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Ross Ricupero

RossRicupero@gmail.com

Since working in haunted houses as a teenager, Ross has had a passion for unique themed spaces. First pursuing engineering, a career in project management, and playground design, he finally landed at the University of Calgary to study Architecture. He’s excited to continue his freelance work designing themed attractions while seeking a role within the global themed entertainment industry. Passionate about fictional environments, conceptual spaces and the role architecture has in our virtual worlds he’ll continue seeking out projects that excite, engage and entertain.

Education

Masters of Architecture
2017-2020
University of Calgary School of Architecture, Planning and Landscape
Bachelors of Applied Science
2004-2009
Civil Engineering spc. in Structural Analysis
University of Waterloo
School of Engineering
  • Set Design
  • Creative Writing
  • Contract Law

Work Experience

RBRicupero Design - Environmental Designer
  • Self-employed doing freelance creative design work with Canada’s Wonderland
  • The Crypt haunted attraction for Halloween Haunt 2018
  • Seasons of Light key art and displays for Winterfest 2019
Canada’s Wonderland - Haunt Designer 
  • 8 years experience with haunted attraction design and realization
  • Major designs include Sci-Fi House!!, Spirit Manor and The Ruins
  • Blue-sky concepting to production of construction documentation
Earthscape Play - Engineering Designer 
  • Collaborated in the concepting, design and engineering of play structures
Maple Reinder’s Constructors Ltd. - Project Manager 
  • 6 years experience project management work for mid-rise construction