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Christopher Dall

Christopher Dall

Elburn, IL, US

 

About 

A Project Architect proficient in residential, higher education and auditorium projects, I have experience in all facets of the architectural process from schematic design through construction administration. This experience is supported by skills in 3D modeling, graphic design, and illustration. I am currently looking for a position that encompasses and challenges these talents and expertise.
 

Employment 

Cordogan Clark & Associates, Intern Architect

Summary: Responsible for all phases of design from schematic design through construction administration. Responsibility included client contact as well as direct communication with contractors and construction management.

 Led construction administration of the Institute of Collaboration/Crimi Auditorium at Aurora University, Aurora, IL: a 68,000 square foot facility consisting of 29 university classrooms, 60+ office spaces and resource centers, a 500 seat auditorium, and the ‘Cyber Lab’ a tech lab donated by the Caterpillar Company – for more detailed information on this multi-million dollar project, check: cordoganclark.com/projects_educational_aurora_university_institute.html

 Collaborated with City Five Design Group to design and develop construction drawings for MLK Boulevard Condominiums, a 4-story, 4-unit (1,700 square foot each) cast stone and steel Romanesque style condo on Chicago’s south side

 As part of a campus master plan, originated and developed schematic design concepts for the addition of lobby and chapel facilities for Benkert Hall, the existing residence hall of Marmion Academy, a Catholic and Benedictine College Preparatory High School for Boys located in Aurora, IL

 Worked with the Downers Grove Park District from bid through construction administration to implement water protection and renovation of the 1892 Blodgett House, home of the Downers Grove Park District Museum

 Tutored colleagues in the use and implementation of office software, in particular Photoshop and Google SketchUp

 Designed graphic and marketing materials for firm presentation and promotion using Adobe Creative Suite and Google SketchUp

 Updated design of firm website

Sep 2004 - Sep 2008
 

Raymond Professional Group, Student intern

 Supported the firm’s architects with the updating, maintenance and organization of construction drawings (AutoCAD 14, 2000)

 Designed and incorporated firm’s manual of design standards

Jun 2002 - Aug 2002
 

Kane County Development Dept, Student intern, graphic designer

 Designed, developed, and produced the county’s Rustic Roads program promotional materials and signage - a program that was initiated to protect the County's rural corridors

 Documented ongoing rehabilitation work of county grant projects

Jun 2001 - Aug 2001
 

CBInternational, Senior graphic designer

Summary: Responsible for the design and production of all in-house graphics and special projects as well as graphic support of the firm’s hundreds of international missionary clients.

 Updated design of firm graphic materials including newsletters, brochures, bookmarks and promotional t-shirts

 Designed and initiated multiple ad campaigns including 'What About You …' trade campaign

 Developed The Edge newsletter highlighting the firm's missionary focus for the new millennium

Sep 1995 - Aug 1999
 

Cook Communications, Graphic designer

 Responsible for the management, design and production of multiple four-color curriculum product from concept to finish

 Managed monthly product budgets including the research and hiring of creative talent

 Served as Art Director for Accent Publications and acquired imprint line of four-color curriculum

Jan 1992 - Jun 1995
 

Andersen Perlstein, Graphic designer

Summary: Responsible for the creation and production of business-to-business ad campaigns.

Sep 1989 - Aug 1991
 

Education 

University of Illinois at Chicago, MArch, Architecture

Aug 2002 - May 2004
 

University of Illinois at Chicago, BArch, Architectural studies

graduated with highest distinction

Aug 1999 - May 2002
 

American Academy of Art, Illustration

Associates degree in graphic art

Aug 1985 - Jun 1987
 

Awards 

UIC School of Architecture Faculty Traveling Fellowship, Award

2002
 

Fourth Year Project Award, AIA, Chicago Chapter, Award

2002
 

UIC Undergraduate Best of Show Prize, 1st Place

A jury-awarded best undergraduate project at the school’s end-of-year exhibit

2002
 

Professor John E. Walley Memorial Scholarship, Scholarship

Recipients are selected by faculty

2002
 

Scholarship, AIA, Northeast Illinois Chapter, Scholarship

2000
 

Areas of Specialization 

Skills 



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