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Christopher Ray

Christopher Ray

San Francisco, CA, US

 

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About 

Employment 

Solomon Cordwell Buenz (SCB), San Francisco, CA, US, Architectural Designer / Technical I

Provided various phases of Architectural services ranging from Design Development to Construction Administration. Recent higher-education projects such as CSU-Channel Islands, Santa Rosa Village and Santa Clara University, Chareny Hall of Law benefited from effective communication with consultants, clients, and project team alike.

Oct 2015 - current
 

Cornell University, Ithaca, NY, US, AAP - Special Projects Coordinator

Special Projects Coordinator : Ithaca, NY.
Organized all logistics in support of both the Environmental Systems and Richard Meier Design tenured faculty searches. Additional projects include; program/material research, gallery exhibition, website development, course presentations and design critic.

Researcher at Program of Computer Graphics : Ithaca, NY.
Assisted Professor Donald Greenberg in the developed of computational algorithms to be used in digital schematic design models with the aim to more quickly and accurately predict thermal gains of architecture.

Graduate Teaching Assistant : Ithaca, NY.
Funded position awarded on the basis of strong academic merit and faculty recommendation. Organized and lead content review lessons to support core structural concepts course that culminated in the development and construction of gallery quality structural models.

Digital Production Specialist : New York, NY.
Supervised the production of custom architectural devices and models using digital tooling.

Jan 2015 - May 2015
 

e2e Materials, Ithaca, NY, US, Product Development Intern

Assisted with team and individual product development, graphic design, market research and material testing which resulted in ‘Best of NeoCon 2012’ award for bio-composites and open office furniture designs.

Jul 2012 - Jul 2012
 

United States Navy, San Diego, CA, US, Lieutenant

Director of Operations Department, MCM CREW CONSTANT : Corpus Christi, TX.
Led and managed 5 officers and 29 sailors through multiple home-port inspections and an Arabian Gulf deployment. Awarded both the Navy Achievement Medal for “keen oversight and exceptional professionalism” and the Navy Commendation Medal for “unmatched dedication and tireless work ethic.”

Manager of Repair Division, USS BOXER (LHD 4) : San Diego, CA.
Led a division of 25 sailors through an arduous nine-month deployment to the Arabian Gulf. Awarded the Navy Achievement Medal for “superior leadership and managerial ability.”

May 2005 - Dec 2009
 

Education 

Cornell University, Ithaca, NY, US, MArch, M. Arch I

Thesis: Beyond Big Oil: prophecies & projections. Resiliency strategy for urban Houston in a post ‘Oil Age’ future that uses analytical stratum to reveal a post-oil urban recipe aimed to imbue evolutionary urbanism into the city fabric.

Aug 2011 - Jan 2015
 

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, NY, US, Bachelors, Electronic Media Arts & Communication

Thesis: Tipping the Spear. Documentary video follows two roommates, both Navy ROTC Midshipmen who reflect on opposing views and weigh service options on the eve of entering active duty military during a time of war.

Aug 2001 - May 2005
 

Awards 

Architecture at Zero, Award

Student Citation Award

2016
 

AAP 24hr Design Competition, 1st Place

2014
 

the Mary Lyons Fellow, Scholarship

2011
 

Areas of Specialization 

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