Cover letter â€“ Arch. Marina Macera
I am Marina Macera, an Italian architect. I have recently taken my PhD in Architecture - Theory and Project at the University of Rome, Sapienza, (13 December 2013) with a thesis entitled: The edge design of the contemporary city. Figures, declinations, scenarios. I would be keen to continue my training as an architect in an architectural firm so as to transfer my theoretical knowledge to professional practice. I enclose a copy of my curriculum vitae and examples of works (international workshops, architectural competitions, professional practice) for your consideration. Workshops and competitions were excellent experience of working in team, where I had the satisfaction of seeing appreciated my personal way of working and of seeing award-winning the results. I have learned how important it is to be flexible and communicate in multicultural situations. I would welcome the opportunity to utilise the knowledge and experience I have gained from my studies and through my responsibilities for university research and educational programmes (research component, assistant professor; organization of work, presentation of material for exhibitions and events). Moreover, my little work experience over the past four years has increased my knowledge and helped me to develop a greater ability to manage the various stages of professional practice of small and medium-sized projects. During the last four years at university I have planned and managed my time to achieve a good balance between my research, work and other interests linked to architectural world like professional courses, architectural meeting, seminars. In addition, my extensive traveling experiences have offered me opportunities to adapt to new environments, to deepen knowledge of other architectural culture and to improve my English. I have been studying English yet and I did my Toefl exam in December with a score of 87. I am available for work at any time because at the moment I havenâ€™t a job and I donâ€™ t have a specific salary requirement, just to support myself.
Curriculum Vitae – Arch. Marina Macera 1. Personal Data Full Name Marina Macera Permanent Address Via G.Semmola 87, 80056, Ercolano (NA) Country ITALY Contacts 00390817321445 - 3334706592 Email email@example.com firstname.lastname@example.org Nationality Italian Date and Place of birth 13/05/1985 - Torre del Greco (Na), Italy 2. Academic Qualifications 2009-2013 – Phd in Architecture - Theory and Project, XXV cycle, “Sapienza” University of Rome, Rome, Italy. Thesis title: The edge design of the contemporary city. Figures, variations, scenarios. 2009 – Italian degree (similar to a master’s degree) in Architecture 5 U.E., University of Naples Federico II, Naples, Italy. Final score: Top grade. Thesis title: New views of ancient relations. Portici coast from Pietrarsa to the Granatello. Awaiting publication 2003 - High school leaving qualification in classical studies, Liceo Classico “Q.O. Flacco”, Portici (NA), Italy. Score: Top grade 3. Professional Qualifications 2012 - Coordinator for Health and Safety at the project preparation and execution stage. “Sapienza” University of Rome, Rome, Italy 2009 to present - Member in good standing, Italian Society of Professional Architects, Naples, Italy. I am currently licensed to practise in Italy and throughout the European Union 4. Workshops and Seminars 2012 – XII International seminar and Award of Architecture and Urban culture. Camerino, Italy. Seminar title: Naturalmente…Architettura. Il progetto sostenibile - Naturally ... Architecture. The sustainable project. Certifcate of attendance and publication of the work
2011 – Workshop ISSI – Internazional Summer School of Ivrea _ V Ed., Ivrea, Italy. Workshop title: Il territorio ridisegna la fabbrica: adattamenti del progetto - Territory redesigns the factory: adaptations to a project 2011 – Workshop WAT – UNESCO 2011 Appia Antica, Rome, Italy. Workshop title: Il parco dell’ Appia Antica – Progetto per l’accoglienza e la mobilità - The Appia Antica park - Project for reception and mobility. Publication of the work on: http://www.unesco-paysage.umontreal.ca/recherches_et_ projets/wat-appia-antica-rome-italie-2011 2010 – International PhD Summer school, III Ed., Bergamo, Italy. Workshop title: Trame urbane e connessioni architettoniche - Urban textures and architectural connections. Publication of the work 2009 – Workshop design, Workin’On, Caserta, Italy. Organized by INARCH Campania. Two honorable mentions from the jury 2007/2008 – Itinerant seminar on design, Villard d’Honnecourt, IX Ed., Bologna, Italy. Organized by Villard Association and Municipality of Bologna. . Publication of the work 5. Work Experience 5.1 University Research Programmes (for the research programmes view http://w3.uniroma1.it/housinglab/index.htm) 2012/2013 – Research component. Research title: Rigenerazione dei tessuti urbani. Strategie e metodi per lo sviluppo. Caso studio nella periferia est di Roma - Regeneration of urban fabric. Strategies and methods for development. Case study in the eastern suburbs of Rome. Supervisor: Professor A. De Cesaris. “Sapienza” University of Rome. Department of Architecture and Design, HousingLab, Rome, Italy. 