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Chris Taylor

Chris Taylor

Ames, IA, US

 

About 

For over 8 years I have pursued my passion to become an Architect through both education, professional experience and running my own business. Through these experiences I have been able to work on a wide variety of project types across the country and internationally.
After leaving a successful career to pursue a Masters in Architecture (2011) I am now ready to continue building on the foundation I have towards a successful career in Architecture.


I am interested in opportunities from entry level - intermediate or junior architect level and with a progressive firm that values education and has the same desire to provide quality and responsible design.  I am looking for a growth opportunity and to learn from the best, if you feel that you or your firm can offer a challenging environment that fosters growth and is committed to high quality design and commitment to your employees please contact me!

Elsewhere:

Employment 

Iowa Energy Center, Intern

Assist in developing and implementing Iowa's first statewide building energy benchmarking effort for public buildings.

Energy modeling test project for private window manufacturer

May 2011 - current
 

Iowa State University, RA - Building Energy Efficiency + TA - Interior Design

Intensive building energy efficiency research effort for private firm. Including energy audit and design retrofit, cost-benefit analysis.

Aug 2009 - current
 

CT Design, Owner

Residential and light commercial design services + contracting with various architects throughout the country

Sep 2005 - current
 

CH2M Hill, Architectural Design/Technician, Staff Designer (similar to intern architect)

3D BIM Modeling, Architectural Design, schematic design, construction documents, rendering + Visualization

Jan 2007 - Jun 2009
 

Modern Organic Architecture, Designer

Architectural design services, rendering, drafting + documentation

Apr 2005 - Dec 2006
 

Education 

Iowa State University, MArch, Architecture

Graduating December 2011 - 100 credit M.Arch professional degree - focus on energy efficiency, sustainable design, net zero design

Aug 2009 - current
 

Oregon State University, Masters, Interior Design - ABD

research focused interior design degree - Thesis in progress

Sep 2007 - Jun 2009
 

Oregon State University, Bachelors, Housing Studies

Housing studies - residential, interior, commercial design + public policy

Sep 2001 - Jun 2005
 

Awards 

Jeffery J. Pilling scholarship 2010, Scholarship

Travel Scholarship

2010
 

Project Innovation + Leadership, Award

As employee of CH2MHILL

2008
 

Exemplary Performance, Award

As employee of CH2MHILL

2007
 

DHE Scholar, Scholarship

Oregon State University

2006
 

Areas of Specialization 

Skills 



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