Accredited architectural designer with experience in residential, commercial, institutional, educational and religious design and degrees in both interiors and architecture. Well-rounded conceptor with keen interest in design informed through culture. Passion for providing clean, sophisticated, environmentally responsible and easily accessible product to clients.
Specialties: BIM, Revit, AutoCAD, Microstation, ArchiCAD, 3D Studio Viz, SketchUp, Adobe Creative Suite, Microsoft Office, Flash;
Top Gallup Strengths: Individualization, Command, Strategic, Activator, Ideator
Stantec, Chicago, IL, US, Team Lead
Working with both the Financial and Restaurant Studios leading CD production of new design initiatives for large corporate companies. Also developed company guidelines for due diligence and submittals.
Ron Kwaske Architect, Chicago, IL, US, Project Manager
Primary function was overseeing development of CDs, permitting and CA for a coffee shop interior buildout in a prominent downtown highrise along Michigan Ave, which included sidewalk seating and exterior signage. Also handled CD development and permitting of several single family residences in Chicago. This role included direct contact with clients, subs, and fabricators.
Door Thirteen Architects, Chicago, IL, US, Project Manager
Managed small commercial and residential projects throughout the entire phase of design from schematics, contracts and budgeting to CDs, permitting, and observation. I worked directly with clients, contractors, consultants, engineers, reps while overseeing interns to successfully see projects to fruition in a timely and economical manner.
Serena Sturm Architects, Chicago, IL, US, Intern Architect II
Primary function was in all architectural phases of CD production and also as Interior Designer; specifying finishes, fabrics, furniture and hardware. Gained experience hand drafting, presentation design, coordination with subcontractors, 3D imaging, LEED documentation, project management, meeting with clients, timelines and budgeting. Assisted principal with re-establishing company detailing standards and lead re-branding of the company for a shift to the downtown location and new corporate identity.
University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Milwaukee, WI, US, MArch, Architecture
Master of Architecture. Thesis focus on the study of human behavior and biomimicry to reshape architecture and cultural identity.
I also studied abroad in Paris, France and Istanbul, Turkey.
University of Florida, Gainesville, FL, US, Bachelors, Interior Design
Bachelor of Design in Interior Design with a Minor in Cultural Anthropology
I also studied abroad in France and Italy
Annual Design Awards, 1st Place
Awarded first place for the Center for Twenty-first Century Studies