John Hess

John Hess

North Carolina and Florida



I am seeking an opportunity to resume and complete IDP as an intern architect and designer in a design-oriented firm.  I draft proficiently with AutoCAD (LT 2012) and I have advanced skills with Sketchup.  I am prepared to learn how to use Revit as soon as I have access to it.









Hess Design Studio, Charlotte, NC , Designer, intern architect

Since January of 2009, I have provided residential design services for private clients and contract services for local and regional architecture firms. This work arose out of necessity when, in late 2008, the firm where I was working as an intern architect was forced to close.
In an effort to remain engaged with architecture and design during the recession, I habitually sought work on projects of any kind. This includes a freestanding workshop addition to a private residence, a new screened dining room and sitting room for another residence, a Sketchup model for a new employee break room for an industrial complex, and a recent ARCOM submittal, including all required architectural drawings, documents, and calculations, for a new residence in West Palm Beach, Florida. I can provide a complete list of my freelance work experience upon request.

Jan 2009 - current

Allan McGuire, AIA, Charlotte, NC, US, Intern Architect, Designer, Project Manager

For Allan McGuire, I worked on schematic design, design development, and cd's for multi-family, multi-use, and medical office building projects, and I performed as lead designer, (site plan, building plans, elevations, and color rendering) on two multi-family projects. The elevation for one of these projects, Locust Townhouses, is featured in my portfolio.

Jan 2008 - Nov 2008

Hal Tribble, Charlotte, NC, US, Intern Architect, project manager

For Hal Tribble, AIA I performed architectural intern/project manager duties for residential projects of light wood frame and brick veneer construction and small commercial projects. (This office produced cd's by hand.)

Jun 2005 - Dec 2007

Trelles Architects, Miami, FL, US, Intern Architect, Project Manager, Designer, Renderer

In 2007 I worked for Trelles Architects as a contracted project manager and intern architect. Projects included two new homes in Miami and a church in Weston, Florida. All of this work was concrete block construction.

Mar 2007 - May 2007

Bob Easton AIA, Sanata Barbara, California, Designer, Intern Architect

Intern architect, project manager, construction observation on a large
addition/renovation to an historic estate in Montecito, California; light
wood frame and stucco constrcution, with some steel

Jan 2005 - Jun 2005


University of Miami, Coral Gables, FL, US, MArch, Architecture

3.5 Year Master's Degree in Architecture - NAAB Accredited Professional Degree in Architecture

Major Areas of Study: Classical Architecture, Urban Form in Tuscany, South Florida Historical Wood Frame and Timber Construction, Architectural Rendering, Architecture of the Veneto Region of Italy, the built works of Andrea Palladio

Sep 2000 - May 2004

University of North Carolina, Charlotte, NC, US, Bachelors, Fine Arts Cum Laude

I enrolled in the Bachelor of Fine Arts program at UNCC in order to develop a portfolio of creative work that would enable me to be admitted to the architecture program of the same school. After two semesters in the art program, I chose to finish that degree and move forward from there into architecture at the graduate level.
I was the only student in the school in the "Drawing" concentration. My studies included 4 semesters of Figure Drawing, as well as metal working, sculpture (as assemblage), physics, calculus, philosophy, painting, and of course several semesters of art history.

Sep 1995 - May 1999


2001 Inaugural Winner of the Canin Work/Study/Travel Scholarship, 1st Place

The Canin Scholarship is an 8 week work/study/travel award that in the inaugural year focused on the urban form of the small towns of the
Tuscan region of Italy. The program included an orientation period at Canin Associates then 8 weeks of fully paid travel in Italy to analyze and document the urban form of towns such as San Gimignano, Siena,
Montepulciano, Firenze, Lucca, and others. The program culminated in a formal presentation.


1999 Department of Art Award for Outstanding Achievement in Drawing, 1st Place

I won this award while enrolled at University of North Carolina - Charlotte as a Bachelor of Fine Arts student. It is awarded to the student who demonstrates exceptional performance in the drawing


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