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Stephen Klimek CV

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Syracuse University
Masters of Architecture II. Thesis: New Strategies for 20XX . GPA 3.63Bachelor of Architecture. Thesis: Demos . Cum Laude with Honors . GPA 3.45Policy Studies Major. Maxwell School of CitizenshipCrisis City Thesis CollaborativeDeans List . Renee Crown University Honors Program
University of Texas at Austin
Public Interest Design Program. Visiting Critic Bryan Bell & Barbara Wilson
Syracuse University London
Study Abroad Program. Visiting Critic Studio Nicholas Boyarsky . London UK 
Syracuse University School of Visual & Performing Arts
Adjunct Professor. Department of Design . Industrial & Interaction DesignInstructed core studio Principles of Industrial Form, developed syllabus andexecuted a series of projects sequentially introducing students to fundamentaldesign methodologies and techniques of generating & interacting with form.
Van Alen Institute
Research Intern. New York, NYVAI promotes inquiry into the public realm through projects in public architectureand research for understanding cities. Assisted in program development andresearch, grant writing, communications, and nonprofit administration.
Program Director. New York, NYA Non-Profit promoting contemporary architecture for an interdisciplinary world.Responsible for the execution of seasonal programming to foster creativeinterdisciplinary exchange through exhibits, publications, panels, and temporarybuilt projects. Coordinated SUPERFRONT operations, partners, part-time staff,and volunteers in production of Public Summer - a temporary architecture pavilionbuilt in Lower Manhattan. Produced physical installation and developed relatedpublic programming.
Hester Street Collaborative
Communications, Development & Community Design Intern. New York, NYHSC empowers underserved communities by providing the tools and resourcesfor residents to have a direct impact on shaping their built environment. Workedon projects with unique community-based design methodology and assisted inconceptual planning and designing of graphic materials for community visioning.Worked on projects related to sustaining a nonprofit including fundraising, eventplanning, and communications. Responsible for development research, strategiccommunications plan, website management and social media.
Syracuse University Office of Community Engagement
Economic Development
Engagement Fellow & Project Manager. Near Westside Initiative. Syracuse NYA comprehensive multimillion dollar revitalization of the Ninth poorest neighborhoodin the US. Facilitated adoption and implementation of neighborhood masterplan.Completed research and proposal for recreational trail connecting five dividedneighborhoods. Assisted in design competition development and management forinternational streetscape design competition. Responsibilities included visualizingarchitectural and urban proposals, website redevelopment and maintenance,graphic design and marketing, developing annual reports, grant and fundraisingproposals, text-message neighborhood communication system, stakeholder buildingand resident engagement.
20132013Summer 20132011 - 2013
2013201120112010-20112006-2011Summer 2011Fall 2009
address1126 Pacific Street Apt 5Brooklyn, NY 11216tel716.531.0282email spklimek@gmail.comwebdesigningactivism.com
Fall 2012
Engagement Fellow & Project Manager. Connective Corridor. Syracuse NYA signature strip of cutting-edge cultural development and urban reinvestmentconnecting the University Hill with downtown Syracuse. Assisted team in asuccessful $10.7m TIGER grant completing mapping, renderings and presentations.Assisted in development of citywide public art strategies and served as a designerand design consultant for property owners completing façade improvements.Designed and implemented wayfinding system for Corridor bus and cultural venues.Other responsibilities included graphic design, marketing and communications.
Co-Director & Co-Founder. AIAS Syracuse . Syracuse NYStorefront:Syracuse is a center for design, a forum for public engagement, and aspace to imagine and realize the city’s latent potentials. It is a third space in thecity of Syracuse created in the void of vacant storefront real-estate becoming anuncommissioned intervention connecting designers and the populations they serve.Responsibilities encompassed developing and coordinating public programmingincluding exhibitions, lectures, forums for outreach, roundtable workshops, design-build projects, a design library and social events.
UPSTATE: A Center for Design, Research, and Real Estate
Architectural & Research Intern. Syracuse NYWorked with team of architects and landscape architects to develop comprehensiveneighborhood plan for the Near Westside of Syracuse. Responsibilities includedgreen infrastructure system research, site analysis, renderings and digital modeling.
Cannon Design
Architectural Intern. Buffalo NYAssisted multiple design teams in site assessment, schematic design, designdevelopment, construction documents, and client presentations for new constructionK-12, Higher Education and Healthcare projects.
Home Headquarters
Policy Intern. Syracuse NYSupported non-profit in sustainable community development programs throughgrant research and assessment surveys.
