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brandon dalessandro


dalessandro Cooperative Education Student phone.........................(215) 350 - 0960 address........................515 Ludlow Ave Cincinnati OH, 45220

education University of Cincinnati | Cincinnati, OH College of Design, Architecture, Art, and Planning B.S. Arch | Expected 2015 Central Bucks High School South | Warrington, PA Class of 2011 | GPA: 3.6 | Honor Roll

skills Digital | SketchUp, Microsoft Office, AutoCAD, Adobe Design Standard, Rhino, Vray Plug-in, Revit, Vector Works, Photography, 3ds Max Manual | Modeling, Drawing, Drafting, Sketching Tools | General Shop Equipment, Laser Cutter

honors Building Performance Analysis Certification, Eagle Scout, UC Chapter AIAS President, University of Cincinnati Dean’s List, Central Bucks High School South Honor Roll

experience Baxter Hodell Donnelly Preston | Cincinnati, OH August 2013 - December 2013 Assisted in development and design of construction documents for environmental graphics and renovation projects. Coordinated client interaction for workplace strategy and analyzed data collected. Bohlin Cywinski Jackson | San Francisco, CA January 2013 - May 2013 Worked on a variety of project phases that included construction documents, schematic design, site visits, and master planning. JAI Architecture | Knoxville, TN September 2009 3D SketchUp modeling, floor plan colorization

activities American Institute of Architecture Students, UC USGBC, Boy Scouts of America, of the Arrow | Music,

design charrette the challenge of this competition was to create a temporary disaster relief shelter to be placed on campus. this design utilizes modular units and natural resource harvesting to create a self-sustaining and reliable relief space.

napa valley cabin

for this renovation project i created documents that highlights the extent of repair required and additional opportunities to improve the cabin.

spatial unit

our unit was designed out of laminated 2x4 lumber and uses a chevron form with pins and slots to allow for additional opportunities to gain multiple axis of movement.

unit construction

this construction creates a space that provides shading from the sun, a relaxing environment, and frames ideal views of the surrounding campus buildings.

section elevation

section elevation





m ing

case study: onestop for this study we created an abstract model to emphasize the stair along with a series of hand drawn plans, sections, and elevations.

seaside residence

this project required me to complete and make periodic updates to this model as the design changed.

pool house

pool house creates a plinth to bring the patrons into a state of separation from the outside world. the four primary walls puncture through multiple spaces and creates a perceived datum through the space.

pool house

halls of pool house are dim but always lead into gathering spaces which are naturally lit by diffused light. once the patrons reach the pools the spaces open out and reconnect them with the scenic landscape around them.


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