Christopher J. Nobes

Christopher J. Nobes

Troy, New York, US


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To obtain an entry-level architectural design position where my high amount of motivation and architectural education will merge with my experience, understanding, and conceptualization of sustainability and material science within architecture.  It is my endeavor to further advance a collaborative architecture firm with an additional, imaginative branch of design intelligence and technical skills.



Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, School of Architecture, Troy, New York, US, Materials & Enclosures Teacher's Assistant (Demetrios Comodromos)

>> Assisting students with new material and system exploration, while also formulating meaningful technological responses

Jan 2013 - current

(TRIP) Troy Rehabilitation & Improvement Program, Troy, New York, US, Sustainability & Urban Architecture Intern

>> Designed sustainable solutions within built and vacant lots for a number of low income Troy residences
>> Generated multiple GIS mapping projects

** Recommendation Available Upon Request

Sep 2012 - Dec 2012

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, School of Architecture, Troy, New York, US, Construction Systems Teacher's Assistant (Jeremy Carvalho)

>> Critiqued/Assisted students in their realization of design in built form through detailed construction techniques

Aug 2012 - Dec 2012

Managed Air Systems LLC, Bloomfield, Connecticut, US, Technical Drafting & Schematic Design

>> Designed and drafted industrial air technologies and automotive finishing systems
>> Developed the systems respective buildings

** Recommendation Available Upon Request

Dec 2011 - Aug 2012

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, School of Architecture, Troy, New York, US, Fabrication & Wood Shop Monitor (Bill Bergman)

>> Oversaw/Assisted students undergoing physical model building and the use of various fabrication machines

Feb 2012 - May 2012

Rèdais® Architects, Engineers & Construction, Casal Bertone, Rome, IT, Architectural Intern

>> Urban master plan design, functioning sustainable systems, energy simulation, physical model building
>> Engineering and construction processes
>> Italian - English translation

** Recommendation Available Upon Request

May 2011 - Aug 2011

Managed Air Systems LLC, Bloomfield, Connecticut, US, Automotive Finishing Air Technologies Installation

>> Air technology equipment installation engineered for various professions
>> Worked with on-site architects and engineers

** Recommendation Available Upon Request

May 2010 - Aug 2010

TIA Architects, Amherst, Massachusetts, US, Architectural Intern

>> Commercial building structural drawings
>> Andromeda project residential unit design
>> Developed the principles of ecological and sustainable architecture for efficient communities

** Recommendation Available Upon Request

May 2009 - Aug 2009

Raposa Brothers Masonry, Chicopee, Massachusetts, US, Mason Tender

>> Large scale project material calculation, cutting and trimming, formwork placement
>> Small scale project supervisor

May 2009 - Aug 2009


Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, New York, US, BArch, 5-Year Architecture Program

>> Minor in Sustainability Studies, Various Courses in Material Science

>> Graduate on May 25, 2013

>> GPA: 3.60 | 5-Year Deans list student, Multiple teachers' assistant positions, Italian studies abroad program, CASE (SOM) study abroad program, AIAS participant, Several awards and publications

Aug 2008 - current

Center for Architecture, Science & Ecology at SOM, Manhattan, New York, US, CASE - RPI Studies Program

>> Architectural development & environmental performance in urban building systems
>> Researcher linking physiological characteristics to building performance systems through multiple computational design techniques

Jan 2011 - May 2011

Politecnico di Torino, Torino, IT, Italian Studies Program

>> Architecture computation & research
>> Investigating and programming functional and sustainable building skin systems through parametric design techniques

Oct 2010 - Dec 2010

University of Arkansas Rome Center, Rome, Italy, Italian Studies Program

>> EUR's Square Colosseum redesign
>> Fascist architectural design and research
>> Italian language workshops

Aug 2010 - Oct 2010

Dale Carnegie Leadership & Presentation Training, Bloomfield, Connecticut, US, High Impact Presentation Course

>> High impact presentation course geared to persuade, project, prepare, and communicate ideas with clarity

May 2009 - Aug 2009


Fondation Cartier | A Case Study | Lulu Publication, Other

>> Co-author of the analysis, detailed development, and history of Jean Nouvel's Fondation Cartier project in Paris, France


First Semester Thesis Recognition, Other

>> Awards review finalist
>> "Prosthetic Extensions: Forging 21st Century Energy Schematics Upon Historical Contaminants"


Functional Green Wall System | City of Rome Noticiero | Publication, Other

>> School of Rodari functional green wall system
>> A pilot project for future school in Italy that harnesses solar energy and disperses it throughout the school


Architecture Fiction | "Smart Skin for Sustainable Dwellings" | Wired Magazine, Other

>> Parametric building skin system that uses a shape memory polymer material to divide and distribute direct and indirect light to their needed areas within the building


Shaker Museum Project Recognition, Other

>> Awards review finalist
>> Analysis of the shaker adult cradle and its use of concept through the design of a spanning system for a new museum and exhibition hall


Material Manifestations | RPI Publication, Other

>> Adult/Child cradle artifact analysis and conceptualization, which lead to the design of a large scale generative spanning system meant for a museum and exhibition space


Materials Handbook | Lulu Publication, Other

>> The establishment and understanding of coppers material properties, its structural integrity, and its resulting use


Areas of Specialization 


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