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Christopher Rallo

Christopher Rallo

West Hollywood, CA, US

 

About 

As a college graduate from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute I have been educated and challenged in the architectural realm through multiple progressive techniques which has successfully molded my career path for the past three years. My objective is to find a career that utilizes my strengths and expertise while creating opportunities to grow as a designer. While the projects I have worked on, both academic and professional, have moved across multiple disciplines making my personal statement as a designer has remained a constant. Utilizing my skills through past employment and internships at both large and small sized architectural firms, I thrive on challenging tasks while adhering to strict scheduling constraints. I consider myself a team leader when working in groups but also understand the importance of self-driven individualized tasks. Through my professional experiences I have worked on both public and privately funded architectural projects including high end custom homes, hospitality work, a boutique movie theater, landscape projects and a hydroponically run vertical greenhouse. I have worked on projects from concept with the client to construction documents and began construction administrative work on multiple projects.

Employment 

Designer, Los Angeles, CA, US, Architectural, Interior & Graphic Designer

Designed solutions for a wide variety of clients including architectural, interiors and graphic design. Have worked on projects that include a custom media projection wall, residential layout and finishes, company branding, business cards, retail signage and published advertisements.

May 2009 - current
 

Gensler, Los Angeles, CA, US, Architectural Designer

Worked diverse projects including a boutique movie theatre in Chennai, India to be built and a 3,000 room hotel / casino in Macau, China.

Nov 2011 - Sep 2012
 

E/Ye Design, Architectural Designer

Hired for a year contract in Jackson, WY to design a home from concept to construction documents. Also developed a three story hydroponically run vertical greenhouse in the heart of Jackson which will grow premium vegetables and fruit year round.

Sep 2010 - Oct 2011
 

Clark Patterson Lee, Architectural Designer

Primarily worked on hospital and medical facilities. Took two separate projects through construction documents and started construction administrative work on one of the projects.

Oct 2009 - Oct 2010
 

E/Ye Design, Architectural Consultant

Focused on developing multi-disciplinary landscape and architectural projects for a singular client. These works ranged from bridging across a pond, paired interactive tree-houses and a static shading device. Each project created unique formal and conceptual strategies to produce a dynamic experience for the user.

Apr 2009 - Aug 2009
 

Mossien Associates Architects P.C., Architectural Intern

Primarily focused on façade reconstruction and promotional rendering, the projects were developed to construction documents and manufacturing details. Entered and won bus shelter competition, oversaw construction and updated drawings throughout fabrication.

May 2007 - Aug 2007
 

Education 

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, BArch, Architecture

Aug 2004 - May 2009
 

Awards 

Nominee for SOM Foundation Prize, Nomination

2009
 

First Place Design Competition Award within Rensselaer (Design for the Children), 1st Place

2009
 

Faculty Award for High Scholastic Attainment in the Study of Architecture, Award

2009
 

All Academic State Team for Rensselaer Swimming, Award

2008
 

Exceptional Design Ability Award (4th Year Student), Award

2008
 

Rochester, NY Bus Shelter Competition (Winner), 1st Place

2006
 

Areas of Specialization 

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