Adam Rude

Adam Rude

Los Angeles, CA, US



Architectural/graphic designer, enthusiast of dramatic architecture, sustainable technology, extreme sports, good coffee, and fresh music.



Gensler, Professional Intern

Summer internship

Jun 2012 - current

Marmol Radziner, Designer

Construction Documents and RFI responses in CAD and Revit
Renderings with Photoshop/3DSMax

May 2010 - Jan 2011

Prospect Land Company, Longmont, CO, Project Designer

Lead designer and client manager for net-zero energy residence.

Jun 2008 - May 2010

University of Colorado at Boulder, Solar Decathlon Student Design Lead

Schematic design and development of working 3d model
Coordination of experimental mechanical system
Primary construction documents
Details and shop drawings of custom kitchen cabinets, sink, and exterior features
Construction oversight and labor

Mar 2006 - Aug 2008

JG Johnson Architects, Intern Architect

BIM model and CD production, physical model construction, schematic design documents.

Aug 2007 - May 2008


University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), MArch, Master of Architecture I

Architectural history, design, and technical courses.

Sep 2010 - current

University of Colorado at Boulder, Bachelors, Environmental Design Undergraduate

Architectural history, design, and technical courses.

Aug 2002 - Aug 2006


Franklin D. Israel Memorial Fellowship, 1st Place

Merit-based continuing student scholarship, awarded by the Department of Architecture at UCLA


NAIOP SoCal Real Estate Challenge, 1st Place

A team of students from UCLA Anderson and UCLA School of the Arts and Architecture won the 2011 NAIOP Real Estate Challenge held at Town and Gown at the University of Southern California. The UCLA team consisted of second-year UCLA Anderson students Michael Johnson, John Shishido, Blake Thomas, and Robert Wilshusen, and UCLA Architecture student Adam Rude. The annual event, presented by the National Association of Industrial and Office Properties (NAIOP), presents a specific real estate case challenge to a team of students at UCLA and USC.


2007 Solar Decathlon : Engineering Design, 3rd Place

The 2007 Solar Decathlon House from the University of Colorado received 3rd place out of 20 in engineering design. The experimental system, consisting of a thermally integrated photovoltaic roof, radiant architectural screens, and illuminated thermal storage water tanks, all pre-calibrated inside of a retrofit occupiable shipping container, drove the design of the house.


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