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Andy Blaser

Andy Blaser

Germantown, WI, US

 

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About 

SUMMARY OF QUALIFICATIONS

Skilled intern architect with strong graphic design abilities. Experienced in producing AutoCad
and Revit construction documents. Exceptionally quick to learn new programs and processes
while performing in deadline-driven environment. Adept at maintaining client and vendor relations.
Comprehensive education in Sustainable Design and Historic Preservation.

Elsewhere:

Employment 

American Design, Inc, Milwaukee, WI, US, Intern Architect

• Construction documents, and details with AutoCad and Revit

• Develop diagrams for conceptual design and space planning with Sketchup, Photoshop and Illustrator

• Produce feasibility / pre-design reports, and marketing materials utilizing InDesign

• General construction administration and client correspondence

Mar 2012 - current
 

Kahler Slater Architects, Milwaukee, WI, US, Freelance Intern Architect

• Create concept models and render in Sketchup
and Photoshop

Jan 2012 - Feb 2012
 

Algonquin Design, Germantown, WI, US, Art Director, Owner

• Develop and implement creative direction encompassing corporate identity, high-impact marketing, print-design and e-commerce projects

• Execute client needs for design, illustration, proof reading, and photo retouch

• Oversee quality control and vendor management

• Select client list: Frommelt Safety Products, Metavante Corporation, Nelson and Schmidt Advertising, Rite-Hite Corporation, and Zoneworks

Aug 1994 - Dec 2011
 

Scott Advertising, Milwaukee, WI, US, Art Director

• Created design themes and graphics focused on national B2B print marketing campaigns for clients including Clorox, Ore-Ida, and Sara Lee

• Produced advertising comprehensive layouts

• Directed photo shoots and managed press checks

Aug 1990 - Aug 1994
 

Education 

University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Milwaukee, WI, US, MArch, Architecture

• Certificate in Preservation Studies

• Ecological and Sustainable Design Concentration

• 3.8 GPA

Aug 2009 - Dec 2011
 

University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Milwaukee, WI, US, BArch, B.S. Architecture

• 3.7 GPA, Magna Cum Laude

Jan 2005 - May 2009
 

Awards 

Student Design Awards, School of Architecture and Urban Planning, 3rd Place

“By-Passing Skin Mock-Up” with John Fox (M.Arch ‘11) and Tim VanOudenhoven (M.Arch ‘11)

A highly energy efficient, solid by-passing skin system for a campus chapel. This double poly-carbonate/Aero-gel wall creates a calculated 10.7 R-value rating while allowing for 48% natural-light emissivity. Developed for a northern climate, this arrangement works to minimize energy use for heating and lighting. Silk-screened interior panels warm daylighting and are a visible from the exterior allowing nighttime candlelit activities to be seen.

2011
 

Urban Edge Charrette/ Competition, School of Architecture and Urban Planning., 1st Place

“Urban Regeneration” with Keith Stachowiak, Jr. (BSAS ‘08) and Lindsey Kampmeier (BSAS ‘09)

Inspiration to renew marginalized communities, and research into eco-technologies, investigation of site histories to promote urban regeneration. Remake fallow brownfields and derelict terrain into renewed landscapes of ecological and cultural production.

2007
 

Areas of Specialization 

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