curriculum vitae
1986 – 1990
Columbia University, Graduate School of Architecture Planning + Preservation, Master of Architecture
1981 – 1985
Syracuse University, School of Visual and Performing Arts, BFA, Major in Interior Design, Magna Cum Laud
Florence, Italy / Syracuse School of Architecture; independent study + pre-architecture program
Since 2000 License to Practice Architecture, State of New York
Since 2000 NCARB Certificate
Professional Experience:
2002 – present Principal, Architecture Agency, NYC, NY
Beglarian House / Composers’ Colony in Brandon, Vermont (In Process)
Beglarian Hermitage 1- Brandon, Vermont (In Process)
Cuti Netburn Residence - Millwork Insertion (In Construction)
Bonazzi-Buchanan Apartment - Interior renovation (In Process)
Perch Cafe - Cafe / Bar in Park Slope, Brooklyn (In Construction)
D/R - Custom furniture pieces: dining + coffee tables (In Process)
S2 Residence - WInterhouse Kitchen + Servery + Summer House Kitchen (complete 2005), Horse Run-In (In Construction) Equipment Barn
First Step Housing Competition - Transitional “Housing” Furniture Elements
Women Make Movies - Office renovation for a non-profit film distribution company (project)
“La Chute” – consulting on a site-specific installation by Lebbeus Woods
Consulting for Ateliers Jean Nouvel - Broadway Hotel, DUMBO hotel + cinemas
Z Residence - “superwall” - wall w/ desk, shelves, headboard, bedstand...(complete 2003)
S1 Residence - Home Office + Library (complete 2002)
B/J Residence - 4 story townhouse renovation (complete 2001)
S/Y Residence - 4 story townhouse renovation (complete 2001)
F Residence - Sculptor’s Loft and Rooftop addition (project)
F/T Residence - translucent wall (complete 2000)
1998 – 2002 Partner, Riebe Weinstein Architecture, NYC, NY
French Institute/Alliance Francaise - Proposal
G Residence - Addition to an 18thC farm house, New Milford, CT (complete 2003)
VanDam Inc. - Map + information design office renovation, NYC, NY (complete 2001)
Flemington Jewish Community Center Competition, Flemington, NJ
Beyond the Gowanus Expressway Competition - Urban infrastructure proposal, Brooklyn, NY
Europan-DOM competition, Le Vauclin, Martinique - Urban + new housing / community space proposal
Silent Amplification Competition - 2 out door performance spaces, Deep Ellum, Dallas, Texas
1992 – 1997 Architectures Jean Nouvel, Paris, France
Gasometers, Vienna, Austria - 14,000 m2 housing + 6,000 m2 commercial center - project architect
H-Project, Seoul, Korea - 7,000 m2 International Conference Center - assistant project architect
ING-NN, Prague, Czech Republic - 14,000 m2 bank office building - assistant project architect
Cognacq-Jay Foundation, Paris, France - 7,500 m2 retirement home renovation and addition - assistant project architect
Publicity Museum, Louvre, Paris, France - competition phase - project architect
75 Social Housing Units, Vienna, Austria - assistant project architect
National Audiovisual Institute Competition, Paris - office blgd for a government agency - assistant project architect
Tenaga National Headquarters Competition, Kuala Lumpur - assistant
Swatchmobile Factory Competition, Metz, France - assistant
Congress + Culture Center, Lucerne, Switzerland - 3 concert / performance spaces + museum - assistant
Galeries Lafayette, Berlin, Germany - 53,000 m2 department store, office space + housing units - assistant
1988 – 1990 Asymptote Architecture, NYC, NY
West Coast Gateway Competition, Los Angeles - multi-program monument, phases 1 +2 - project architect
Alexandria Library Competition - project architect
Moscow Theatre Arts Center Competition - project architect
1988 – 1990 Partner, A(d+V) u2z, NYC, NY
On-Site - Installation / Camera Obscura - The Young Architects Forum, The Architectural League, NYC, NY
Siteline - Interactive Stage Set in collaboration with Solomons Co. /Dance, performed @ St Marks on the Bowerie + in New Haven
Body Mapping - Mise en Lumiere - Postcrypt Gallery, Columbia University, NYC
Broadway Mapping - Mise en Reflet - Windows 462, NYC
1989 Richard Meier + Partners, NYC, NY
1998 Tod Williams, Billie Tsien + Associates, NYC, NY
1987 Torres Tur y Martinez Lapeña, Barcelona, Spain
Teaching Experience:
1999 – present Adjunct Assistant Professor, Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, NY
Design 202: Intermediate Design (Kindergarten)
