Jake Rudin

Nashville, TN, USA

Work Experience

Massimiliano Fuksas Architetto


Massimiliano Fuksas Architetto is a major international practice with a record of delivering acclaimed projects all over the world. I work in the model shop division of the Rome office assisting in work with competitions, winning designs and commissions and making these designs come to life through material and detailed representation.
January 2013 - April 2013 Rome, Italy

Cornell University

Photographer - Cornell in Rome

Tasked with documenting the comings and goings of the 60+ students and programs of the Cornell University in Rome Program for the Spring 2013 semester.
January 2013 - Present Rome, Italy

Cornell University

Teaching Assistant

Teaching Assistant for ARCH 1611/5611: Environmental Systems. Assisted in lesson planning, giving lectures, grading, and charged with helping a section of 30+ students.
August 2012 - December 2012 Ithaca, New York, United States

Cornell University

Gallery Coordinator

Curate and coordinate exhibitions for architects including Richard Meier, Ben Nicholson, and Simon Ungers. Most notably this included a month-long exhibition, titled Artistic Conscience, of previously un-shown works by Pritzker Prize-winning architect, Richard Meier. Works shown included Meier’s collages, personal sketchbooks, unbuilt projects for Cornell University, and metalwork sculptures.
August 2012 - Present Ithaca, New York, United States

Shenzhen Institute Of Building Research


Working as an intern in the research and development department on Green Planning for Startup Region of Shenzhen International Low Carbon Eco-City.
May 2012 - August 2012 Shenzhen, China

Cornell University

Teaching Assistant -Fabrication Shop

Instruct and aid students working with materials that include various metals, woods, plastics, glass, and wax. Proficient in metalwork and woodworking.
January 2010 - Present Ithaca, New York, United States

RE:Design Studio

Founding Partner // Designer

This company is a partnership between myself and fellow Cornell B.Arch candidate Erin Pellegrino. Recent projects include the renovation of a Richard Meier house in Danby, NY; a new tea house for Ithaca Tea Company; and a book layout for an upcoming book series called the Finger Lakes Ten by Prof. George Hascup.
June 2011 - Present Ithaca, New York, United States

Cornell Tree Climbing Institute

Canopy Researcher // Climbing Instructor

Climbed several different Giant Sequoia trees and harvested cones for use in university research projects. Spent over a week in the canopy photographing and harvesting cones to be used by UC Berkeley and Cal Fire in planting and preserving Giant Sequoias.
June 2010 - June 2012 Sequoia, California, United States

Gresham, Smith And Partners


Worked on AutoCad Drawings, organized and administered the sample and code library, systematized drawing sets in Bentley Microstation.
September 2008 - April 2009 Nashville, Tennessee, United States


Cornell University

Bachelor of Architecture

Bachelor’s of Architecture Candidate, May 2014
Dean’s List: 5 Semesters. GPA 3.8
August 2009 - Present Ithaca, New York, United States


Italian (Conversational),


Architizer A+ Awards

Pop Winner: A+ Award for Armadillo Crèche


Photographer's Forum Magazine

Nikon's Best of College Photography - Finalist



Travel Photo of the Year


Photographer's Forum Magazine

Nikon's Best of College Photography - Honorable Mention


Schoolhouse South Africa Design Competition

First Tier - Finalist


Cornell University

Edward Palmer York Prize


Cornell University

Munsell Family Fellowship



3D Printing, Adobe Dreamweaver, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Indesign, Adobe Lightroom, Adobe Photoshop, Autocad, Autodesk Ecotect, Autodesk Inventor, Bentley Microstation, Casting, CNC Milling, CPR, First Aid, Globalmapper, Google Sketch-up, Grasshopper, Hand Drafting, Laser Cutting, Metalworking, Photography, Rhinocerous, VRay, WFR, Woodworking,


Cornell University Sustainable Design Johannesburg, South Africa
Site Manager, Outreach Coordinator. 2011.
Helped to fundraise, promote, design, and construct an early childhood development center in Cosmo City, Johannesburg, South Africa. Raised over $500,000 and reached press including CNBC Africa, Oprah, and Pepsi Co.