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Rebecca Book




2013 - 2017 Master of Architecture

Columbia University


2013 - 2017 Master of Science in Urban Planning

Columbia University


2007 - 2010 Bachelor of Arts in Architecture

University of California Berkeley


Chamblee High School

Graduated:May 2007




One Architecture and Urbanism

Intern Architect

New York, New York

December 2016-Present

Envelope City

Freelance GIS expert

New York, New York

May 2016-December 2016

Istanbul Design Biennial

Curatorial Research Team

New York, NY

May 2016 to August 2016

Columbia University

Exhibitions Crew

Teaching Assistant

New York, New York

August 2013 - Present


Studio Rede

Intern, Fellow

New York, New York

May 2015 - August 2015


Columbia University


Teaching Assistant

New York, New York

January 2015- May 2015


Sustainable Urbanism International


Bangalore, Karnataka, India

June 2014- August 2014


Brookwood Group

Project Administrator

San Francisco, California

January 2011- November 2012


Abraxas Architecture


San Francisco, California

January 2011- November 2012


Architecture for Humanity

Contributing Author, Volunteer

San Francisco, California

January 2011 - August 2013


The Crucible Arts Center


Oakland, California

June, 2010 to August, 2013


Technische Universität Berlin


Berlin, Germany

January 2009 to March 2010




Talented at designing and representing architecutral concepts through digital, analog and 3-D techiques


Highly proficient in Rhinoceros 3-D, GIS softwares, and Adobe Creative Suite; Proficient with Revit,V-Ray, 3DS Max, Grasshopper


Experience working with American community boards and international administrative leaders to realize appropriate and cultutrally sensitive projects


Exhibit design and fabrication skills polished through realizing internationally exhibited gallery shows


Leadership & organizational skills developed in academic, professional & volunteer settings

 Detailed analysis, mapping, modeling and schematic design for the 'Big U'

Produce presentations and graphics to describe complex coastal resiliency projects to city officials and community stakeholders

Participate in multi-disciplinary meetings on the design and implementation of major infrastructure projects

Digitized zoning files from notes and drawings received from city officials using CAD and GIS,Verified existing GIS files

Ensured that all files were correctly formatted for input into the Envelope software being developed by SHoP architects

Researched and curated exhibits for the Istanbul Design Biennial on the topic ‘Are We Human?’

Designed display units ranging from vitrines to videos and animations

Worked with archivists and companies to procure the objects for display in Istanbul

Managed 13 employees to complete exhibits to the highest standards and in time for openings

Prepared exhibits and shows featured in the New York Times, Architect Newspaper, and the Chicago Biennale

Constructed and installed furniture and display units for the Arthur Ross Architecture Gallery

Developed an urban design proposal to improve traffic congestion and economic opportunities in Hatsukaichi, Japan

Recipient of a $6,000 Fellowship for social entrepreneurship

Researched potentials for a digital platform for community involvement in preservation issues surrounding heritage sites in the developing world


Instructed students in proper use of GIS software,research and graphic presentation techniques Held of ce hours to assist students with class assignments and additional research projects Reviewed and graded student’s presentations for understanding of techniques as well as design



Developed strategies for promoting culturally and environmentally sensitive urban development Created and reviewed feasibility studies for heritage based development in Karnataka Provided GIS mapping expertise for ood risk mapping and sustainability management plans



Provided graphic and organizational skills so Brookwood’s projects ran smoothly and elegantly.

Prepared project proposals, including a successful bid for a 2 mil sf campus

Attended meetings with clients and Brookwood affiliates in design and construction fields


Researched and prepared reports for design consultation and expert witness projects Researched & analyzed building codes for design, construction & due diligence projects Developed and implemented the company’s website, including coding and graphic design

Wrote 3 chapters published in Design LikeYou Give a Damn II

Interviewed designers, architects & activists from around the world

Developed 'Farm in a Box', a modular agricultural system to deploy in communities in environmental , economical, or social crisis.This project became a California ‘B’ corporation.

Instructed a group of eight 10-14 year olds in proper welding technique and safety procedures Assisted students in realizing their designs through welding and metal fabrication
Monitored the warehouse during classes to cultivate a safe, fun and educational environment.


Translated articles from German to English for the Architecture Design Innovation Program Edited articles for a published magazine of un-built projects designed for Berlin.
Translated and corrected students’ text while remaining true to the authors original tone

Grants & Awards


2015 - Tamer Fellowship for Social Entrepreneurship



2012 - Design Like You Give a Damn [2]


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