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may/13 -

Macy’s Herald Sq _ Windows Visual Team

jan/13 -

Freelance Work _ Visuals / Residential / Hospitality march/13 - Elizabeth Roberts Designs / Brooklyn _ Currently producing digital models and digital renderings for several high-end residential renovations. jan/13 Stroudsmoor Country Inn / Stbg/PA _ Interior redesign of several 200 year-old cabins.

feb/11 – jan/13

WestElm _ Visuals Associate and Design Consultant Worked in the Boston store and the Flagship Broadway store in New York, as well as traveling to area stores with corporate to assist in the design and layout of the retail environment and design of store instillations.

june – sept/12

Behnisch Architekten / Boston _ Architectural Intern Worked in the Behnisch Architekten/Boston office, producing schematic and explorative large scale, sectional and detail models of a project at Amherst College.

education_

Wentworth Institute of Technology - Boston/MA Masters in Architecture 3.6 GPA / may 2012 B.S. in Architecture 3.4 GPA / aug 2011

skills_

Proficiency in AutoCAD PhotoShop CS6 InDesign Illustrator CS6 Adobe Sketchup Artlantis Micorsoft Office Background in several art medium and excellence in Hand drafting Hand rendering model making web design graphic design branding design visual design/ merchandising

aug/11– may/12 Wentworth Institute of Technology _Studio Instructor Worked with first and second year students, teaching them drawing techniques, design strategies - helping and guiding their investigations into their first independent studio design projects. june – sept/10

Taylor + Burns Architects / Boston _ Architectural Intern Worked in the office on rebranding literature, formatting client presentations, schematic design solutions, construction/detail drawings and worked on several presentation models.

june/11 june/11

Revit Course LEED Seminar

publications_ sept/11 – mar/12 BSA Space _ Horizon Project Studio collaborative instillation designed from our individual and collective experiences traveling through Big Bend + Marfa, Texas dec/11

SHIFTboston _ Design/Build Publication _ Horizon Project blog.shiftboston.org/2011/12/horizon

may/12

ab/ArchitectureBoston _ Design/Build Publication _ www.architects.org/architectureboston/articles/considered-design-built


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Elizabeth Roberts interior renderings 2013

Freelance interior renderings produced for Elizabeth Roberts / Ensemble Architects in Brooklyn. These images are digitally produced from a SketchUP model and represent a complete brownstone renovation project in Park slope. I have also worked on renderings of other brownstones and loft renovations in Brooklyn and Manhattan.


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blebel home

established 2013


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blebel home

freelance furniture design


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the horizon texas_boston fall 2011 “Horizon” is the result of a 15-week Special Topics Studio conducted at Wentworth Institute of Technology, designed and fabricated by 13 graduate students. The conceptual generator for the work was a 10-day trip, from New York to the immense landscape of West Texas. The resulting installation finds its inspiration in the three themes that came from observations made collectively during the immersive trip into the desert landscape, Scale/ Scalelessness, Density & Horizon. The first two, scale and density act as the vehicles for revealing the last, the phenomena of the horizon. The horizon is dominant in the southwest and joins all the elements of ground and sky, from a distance to the immediate foreground. This phenomena is lost in the city so it became the studio’s goal to reinsert a horizon back into the city.

Elevation B scale: 1/2” = 1’


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re_membering

an investigation into memory + awareness of site + self thesis 2012 Re_membering is a reevaluation of the current architectural aesthetic, one based in a purely visual sense which keeps users from fully understand their environment, site, architecture or themselves. The explorations within Re_membering are a means of understanding the self through understanding the site. Based on our preexisting memories of space, site, material, immaterial and ourselves, our memories allow us to interpret and experience spaces completely independently and dictate our understanding and interpretations of new spaces, environments and ourselves.


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Behnisch Architekten boston/ma summer 2012

During my internship at the Behnisch Architekten/ Boston office, I worked on a team of two to produce a large scale schematic and explorative model of a project at Amherst College. The model pictured is a complete model of the entire project, modeled at 1/8 inch scale using primarily plexy and white museum board. The model was a complete section model, coming apart at each of the four floors and roof, and was cut in section at three different points. The model also consisted of a considerable amount of the surrounding topography and existing buildings, in total spanning roughly six feet at its widest. I also worked on a 1/4 inch section/detail model of the central atrium space, exploring more into the actual relation of different materials and spaces.


