Tzara Peterson

Tzara Peterson

New York, NY, US



I am Tzara, an intelligent, highly motivated and soon-to-be-registered architect. My rigorous education and work experience have honed my ability to turnaround detailed work quickly, without compromising creativity or technical expertise. I am energetic, organized and detail oriented. I thrive as part of a team but am confident on solo projects.

Portfolio, Construction Drawing Sets and References Available Upon Request.



Silberstang Lasky Architects, New York, NY, US, Job Captain

Manage construction of a luxury retail environment in New York City's Diamond District. Review shop submittals, coordinate with MEP, structural, lighting consultants, client and General Contractor/Construction Manager for the larger six-story core and shell building renovation the retail environment is located within.

Perform architect of record duties including but not limited to public assembly applications and alteration type 1 filings for ongoing upgrades to a historic, 42 story, midtown Manhattan structure built in 1929.

Execute construction details and drawings for various project types in locations in and around New York City.

Aug 2013 - current

Cornell University, Ithaca, NY, US, Teaching Assistant | Digital Media & the Constructed Environment

Assisted Andrew P. Lucia in teaching a broad overview of digital representation techniques, particularly focused on the constructive power of computational logics, procedures, data and workflow to first-year architecture students. Led once-a-week workshops for twelve students to teach basics and some advanced Rhino, Vray, Photoshop, InDesign and Illustrator programs.

Jan 2013 - May 2013

IBI Group - Gruzen Samton, New York, NY, US, Architectural Intern

Implemented and drafted changes to the Ben Gurion Station in a complete 50% Construction Document (CD) drawing set for the Tel Aviv Red Line, Light Rail project.

Coordinated construction drawings for HVAC, electrical, structural, fire and life safety consultants for the Ben Gurion Station.

Facilitated drawing markups for New York, Tel Aviv and Toronto project teams working on the Tel Aviv Red Line under Project Manager Marla Gayle.

Prepared graphics of the Human Ecology Building in Ithaca, NY for various award entries.

May 2012 - Jan 2013

RCRD LBL / Downtown Records, New York, NY, US, Editorial Intern

Copy-edited, published and managed social media updates (Twitter/Facebook) on a daily basis for over 300,000 subscribers.

Updated radio-widget for RCRD LBL's iPod & smartphone applications.

Managed expenses and personally assisted RCRD LBL Creative Director, Elliot Aronow.

Jul 2011 - Jan 2012

Portosa Studios, Interlaken, NY, US, Project Manager/Designer

Conceptualized and designed custom art, including but not limited to murals, paintings, glass-work and mosaics for a worldwide, family-oriented cruise line.

Produced construction drawings for the installation and execution of complex art works.

Directed and managed five out-of-house art and fabrication studios.

May 2008 - Jul 2010

The Cornellian, Student Agencies Inc., Ithaca, NY, US, Photo Editor

Developed comprehensive system for collection and organization of photographic works for archival use.

Arranged press access for and photographed concerts, lectures and special events while managing assignments for five staff photographers.

Higlighted strengths and suggested improvement techniques to each photographer.

Aug 2007 - May 2008

Cornell University, College of Human Ecology, Ithaca, NY, US, LEED Coordinator Intern

Researched and recommended solutions to sustainable building problems with water technologies, construction materials and finishes for the LEED certification of the Human Ecology building.

Coordinated pilot test and corresponding research for the first waterless urinals on Cornell University's campus.

Monitored specifications and documentation to ensure that all measures, plans and processes were followed in accordance with the requirements of the LEED rating system.

May 2007 - May 2008


Cornell University, Ithaca, NY, US, MArch, Master of Architecture I

Aug 2010 - May 2013

Cornell University, Ithaca, NY, US, Bachelors, Interior Design - Design & Environmental Analysis

Aug 2004 - May 2008

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