John Hess

John Hess

North Carolina and Florida





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

Since January of 2009, I have provided a wide range of residential design, installation, and fabrication services for private clients and contract architectural and design services for local and regional architecture firms.

Jan 2009 - current

Allan McGuire (at FMK Architects), 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

Trelles Architects, Miami, FL, US, Intern Architect, project manager

Jun 2005 - Dec 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 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


Areas of Specialization 


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