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Tony DiManno

Tony DiManno

Silver Spring, MD, US

 

About 

I come from a very diverse and generalized educational background but have been working in primarily traditional architectural design for several years. I am interested in design at all scales, from urban planning to custom furniture. I thoroughly enjoy the day-to-day work of drafting, modelling, and designing in a collaborative environment in order to arrive at the best building possible.

Employment 

David M Schwarz Architects, Washington, DC, Staff Designer, Junior Job Captain

I am primarily responsible for creating design options, documenting record sets, and collaborating/coordinating with other team members and outside consultants. I typically work closely with the project's principal manager and have overseen small design teams. I also assist the office's marketing manager with outreach opportunities and awards submissions.

Feb 2015 - current
 

Education 

The Catholic University of America, Washington, DC, US, MArch, Architecture and Urban Design

Since I came from a non-architectural undergraduate background, I enrolled in an completed the 3-year accredited Master's program at Catholic University. I was in the Urban Design concentration, so my primary focus was the design of urban buildings and their surrounding environs. Additionally, I paired this degree with a second degree, a Master of City and Regional Planning. This allowed me to better understand the larger forces at work in the development of cities and the architecture industry. My thesis was a synthesis of these two programs; I researched the ongoing revitalization of New Orleans and offered a proposed neighborhood design that would support the diverse set of people predicted to return to the city over the course of the next several years.

Jul 2011 - Dec 2014
 

Areas of Specialization 

Skills