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BRANDON BLOCK

125 w 112th st. apt. 3B  ny, ny 10026 954.683.0845

EDUCATION

august 2007 - may 2012 auburn university, alabama

spring 2010 florence, italy

fall 2008 + summer 2009

hale county, alabama

EXPERIENCE

june 2012- present new york, new york

august 2012- present

new york, new york

january 2012 - may 2012

brandon.bloc@gmail.com linkedin.com/pub/brandon-block/1a/413/276

auburn university :: school of architecture

bachelors of architecture  (graduated with honors+magna cum laude)

universidad de firenze regionale :: urban design studio

studied european socail housing, urban spaces, urban sprawl & urban renewal in florence,  iitaly with extensive travels within italy, spain, france, egypt, denmark, japan, and taiwan

auburn university rural studio :: rose lee’s house

design/build collaboration of 32 architecture students in rural west alabama, tasked to  design and build an expandable house. 

robert marino architects :: project architect

various scales of residential and commercial projects in and around NYC  ::  architectural  responsibilties included as-builts, preliminary budgeting, schematic designs, 3D & physical  modeling, building dept. dwgs, zoning/code compliance, design development, bid reviews,  construction documents & shop dwg reivews ::  point of contact for coordination with MEP &  structural engineers  ::  participated in zoning reveiws, obtaining DOB approvals, client  meetings & presentations, site visits, post approval ammendments :: other responsibilities  included training/managing incoming interns, and creating/maintaining office standards &  procedures  ::  notable project list: 57 e 130th st. development, gordon house addition, shefler penthouse, skelton residence, NYC build it back, jack studios, seeds of unity daycare

manhattan kayak company :: kayak guide/instructor

recreational tours around nyc water ways :: tours range from 6-12 begginer paddlers for 1 hour  tour to 3-4 advanced paddlers for 8 hour circumnavigation around manhattan.

auburn community and civic engagement design/build 

auburn university, alabama

architectural designer ::  cooperativly designed and documented strategies for Wrights Mill Elementary’s 2,200 sq. ft. pavillon.  

august 2011 - may 2012

american institute of architecture students (aias)

auburn university, alabama

summer 2010 + summer 2011 miami, florida

CERTIFICATIONS/MERITS

november 2016 new york state

freedom by design project manager ::  coordinating the design, construction and client  communication of an outdoor recycling classroom for a local preschool which offers affordable  services for parents of austistic children.  

parsons :: construction field office manager assistant

miami international airport’s north terminal development :: cooperatively maintained as-built  drawings, permit drawings, shop drawings, submittals, RFI's, T&M's, and other contractual  documents for trades and contractors :: supervised fire proofing inspections and above ceiling  inspections :: provided misc. support to superintendents, P/E’s, and P/M’s.

registered architect :: new york state

completed ARE exams concurently with IDP; pending evaluation from NYS Office of Professions

april 2012

second place :: boral bricks student design competition

spring 2012

finalist :: challenge detroit urban revitalization fellowship

washington, d.c detroit, michigan

SKILLS

operating systems

software/apps. craft languages

national student design competiton designing an urban live/wor k buidling focusing on  innovative/creative use of brick; exhibited at the AIA National Convention 2012 winners gallery

local initiavtie focused on revitalizing Detroit by attracting young+innovative leaders from across the country to bring their intellectual capital and talents to the city.

mac, windows autocad, revit, vectorworks; adobe photoshop, illustrator, indesign, acrobat pro & dreamweaver;  google sketchup; v-ray & maxwell rendering; nyc comcheck; microsoft office suite pencil sketching, mechanical drafting, prisma rendering, model making, watercolor spanish (semi-fluent), italian (dabble)

*references furnished upon request

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highly inquisitive person, with a love of communicating visually through sketches and model building. I believe in a design process and an...

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