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Daniel Blohowiak

Daniel Blohowiak

Spokane, WA, US

 

About 

I graduated in December of 2010 with my Master of Architecture degree from the School of Architecture and Construction Management at Washington State University.

 

My masters thesis, The Cost of Copper, focused on our cultural complicity towards environmentally destructive building practices, hard metal mining, for the sake of material gain within our constructions, and the resulting geo-social implications. A large scale installation, the work was installed on the WSU Campus in the Winter of 2010.

 

I also study typography, art, and literature, all of which have greatly impacted my approach towards architectural design.

 

An avid traveller, I have visited nearly all of North America, Japan, Holland, and spent the summer of 2010 in Eldoret, Kenya, helping with the design and construction of the Agape Life Academy with a fellow architectural graduate student. The experience showed me how much just the smallest amount of architecture/design can make such a large impact improving the lives of others. We can help. Architecture really can solve real problems, and its this idea that drives my future aspirations in the field.

 

Having worked nearly two years as a skilled carpenter for a large general contractor has afforded me valuable in field experience, crucial for communication between architects and contractors during project construction. I also spent a summer working as an architectural intern at a small local firm, contributing on tasks ranging from construction documents to early conceptual imagery.

 

I  hope to continue my professional education and work for a fast paced international office; saving the world, one building at a time.

Elsewhere:

Employment 

Walla Walla Foundry, Deputy Director of Special Projects

May 2011 - current
 

Washington State University, Graduate Director - Student Model Shop

Nov 2009 - Dec 2010
 

Russell Page Architects, LLC., Architectural Intern

Apr 2008 - Aug 2008
 

Walker Construction Inc., Skilled Carpenter

Jun 2006 - Dec 2007
 

Education 

Washington State University, MArch, Master of Architecture

Aug 2009 - Dec 2010
 

Washington State University, Bachelors, B.S. Architectural Studies

Aug 2004 - May 2009
 

Awards 

Weller Architectural Excellence Fund, Scholarship

2009
 

NAC Architecture Excellence Award, Scholarship

2009
 

The Miller|Hull Partnership Academic Excellence Scholarship, Nomination

2009
 

Mithun - Olympia Avenue Dormitory Table Design, 1st Place

2008
 

WSU SOA+CM Masonry Design Competition, Honorable Mention

2007
 

Areas of Specialization 

Skills 



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