Peter Dumbadze

Curriculum Vitae

education

 

University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI

       Taubman College of Architecture + Urban Planning,

       Master of Architecture I, May 2015

 

       Thesis

       “Can the Phoenix Rise from the Ashes?”

        McLain Clutter and Maria Arquero de Alarcón, thesis advisors

 

Kenyon College, Gambier, OH

       Bachelor of Arts, Art History, High Honors, May 2010

 

       Senior Honors Thesis

       “Cincinnati’s Contemporary Arts Center: Zaha Hadid’s Response to the White Cube Ideology

        and the Advancement of the Museum Design Dialectic”

       Eugene Dwyer, thesis advisor

 

University College London, London, UK

       Junior Semester Abroad

       Department of the History of Art, Spring 2009

 

Harvard University, Cambridge, MA

       Graduate School of Design

       Career Discovery, Summer 2008

       Focus in Architecture

 

College Honors

       High Honors in Art History

       Kenyon College, May 2010

 

Registered Architect in the State of Ohio (No. 1917759)

 

 

work experience

 

JG Neukomm Architecture, New York, NY

       Project designer and manager

       April 2019 - present

 

vonDALWIG (formerly Manifold Architecture Studio), Brooklyn, NY

       Project designer and manager

       April 2018 - December 2018

 

David Cunningham Architecture Planning, PLLC, Brooklyn, NY

       Project designer and manager

       April 2016 - March 2018

 

TL Magazine, Brussels, BE/New York, NY

       Contributing editor for design magazine

       January 2016 - May 2017

 

University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI

       Taubman College of Architecture + Urban Planning,

       Graduate Student Instructor

       Faculty Supervisor: Lydia M. Soo, Associate Professor

       “History of Architecture, I” ARCH 313

       August - December 2014

 

Studio Christian Wassmann, New York, NY

       Designer

       January - May 2012

       Junior Design Intern

       September 2010 - April 2011

 

Summerbridge Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH

       7th and 8th grade history and Latin teacher

       Summers 2006/2007

 

 

project history

 

Solo and Collaborative Projects

 

Shelter House for a Private Residence, Cincinnati, OH

       Design concept and development and construction documents for small shelter house behind a historic

       house

       September 2015 - ongoing

 

What About the Grid? (II. Research), Ann Arbor, MI

       Television show pilot for Storefront for Art and Architecture’s season two of Storefront TV

       Working as Bar Studio with Derek Chang, Dustin Murphy, and Young-Tack Oh

       August 2014 / May - June 2015

       50 minute television episode premiered on June 30, 2015, and now entered into Storefront’s archive

 

What About the Grid? (I. Proposal), Detroit, MI

       “Reanimate the Ruins!” ideas competition submission for a new interactive landscape atop the old site

       of the Packard Automobile Factory

       July 2014

 

Bologna Center for Accessible Arts, Bologna, Italy

       Collaboration with Victoria McGovern working as officeMEH

       “Young Architects Competition” submission for a universal access cultural center in a former factory

       January – March 2014

 

Grand Rapids Automaton, Grand Rapids, MI

       “54Jeff” international ideas competition submission for a new archive to sit atop the old

       Grand Rapids Public Museum

       July – August 2013

       Third Prize overall and Student Winner, $3000

 

Simone Subal Gallery, New York, NY

       Collaboration with Christian Wassmann and Evelyn Bettelheim

       Design consultation, construction drawings, and construction management

       September – October 2011

 

Attic and Rooftop Porch for a Private Residence, Cincinnati, OH

       Design concept and proposal for a new roof deck and renovation of an attic of a historic house

       June 2010 – August 2011

 

David Cunningham Architecture Planning (Selected)

 

 Brooklyn Townhouse, Brooklyn, NY

       Design for the reimagining of a historic brownstone

       Project manager and project designer

        November 2017 – present

       In permitting

 

Marion Housing, The Bronx, NY

       Design for affordable multi-family housing in a north Bronx neighborhood

       Project designer

       August 2017 – present

       In schematic design

 

 Weekend House, Union Beach, NJ

       Design for a new weekend house on New Jersey’s northern shore

       Project designer

       November 2016 – November 2017

       Suspended in construction documents

 

 TriBeCa Loft Renovation, New York, NY

       Redesign of a kitchen and bathroom for s small loft in Lower Manhattan

       Project manager and designer

       July 2016 – February 2018

       Completed

 

Studio Christian Wassmann (Selected)

 

Aarhus School of Architecture, Aarhus, DK

       Design proposal for first round of the New Aarch competition calling for a new university building

       Project designer

       January 2016

 

Analogue, Pamphlet 33 proposal, Princeton Architectural Press

       Invited submission, “A Take on the Studio’s Design Process”

       Project manager and writer

       May 2012

 

Stinkdigital, New York, NY

       The design for a renovation of a digital media company’s American offices

       Project designer

       March – May 2012

 

Klein Bottle Storefront, New York, NY

       An invited design submission for a reimagining of the atrium at the Center for Architecture

       Project designer

       March 2012

 

Independent Art Fair 2012, Dia Center, New York, NY

       A commissioned design for the layout of an international art fair and its roof top event space

       Project designer

       January – March 2012

 

Robert Wilson/Byrd Hoffmann Watermill Foundation, New York, NY

       Design of  an ADA-compliant public bathroom renovation,

       Project designer

       October 2010 – April 2011

 

Fibonacci Space, threeASFOUR installation at Arnhem Biennale

       Assisted in the development of various proposals for the client and draft construction documents

