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Chetti, Raymond [Portfolio]

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University at BuffaloSchool of Architecture and Urban Planning
Raymond Chetti
1239 America AveWest Babylon, NY, 11704direct: +1(631) 943 - 6208e-mail: rjchetti@buffalo.edu
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Introduction & Table of Contents
Dear Viewer,
Thank you for taking the time out to view my portfolio! Followingmy resume, my portfolio is divided into ve sections to reect theskills I have learned during my studies as an environmental designundergrad at the University at Buffalo. These sections are:
. Data gathering,analysis, and illustration (p. 3)
. Unique writing samples (p.5)
. Graphic design & digital media (p. 8)
. Geographic Information Systems (GIS) (p. 12)
. Research projects in Environmental Design (p. 14)The rst section focuses on comparing two central cities and theirMSA’s. We gathered United States Census data and compiled adatabase that contained socioeconomic information for both citiesand their respective MSA’s. After gathering total population, de-mographic, median household income, and median housing unitvalues, we developed a series of graphs to visually communicatelarge quantities of data in an easy and legible format. For the pur-pose of this portfolio, only excerpts from the “Findings,” “Charts andGraphs,” and “Conclusions” were used.
My unique writing samples include two works. The rst work isabout my denition of “urban planning,” while the other work in-cludes excerpts from a term paper about a plan to revitalize a oncevibrant amusement park area in New York City called the “ConeyIsland Redevelopment Plan.” My “urban planning” paper was one of the rst times I questioned, “What is urban planning?” and to thisday, I keep that denition close to my heart. For the other piece wehad to pick any plan of our choosing and describe the justicationsfor each action that the plan called for. Similar to the rst section,this work is also excerpted and does not contain the whole report.
After taking Environmental Design Workshop II, I learned how toutilize graphic design & digital media tools such as Adobe Photo-shop, Illustrator, and Indesign to visually communicate urban plan-ning and design concepts. The assignments in setion three includechanging “Helvetica” font to change the mood of an original photo-graph, designing a poster of M&T Bank Plaza in Buffalo, NY, and de-signing a PowerPoint Presentation to promote the Niagara FrontierTransportation Authority (NFTA) Metro Rail system in Buffalo, NY.The fourth section includes GIS maps I created for two separateGIS classes. The rst project is about identifying areas that aresuitable for a community development grant by nding the mostdistressed areas in the City of Buffalo. The other project is aboutwhether or not nancial wellbeing affects whether one may attenda public or private university.Section ve is a culmination of the research and graphic designskills utilized in earlier sections in order to produce semester longresearch reports about the concept of “Active Living” as well asthe built environment’s inuence on human health. The highlightedprojects includes posters summarizing the 30 page reports.Once again, thank you for reading and viewing my portfolio. If youhave any questions about the work you may see here, please do nothesitate to contact me! References are also available upon request.Sincerely,
Raymond Chetti
EducationWork ExperienceLeadership Experience
University at Buffalo, The State University of New York
Candidate for Bachelor of Arts; May 2010Major: Environmental Design; Minor: Architecture; GPA 3.55/4.0School of Architecture and Planning coursework: EnvironmentalDesign Workshops I-III, GIS Applications, Basic Real Estate Law,Professional Practice, Research Project in Environmental Design
Korea University. Seoul, South Korea
Exchange Student, Spring 2008.GPA: 3.55/4.0
New York City Department of City Planning
(June-Aug 2009)
Transportation Division Intern & Intern Newsletter Coordinator 
• Conducted parking surveys by performing site visits; datagathered aided in providing essential information for parkingstudy (“Inner Ring Study”) that aims to resolve the debateover the supply of off-street parking.• Gathered socio-economic, demographic, car ownership, and journey to work data from U.S. Census and scholarly resourcesto create charts and graphs; from collected data, performedanalysis to better understand how, why and when cars areused or alternatively when mass transit is used.• Created GIS maps from off-street parking garage surveys;generated maps illustrated origins of commuters at timeswhen the surveys were distributed.• Coordinated the creation of a “Summer 2009 Intern Newsletter” and managed a design team to ensure that deadlines weremet by the Director of City Planning.
Green Map System, Inc.
(Dec 2008-Jan2009) - New York, NY
• Piloted education module designed to engage teens in experiencing,learning about, and mapping everything their neighborhood offersfor sustainable living.• Promoted inclusive participation in sustainable communitydevelopment by creating a sustainability map of a NYC neighborhoodand marketing it to neighborhood residents.• Enhanced NYC Green Apple Map on Open Green Map websiteby educating community members about the importance of each sustainable site.
Seoul Design Olympiad (SDO) Conference 2008
(Oct 2008)• Prepared grant application for UB’s CURCA Award, a programthat awards up to $500 for grant winners.• Attended and developed presentation based off of SDO;delivered presentation to students and faculty at UB.
Korean Student Association (KSA)
(Fall 2008-Spring 2010)
Korean Culture Night Executive Producer, President, and External V.P.
University Residence Halls and Apartments (URH&A)
(Fall 2007)
Resident Advisor 
 Organized a student run theatrical performance in April 2010that featured Korean cultural performances by over 75 staff andcast. Sold out venue and attracted over 3350 audience mem-bers. Awarded $300 from SBI Programming Grant; managed Fi-nance Team and fundraised over $2,500 in private sponsorships.Grew club membership and participation in KSA communityservice events, social gatherings, and fundraising activities bymanaging an executive board and facilitating general meetings.Resolved conict amongst residents by developing a positiveliving environment that was designed to link university resources,residence hall staff, and residents.
Capital One Bank Foundation ScholarshipPhi Eta Sigma Honor SocietyDean’s List

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