Zoe Demple

Zoe Demple

San Francisco, CA, US



Registered Architect 
Currently living and working remotely in SF

Born and raised in Boston, MA.
but my family is from both UK and Wyoming

Graduate of
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute's School of Architecture in Troy, NY.  2013

Lived and worked in
Brooklyn / NYC: 2013 - 2017
Pittsburgh, PA: 2017 - 2019

Interests & Hobbies include
Skiing, hiking, running, biking, traveling, (really any outdoor activities), all / any animals I come across, photography (digital and film), baking, cooking, and more skiing...



IKM, Pittsburgh, PA, US, Project Architect

Mid-size Architecture and Interiors firm specializing in commercial workplace design, education and higher ed design, and health care. The role for each project varies with the size of each project team; but generally includes taking a project from concept through the end of CA. A lot of experience has been gained through coordination of project documents with engineers and consultants, as well as exposure of working directly with large commercial clients and developers. The project role often also includes quick charrette style design meetings for small portions of the project at a time, as a way to inject more design thought into the S.D. and D.D. process.

Aug 2017 - current

Bone/Levine Architects, New York, NY, US, Project Architect

Position started as a project designer; promoted to a project architect in 2015.
Bone / Levine specializes in historic restoration and preservation, high-end residential renovations and additions, and real estate management. The position role varied for each project, allowing for a wide range of experience from construction documents, bidding, and management, to taking a concept idea from schematic through construction documents; often working directly with the client.

Jun 2014 - Jul 2017

SITU, Brooklyn, NY, US, Project Designer

Project designer on a variety of cultural projects, temporary installations and investigations into issues that blur the lines of architecture, design and social impact. Daily tasks ranged from full scale mock-up investigations, model making, creating project content for client presentations, and installation / implementation of designed environments. The role also included creating marketing content including re-designing of marketing portfolios, photography and rendering edits, and RFP package compilation.

Jul 2013 - Jun 2014

Experimental Media and Performing Arts Center (EMPAC), Pittsburgh, Marketing/Operations Intern

Part time job working directly with the EMPAC marketing team at RPI. Tasks included compiling and analyzing marketing survey documents, distributing event posters and brochures, and local public outreach about current EMPAC events.

Apr 2012 - May 2013

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute - School of Architecture, Troy, NY, US, Teaching Assistant

Spring 2010 semester, Fall 2010 semester, Fall 2011 semester:
T.A. for a series of architectural history courses. Work included grading writing sets and holding review sessions.

Spring 2013 semester: T.A. for 'Cities and Lands' course. Tasks included researching lecture content for the professor and grading writing assignments.

Jan 2010 - Apr 2013

Pfeiffer, a Studio of Perkins Eastman, New York, NY, US, Summer Intern

Internship position at an architecture firm specializing in performance halls and academic institutions. Assigned to a project team, and worked directly with a principal and senior architect, to complete a wide range of tasks from model building to producing a final two volume report on the adaptive re-use of an academic building. Other tasks included producing rendered site plans and diagrammatic plans and sections for publications of various projects.

May 2012 - Aug 2012

AWA Lighting Designers, New York, NY, US, Summer Intern

Internship position at an architectural lighting design firm. The position included implementing a new design layout for their marketing book. Sending out marketing packages. Maintaining and editing images for the website. Researching and collecting materials the implementation of a new materials library. Aiding with client presentations and renderings.

May 2011 - Aug 2011


Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, NY, US, BArch, Architecture

_B. Arch. 5 Year Accredited Program - Graduation May 2013
_Minor in Psychology
_Deans List all semesters

Related Coursework: B Arch. Final Project, Design Development, Design Studios, Professional Practice, Materials & Enclosures, Materials & Design, Building Systems & Environment, Construction Systems, Environmental and Ecological Systems, Case Studies, The Building & Thinking of Architecture.

Related Supplemental Coursework: Bedford Seminar: The Collaboration of Engineering and Architecture, Informal Urbanism, Media Studio: Imaging, Sensory Culture, Social Psychology, Human Factors in Design, Utopian Literature, Between Dissociation & Merging.

Sep 2008 - current

CEPT University, Ahmedabad, IN, India Studies Program

_6 Week Collaborative Studio with Students from CEPT university
_2 Weeks of Traveling through Northern India
_4 Week Studio with 8 Students from RPI, studying the Jantar Mantar sites around India.
_2 Weeks of Traveling through Southern India.

Courses Included: Design Studio, Indian Arch & Urbanism, Indian Language & Culture, India Studies/Sociology.

Jan 2011 - May 2011


Nominee for Harriet R. Peck Prize, Nomination

Ten graduating students are nominated for 'Best Solution to a Final Thesis Project'. Nominees Present in an awards review to a distinguished panel of judges.


Rensselaer S.o.A Design Award: Exceptional Design Ability, Award

Certificate of Achievement Awarded for ‘Exceptional Design Ability’ in the School of Architecture at RPI.


Selected Redshirt for Smart Geometry Conference, Other

Selected as a Redshirt for the 'BioResponsive Envelopes' in the 2012 Smart Geometry Conference


Areas of Specialization