dave stasiuk architectural design works

David Stasiuk


+45 2783 7643

Rothesgade 9, 4 th.
Copenhagen 2100



Rhino + Grasshopper (VB.NET) and Rhinoscript (RVB), Microstation + Generative Components (C#), Adobe Creative Suite (including Illustrator, Photoshop, Flash, InDesign and Fireworks), MS Access + VBA and DAO, MS Office (Excel + VBA, Powerpoint, Word), Ecotect


Method Design, September 2010 – Present  Leader, Copenhagen Project Office: Worked primarily on the development of the structure and connection system for the Cast Stone panels in the Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame, designed by Trahan Architects; May – June 2009, Design Consultant: Participated in the conceptual design phase of the firm’s entry for the Ramses Square Cairo Urban Master Plan competition and developed and directed the content for the video component of the competition submission; June – August 2010 Website Development: Worked with the firm on the development of its website, reworking code in php and html to streamline and enhance the wordpress template to meet the firm’s design standards and enable its members to dynamically manage its image content

Center for Information Technology in Architecture (CITA), Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, March 2011, Smart Geometry Cluster Liason: Participated in the 2011 Smart Geometry Conference in a support capacity, assisting in teaching/development of parametric tools for conference participants as well as working on meeting setup and logistics; August 2010, October 2010 Guest Lecturer / Workshop Teacher: Helped develop the curriculum and course content and lectures for two one-week intensive studies of parametric modeling and design, focusing on Grasshopper, VB.NET, and integrating multiple design platforms into an integrated workflow.

Royal Danish Opera, November 2010, Madame Butterfly: Developed the construction drawings for the 10m-diameter Rice Paper Lamp used as the central set piece in the Opera’s production of Madame Butterfly, set design by Christian Friedländer

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, School of Architecture, Fall 2009 – Spring 2010 Design Development Technical Studio Teacher’s Assistant: Assisted the studio professors in providing critical feedback and developing essential design and visualization skills for students, with a particular focus on helping students find resolution using parametric design strategies (with Generative Components)

Forest Laboratories, Inc, October 1997 – April 2007 Associate Director: As a full-time employee, held a series of jobs of increasing responsibility, finishing as Associate Director of Strategic Planning, managing a team of nine programmers and analysts; in this role I directed the development and implementation of the daily activity plans for a sales force of over 2,500 employees; in this capacity also worked closely with marketing and senior executives performing detailed statistical analysis for the purpose of targeting customers for direct marketing activities and for reviewing the performance of sales activities and various marketing programs;  April 2008 – November 2009 Consultant: As consultant, designed and developed system for both pro- and retro-spective analysis of the investment profitability of various managed-care contracts.


Master of Architecture (M.Arch I): Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, School of Architecture, May 2010 (3.91/4.00 overall Grade Average; recipient of 2008 Founder’s Award for Excellence; recipient of 2008 & 2009 Faculty Graduate Recognition Award for Excellence in the Study of Architecture and General Academic Achievement, Recipient of the Pella Scholarship, which is awarded annually to the “student whose project demonstrates the most compelling integration of systems, materials, and technology in the upper year comprehensive design studio”, Winner of the Henry Adams AIA Medal, awarded for “general excellence in architecture throughout the four-year course to graduating students of architecture schools recognized by the Institute for scholastic attainment, character and promise of successful professional practice”.)

B.A. English Literature: Lafayette College, May 1995 (3.01/4.00 overall Grade Average; received Honors in English)


I have finished my professional Master’s Degree in Architecture (M.Arch. I) at the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute School of Architecture, in Troy, New York in May of 2010. I came to the field of architectural design from a successful career designing and implementing deployment strategies for the sales force of a multi-billion-dollar US-based pharmaceutical firm.  This job required the synthesizing and reinterpretation of vast amounts of highly specialized and disparate data elements. This comfort with maneuvering abstract data into cohesive wholes has combined with my longstanding interest in architectural form to enable me to rapidly and intuitively develop a strong skill set in a variety of both established and emerging parametric design tools.  I find myself naturally moving toward the hub in architectural design where the complex and performative geometries afforded by computation meet the rigor of environmental analysis and are actualized through the application of BIM.