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Christopher Hurst

Christopher Hurst

Chicago, IL, US

 

About 

I am seeking a position with a design oriented organization to continue to develop my career experiences. Over the last 4 years I have been employed at Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture as a Senior Architect. My work experience there has been as a Team Leader and Senior Designer on a variety of mixed-use developments around the globe, including supertall buildings in China and Saudi Arabia. I have an extensive background in large-scale commercial and residential projects in the United States, Asia, Europe and the Middle East. I have also led both large and small teams of designers, technical coordinators and project managers. Among my responsibilities was to represent the firm abroad delivering design presentations to clients and governmental agencies.


With a focus on sustainability, I have led design efforts on projects such as a 26,000 sf net-zero-energy high school on Chicago’s north side, a new 940,000 sm central business district in Beijing and Ahlamana, a 36,000 sm mixed-use highrise building at King Abdullah Financial District in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. I have also participated in the design development of Kingdom Tower, to be the world’s tallest building when completed in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia in 2017.


Before joining AS+GG in 2008, I worked as an Associate at Lohan Anderson Architecture on projects in the United States, Europe and the Middle East. I had directed projects from early schematic design through construction administration. My projects there have included a $6 million private residence in Chicago’s Lincoln Park neighborhood, several FBI field offices in the United States, and a research laboratory building in Riyadh. While working on the FBI field offices, I attained experience in the development of blast-resistant curtain-wall design.


From 2000 to 2004, I was a Project Architect in the Chicago office of Skidmore, Owings & Merrill, where I worked with both Adrian Smith and Gordon Gill. While at SOM, I was a project architect and designer on buildings in Chicago, London and Beijing, including Veteran’s Memorial Hospital Westside in Chicago and Huron Quay One at London’s Canary Wharf.

Employment 

Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture, Chicago, IL, US, Senior Architect

Senior Architect and lead designer on a variety of mixed use developments around the globe. Some of my most recent work has been in the design and development of various mixed use “supertall” buildings in China. I have an extensive background in large scale commercial and residential projects in the United States, Asia, Europe and the Middle East. With a focus on sustainability I have led the design of such projects as a 26,000 square foot net zero energy high school on Chicago’s north side, a new 940,000 square meter central business district on Beijing’s 4th ring road and a 36,000 square meter mixed use high rise at the new KAFD development in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. I have also participated in the design development of the new Kingdom Tower in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia which will be the world’s tallest when completed. I have led both small and large teams of architects, technical coordinators and interior designers. Among my responsibilities was to represent the firm abroad delivering presentations to clients and governmental agencies.

Dec 2008 - current
 

Lohan Anderson Architects, Chicago, IL, US, Associate

Associate and Project Architect working with Dirk Lohan, grandson of Ludwig Mies van der Rohe. There I was a designer establishing the aesthetic of various high profile projects in the United States, Europe and the Middle East. I directed projects from early schematic design through construction administration. Some of my most noteworthy work while there was a $6,000,000 private residence in Chicago’s Lincoln Park neighborhood, several FBI field offices in various cities in the United States and a research laboratory building in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. While working on FBI field offices I attained expertise in the development of blast-resistant curtain wall design.

Apr 2004 - Dec 2008
 

Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP (SOM), Chicago, IL, US, Project Architect

Held positions in the Chicago office of Skidmore, Owings & Merrill, where I worked with both Adrian Smith and Gordon Gill. While at SOM, I was a Project Architect and designer on buildings in Chicago, London and Beijing; such as Veteran’s Memorial Hospital Westside in Chicago, Huron Quay One at London’s Canary Wharf and the CCTV competition in Beijing.

May 2001 - Apr 2004
 

Bravura, Louisville, KY, US, Architect

Project Architect responsible for the design development of waterfront park place condominium tower in Louisville, Kentucky. I contributed to and managed all aspects of the drawing effort from conceptual design through construction administration. Among my responsibilities I coordinated the work of MEP and structural engineers and worked directly with the developer.

Mar 1999 - May 2001
 

Tucker and booker Architects, Louisville, KY, US, Graduate Architect

Graduate Architect responsible for assisting Project Architects with conceptual design and working drawings. Assisted in the coordination of MEP and structural disciplines on various suburban office buildings and retirement communities in Louisville, KY and phoenix, AZ. I was given the opportunity to masterplan several condominium communities in and around Louisville.

May 1997 - Mar 1999
 

Education 

Ball State University, Muncie, IN, US, BArch, Architecture

Aug 1992 - May 1997
 

Awards 

American Architecture Award, King Abdullah Petroleum Studies and Research Center, 2012, 1st Place

Award presented for a design competition entry for the KPSRC campus design in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

2010
 

Areas of Specialization 

Skills 



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