F.O.C.U.S. Greater Syracuse
Grant Writer. Syracuse NYDeveloped complete grant proposal including needs assessment, project narrative,evaluation & outcomes, budget, and client presentation.Policy Intern. Syracuse NYAssisted non-profit in community survey to asses citizen visions for the future of Central New York. Completed survey distribution, coding, and data analysis.
 American Institute of Architecture Students
 AIAS President . Past President. Syracuse University ChapterGrew chapter into a 150 member innovator of education and design in Syracuse.Created wide array of educational programming opportunities and school materiallibrary. Co-founded successful chapter Freedom by Design program to instigatedesign-build work and civic engagement. Brought student voice into schools StudioCulture Policy and assisted in the schools 2010 NAAB Accreditation process.AIAS Civic Engagement Task Force
& AIAS Studio Culture Task Force .MemberWorked with AIAS leaders to develop means for students to increase the valueof design in the public realm and respond to real issues in their communities.Assisted in development of Studio Culture resources and Tool-Kit for members tofully engage the issues.
 Architecture Student Organization
Communications Director . Treasurer. Syracuse NYServed as liaison between the organization, students, and school administration.
2007-20112010-20112009-20102007-20102011 - 20132010 - 2012Fall 2012Summer 2010Summer 2009Summer 2008Spring 2010Spring 2011Spring 2009
address1126 Pacific Street Apt 5Brooklyn, NY 11216tel716.531.0282email spklimek@gmail.comwebdesigningactivism.com
Engagement Fellowship. Imagining America & Syracuse UniversityRosamond Gifford Community Foundation. What If Mini GrantRaymond Von Dran IDEA. Social Entrepreneurship GrantOrange Tree Fund. Social Entrepreneurship Grant
Reclaiming Architecture
Conference Chair. October 20-23, 2010 AIAS Northeast Quad ConferenceChaired “Reclaiming Architecture” Conference advocating for architects to reclaimagency in the profession through action and activism in design. Coordinatedstudent and faculty team to plan social events, keynote, symposium, androundtable discussion. Speakers included Maria Aiolova, Peter Gluck, Sam Leung,Jonathan Massey, Joshua Prince-Ramus, Mark Robbins, Joel Sanders, andFrancisco Sanin.
 Associate AIA
IDP EnrolledThe Architects Work. Estudio Teddy Cruz Exhibition, Interview & PublicationChancellor’s Award for Public Engagement and Scholarship. Syracuse UniversityAlpha Rho Chi Bronze Medal. Leadership Service Merit AwardImagining America. Leadership Service Merit AwardTexas APA Conference. Community Impact AwardDean’s Citation. Crisis City Thesis CollaborativeGraduate Architecture ScholarshipAIAS Certificate of Appreciation. Reclaiming Architecture Quad Conference ChairSyracuse University. Chancellors Scholarship AwardMaxwell School of Citizenship. Education Conference Scholarship AwardSchool of Architecture
. Curriculum Committee representative . NAAB AccreditationAmerican University. Policy & Politics Student Leadership Conference
13th International Venice Architecture Biennale
US Pavilion - Spontaneous Interventions . Institute for Urban Design. Venice Italy“Storefront:Syracuse” was selected for exhibition examining the nascent movementof architects, designers, planners, artists and everyday community membersinitiating their own projects to bring positive change to the urban realm.
Freedom by Design
 . Syracuse NYAccessibility Ramp. Collaborative Design Build Competition WinnerProject for a wheelchair accessibility ramp that adheres to local building codes andis a direct response to both the site and client’s needs.
Storefront for Art and Architecture
 . New York NYWhite House Redux. Design Competition FinalistCompetition entry featured in Storefront for Art and Architecture exhibition andpublished with other final design proposals.
New Strategies for 20XX
Syracuse University School of Architecture Graduate Program. Co-Author Findings from a collaborative MArch II research project on publicly engagedscholarship architecture. New Strategies for 20XX places the messy tools of engagement as the subject of investigation, as both subversive activism, andproductive re-contribution to the discipline.
Graduate Sessions 13: Teddy Cruz
Syracuse University School of Architecture Graduate Program. Co-Editor A collaborative publication providing unique insights into the work and research of Estudio Teddy Cruz through an exhibition and public interview.
address1126 Pacific Street Apt 5Brooklyn, NY 11216tel716.531.0282email spklimek@gmail.comwebdesigningactivism.com
201220122011201120112011201120112006-20112006-20112008-2009Summer 2004
Grants & Fellowships

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