I am an interdisciplinary designer based Los Angeles. I have a background in architecture, industrial design, and media art, and my research focuses on the creative intersections of technology, globalization, urbanism and ecology. It has spanned from robotic instillation's to proposals for large scale urban interventions.

Work Samples

  • LightSpan

  • Lifebook Leaf

  • EarPhone

Work History

  • Senior Designer

    • MASHstudios
    • Dec 2011 - May 2013 (1 year 5 months)

    Design, Project Management, Technical Consulting.

  • Freelance Designer

    • Freelance
    • Nov 2008 - Nov 2011 (3 years)

    -Slab Studio Architects, Project documentation.
    -Various Web design, Logo, Graphic, and Rendering projects.
    -Benetton Teheran Competition with Ilaria Mazzoleni Studio.
    -Design Boom Sound Innovation Competition Shortlisted entry; "ear phone." http://www.trendhunter.com/trends/carl-burdick
    -Fujitsu Design Award "Life With Future Computing" Short Listed Entry ; "lifebook Leaf"
    http://www.designboom.com/weblog/cat/16/view/14475/lifebook-leaf-by-laura-karnath-carl-burdick-fujitsu-design-award-2011-competition-shortlisted-entry.html
    -Arctic Perspective Initiative Mobile Media Habitation Unit Competition Shortlisted Entry. http://www.architizer.com/en_us/projects/view/m_a_r_s_mobile-arctic-research-station_/5541/#.UQDXYifmxnw

  • Designer

    • Electroland
    • Mar 2010 - Oct 2011 (1 year 7 months)

    Designer and Project Manager involved in large scale physical computing, public art, and interactive lighting projects across the United States and Canada. Projects range from intelligent wall size displays, to reactive outdoor architectural lighting. This work has included everything from design, project management, visualization, down to component fabrication.

  • Junior Designer

    • Corsini + Stark Architects
    • Sep 2007 - Nov 2008 (1 year 2 months)

    Collaborated on various phases of project implementation including; design development,
    documentation, permitting, plan check, consultant coordination, project management, research, and
    3d rendering. Projects included mixed office developments, single and multi family residences, and

  • Intern Architect

    • Watts Archtiecture & Engineering, P.C.
    • May 2007 - Aug 2007 (3 months)

    Worked on Design Development for phase IV of the Buffalo Public Schools redevelopment project, a
    1.1 billion dollar school modernization project.

  • Volunteer Architect

    • Monteverde Institute
    • May 2006 - Aug 2006 (3 months)

    Worked with community groups in rural Costa Rican villages on architectural design, planning, and community development projects. Projects included; Reserve Researchers Lodge, Development strategies for the Santa Elena City Center, Santa Public Library, Storm water management plan for Los Llanos City Center.

  • Product Designer

    • Boston Valley Terra Cotta
    • Apr 2005 - May 2006 (1 year 1 month)

    Developed components for a terra cotta ventilated rain screen facade system which has been used on
    major buildings around the world. Also tasked with developing promotional materials, 3d renderings and
    assembly animations for the product line.

  • Intern Architect

    • Taberner Architects
    • Sep 2003 - Oct 2005 (2 years 1 month)

    Duties included every part of the design process from the creation of presentation work, to the production of construction documents. Managed and produced CAD drawings for 1.8 million worth of housing in the Buffalo NY area.

  • Student Assistant

    • UB GREEN
    • Jan 2002 - Feb 2005 (3 years 1 month)

    Duties included Environmental program management, research, and graphic design.

Education

  • State University of New York at Buffalo

    • M. Arch Architecture
    • 2005 - 2007
  • State University of New York at Buffalo

    • B of Science Architecture
    • 2000 - 2004

Specialties

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