Columbia University, GSAPP

New York, NY

Master of Architecture, 2006 - 2009

The Pennsylvania State University

University Park, PA

Bachelor of Science in Architecture, 2001 - 2006





Urban-Think Tank

Caracas, Venezuela // Zürich, Switzerland, 2009 - present

Project Architect // Lead Designer // Lead Researcher


New York, New York, 2008

Architectural Designer

Alexander Gorlin Architect

New York, New York, 2007

Architectural Designer

4-Most Group Architects

Butler, Pennsylvania, 2004 - 2005

Architectural Designer // Graphic Design

Lee. S. Cowan, Inc.

State College, Pennsylvania, 2003 - 2004

Design-Build // Construction // Remodeling // Renovation





ETH Zürich, Department of Architecture, Chair of Architecture and Urban Design

Prof. Alfredo Brillembourg & Prof. Hubert Klumpner

Zürich, Switzerland, 2010 - present

Design Studio Teacher and Coordinator // Researcher // Lecturer

Columbia University GSAPP

New York, New York, 2010

Associate Research Scholar

Columbia University GSAPP

New York, New York, 2007 - 2009

Design Studio Assistant – Hernan Diaz Alonso, Advanced Studio IV and V

Teaching Assistant – Tilling Education: Eco Aesthetic Approach // Faking It: Advanced Digital Video Editing // Fundamentals of Digital Design // Graphic Narratives





Golden Lion, 13th International Architecture Exhibition, la Biennale di Venezia, 2012

U-TT // Project Manager, Torre David: Gran Horizonte

Holcim Gold Award, Latin America, 2011

U-TT // Project Architect, Centro de Acçao Social por Música

Holcim Silver Award, Global, 2012

U-TT // Project Architect, Centro de Acçao Social por Música

Vertical Cities Asia, Design Studio and Competition, 2011

ETH // Design Studio Critic, Student Team won First Prize

CIASMSB Design Competition, 2010

U-TT // Project Architect, Second Place

Design Excellence Award, Columbia University GSAPP, 2009

Fred L. Liebman Award, Columbia University GSAPP, 2007

Award for top student, Faculty Committee Selection

Columbia University GSAPP Admissions Council, 2009

Selected to sit on Admissions Council, Master of Architecture Program

Rome Prize – Foreman Architects and Engineers Design Competition and Award, 2004

First Prize, Traveling Scholarship

Annual Corbelletti Design Competition and Memorial Endowment 2004, 2005

First Prize, 2004

First Prize, 2005

Student of the Year Award for Design Excellence, Pennsylvania State University, 2004


PCMA Design Competition 2003

Honorable Mention

Work Archived and displayed as part of National Architectural Accrediting Board Review

Columbia University, Pennsylvania State University

National Society of Collegiate Scholars 2002-

Inducted as member





Torre David: Informal Vertical Communities

Lead Researcher // Project Manager

Brillembourg, Alfredo, Hubert Klumpner, Urban-Think Tank Chair of Architecture and Urban Design, and ETH Zürich, eds. Torre David: Informal Vertical Communities. Zürich: Lars Mueller Publishers, 2012.

Centro de Acçao Social por Música


Brillembourg, Alfredo, Hubert Klumpner, Michael Contento, and Lindsey Sherman, eds. Centro de Acçao Social por Música.  Zürich: 2012.

Trans Magazine


Brillembourg, Alfredo, Michael Contento, Hubert Klumpner, and Lindsey Sherman.  “Trans Borderlands: Activating the Plasticity of Urban Border-Space.” Trans 18 (2011): 98-107. Print

SLUM Lab Magazine

Contributor // Coordinator

Contento, Michael and Lindsey Sherman. “Relational Territories.” SLUM Lab: Asian Mode Spring 2012: 40-42. Print.

Contento, Michael and Nicholas Kretschmann. “Points of Resistance.” SLUM Lab: Asian Mode Spring 2012: 13-14. Print.

Brillembourg, Alfredo, Denise Hoffman Brandt, and Hubert Klumpner, eds. SLUM Lab: Last Round Ecology Fall 2011. New York: 2011. Print.

Urban Parangolé

Project Design Team

Brillembourg, Alfredo, Hubert Klumpner, and Lindsey Sherman, eds. Urban Parangolé.  Zürich: 2012.

Paraisópolis: Order and Progress?  Re-Act Lab São Paulo Architecture Experiment


Brillembourg, Alfredo, Hans-Jürgen Commerell, Kristin Feireiss, and Hubert Klumpner, eds. Paraisópolis: Order and Progress?.  Zürich: 2012.






3D Modeling // Computer Drafting // Hand Drawing // Animation // Film Editing // Graphic Design // Fabrication // Exhibition Design and Execution


AutoCAD // Revit // Rhinoceros // Maya // 3D Studio Max // Microstation // MasterCAM // Complete Adobe CS Suite // RealFlow // Rhinoscript // Java // Processing // Visual Basic