Zoe Demple

Zoe Demple

Brooklyn, NY, US



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

Interests & Hobbies include: Photography: both DSLR (shooting and editing) and Film (shooting, developing, printing), Baking, Skiing, Hiking, Running, Intramural Soccer, Traveling, and more Baking...



SITU Studio, Brooklyn, NY, US, Intern Architect

Aug 2013 - current

Experimental Media and Performing Arts Center (EMPAC), Troy, NY, US, Marketing/Operations Intern

Working with the EMPAC marketing team at RPI. Tasks included compiling and analyzing of marketing survey documents, distribution of posters, post cards and brochures, and talking to the local public 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 homework writing sets and holding review sessions.

Spring 2013 TA for 'Cities and Lands' course. Tasks included researching lecture content for the professor and grading homework assignments.

Jan 2010 - Apr 2013

Pfeiffer, New York, NY, US, Summer Intern

Paid internship position at an architecture firm, specializing in performance halls and academic institutions. Assigned to a project team; working with a Principal and a 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.

May 2012 - Aug 2012

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

Paid 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, including editing photography. Researching and collecting over 100 new materials for a materials library; contacting materials manufacturers. 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

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