General info
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Los Angeles
Carl is a interdisciplinary designer, technologist and design strategist based in Los Angeles. He has a background in architecture, industrial design, and new media art. His research focuses on the creative intersections of technology, globalization, urbanism and ecology. It has included interactive public art, consumer products, robotic installations, architectural designs and proposals for large urban interventions.
Education
Buffalo NY
Masters of Architecture
Concentration In Physical Computing and Media Art
Buffalo NY
Bachelor of Science
University of New York at Buffalo
Majored in Architecture
Graduated with Honors
Experience
Los Angeles California
Dec 2015 - Present
Project Manager
Project manager responsible for the design and manufacture of highly complex public art installations, large scale parametric graphic façade systems, sculptural ceilings, feature walls, and interactive lighting systems.
Venice, California
Oct 2013 - Dec 2015
Technical Designer
Designer and Project manager involved in technologically inspired themed spaces for the sports and entertainment industries.
Los Angeles
Nov 2008 - Present
Independent Designer and Consultant
Freelance
I provide Design, Project Management, Graphic/Presentation and Technical Consulting Support for various clients in the design industry. Projects have ranged from furniture systems, consumer products, commercial interiors, art installations, to graphic and visualization work. I have also collaborated on several competitions and speculative proposals including:
-Fujitsu 2011 design competition shortlist entry: “lifebook leaf”.
-Joshua Tree Free Store with Stephanie Smith and EcoShack ,
-Benetton Teheran Competition with Ilaria Mazzoleni Studio,
-Designboom Sound Innovation Competition ,
-Fujitsu Life Book Design Competition,
-Arctic Perspective Initiative Mobile Media Habitation Unit Competition Shortlisted Entry.
Venice, CA
Dec 2011 - May 2013
Senior Designer
Design, Project Management, Technical Consulting, Visualization, and Material Research for Custom Commercial Interiors, Installations, and Furniture.
Los Angeles, CA
Mar 2010 - Dec 2011
Designer
Designer and Project Manager involved in large scale physical computing, public art, and interactive lighting projects, ranging from intelligent wall size displays, to reactive outdoor architectural lighting. This work has included everything from design, project management, visualization, right down to component fabrication.
Los Angeles
Sep 2007 - Nov 2008
Junior Designer
Responsible for all of the firms 3d architectural visualization.

Involved in several projects of varying size including a mixed office development, single and multi-family residences, and commercial projects.

Collaborated on various phases from design development to permitting, to project management.
Buffalo New York
May 2007 - Aug 2007
Intern Architect
Watts Architectural
Responsible for all of the firms 3d architectural visualization.

Assisted with design development of phase IV of Buffalo Public Schools redevelopment and Documentation for BPS #45, a a 20 million dollar renovation and retrofit project.
Orchard Park New York
Apr 2005 - May 2006
Architectural Product Developer
Developed high end components for a ventilated rain screen façade system to be used in major building projects worldwide. Collaborated with a team of industrial engineers and architects to develop new project specific building products for a number of high profile projects.

Responsible for all of the firms 3d architectural visualization.
Santa Elena Costa Rica
May 2006 - Aug 2006
Volunteer Architect
Worked with community groups in rural Costa Rican villages on architectural design, planning and development projects. Projects focused on economic and environmental sustainability.

Projects Included:
Santa Elena Public Library, Monteverde Reserve Researchers Lodge.
Several projects outlining development strategies for the Santa Elena City Center.
Lockport New York
Nov 2004 - Mar 2005
Intern Architect
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.
Exhibitions, Research, Skills
Drafting / Visulization / Programming
Expert knowledge of AutoCAD (r14-2011), Autodesk Architecture, Rhinoceros, Solidworks, 3D Studio Max, Adobe CS3 (including aftereffects, premier, etc..), others…
Rendering experience with Vray, and Mental Ray.

Coding experience with Rhino Script, Max Script, HTML, Processing, GC, Action Script (flash), and C+.
Exhibititions
'Responsive Architectures', UB ART GALLERY, Buffalo (spring 2007) Featured "The Hydra", a pneumatically operated interactive art instillation.

'Global Studios' Dyett Gallery, Buffalo (2006) Featured Work of the Costa Rican Design Studio. Published in 'Crit' Magazine May 2008.

'Occupied Walls' Buffalo Center for the Arts (2003) Featured an interactive occupied latex wall.

'Work' Crosby Gallery, Buffalo (2004) Featured the Project entitled "Steal/Steel".
Research / Publications
Muller, Andreas Arctic Perespective Cahier No. 1. ; Hatje Cantz Berlin. 2010.

Karnath, Laura Activism At Scale; Global Local Architecture. Santa Elena Public Library; Crit Magazine Issue 65 Spring 2008.

Thesis;
Remixing: The Box, A New Gallery For The Albright Knox. 2007