 2008 - May 2013
 

Awards 

Clarence Tabor Memorial Scholarship Award, Award

Awarded by the Architects League of Northern New Jersey for scholastic excellence, attitude toward the profession, and probable success as an architect

2011
 

Albert O. Halse Award, Award

Awarded by Architects League of Northern New Jersey for excellence in architectural delineation and architectural models

2010
 

Performance and Achievement Award, Award

Awarded by AIA New Jersey for excellence in academics and portfolio

2010
 

Areas of Specialization 

Skills