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Chris Nelson

Chris Nelson

Brooklyn, NY, US

 

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About 

My name is Chris Nelson and I have roughly 7 years experience ranging from hospitality, branding and residential projects in NYC.  I've worked on everything ranging from conceptual design to construction administration for small architecture/design studios in the city.  I'm an artist/designer as well and I look forward to opportunities to utilize my creative and technical skills.

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Employment 

ICRAVE, New York, NY, US, Designer/Job Captain

Develop concept, schematic and 100% DD drawings for two branding/hospitality projects on a freelance basis.

May 2012 - Sep 2012
 

DAS Concepts, Inc., New York, NY, US, Design Project Manager

Responsibilities: construction administration, prepare conceptual, schematic and 100% construction drawings, prepare/review shop drawings, attend project meetings, coordination meetings and manage production of sketches and drawings, provide IT assistance

May 2008 - Dec 2011
 

Incorporated, Project Architect

Responsibilities: create photo realistic renderings for conceptual presentations, schematic drawings, construction documents, coordinate with consultants, review shop drawings, produce marketing material and provide IT assistance

Jun 2006 - Mar 2008
 

Valerio Dewalt Train Associates, Intern

Responsibilities: produce digital models for a large scale project in Chicago using Microstation

Jun 2005 - Aug 2005
 

Meyer, Scherer, & Rockastle, Model Shop Manager & Model Maker

Responsibilities: manage deadlines, duties & hours for 3 model makers, produce models from fundraising models to white foam core study models and model photography

Sep 2001 - Aug 2004
 

Leonard Parker & Associates, Intern

Responsibilities: produce study models, prepare presentation boards, organize slide and sample libraries

Mar 2000 - Mar 2001
 

Education 

University of Illinois at Chicago, MArch, Architecture

UIC redirected their initiatives to Landscape Urbanism during my studies. Urban planning, architecture and interior design directed my projects to explore the potential for any given project with a strong focus on conceptual design. I participated in the UIC study abroad program which included walking tours of Paris, Barcelona, Genova, Florence and Rome. The studio for this semester was in Barcelona where we focused on a high density housing project in El Raval, just outside the Gothic Quarter.

Aug 2004 - May 2006
 

University of Minnesota, BArch, CALA

During my studies at the University of Minnesota, I explored and really connected to urban planning, the effects of a building on an urban scale and responded to what I thought was appropriate based on the given contextual conditions. I also decided to focus my minor studies on studio arts with an emphasis on photography. Art is still prevalent in my life today as I draw, paint and design outside of the regular day in a studio. Photography was closely connected to my understanding of a site, exploring and observing the context and it has continued to be an interest of mine.

Aug 1998 - Dec 2002
 

Awards 

Neely Portfolio Award, 1st Place

This scholarship was awarded based on a portfolio exhibition within the School of Architecture on behalf of the Neely Foundation and the University of Illinois at Chicago.

2006
 

Alumni Choice Award, 1st Place

The Alumni Choice award is rewarded to the portfolio submission that receives the most votes by UIC SoA Alumni.

2005
 

Best of Show, 1st Place

As a competition, AIA Minnesota hosts a young architects forum to highlight young talent in Minnesota. I entered photography of mine and I won first place in 2003.

2003
 

Areas of Specialization 

Skills 



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