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Christopher Hull

Christopher Hull

Greenwich, CT, US

 

About 

Licensure and Certifications:  

Connecticut, Licensed Architect
District of Columbia, Licensed Architect
New York State, Licensed Architect
NCARB Certification
LEED Green Associate
AIA Member

 

I have had the opportunity to be a key team member and leader of numerous projects ranging from small pool houses to 30,000 sq. ft. estates, to 72-unit multi-family projects, restaurants and retail, hotels, healthcare, commercial, theaters, religious, sports facilities, cruise ship interiors, and many others. I have also been involved in a range of other capacities such as:  programming, concept generation, presentations, visualizations, zoning analysis, urban and master planning, and code and ADA compliance, as well as comprehensive construction document production and detailing, and even periods of commissioning and construction management. Design paradigms within these projects have ranged from historic to clean and contemporary.  I feel fortunate that my design experience is complemented by extensive involvement in all stages of the architectural process, and I always enjoy the opportunity to get my hands or feet dirty as well as creating on the computer.

On a personal note, I have been involved with a number of infrastructure improvements and programs in Rwanda with Hospitals of Hope: Rwanda. I have assisted in developing a replacement hospital in Rubavu, Rwanda, for a catchment area of over 2 million people, as well as the hands-on construction of individual homes, efforts to improve the road system, and educating farmers in sustainable farming techniques. I believe that these efforts, and the relationships developed through them, have helped to shape who I am as a person and have had a significant influence on my approach to design and project execution.

 

Teaching Experience: 

University of Michigan, GSI, Architecture 212, winter 2000

University of Michigan, GSI, Architecture 201, fall 1999

Miami University, Undergraduate Assistant, Arc. 221, 222, History of Architecture, 1997-1998

Miami University, U.A., Research and Preparation for History of Commercial Architecture, 1995
 

Related Activities:  

Mensa member, 2010-Present
Over the Fence Rwanda Aid Program, 2008-Present
Rubavu Hospital Development, Gisenyi, Rwanda, 2007-Present
Rwanda Building Blocks Rwanda Infrastructure Improvements, 2007-2010
President of Fairfield County Chapter of University of Michigan Alumni Club, 2005-2010
Rwanda Development Team, Trinity Baptist Church, New York, 2007
Habitat for Humanity Building Committee, 2002
Miami University Campus Planning Committee, 1998

Employment 

CAH Architecture and Design, Principal

Performed all phases of the building design and construction process. Provided architectural services from pre-design through construction for a wide range of project types. Crafted design presentations, developed architectural visualizations, completed design development and construction documents, oversaw construction, and managed a wide range of subcontractors. Generated and secured leads and project contracts. Handled all phases of client interaction and managed projects and teams from pre-design through completion. Principal projects include numerous high-end residential projects ranging from small additions to over 10,000 sq. ft., several multi-family residential projects, a 300 bed hospital in Rwanda, a preservation plan for Nantucket wetlands, a mixed-use office, several historic rehabilitations, an 80-unit hotel renovation and site development plan, several high-end CT retail stores, and a hypoallergenic green home renovation.

NOTE: THIS COMPANY WAS DISBANDED FOR THE DURATION OF EMPLOYMENT WITH ROGER FERRIS + PARTNERS.

May 2005 - current
 

Charles J. Nafie Architects, Architect - Part Time

Performed all phases of the design and construction process including design sketches, 3-d visualizations, material selections, and detailing. Managed the project team from concept through construction documents then served as construction manager for the first project phase. Primary work revolved around a very high-end 8,000 sq. ft. custom residence on Long Island, but other projects included a penthouse apartment, historic district approval drawings, healthcare projects, and conceptual visualizations.

Nov 2007 - May 2009
 

Roger Ferris + Partners, LLC, Architect

Performed planning and schematic design services as well as detailing and construction delivery plans. Worked on numerous projects focusing on planning, schematic design, and presentations. Principal projects include the programming, site planning, and schematic design of a 60,000 sq. ft. theater complex, initial planning of a retreat center, design work and CAD detailing for a 35,000 sq. ft. corporate headquarters, and design of and construction phasing plans for the 500,000 sq. ft., 10-story RBS building.

Sep 2007 - Nov 2007
 

Granoff Architects, Project Manager

Performed all phases of the architectural process, with emphasis on schematic design, presentations, and associated graphic design. Also performed design development and construction document preparation. Handled a range of client relations including presentation of schematic designs and computer visualizations, regular project meetings, bid negotiations, construction administration, and administration of project extranets and websites. Prepared project presentation materials including architectural concepts, exterior and interior renderings, landscape concepts, computer visualizations, and animated walk-throughs. Managed projects from concept to completion. Principal projects include a 120,000 sq. ft. loft complex, a 60,000 sq. ft. mixed retail development, a 300,000 sq. ft. newspaper plant conversion, a 30,000 sq. ft. luxury residence, an 8,000 sq. ft. contemporary farmhouse, many high-end residential projects, and high-end retail stores.

Jul 2000 - May 2005
 

Edward E. McCall, A.I.A. Architect, Designer

Performed schematic, developmental design, and construction documents. Handled a variety of client relationship roles including RFQ’s, presentations, meetings, contractor relations, and preparation of materials associated with these activities. Managed construction of models and preparation of schematic, design development, and construction drawings. Performed graphic art design for marketing, press-releases, and competitions. Services included design renderings, full-color presentation renderings, CAD drawings, specifications, graphic design, and writing. Principal projects included a 42,000 sq. ft. YMCA, a civic maintenance facility, and a 14,000 sq. ft. church.

May 1996 - Aug 1997
 

Education 

University of Michigan, MArch, Architecture

My studies were a diverse experience of courses related to architectural design, theory, and history.

I graduated Cum Laude with Distinction

Aug 1998 - May 2000
 

Miami University, BArch, Architecture

The architecture program at Miami University focused not only on architecture and learning the principals of design, problem solving, and alternative modes of thinking, but also on diversity of learning experiences. Courses ranged from Architectural Design Studio to Roman History and Business Administration.

I graduated Cum Laude with University and Departmental Honors

Aug 1993 - May 1998
 

Awards 

Oceania Marina Cruise Ship Suites Publication, Other

The Oceania Marina cruise ship luxury suites were printed in many publications. I served as the architect of record with Dakota Jackson

1998
 

Published in Modern Estate Magazine, Other

A conceptual design I completed while employed by R.S. Granoff Architects, PC was published in Modern Estate Magazine.

1998
 

Published in Cliffhangers and Hillside Homes Book, Other

I completed a conceptual design, design development, and partial CD set while employed by R.S. Granoff Architects PC. The completed project was published in the book Cliffhangers and Hillside Homes.

1998
 

University Honors, Other

University Honors, Miami University

1998
 

Architecture Departmental Honors, Other

Architecture Departmental Honors, Miami University

1998
 

Undergraduate Research Grant, Grant

Awarded Undergraduate Research Grant by Miami University to travel to Barcelona to study the geometry of the Sagrada Familia. This research was integrated into my Honors Thesis.

1997
 

Golden Key National Honor Society, Award

Awarded membership in Golden Key National Honor Society.

1997
 

Published in In Form-Z Magazine, Other

Design work was published in In Form-Z Magazine's showcase issue.

1996
 

Designer of the Year, Award

Awarded "Designer of the Year" for my sophomore year at Miami University

1995
 

Areas of Specialization 

Skills 



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