Zachary Caplette

Zachary Caplette

New York, NY, US



I am a recent graduate from The Catholic University of America in Washington, DC and have received a Master's Degree in Architecture with a concentration in Urban Practice. 


Gensler, New York, NY, US, Job Captain

Jul 2017 - current

Hickok Cole Architects, Washington, DC, US, Staff Architect

Mar 2017 - Jun 2017

The Catholic University of America, School of Architecture + Planning, Washington, DC, US, Teaching Assistant

-Assisted faculty member, Eric Jenkins, with sophomore studio by leading critiques, workshops, and presentations.
-Introduced the fundamentals of design awareness and skills through the development of design thinking, analysis, and synthesis.

Aug 2016 - Dec 2016

Ayers Saint Gross, Washington, DC, US, Intern Architect

-Served as project lead for a feasibility study in Athens, Ohio
-Assisted licensed architect throughout permit phase, construction document phase, and contract administration phase for higher education and urban planning projects
-Generated graphics, diagrams, and renderings for marketing proposals, space analytic documents and local community projects

Jun 2016 - Nov 2016

//3877, Washington, DC, US, Intern Architect

-Developed graphic standards for firm branding and marketing
-Traveled on-site to record measurements and meet with clients
-Involved in design charrettes for commercial and residential projects
-Assisted licensed architect in construction document and permit set development for commercial, -hospitality, and residential projects

*Also worked summer of 2014

May 2015 - Aug 2015

The Musial Group Architecture, Mountainside, NJ, US, Intern Architect

-Traveled on-site to record measurements and meet with clients
-Revised red-lines in construction document development.
-Assisted in redesigning the firm’s website, presentation boards, and social media outlets

*Also worked summer of 2012

May 2013 - Aug 2013


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

-Concentration in Urban Practice
-Thesis Super Jury, Teaching Assistant, CBDS + AIA Academic Engagement Panel, Secretary of Tau Sigma Delta Honor Society, Japan Foreign Studies Program, Kakenya Center for Excellence, Sentient Chamber: Philip Beesley Installation
-GPA: 3.9

Aug 2015 - Dec 2016

The Catholic University of America, Washington, DC, Bachelors, Architecture and Planning

-Bachelor of Science in Architecture
-Valedictorian, Magna Cum Laude, Tau Sigma Delta Honor Society, Phi Eta Sigma Honor Society, Barcelona Foreign Studies Program, Emerging Leadership Program
-GPA: 3.8

Aug 2011 - May 2015


Stanley Hallet Sketchbook Award, 1st Place

Awarded first prize for best travel sketchbook. The collection of sketches were evaluated based on quality, quantity and artistry.


Paul A Goettelman Best of Thesis Prize, 1st Place

Recipient of the 2017 Best of Thesis Prize for my project, "Mobility Lab: Activating LA's Public Realm".


Thesis Super Jury, Nomination

Selected by faculty and jurors to present my final graduate thesis project at the Thesis Super Jury in May of 2017


Paul A. Goettelmann Award, Award

This award is presented to the architecture senior who earned the highest grade point average in the graduating class


Nathan C. Wyeth Award, Award

The award is presented to the architecture student who has demonstrated consistent and significant development in design through the fourth year


Papal Sanctuary Charrette Competition, Honorable Mention

Awarded honorable mention for an innovative approach to design of liturgical furnishing for the use of Pope Francis at the canonization Mass at The Catholic University of America in September 2015


Comprehensive Building Design Studio Competition, 1st Place

First place studio finalist and overall competition honorable mention


Interschool Design Competition, 1st Place

First prize in design charrette competition at the National Building Museum


Patrick Cardinal O'Boyle Foreign Studies Competition, Honorable Mention

Finalist in fourth year studio design competition


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