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Behnisch Architekten boston/ma summer 2012

During my internship at the Behnisch Architekten/ Boston office, I worked on a team of two to produce a large scale schematic and explorative model of a project at Amherst College. The model pictured is a detail model of the central atrium space, modeled at 1/4 inch scale using primarily plexy and white museum board. The model is section/detail model of the central atrium space, exploring more the actual relation of different materials and spaces.


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freelance renderings poconos/pa spring 2013

These renderings for an addition to an event facility at Stroudsmoor Country Inn each took 15+ hours to hand draft the perspectives and hand paint with water colors. The views were chosen to depict the building as a whole, once complete and an interior view of the new pavilion to show the space and capture the extended views.


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forte residence poconos/pa fall 2012

This home is stuck in the 1970’s, with its metallic wallpaper and wood panelled walls and ceilings. The home was recently acquired by the Forte’s and is shortly going under a complete remodel, I am currently working with Linda Forte to design the new layout and interior spaces. We are completely opening up the residence to take advantage of the spectacular views over the mountain and valleys of North East Pennsylvania. Currently split up into tiny, cramped, almost uninhabitable spaces, the main floor is being completely opened up into a grand kitchen/living/dining room, opening up onto the back deck and a completely redesigned master suite, taking unpleasant spaces and turning them into rich, intimate rooms.


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youth hostel berlin, germany fall 2010

Looking at the urban context of historic Hobrech street pattern and the opposing densities of green space and urban density, the site offers the opportunity to create a connection between the context and the users. The extensions form is directly related to the proportions and thinking of the existing conceptual, ship form of the hostel, but treated and expressed in an entirely new language creating two similar yet different buildings, each with its own identity. The detailing and material selections are all based on the idea of the existing building and extension as ships. With a completely open floor plan, all the spaces are created not solely by walls, but by volumes, floor covering, and height differences, accommodating easy access to the new connections.


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friends school k-4 grade spring 2012

The school is composed of three wings which bend around the contours of the site and enclose a private campus center on the upper level of the site and at the lower elevations and along the ponds edge, these wings open up to a public site and serve dual functions within the school and on the site. The classrooms themselves are all individual and unique spaces interconnected by an interior/exterior green roof that acts as an exterior extension of the classrooms for outdoor learning and a communal space for academic and extracurricular activities. The roof planes of the wings extend beyond their boundaries and overlap the neighboring wings creating joints for them to bend around the contours and create entry points the pull occupants into the spaces and to pull the community into the school.


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Taylor&Burns boston/ma summer 2010

During my internship at Taylor&Burns Architects, I worked on re-branding literature, formatting client presentations, schematic design solutions, construction/detail drawings and worked on several presentation and explorative models. The model shown is a 1/8 inch model exploring two options for an addition to a church in Massachusetts.


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funerary site competitioin 1st place spring 2010

“There is no death, what seems so is transition.” –Longfellow Theoretical competition for chapel and funerary site proposed by school. The proposal was derived from the poetry of Longfellow with the main ideas of death as a threshold to a new life, rather than an end to life, and life as an ever-changing entity. These ideas dictated much of the project, from materiality to circulation and the “tidal garden,” which is an ever-changing space on the site, that changes with the tide of the harbor, allowing for visitors to descend into a dry garden at low tide, providing intimate and private spaces.


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retreat house

new england meadow spring 2010 The Phenomena’s of meadow, an ever-changing blank canvas, one with constant datum’s of earth and grass flowing and giving visual form to an invisible wind through its waves. The home is composed of living spaces bending around the slope with the flow of the wind and meadow grasses as they overlap each other to create spaces within and around the home. This bending and overlapping create both interior and exterior space and a circulation path that runs from the meadow through the house and back out, dissipating into the meadow, while enclosing and creating exterior living spaces.


benjamin lebel_ chrissy cornish_ t/ 570.807.1504 Visual Manager -West Elm Broadway e/ benjmn.lbl@gmail.com w/ cargocollective.com/b_lebel

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matt noblett_ Principal - Behnisch Architekten

125 Kingston street Boston/ MA 02111 617.375.9380 rmb@behnisch.com

mark pasnik_ Professor/Colleague - WentworthInstitute of Technology

555 Huntington Ave. Boston/MA 02115 617.335.8982 pasnikm@wit.edu

rob trumbour_ Professor/Colleague - Wentworth Institute of Technology

555 Huntington Ave. Boston/MA 02115 508.284.3425 trumbourr@wit.edu

bruck macnelly_ Professor/Colleague - Wentworth Institute of Technology

555 Huntington Ave. Boston/MA 02115 508.627.0911 mc.arc@comcast.net


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