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M A I A S I A N P E C K


mpeck@gsd.harvard.edu 347.753.1462

~ Maia Peck is a Masters in Architecture I student at Harvard’s Graduate School of Design. She received a B.A. (magna cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa) in art history and archaeology from Brown University, as well as a M.A. in Medieval Art with Distinction from the Courtauld Institute in London, and a M.A. in Art History with Distinction from the University College of London. She has worked in offices in New York City and Shanghai. Prior to graduate school, she also worked in galleries and for several art institutions, including MoMA and The Guggenheim in New York. In her own work, she is interested in exploring the intersections of architecture, art and design and the ways in which architecture is in active conversation with various art forms, including dance, installation, performance art, and music.


Maia Peck

mpeck@gsd.harvard.edu | 347.753.1462

Education

Harvard Graduate School of Design (M.Arch I), 2017 Thesis: The Last House (thesis advised by Mack Scogin) proposes an architecture produced by various processes of substraction in Paterson, NJ, America’s first planned postindustrial city. University College London (M.A. in History of Art with Distinction), 2011 A Matter of Reading: Four Installation by Ann Hamilton (advised by Professor Briony Fer) Courtauld Institute of Art (M.A. in History of Art with Distinction), 2010 The Virgin and the Dragon: The Iconography and Function of Three Saint Margaret Ivory Figures and the Development of Her Cult in Late Medieval France (thesis advised by Professor John Lowden) Brown University (B.A.), magna cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa, 2009 Archaeology of the Ancient World (Honors); History of Art and Architecture

Professional Experience

Harvard Design Magazine, Cambridge, MA: Researcher, June 2017 - present Researcher for the publication of the 44th issue of the Harvard Design Magazine.

Neri & Hu Design and Research Office, Shanghai: Architectural Intern, May – August 2015 Assisted in Design Development and Schematic Design phases of a chapel in Suzhou, China, with particular focus on the detailing of a wooden lattice veil in the ceremonial hall. Made life-scale physical models of detail elements, digital models using SketchUp.

Rogers Partners, New York City: Architectural Intern, June – August 2014 Created digital models, renderings and diagrams for the Helsinki Guggenheim competition. Assisted with preliminary design schemes for a school extension and facade. Prepared documentation for a streetscape in Battery Park, New York City.

Terreform, Inc., New York: Research / Editorial Assistant, Summer 2009 Conducted research and editorial work for Michael Sorkin, president and chair of a non-profit organization for sustainable architecture and urbanism.

Allied Works Architecture, New York City: Architectural Intern, June – August 2016 Conducted historical research and preliminary interior designs for a Michelin star restaurant in New York City, as well as helped prepare graphic presentations for a government project review the City. Prepared graphic documentation and renderings using 3DMax for a client presentation.

Honors

Allston Grove Design-Build Competition, Second Place, Harvard University, 2017

Radcliffe Public Arts Competition, Finalist, Radcliffe Institute of Advanced Study, 2016

Phi Beta Kappa, Brown Chapter, 2009

Arnold Ayer Archaeology Fellowship Prize, Brown University, 2009

Recipient of the Maher Family Scholarship Fund, Brown University, 2008 – 09

First place winner of the 2007 Archaeology Student Paper Prize, Brown University, 2007


Arts Experience

Kent Fine Art, New York: Gallery Assistant / Website Manager, Jan. 2012 – July 2013 Oversaw daily operations of the gallery, which included maintaining the gallery invetory and archive, processing book sales, managing the website, working as a liaison with artists, press, and museums. Assisted with exhibition installations and curation, and designed online publications.

Museum of Modern Art, New York: Performer / Docent, Nov. 2011 – Feb. 2012 Participant in Rirkrit Tiravanija’s installation Untitled (Free/Still) (1992/1995).

Art.sy, New York: Gallery Team Staff Member, October – December 2011 Researcher and contributor to the Art Genome Project, an ongoing study of the characteristics that distinguish and connect works of art.

Momenta Art, New York: Performer, Fall 2011 Participated in Korean artist Ahram Jeong’s No More Picture With a Dead Body (2009/2011), a multimedia installation and live performance.

Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York: Curatorial Intern (Contemporary Art), 2008

Art in America Magazine, New York: Editorial Intern, 2008

Villa I Tatti: The Harvard University Center for Italian Studies, Italy: Fototeca Intern, 2008

Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York: Curatorial Intern (Permanent Collection), 2007

The Drawing Center, New York: Intern for Historical Curator, 2006

Tibor de Nagy Gallery, New York: Gallery Intern, 2006

Exhibitions

Still Life: Platform 9, Harvard Graduate School of Design, Spring 2017 (publication) Harvard Student Art Show, Harvard Ed Portal, Allston, MA, Spring 2017 The Grove: [Re]assemble, 267 Western Avenue Gallery, Allston, MA, Spring 2017

Activities

Women in Design, Harvard Graduate School of Design: Event Liason, 2015 – 2017 Coordinated events for Women in Design, a students organization committed to advancing gender equity in and through design. Participated in helping organize International Women’s Day events and activities and informal meetings with prominent women-led practices.

Skills

Photoshop Illustrator InDesign SketchUp

Rhino AutoCAD ArcMap/GIS Grasshopper

V-Ray 3DMax Ecotect Diva

French -proficient) Chinese Italian Latin


Maia Peck Resume  

Maia Peck holds a Masters in Architecture I student at Harvard’s Graduate School of Design. She received a B.A. (magna cum laude, Phi Beta K...

Maia Peck Resume  

Maia Peck holds a Masters in Architecture I student at Harvard’s Graduate School of Design. She received a B.A. (magna cum laude, Phi Beta K...

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