2012 –External collaborator for a research programme, PRIN 2008 (research program of national interest) Research title: Rigenerazione dei tessuti urbani marginali – Regeneration of the urban marginal fabric. Supervisor: Professor M. Calzolaretti. “Sapienza” University of Rome. Department of Architecture and Design, HousingLab, Rome, Italy. 2011/2012 - Research component. Research title: La rigenerazione dei quartieri di edilizia residenziale pubblica. Il caso di Tor Bella Monaca - The regeneration of public housing neighbourhoods. The case of Tor Bella Monaca. Person in charge: Professor M. Calzolaretti. “Sapienza” University of Rome. Department of Architecture and Design, HousingLab, Rome, Italy 2010 - Research component. Research title: Rigenerazione della periferia diffusa e strategie d’intervento. - Regeneration of urban sprawl and strategies for design. Supervisor: Professor M. Calzolaretti. “Sapienza” University of Rome., HousingLab, Rome, Italy
2010 – Selection, collection, catalouging and digital archiving of articles and books on themes about the research activities of the HousingLab. Person in charge: Professor M. Calzolaretti. “Sapienza” University of Rome. Department of Architecture and Design, HousingLab, Rome, Italy 2006 - Monitoring and recording of volumes borrowed and verifying returns and updating the organization of library books Marcello Canino, University of Naples Federico II, Naples, Italy. 5.2 University educational Programmes 2009/2012 - Assistant teacher in Laboratory of Architectural Design 1-2. “Sapienza” University of Rome. Faculty of Architecture, Rome, Italy 5.3 Architectural competitions 2012 – Architecture award: Archivio di Confine – indagine sui confine mobile della città. - Border Archives – investigations on mobile border of the city. Organized by Municipality of Molfetta and Research Programme Archivio di Confine (www.archiviodiconfine.it). Honorable mention from the jury 2010 - Architecture award,: Bergamo, Trame urbane e connessioni architettoniche - Urban textures and architectural connections. Organized by the municipality of Bergamo. First Place and Publication of the work 2010 - Design competition for new learning spaces – Ampliamento Liceo Franesina, Extension of high school Farnesina. Organized by Province of Rome and The Italian Society of Professional Architects of Rome. Participation and Publication of the work 2009 – Second edition of the architectural competition for young designers: Instant house: cellular reception housing for young visitors of the EXPO 2015, Milan. Exhibition of the project, 3 to 6 February 2010, MadeExpo, Fiera Milano-Rho 2009 – Architecture award: Villard, Messina 08_08: reconstructions. Organized by Villard Association. Joint second place 5.4 Professional practice 2013 – Design of a picnic area in Ercolano, Naples, Italy. Metric and photographic survey, preliminary design, administrative practices. 2013 – Renovation of an apartment in Turin, Italy. Metric survey, preliminary and executive design, administrative practices and supervision of the works. 2013 – Renovation of a rural building in Ercolano, Naples, Italy. Metric and photographic survey,
preliminary design. 2010 - Renovation of an apartment in S.Maria di Castellabate, Salerno, Italy. Metric survey, preliminary and executive design, supervision of the works. 2009 – Permissions to install new connections to sewer network for six businesses in Ercolano, Naples, Italy. Planning design and preparation of administrative practices. 2009 – Renovation of a factory building in Naples, Italy. Metric and photographic survey, administrative practices. 6. Publications and meeting 2013 - Scala Paola, Racconti in-disciplina.ti, Officina Edizioni, Collana: Disegni di Architettura, Roma, ISBN: 9788860491046 2012 - Aa. Vv., XII seminario internazionale e Premio di Architettura e Cultura urbana, Naturalmente… Architettura, Il progetto sostenibile, Camerino 29 luglio – 2 agosto 2012, Quaderni di Architettura & Città di Baio Editore, ISBN:9788874999767 2011 – A. Cozza (by), Urban texture and architectural connections, Progetti strategie ricerche per la città contemporanea. Designs, strategies and research for the contemporary city, Collana: Politecnica, Milano, ISBN: 8838760098 2010 - Aa.Vv., Abitare il futuro … dopo Copenhagen, International Conference Proceedings Naples 13-14 December 2010, CLEAN, Napoli, ISBN:9788884971630 2010 – P. Di Giuliomaria, Farnesina - Nuovi spazi didattici, Concorso internazionale di progettazione ampliamento e nuove funzionalità, Editore: Prospettive edizioni, Roma, ISBN: 9788889400487 2010 – International meeting, “Abitare il Futuro”, at the University of Naplesl Federico II. Title of the paper: La città contemporanea come Arcipelago, il limite ritrovato come suo Logos, The contemporary city as Archipelago, the recovered edge as his Logos 2009 – R. Coppari, A. Perugini, A. Prospero (by), “AGENTI METROPOLITANI – Progetti per Bologna”, With photo insert by Gabriele Basilico, Nunzio Battaglia e Francesco Jodice, Editore: COMPOSITORI - Collana: ER. MUSEI E TERRITORIO. DOSSIER n.7, ISBN:9788877946577 7. Additional Skills and Competencies 7.1 Language skills 2013 – Toefl Test – Examinee total score: 87
2002 - English language certificate, Trinity College London, Grade 7 with merit Good comprehension and reading skills in French and Spanish 7.2 Personal Skills and Competencies Driving licence Excellent knowledge of computer use, in particular the following software: Microsoft Office; Design Software: Autocad 2d-3d, ArchiCAD; Modelling and rendering software: Sketchup, Rhinoceros, Artlantis, Cinema 4d, 3dStudio; Graphics Software: Photoshop, Illustrator and CorelDraw; Software for layout: InDesign; Software for the preparation of bill of quantities: Primus Good ability to work in teams and to communicate in multicultural situations, gained from the experience of seminars, workshops, exhibitions and international research activities of the University. Good ability to adapt and to work in situations of stress or in a short time within deadlines, gained from work experience, competitions and workshops. Good ability in organizing work, setting priorities and taking responsibility, gained from selfemployment projects and from individual participation in architectural competitions. Good ability in coordinating work, gained from experience with competitions within a team of designers, international workshops and research at the University. Good ability in preparation, organization and presentation of material for exhibitions and events, gained by additional work experience at the University: - Exhibition of the Architectural Festival of Parma, 2009/2010, Architectural declinations of community settlement experience, which presented the results of the research Regeneration of the urban sprawl and design strategies ; - “Social Housing Exhibition” organized Eire - Italy Real Estate Expo at Fiera Milano, where tthe results of the inter-departmental research, The regeneration of public housing neighbourhoods. The case of Tor Bella Monaca, were presented. - Meetings about the research The regeneration of public housing neighbourhoods. The case of Tor Bella Monaca to show either the progress or the results of the research. Passion for travelling and learning about other cultures : Travel in UK, hosted by an English family for 20 days, and in a college in Glasgow, Scotland, to improve my English; Study trips in Greece to Athens, Delphi , Corinth, but also to Rome, Pompeii, Herculaneum, Paestum and Agrigento, for studying classical culture ; Travel in France (Paris), Spain (Barcelona, Madrid, Valencia, Seville, Granada, Cordoba, Toledo), Germany (Berlin), Iceland, Austria (Vienna, Salzburg) , to deepen knowledge of European culture and architectural and urban planning in European cities; Travel in Italian cities to improve knowledge of the artistic, historical and cultural heritage of Italy. These kinds of experience have increased my skills in adapting, organizing and relating to Italy and abroad.
Examples of work: A_ Workshops A1- WAT Unesco 2011 Appia Antica-Rome A2- International Summer School of Ivrea, V ed. 2011 B_ Architectural competitions B1- Instant house: cellular reception housing for young visitors of the EXPO 2015, Milan B2- Design competition for new learning spaces â€“ Extension of high school Farnesina B3- Architecture award,: Bergamo - Urban textures and architectural connections B4-Architecture award: Border Archives â€“ investigations on mobile border of the city C_ Professional practice C1- Renovation of an apartment in Turin, Italy C2- Renovation of an apartment in S.Maria di Castellabate, Salerno, Italy
A1- WAT Unesco 2011 Appia Antica-Rome
A2- International Summer School of Ivrea, V ed. 2011
B1- Instant house: cellular reception housing for young visitors of the EXPO 2015, Milan
B2- Design competition for new learning spaces â€“ Extension of high school Farnesina
B3- Architecture award,: Bergamo - Urban textures and architectural connections
B4-Architecture award: Border Archives â€“ investigations on mobile border of the city
C1- Renovation of an apartment in Turin, Italy
C2- Renovation of an apartment in S.Maria di Castellabate, Salerno, Italy