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Kristopher Walters

Kristopher Walters

Royal Oak, MI, US

 

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About 

I'm a designer and fabricator with a BFA and an M'Arch from the University of Michigan. 

Employment 

Roush Industries, Livonia, MI, US, Composite-Cad Technician / Designer

The position is really several positions rolled into one. I design the patterns for the composite materials, program and operate the ply-cutter. I will create part numbers, BOM's, perform cost analysis for quotes, excel macros for paperwork and create lay-up schedules. I also work with 3d cad data, creating the data used for tooling as well as assisting in the design development of new parts.

Jun 2011 - current
 

McIntosh Poris Assocates, Birmingham, MI, Entry-Level Architect

I developed physical and digital models along with drawings for design development and construction documents. I also created digital renders. The projects I focused on during my time here were the Woodward Garden Theater and the Woodward Gardens, which is a mixed use building.

Nov 2010 - Jun 2011
 

University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, Lab Assistant

I worked at the University of Michigan College of Architecture in the digital fabrication lab as a lab assistant. I operated a few different 3d printers, routers and a waterjet cutter. The 3d printers I worked with were ABS and plaster. The routers were both Onsrud 3-Axis with a fixed bridge. I used Mastercam to program them. The waterjet cutter is a flowjet. I operated this equipment for students and faculty. I also helped with setting up their files and offered guidance on projects.

Jan 2008 - Nov 2010
 

Education 

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

I was a 3G student, meaning that I study for 3.5 years instead of 2, because my undergrad wasn't in architecture. I focused on parametric modeling, scripting and digital fabrication.

Jun 2007 - May 2010
 

University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, Bachelors, Art and Design

I have a BFA from the School of Art and Design at UofM. My studies varied, but I focused on Industrial Design as best I could.

Sep 2003 - May 2007
 

Awards 

Taubman College Reading Room Competiting, 1st Place

A competition held by the University of Michigan College of Architecture. Initially it was to design a reading room for students. However, it was scaled back to a magazine rack. My teams entry won and we were awarded the funds to fabricate the project.

2010
 

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