tamar plotzker

tamar plotzker

New York, NY, US



Tamar Plotzker, is curious, resourceful and ambitious. She received her B. Arch from The Bernard and Anne Spitzer School of Architecture and was part of the NYC-wide honors program known as Macaulay Honors College.

She enjoys nothing like a breath of forest air and particularly admires the tree, Betula papyrifera, colloquially called the paper birch, whose hatched bark is constantly shedding and simultaneously regenerating, resulting in depth, texture, and color on its elegantly slim trunk. This is emblematic of Tamar's fascination of process, and “aliveness” which she strives to express through her work. 



Elevated Space Art Studio, Teaneck, NJ, US, Pottery Instructor

Devised curriculum to immerse children (ages 5-13) in the foundations of pottery design and creation
Cultivated a dynamic, encouraging, and fun environment for children to explore artistic ideas with clay

Jun 2022 - current

Advanced Building Construction Lab (CCNY Spitzer School of Architecture), New York, NY, US, Lab Manager + Researcher

Generated G-Code for parametric designs using Grasshopper and Rhino, for the purpose of 3D printing
Reviewed literature about additive manufacturing of cementitious materials
Experimented with incorporation of admixtures to cement mix, to achieve optimal printability
Physically loaded and operated 3D printer with cementitious materials (Clay, SikaCrete, Geopolymer, Portland and Natural cement)

Mar 2022 - Jan 2023

AIAS Freedom by Design, New York, NY, US, Freedom By Design Project Manager

Managed diverse team to ensure that project adhered to deadlines, and optimized team culture
Collaborated with Street Lab (NYC) to design and construct a Bioscope for Street Lab events.

Aug 2021 - May 2022

Walter Sedovic Architects: Modern Ruins, New York, NY, US, Surveyor

Surveyed historic NYC landmarks including Indian Consulate in NYC, Lafayette Avenue Presbyterian Church, Ambrose Ship Museum
Red-lined existing drawings to demonstrate causes of water leakage, foundation failures, thermal bridges, etc.
Digitized and edited scanned images using CAD to ensure proportional scaling and accurate measurements

Jul 2021 - Dec 2021


The Bernard and Anne Spitzer School of Architecture, New York, NY, US, BArch, Bachelor of Architecture

Sep 2018 - Dec 2023

Macaulay Honors College at The City University of New York, New York, NY, US, BArch, Architecture

Sep 2018 - Dec 2023

Escuela Universitaria de Arquitectura Técnica (Universidad Politécnica de Madrid), Madrid, ES, BArch, Study Abroad

Jan 2023 - Jun 2023

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