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Aaron Smith

Aaron Smith

Louisville, KY, US

 

About 

I’m a 2007 graduate of the University Of Kentucky College Of Design with an accredited bachelor’s degree in Architecture. Since graduation I’ve had the privilege to be involved with a variety of projects including two federal prisons, an hotel grand ballroom, a restaurant/bar, a Kentucky DOC facility, an historic theater, multiple private residences and a campus planning project for Maker's Mark distillery. I’ve also become skilled in the use of AutoCAD, Autodesk Revit, Adobe Photoshop and Google SketchUp. In the future I hope to apply my talents to designs that challenge the traditional built environment and the way that the public thinks of “architecture” as a whole.

I’ve completed all of my requisite training hours for the Intern Development Program. I am currently studying for portions of the Architect Registration Exam, and in the next five years I hope to be fully licensed. I’m also very interested in green design and plan to study for LEED accreditation this year.

Ever since I was a small child, my brain has been translating ideas and concepts into pictures. In addition to architecture, I also love cartoons and have an extensive cartooning career; during my tenure at the University of Kentucky I had more than eighty editorial cartoons published in the Kentucky Kernal, UK’s award-winning student published newspaper.

Elsewhere:

Employment 

Hubbuch & Co., Louisville, KY, US, Designer/ Drafter/ Project Manager

Responsibilities included design development, construction and presentation document creation, coordinating with structural, mechanical, electrical and civil engineers, specifications and materials coordination, LEED review, shop drawing review, finish materials selection/ coordination and in-house document management.

Gained a wide variety of experience on many projects including multiple private residences, bars/restaurants, commercial and hospitality projects, as well as experience in the bourbon industry though multiple projects at Maker's Mark distillery in Loretto, KY.

May 2012 - current
 

GRW Inc., Lexington, KY, US, Designer/ Drafter/ Project Manager

Responsibilities included design development, construction and presentation document creation, coordinating with structural, mechanical, electrical and civil engineers, specifications and materials coordination, LEED review, shop drawing review, finish materials selection/ coordination and in-house document management. Developed professional, working relationships with consultants, construction managers, contractors and suppliers and coordinated on a day-to-day basis with them.

May 2007 - Jan 2012
 

Education 

University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY, US, BArch, College of Design, school of Architecture

Completed the 5-year, accredited bachelors of Architecture at University of Kentucky. Curriculum included a diverse range of classes, including 4 semesters of statics and structures, 5 semesters of architecture history and 10 semesters of architecture studio .

Aug 2002 - May 2007
 

Awards 

Rank of Eagle Scout, Other

Achieved the rank of Eagle Scout from the Boy Scouts of America.

1999
 

Areas of Specialization 

Skills 



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