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Christopher Neitzel

Christopher Neitzel

Midland, MI, US

 

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About 

I am an aspiring Architect with a Masters degree in Architecture from the University of Michigan. Over the past 2 years I have been employed as a Solar Array Designer for Dow Chemical. I collaborate with residential home builders to incorporate Solar Shingles into their new home designs as well as provide CAD packages and team leadership to my design group. I have a full range of expertise in architectural computer applications and technologies.

Elsewhere:

Employment 

THE DOW CHEMICAL COMPANY, Midland, MI, US, Design Lead

Tata Consultancy Services - Dow Solar
(5/2011- present)
Midland, Michigan
Job Title: Design Lead (1/2013-present)
Job Title: Solar Array Designer (5/2011-1/2013)

-Design solar shingle roofing arrays
-Electrical diagram/ inverter design
-Customer consulting/ communication
-Creation of working CAD drawings

-Invention of department standard practices
-2D and 3D design of solar shingles
-Shading analysis and calculation
-Plan review of residential home design

May 2011 - current
 

HDR Cummins & Barnard, Ann Arbor, MI, US, Mechanical CAD Technician

HDR/Cummins & Barnard
(5/08-11/08)
Ann Arbor, Michigan
Job Title: Mechanical CAD Technician

-Develop site plans and layouts
-Create P&ID Diagrams

-Flow analysis design
-Boiler system and power plant layouts

May 2008 - Nov 2008
 

WD Partners, Dublin, OH, US, Retail CAD Designer

WD Partners
(5/07-11/07)
Dublin, Ohio
Job Title: Retail CAD Designer

-Site evaluation/analysis
-Retail Design

-Building Code/Electrical code reference
-Communication with retail establishments

May 2007 - Nov 2007
 

Education 

University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, US, MArch, Architecture

-Studied in the Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning.
-Architectural Thesis: "Dreamscape Architecture"
-Served as an Editor to Dimensions (Annual student produced journal for TCAUP)

Sep 2008 - May 2010
 

Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green, OH, US, Bachelors, Architecture

Bowling Green State University
College of Technology
Bowling Green, Ohio
Bachelors of Science in Technology
Architecture/Environmental Design
Graduated in December 2007

Sep 2003 - Dec 2007
 

Awards 

Innovista Business Award for Excellence, Award

Tata Innovista Business award for a presentation detailing:
Solar Array Design Services in Real Time.
Won the regional round and then went on to present in Mumbai, India.

2012
 

TCS Star of the Quarter, Award

Award for Design Innovation and Excellence

2011
 

Areas of Specialization 

Skills 



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