Lucas is an open minded and professional architectural and graphic designer in Chicago, Illinois with exceptional outcomes in domestic and international design and construction, especially in high-end residential design. A team player committed to creating the best possible experience for clients and communities.
Charles Vincent George, Naperville, IL, US, Project Coordinator and Materials Library Coordinator
Responsibilities and experience in all phases of design and construction; from sales calls to site visits, and everything in between.
Job Captain: Working directly with lead designers on translating their ideas and sketches into schematic presentations, 3D models and renderings, design development drawings, and fully functioning construction documents.
Project Coordinator: Lead designer, client relations, CD creation, contractor/consultant/engineering coordination, materials selections, and overall experience management.
Materials Library Coordinator: Organizing, updating, and curating of the latest and greatest building materials and finishes to facilitate the needs of a high-end, contemporary firm.
Play-Well TEKnologies, Chicago, IL, US, Lead Instructor
Encouraging creativity, problem solving, and excitement in the Engineers, Architects, Designers, and Builders of tomorrow.
Searl Lamaster Howe Architects, Chicago, IL, US, Architectural Designer/Draftsman
Temporary position as architectural designer / draftsman for the Dwyer Residence. My work as the primary drafter and producer of construction documents for the project required strong independent initiative and very organized coordination between principal architect, client, structural engineer, and local construction consultant to ensure that the concepts, ideas, and sketches of the architect and client were transposed in to working architectural drawings. The result is a full set of plans, sections, elevations, details, schedules, and diagrams to what will be a truly beautiful vacation home. Other work included detailing, revisions, and coordination of architectural drawings for other projects including the Wesbury Residence.
LEGO Group, Cleveland, OH, US, Store Supervisor
Hired as Sales Associate, I was soon promoted to Store Supervisor based on ability to quickly assimilate and promote corporate culture and build an effective and efficient team in a newly opened store. Part of my responsibilities included implementing customer and employee focused programs and surveys for which I achieved 90% or higher on all customer satisfaction surveys and management evaluations. Other responsibilities included supervision of customer service, employee development and relations, positioning of product and promotions, measuring & reporting store results and numerous make the place run duties including the opening and closing of the store.
Haman & Pawlowski Architects, Johnstown, PA, US, Architectural Intern
As an architectural Intern for Mr. Jeff Haman, AIA and Mr. Edwin Pawlowski, AIA, I was part of a design team responsible for the design development and detailing of many projects, such as The Bach Wellness Center, a 14,436 square foot health and fitness addition to Bishop McCort High School in Johnstown, Pennsylvania. My contributions to the design and development of the Wellness Center can be seen through out the building, but most directly in the window and door detailing. My responsibilities, as part of the design team, included the production of construction documents and working hand in hand with the custom window manufacturers, meeting natural day lighting requirements and the aesthetic desires of the clients. Other responsibilities included the organization and duplication of construction document sets; preliminary site visits, photo documentation and measurement taking; client meetings, and general office organization and communication.
Kent State University, Kent, OH, US, MArch, Architecture
Kent State University's Cleveland Urban Design Collaborative | Cleveland, OH
Masters Degree in Architecture with a focus in Urban Design
Graduate Semester Abroad
KSU Florence | Italy | Palazzo Cerchi | August - December 2010
Italy . Germany . Denmark . Sweden . Ireland . France . The Netherlands
Kent State University, Kent, OH, US, BArch, Architecture
Kent State University | Kent, OH | Graduated Cum Laude | May 2010
First Year Experience Instructor (3 Years) for incoming Freshmen to Kent State University's College of Architectural and Environmental Design.
Undergraduate Semester Abroad
KSU Florence | Italy | Palazzo Cerchi | January - May 2009
Italy . Germany . The Netherlands . Greece . Spain . Egypt
Revisioning Weinland Park (Publication), Honorable Mention
Urban Design Collaboration | Weinland Park | Columbus, OH | 2011
The results of my research and designs, under Professor Maurizio Sabini PhD, RA, were a significant contributor to Revisioning Weinland Park [Volume 2] by Jonathan Leonard. Through working with community leaders the developers of the sites in Weinland Park in Columbus, OH, we were able to prove the importance of strengthening community interaction and the prevention of further gentrification through the use of mixed-income housing and urban farming. Published May 26, 2011 by Ohio State University and International Poverty Solution Collaborative.
European Cities Exhibition, Other
Palazzo Cerchi | Florence, Italy | 2010
As a final project for the graduate European Cities course, instructed by Giovanni Damiani, I designed and organized The European Cities Exhibition, as well as presented my material along with my colleagues. The exhibition displayed analytical and investigatory projects ranging from videos, diagrams, photography, models, sketches, and interactive installations explaining the urban, architectural, and detailed discoveries on our architectural tours to Berlin, Germany; Copenhagen, Denmark; and The Netherlands.
Instructor: Giovanni Damiani
Kent State University's Integrated Design Competetion, Honorable Mention
Kent State University’s Integrated Design Competition is the comprehensive final project for their fourth year design studio. The project was a proposal for a new CoOp Branch for the Baltimore International College and focused on all aspects of building design and construction including site work, design development, building efficiencies, code requirements, mechanical systems, electrical and plumbing, structure, and sustainability and regenerative operations.
Partner: Logan Marhefka
Architectural Consultant: Charles Frederick
Mechanical Consultant: Matthew Setzekorn
Electrical Consultant: James Stadelman
Structural Consultant: Hollee Becker