Design 301: Comprehensive Design (Housing / Mixed Use)
Design 302: Comprehensive Design (Public Program + Landscape/Site Design)
Design 400: Vertical Design Studio (Challenging utopia)
International Summer Studio
Charrette: Mexico DF: 3 day workshop, Dept. of Industrial Design, Univ. Iberoamericano Mexico DF
2003 – present Visiting Professor, Parsons School of Design / New School for Social Research, NYC, NY
Representation + Spatial Reasoning: 1st year M. Arch required drawing class
2000 – present Adjunct Assistant Professor, Columbia University, GSAP, NYC, NY
New York-Paris Program Architectural Design Studio
3rd Year / AAD Design Studios co/taught w/ Odile Decq (2001 “paris Utopia” + 2003 “Living Tomorrow”) and w/ Ibos/Vitart (F00)
1997 – 1999 Adjunct Assistant Professor, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, NY
Design III, Design IV, Design V: Option Studio , Design Development Studio
Production Installation Performance (PIP) - a multidisciplinary project investigating sonics + architecture
Thesis / Final Project Advisor
1993 – present Invited Critic
Columbia University, Barnard College, Parsons School of Design, Pratt Institute, RPI, Princeton Univ., Cornell Univ., Yale, Syracuse Univ., City College of New York, NYIT, NJIT, Universidad Iberoamericano, Ecole Speciale d’Architecture Paris
Awards & Honors:
2005 Lecture: “Practice + Agency”, Columbia University, GSAP
Jury Member @ The Architectural League for the Young Architects Forum Award 2006
2003 First Step Housing Competition Exhibition, Common Ground / Architectural League, NYC, NY
Lecture: “Skins, Networks, Choreography, Landscapes” - Universidad IberoAmericano, Mexico D.F.
2000 Honorable Mention, Beyond the Gowanus Expressway - Revisioning Sunset Park, Int’l Design Competition
Beyond the Gowanus Expressway - Revisioning Sunset Park, Roundtable @ the Van Alen Institute, Speaker
1999 Honorable Mention, Silent Amplification Competition Exhibition, Int’l Design Competition
Silent Amplification Competition Exhibition, Young Architects Forum, AIA National Convention Dallas
Bathroom, Group Exhibition curated by Wayne Koestembaum, Thomas Healy Gallery, NYC, NY
Henry Urbach Architecture Gallery, Gramercy Int’l Contemporary Arts Fair, Miami
1998 Progressive Architectural Practice, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Symposium Chair + Speaker
1996 Awarded Commission, Publicity Museum Competition, Musée des Arts Decoratifs, France (w/ Jean Nouvel)
1994 Casa de Velazquez Residency Grant, Madrid, Spain (Ministry of Foreign Affairs / Higher Education, France)
1992 First Prize, National Audiovisual Institute Competition, Ministère de la Culture, France (w/ Jean Nouvel)
1990 The Young Architects Forum, The Architectural League, NYC, NY
1989 Honorable Mention, Moscow Theatre Arts Center Competition (with Asymptote)
1988 First Prize, West Coast Gateway Competition, Los Angeles (with Asymptote)
2005 New York TImes, “New York’s New Architecture District”, Robin Pogrebin, August 21, 2005
2001 Journal of Architectural Education, “Conduits + Communication”, Volume 56 Issue 2, Nov. 2001
Competitions, “Anticipating the Big Dig”, Kira Gould, Spring 2001
ReView 20, Tulane University, School of Architecture
1995 Casa de Velazquez Catalog, 1995
1991 Dance Ink, “Framing the Dance”, Victoria Geibel, Winter 1991-92, Volume 2/N3
1989 New York Times, “Games for the Eyes, by Beals and Solomons”, Jack Anderson, April 23, 1989
The Village Voice, “Airy Bondage”. Laura Jacobs, May 2, 1989
Metropolis, “Dancing Through Structure”, Victoria Geibel, September 1989
Newsline, Construction for Dance Explores the Body’s Relation to Architectural Space”, April 1989
Academic and Public Service:
Pratt Institute 3rd Year Design Studio Coordinator (2001 - present)
Ecole Speciale d’Architecture / Pratt Exchange Program Coordinator
Committee Participation: Technology Faculty Search, Peer Review, Affordable Housing Grant Proposal
RPI Lecture + Exhibition Committee Chair / Coordinator
Habitat for Humanity Faculty Sponsor
Committee Participation:: Technology Search
Learning by Design AIA Branch for Teaching within the NYC Public School System
Membership: Architectural League of New York
Van Alen Institute
Municipal Art Society
Storefront for Art + Architecture
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