John W. Schrader

John W. Schrader

Ames, IA, US and Grayslake, IL, US


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LM Consultants, Inc, (Chicago)Grayslake, IL, Architecture Intern

-During my work at LM Consultants, I assisted in researching, gaining, and developing client relationships. I attended weekly meetings with Project Coordinators to review current projects, and discuss the success of new projects currently up for bid. Attended site visits to existing projects and active construction sites within the City of Chicago. Observed licensed architect at site meetings with contractors, owners, and developers. Conducted field reports stating the progress of construction at a current construction site in the City of Chicago.

May 2014 - Aug 2014

Village of Grayslake- Public Works Department, Grayslake, IL, US, Summer Intern

During my internship I assisted in the labor and maintenance duties of Public Works engineers and employees. Attended daily meetings regarding Work in Progress and division of labor.

May 2012 - Aug 2013

Blue Pencil 3D, Grayslake, IL, US, Junior Drafter

Assisted owner in production of CAD drawings under strict deadlines. Internship position, ending for school commencement in Fall.

May 2011 - Aug 2011


Iowa State University College of Design, Ames, IA, US, BArch, Department of Architecture

I am progressing towards a degree in Architectural Design(B)-professional degree, with a concentration in Sustainability Studies and Computer Aided Drafting and 3D modeling.

Aug 2010 - current


ARS Academy Berlin, 3rd Place

ARS Academy Berlin is a summer studio, ending in a competition, with participating architecture students from Iowa State University, City College of New York, and Beuth Hochschule fur Technik (Berlin). Lectures, seminars, and studio work surround a current project in Berlin. Emphasis is given on energy analysis, documentation, and competition deliverables following the five week studio.


Hansen Prize Award - Iowa State University, Honorable Mention

The Hansen Prize Award was a class wide competition (apx. 80 students) to award interactive site analysis, interpretation, and responsive design excellence solutions. The Program involved a Retreat and Convention Center to facilitate mental and physical healing for medical professionals in Des Moines. In other words, "healing the healers" through site interactive and sensitive architecture.

Group Competition | Ran Gu + Donnie Hull


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