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Chris is experienced in both architectural design and construction. He has contributed to all project phases in architecture from marketing and pre-design through construction administration. This involvement has developed his comprehensive design and management abilities.
Chris is currently operating his own design firm, working on small residential and design projects, and producing architectural renderings for other architecture firms. He is studying for the ARE. Ultimately, this advancement towards becoming a Registered Architect will support his interests in architecture, Design/ Build, and sustainable design.
SPECIALTIES AND EXPERIENCE:
* Residential Architectural Design
* Computer Aided Drawing (CAD) & Building Information Modeling (BIM)
* Hand Drawing & Rendering
* Construction Administration
* Design/ Build
* Sustainable Building: USGBC LEED & Energy STAR
Model Architecture, LLC, Lead Designer- Sole Proprietor
Marketed, organized, managed a successful design and consulting business.
Designed, managed multiple high-end residential construction projects from schematic design to construction documents and construction administration.
Contributed to “Buildipedia” website as editor of topic summaries in Masterformat Section. Illustrating knowledge of construction materials and methods. Contributing writer and moderator of 3d rendering forums.
Designed, produced 3d computer models, components, and other computer media using SketchUp 8.0 Pro, AutoCad 2010, InDesign CS4 and other programs for architecture firms and developers.
HRJL Architects, Inc., Lead Designer-Project Manager
Designed and oversaw construction of several large scale residential projects
Project Manager and Designer of Licking County Veteran’s Memorial and Services Building, Newark, Ohio
Managed, developed, designed all marketing materials for the company
Established, incorporated, monitored new AutoCAD standards to meet AIA and NCARB guidelines
Coordinated project records, as-builts, and close-out documents for tax credit projects
J.L. Bender, Inc. Architects and Planners, Designer-Project Manager
Led project from schematic to construction document stage on Town Center Place, a 20 unit condominium project in Upper Arlington
Designed and coordinated marketing for several projects in the Columbus, Ohio area including the Columbus Culinary School, Livingston Ave Elementary, and The Shoppes at Town Center
Established, incorporated, and monitored new AutoCAD standards to meet AIA and NCARB and CPS (Columbus Public Schools) guidelines.
Prepared 2D and 3D presentation/design drawings and built models for client/project team review.
Gained experience with regulatory agencies and building codes.
Earl Walls Associates (now X-nth Architeture), Intern-Project Assistant
Develops solutions to technical and design problems following established standards for laboratory projects such as Heidelberg College, University of Arkansas, and University of Toledo.
Developed programming documents for laboratory projects such as University of Alabama, Auburn University, and USDA, Hilo-Hawaii.
Maintained document templates, contact lists, project schedules, design specification library, and AutoCAD detail library.
Prepared and modified architectural documents, elevations, sections, details, and schedules as directed by others utilizing computer-aided drafting.
Worked with partners, studio heads, and project managers to realize a variety of special projects and presentations.
NewSchool of Architecture + Design, BArch, Architecure
NewSchool of Architecture + Design, Bachelors, Architecture
Included classes in:
Architectural Theory, Cultural Theory, Architecture History, Art History
Furniture Design, Graphic Design, Industrial Design
Landscape Architecture, Interior Design
Rendering and Presentation, Painting, Freehand Drawing, Model Making
B Arts in Architecture Degree
The Ohio State University, Liberal Arts Requirements
Photography, Poetry, Art History, History, Public Speaking, Spanish, Calculus, Physics, Chemistry, etc.
El Centro Bilingue, Spanish Immersion
Spanish immersion in Cuarnavaca, Mexico
Granville High School, High School, High School