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JOSEPH MACDONALD New York, NY 10013 646 696 8091 email@example.com DESIGN DIRECTOR A multi-award winning and internationally acclaimed Architect, Landscape, and Urban Designer, whose innovative work has tested the limits of material and space through the development of radically new geometries with strong conceptual underpinnings. Practice emphasizes parametric modeling, design and research, leveraging the powerful tools of CATIA-based software and digital fabrication processes to produce sculptural and geometrically complex forms and environments to be experienced within the public sphere. Landmark projects include the award winning design for Johnson & Johnson’s Olympic Games Pavilion at the 2008 Beijing Olympics, urban and residential development planning projects in China and India, and exhibition architecture for GE projects in New York and Washington, DC. As Associate Professor at Harvard for 10 years, brought innovation and leading edge techniques and tools to teaching all levels of design studio. Work has been published and exhibited widely. Cost Effective Parametric Modeling Needs Assessment Strategic Planning Project Management Client Relations Vendor Relations International Business Presentations Lecturer Operations Management Change Management Workforce Planning Recruiting Talent Management Employee Engagement Training and Development Public Relations Customer Service Branding Public Relations Policy Development Performance Management Event Planning Strategic Sourcing Cost Reduction OSHA / Regulatory Compliance Scheduling PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE URBAN A&O NYC INC., New York, NY 6/2002 – Present Boutique design firm specializing in advanced computational design work for Fortune 500 companies and institutional clients with projects located world-wide; Highest Honor Award Recipient, AIA New York Chapter, Architectural Records’ Design Vanguard Award, Named Top Ten Emerging Architectural Firms from Around the World. Creative Director Lead concept designer and studio manager, supervise high performing team of 15 including recruiting and benchmarking evaluations, oversee construction and construction documentation, liaise with clients, perform site visits and site management, determine cost effective material selection, accelerate project scheduling and oversee budgets. Select Achievements Received People’s Republic of China’s (PRC) Most Successful Design Award and LEED Gold Recognition award for innovative and most visited (2000 people per hour) Olympic Games Pavilion at the Olympic Green, in Beijing: Directed project budget of $24M USD, and conducted site visits every 3 weeks; Resolved challenge to separate public from private VIP visitorship through innovative ramp design utilizing live bamboo screens; Mayor of Beijing visited project and requested that sponsors, Johnson & Johnson, gift building to the City of Beijing, resulting in full $24M write-off of project for sponsor. Received Good Design Award, Event Design Award, Archi-tech AV Award, Silver IDEA Award, International Design Excellence Awards and LEED Platinum Recognition for highly innovative design of Water Planet at Steinhart Aquarium in San Francisco: Named the most advanced aquarium environment in the world; Created innovative design solution employing advanced parametric modeling techniques to quickly generate non-repeating undulating wall pattern; Created multi-media installation employing mist, fog, ice and 13 ceiling mounted projectors delivering a film in the round about water and life narrated by Julia Louis-Dreyfus; Delivered project $3.25M under budget via conceptualization of construction technique using low density foam; One year following opening of project was requested to redesign center islands to provide additional room to accommodate record-breaking visitorship. Built ‘A New Calm: World Trade Center Building #4’ by Fumihiko Maki, New York, NY lobby art installation: Created three 10’x24’ (largest in Manhattan), animated six-pixel LED displays titled Water, Air and Forest; Devised innovative diffuser panel over LED displays resulting in savings of $2.55M. Continued… Resume JOSEPH MACDONALD Page 2 firstname.lastname@example.org Created comprehensive master plan for 40 settlements in Gulf Region of Libya, through the year 2025: Initiated largest urban planning effort to date spanning an area covering half the country; Incorporated western planning techniques with local building efforts, materials and customs; Received international recognition for efforts from the UN. Developed largest environmentally progressive master planning mixed-use urban project in Shenzeh, China Designed innovative shading devices on all building elevations, initial $120M USD budget developed in three phases allowed client / architect to observe and adjust cost saving design elements. HARVARD UNIVERSITY GRADUATE SCHOOL OF DESIGN, Cambridge, MA 1/2000 – 6/2010 School consistently ranked #1 in world for programs in Architecture, Landscape Architecture and Urban Planning and Design. Associate Professor Taught all levels of design studio including core and option studios; developed curriculum and taught advanced fabrication seminars, collaborating with famous architects and artists; in charge of all exhibitions, publications and lecture series; participated in annual admissions, faculty searches and weekly committee work and faculty meetings. Achievements: Through initiating strategic relationship with the President of Paris-based Dessault Systemes, software provider for aerospace and automotive companies world-wide, successfully secured $100,000 in new parametric modeling software for 24 workstations at Harvard at no cost, learned software on own before offering design Option Studios to students; sole faculty member to learn software proficiently enough to provide instruction. Developed ‘Entrepreneurship Advanced Seminar’ inviting 10 young and famous architects from Boston and New York to share experience of starting their own firms following graduate school, seminar popularity led to permanent incorporation into curriculum. Directed redesign of fabrication shop to incorporate newly emerging digital fabrication tools including laser cutters, 5-axis CNC-milling machines and robotic arms, providing opportunity to teach most comprehensive fabrication seminars and studios in USA. Received $25,000 Dean’s Grant for Faculty Research 4 years consecutively, an unprecedented achievement. Named most popular faculty member 3 years in a row, and served as Student Advisor to 6 consecutive Thesis prizes, known as the Kelly Prize, an unmatched achievement. Awarded $100,000 Wheelwright Scholarship prior to joining faculty, the most sought after and competitive scholarship Harvard offers to young practitioners. TECHNICAL QUALIFICATIONS AutoCAD 2013 / CATIA, Adobe CS6 Suite, Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign MS Word, Excel, Project PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS American Institute of Architecture (AIA), NY EDUCATION Master in Architecture Harvard Graduate School of Design, Cambridge, MA Design Thesis: Navigable Sites: Toronto Island Airport, Toronto, Canada Diploma Unit Extension Studies Architectural Association, London, UK Master Plan for Red Square, Moscow, U.S.S.R. Bachelor of Arts in Architecture University of Washington, Seattle, WA Architecture in Rome Program, Rome, Italy Resume
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