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Terrain, Topography, Soil, Ground, Glebe
10 years of experience as senior designer and team leader with globally recognized firm Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill based in Chicago, Illinois. My design experiences varied in building typology where I worked on all scales from a performative supertall to an innovative light framed dome, to a small performing arts addition in a quaint and historic part of Minnesota.
Strong proponent of design that communicates performance, aesthetic, and function with inherent respect to the local climate and culture.
Architecture needs to be
responsive and adaptive.
The history of place and acknowledgement of context
is critical to meaningful architectural design.
Advance my professional experiences, merge physical materials, technologies, and conceptual ideas into unified projects. Enrich my skills as a critical thinker while staying sensitive to the practice enhancing quality that communicates well and holistically between our natural and built environment. Define myself through a process involving both craftsmanship, sustainability and a sincere passion for creativity.
Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill 2011 - 2020
Smith + Gill is a world renowned architecture firm that specializes in performative design taking the advancements of modern architecture, new technology, and the environment into one holistic design approach. My experience with Smith Gill ranges from Conceptual Design, Schematic Design, Design Development, and Construction Documentation. As a senior designer and team leader in the firm I developed many design ideas for several major international competitions and client projects, China, Korea, Vancouver, Toronto, Saudi Arabia, Dubai, Chicago, Miami, and Australia. I worked in a range of computer platforms and developed detailed ideas through the process of hand sketching. Versatility is key for all designers working at Smith Gill, in my experiences I have expanded my portfolio into a diverse spectrum of tools used in advancing my knowledge in the field of architecture and design.
Rowe Architects 2010 - 2011
Consulted with partners on design
matters, completed revisions on construction documents, fabricated and hand crafted detailed models for exhibits. I composed and designed graphics for competition boards for regional and state awards.
Halflants + Pichette Architects 2009-2010
Consulted with partners on design
matters, completed revisions on construction documents, fabricated and hand crafted detailed models for exhibits. I composed and designed graphics for competition boards for regional and state awards
Future Form 1996 - 2006
Fabrication and manipulation of polystyrene materials for architectural prototypes utilizing CNC routers, wire cutters, to manufactured shapes and forms for mold props and details for all purposes industrial. I led the design effort and managed Installation of materials onsite.
Emerging Architect of 2021 Awarded by SACD
AIA Unbiuilt Award Project 2019, Advanced Thesis Award, Eduardo Garcia Award, Clear Springs Scholarship, Outstanding Portfolio Award, SACD Design Charette Awards, NAAB Accreditation Student Representative, Faculty Search Student Representative, Jury Member Intro, Core Design, Advanced Design, Thesis
Education 2004-2011 University of South Florida
Masters of Architecture M.Arch
SACD School of Architecture and Design
Rhinoceros V5 / V6, Grasshopper AutoCAD, Revit, Sketchup, Ladybug
InDesign, Illustrator, Maxwell, Hand Sketching Watercolors Graphic Media Modeling, Fabrication,
Sustainability Tropical Design, Landscape,Residential,PerformativeCompetitions,Conceptual Design, Schematic Design, Design Development, Site Design, Parametrics,Rendering, Visualization