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Mark Cunningham

Mark Cunningham

Chicago, IL, US

 

About 

I am a Master's of Architecture canidate at the University of Illinois at Chicago. I have earned a Bachelor's of science in Architecture from Bowling Green State University. 

My polemic interest is in re-inventing architecture and urban design both through it's visual perception and the interaction that occurs within the space. There is a fascinating interplay with how architecture and people communicate with each other. This is the area I have focused my research and theoretical explorations in my acedmic career.

I am currently residing in Chicago, IL. I am always eager for freelance projects, collaborative projects, and other opportunities to enrich my professional career. I have experience in 3D modeling, animation, drawing, CAD, design, digital fabrication, photography, physical modeling, rendering, graphic design, & web design.

Elsewhere:

Employment 

University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, IL, US, Digital Fabrication Lab Technician

-Manage and maintain laser engravers and 3D printer
-Provide students and falculty file setup assistance, training, and troubleshooting

Aug 2011 - current
 

PORT Architecture + Urbanism, Chicago, IL, US, Competition Design Team

-Assisted in completing renderings and visualization work for an international design competition

Sep 2011 - Sep 2011
 

Feller, Finch and Associates, Maumee, Ohio, Architecture Intern

-Designed and produced the technical drawings for a 700ft2 residential addition
-Preliminary design proposal and renderings of green housing module prototypes
-Laisson for client and contractor communications including participating in meetings and presentations

Jan 2010 - May 2011
 

Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green, OH, US, Digital Fabrication Technician / Assistant Project Manager

-Designed workstation, maintained, and supervised students for School of Architecture laser engraver
-Reduced renovations costs of the Technology Annex by 50% through employing the use of recycled materials and construction staging
-Managed construction crews during the restructuring of the Technology Annex in a design/build environment

Aug 2008 - May 2009
 

Toledo Art Museum, Toledo, OH, US, AIA Volunteer Instructor

-Toledo Art Museum volunteer instructor for 15 week high school design competition
-Taught design principles, representation, rendering methods, & modeling techniques

Jan 2006 - May 2007
 

Education 

University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, IL, US, MArch, Architecture

My polemic interest is in re-inventing architecture and urban design both through it's visual perception and the interaction that occurs within the space. There is a fascinating interplay with how architecture and people communicate with each other. This is the area I have focused my research and theoretical explorations in my acedmic career.

Aug 2010 - current
 

Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green, OH, US, BArch, Architecture

Liberal arts school education with a focus on architectural studies. I found myself torn between Visual Communication and Architecture as a career path. It was in college where I was able to combine these two disciplines. I was able to merge my interest of photography, art, communication, and graphic design into my architectural studies. It was through this synthesis of these disciplines that I was able to stand apart from my collegues and develope a unique technique for design.

Aug 2005 - May 2010
 

Awards 

Toledo AIA High School Design Competition, 1st Place

-Ottawa Park Golf Pro-Shop (1st Place Winner), Toledo, OH

2004
 

Sun Federal Maria Fanelli Levine Memorial Credit Union Scholarship, 2nd Place

This scholarship was established to honor the memory of Maria Fanelli Levine and her legacy. The trustees of the Maria Fanelli Levine Memorial Trust Scholarship are proud to offer the scholarship to Sun Federal Credit Union members or their children. Three scholarships (1-$1,500, 1-$1,000, 1-$500) will be awarded to a member or their child who is a qualified high school senior or current college student. Essay and Academic based merit award.

2004
 

American Legion “Voice of Democracy” Scholarship, 3rd Place

Essay and Academic based merit award.

2004
 

Areas of Specialization 

Skills 



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