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Autumn Hoffmeier

Autumn Hoffmeier

Chicago, IL USA & London, GB

 

About 

Passions

  • Alternative concepts on Sustainable Architecture
  • Bio-mimicry
  • Adaptive Design
  • Responsive Architecture
  • Positive Impact
  • Nascent Technologies
  • Geo-Engineering
  • Terraformative Design

Goals

Make advancements in what Sustainability means, and how it can mitigate Climate Change.

To push the limits of Design, Technology and Innovation through Architecture.

Elsewhere:

Employment 

Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture, Interior Architect and Designer

My scope of work was mainly focused on Schematic and Design phases. Projects included Architectural Fit Outs for Commercial, Workplace, Retail and Residential towers. I coordinated between Design Directors, Project Managers, Team Members and Manufacturer Reps. I procured presentations and layouts for client meetings as well as for Marketing requirements. In regards to the Masdar Headquarters project I was integral in research and development with regards to advanced materials and workstation design of this Zero Carbon Footprint project. High demands regarding the sustainability of products and materials required consistent questioning and proof of content from manufacturers. Asking for such information necessitated a personable attitude and resilient pressure for research into making products more sustainable.

Projects include; Verde Office (O17) and Residential (R2) Towers, Park Gate (EP09), Atrium City (1 Dubai), and most notably Masdar Headquarters. Each project was managed through Autodesk's BIM program, Revit.

Oct 2008 - Mar 2009
 

RTKL Associates Inc., Interior Architect and Designer

Scope of work varied from Pre-Design/Programming, through Design, into CD's and CA. Projects included Retail, Workplace and Healthcare. I coordinated between Project Managers, Team Members and Sales Reps. I took part in Site Studies and Research during beginning phases of new projects. I procured presentation boards and layouts for client meetings. I interfaced with contractors during CA.

Projects include; Central DuPage Hospitals (New 250+ Bed Pavilion, Administrative Suites, Administrative Lounge, Pediatric's Expansion, Women's Breast Health Center, Emergency Department, Interventional Lab, Diagnostic Imaging), Holy Family Campus' (pre-programming), RTKL office Chicago (Library redesign and workplace expansion), East Bank Flats (mixed use space, focus on design of 10 screen Cinema). Each project was managed through Autodesk's BIM program, Revit.

Sep 2007 - Oct 2008
 

GOODMAN’S INTERIOR STRUCTURES, Interior Designer

My scope of work was focused on Workplace Design. I was a "Core Team" member and therefore worked on Corporate, Government, Educational and Healthcare projects. Maintained working knowledge of client's inventory, workstation products, CD's, space planning, bid packets, installation verification and punch lists.

Projects included; Scottsdale Public Library, SRP Offices, U.S. Government Department of Homeland Security (Phoenix, AZ)

Aug 2005 - May 2006
 

Living Designs Group Architects, Architectural Co-op

Sustainable design, focus on mixed use. I procurred Floor Plans, Space Planning, Facade Options, Team Coordination and Product Research.

Project focus; Lofts 900 (Taos, NM)

Jun 2005 - Sep 2005
 

Lighting Consultants LLC., Lighting Design Co-op

Lighting design, focus in high end residential and retail.

Sep 2004 - Dec 2004
 

Lighting Consultants LLC., Lighting Design Co-op

Lighting design, focus in high end residential and retail.

Mar 2004 - Jun 2004
 

Loewen-Gunther Designs, Interior Design Co-op

Hospitality design.

Aug 2003 - Dec 2003
 

Schmidt Associates, Interior Design Co-op

Educational and religious facilities design.

Sep 2002 - Dec 2002
 

Limited Brands, Interior Design Co-op

Retail design of Bath and Body Works.

Mar 2002 - Jun 2002
 

Education 

The University of Sheffield, MArch, Sustainable Studies

I have established my dissertation topic as “The Architect, the Geo-Engineer and The Anthrome: Is it Time for Terraformative Structures?” which questions what role Architecture may play in the future of “Climate Engineering.”

Other areas of research and interest: The move towards Carbon Neutral in energy sources, passive design, sustainable design simulation and analysis, ongoing relations within United Nations' initiatives.

Organized group meetings and events for all the listed Activities and Societies.

Scheduled a calendar of talks for the PGAS under the theme of "Living with Climate."

Activities and Societies: MArch Sustainable Studies' Course Representative to the School of Architecture Faculty. Post Graduate School of Architecture Representative to the Department of the Social Sciences. Research member for the University's Article 25 student chapter. President of the Post Graduate Architectural Society (PGAS).

Sep 2010 - Sep 2011
 

University of Cincinnati, Bachelors, Interior Architecture and Design

The University of Cincinnati maintains the longest running professional development system, in place since 1900, commonly known as Cooperative Education. The positions held from 2001-2005 were as a "Co-op" which may be referred to as paid internships. These positions range from Lighting Design, to Hospitality, to Sustainable Mixed-use.

Activities and Societies: Attended the Architectures of the Southwest Studio in 2003. This studio's activities included taking the full quarter as a travel studio, visiting sites around the Southwest region of the United States. The research was focused on the past, present and future architectures of the region. This includes Native American puebloan and cliff dwelling ruins to the current trends in Sustainable design, such as the Living Machine, and Michael Reynolds' Earth Ship Biotecture.

Sep 2000 - Jun 2005
 

Areas of Specialization 

Skills 



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