       Project designer

       April 2011

 

 

exhibitions

 

What About the Grid?, New York, NY

       Storefront for Art and Architecture

       Writer and director for 50 minute TV episode for season two of Storefront TV

       Working as Bar Studio with Derek Chang, Dustin Murphy, and Young-Tack Oh

       Video and script archived in Storefront’s collection

       June 30, 2015

 

Greetings from Gibraltar, Ann Arbor, MI

       North Quad Exhibition Space

       Exhibition of student research about the Strait of Gibraltar produced by travel studio

       led by Rania Ghosn and El Hadi Jazairy

       October 2013

 

54Jeff, Grand Rapids, MI

       SiTE:LAB, Grand Rapids Public Museum

       Grand Rapids Automaton, exhibition of works submitted to contest

       September-October 2013

 

New Practices New York, New York, NY

       The Center for Architecture

       Exhibition of Studio Christian Wassmann’s work

       June-September 2012

 

State of the Art, Gambier, OH

       Olin Gallery, Kenyon College

       Part of curatorial team for museum studies course looking at contemporary drawing, print, and

       photography from the Gersh Collection

 

 

film

 

What About the Grid?

       Storefront for Art and Architecture

       Writer and director for 50 minute TV episode for season two of Storefront TV

       Working as Bar Studio with Derek Chang, Dustin Murphy, and Young-Tack Oh

       Video and script archived in Storefront’s collection

       June 30, 2015

 

Can the Phoenix Rise from the Ashes?

       University of Michigan, Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning

       Mockumentary short film exploring the history and politcs of the mutability of authorship in

       architecture

       January-April, 2015

 

 

writing

 

“Down by the River: Another Brooklyn” in TL Mag 27

       A short travelogue about Brooklyn’s Red Hook neighborhood

       TL Magazine, May 2017

 

“Peggy Deamer: Theorizing Architecture” in TL Mag 27

       An interview with architect and theorist Peggy Deamer about the economics of contemporary practice

       TL Magazine, May 2017

 

“Understanding the Friche” in TL Mag 26

       A look at Christophe Ponceau’s work in Detroit, Michigan

       TL Magazine, November 2016

 

“The Beat Grows Louder” in TL Mag 26

       A profile of Akoaki’s collaborative design work in Detroit’s North End neighborhood

       TL Magazine, November 2016

 

“Why Tschumi Matters” in TL Mag 25

       An advocacy for aprogrammatic architecture proffered by Bernard Tschumi

       TL Magazine, June 2016

 

“Olgiati’s Purity” in TL Mag 25

       Framing the modernist work of Valerio Olgiati in the context of 2016

       TL Magazine, June 2016

 

“A Democratic Architecture: A Look at the 15th Venice Architecture Biennale” in TL Mag 25

       A preview of the 15th Venice Architecture Biennale curated by Alejandro Aravena

       TL Magazine, June 2016

 

“Zumthor: Architecture for the Present” in TL Mag 25

       An analysis of Peter Zumthor’s spatialization of the ephemeral

       TL Magazine, June 2016

 

“A Strait Travelogue” in Greetings from Gibraltar

       A long-form essay detailing one’s transit through the Strait of Gibraltar

       University of Michigan, Taubman College of Architecture + Urban Planning, September

 

 

publication of design work

 

"Sun Path House and Other Cosmic Architectures"

       Studio Christian Wassmann, Koenig Books, 2017

 

“SiTE:LAB Announces 54Jeff Competition Winners”

       Amanda Gruen, The Architect’s Newspaper, October 31st, 2013

       archpaper.com/2013/10/sitelab-announces-54jeff-competition-winners/

 

“54Jeff: “Envisioneering” Revitalization”

       Jeff Hill, Rapid Growth, October 3rd, 2013

       rapidgrowthmedia.com/features/10031354jeffwinners.aspx

 

“54 Jeff Ideas Competition Winners”

       Justine Testado, Archinect, October 2nd, 2013

       archinect.com/news/article/83214560/54jeff-ideas-competition-winners

 

“54 Jeff Ideas Competition Winners”

       Bustler Editors, Bustler, October 2nd, 2013

       bustler.net/news/search/dumbadze/3056/54jeff-ideas-competition-winners

 

“SiTE:LAB Names Winners of 54Jeff Space-Design Competition”

       Charlsie Dewey, Grand Rapids Business Journal, September 25th, 2013

       grbj.com/articles/77908-sitelab-names-winners-of-54jeff-space-design-competition

 

 

invited juries

 

Studio Christian Wassmann

       Internal reviewer for studio’s submission to the Noguchi Museum’s competition for a new archive,

       December 2016

 

University of Michigan, Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning

       ArcStart, Final Reviewer for University of Michigan high school summer program, July 2013

       ARCH 402, Progress Critique, October 2013

       ARCH 316, Final Review for Design Fundamental I, December 2013

       ARCH 218, Two Process Reviews and Final Review, January, February, and April 2015

 

 

awards

 

Storefront TV, New York, NY

      “What About the Grid?”

       Writer and director for pilot episode chosen for second season of Storefront TV

       Storefront for Art and Architecture

       Working as Bar Studio with Derek Chang, Dustin Murphy, and Young-Tack Oh

       January 2015

 

54Jeff, Grand Rapids, MI

       Grand Rapids Automaton

       Third Prize and Student Winner, $3000

       SiTE:LAB, 54jeff.org

       September 2013