Karla Uyehara Hunt

Karla Uyehara Hunt

Chicago, IL, US



Designer, Maker of things, Architect in Training:

I have experience in residential, commercial, and education facilities projects - ranging in size from small interior renovations to large multi-use complexes- and so am open to any of these areas.  Currently, I am working at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center in the Space Planning Office documenting the existing conditions for all buildings on campus.  Until February of 2009, I worked as an intern architect at Looney Ricks Kiss Architects with Carson Looney, at which point I was laid off.  My time at LRK was spent primarily working on pulling together drawing sets for residential projects.  Before moving to Memphis, I worked at Skidmore Owings & Merrill in New York City.  At SOM, I was responsible for coordinating with consultants, researching materials and products, and putting together presentations for clients

I’m currently working on completing IDP but also have approval to start taking the AREs in the State of Illinois.

I am a team oriented person who loves to bring different types of people together for a common cause.  Although most of my experience has been in an office, I have also worked construction in NYC.




University of Tennessee Health Science Center, Drafter

Documenting all existing conditions for the Memphis campus.

Nov 2010 - current

Looney Ricks Kiss, Architectural Intern

Intern Architect in the housing studio
Coordinated drawing sets for single family
residential projects
Volunteered for the design of the St. Jude
Dream Home 2008 and Habitat for Humanity’s
Trinity Park neighborhood development

May 2007 - Mar 2009

Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP (SOM), Architectural Intern

Intern Architect in the Education Lab
Coordinated the design of the NY Jets Training
Facility with all consultants
Organized presentation materials to
communicate with clients
Acted as the point of contact for lighting
designers and engineers
Mocked up lighting installations

Oct 2006 - Apr 2007

Ackert Architecture, Architectural Intern

Part-time position:
Intern Architect
Generated a CD set for a small residential
renovation in Queens

Aug 2006 - Oct 2006

Parsons The New School for Design, Teaching Assistant

Summer Studies Program
Teaching Assistant for a design studio of
incoming graduate students
Guided the work process of students during one
on one critiques

Jun 2006 - Aug 2006

Parsons Design Workshop, Project Manager / Construction Manager

Conceptualized and implemented a structural
system for the project
Constructed a shelving/receptionist desk
Set up drawing standards for construction
document set
Assisted in monitoring the budget and all
Researched and experimented with materials
(specifically plastics)

Jan 2005 - Aug 2005

LAN Associates, Architectural Intern

Revised construction documents for three
elementary schools
Field measured existing conditions

Oct 2002 - Aug 2003


Parsons The New School for Design, MArch, Architecture

3 year Masters program including a hands on design/build studio.

Aug 2003 - May 2006

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Bachelors, Architecture

General architecture courses including design studios, structures, calculus, lighting, history, practice.

Aug 1998 - May 2002


Edward C. Earl Prize, 1st Place



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