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Kevin Porter

Kevin Porter

Seattle, WA, US

 

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Employment 

Gensler, Chicago, IL, US, Job Captain

Involved in a wide range of projects from a 1.4m. sf. hospital to 4,000 sf. interior renovations. Multi- tasked between project designer, technical, and client manager for several concurrent projects while working on everything from test-fits through Construction Administration. Recognized for contin- ued improvement while developing and implementing cost saving strategies to increase efficiency within the workplace studio. Currently a Studio Revit leader; help troubleshoot and provide guidance to colleagues with office production and technical standards.

Jan 2012 - current
 

Studio 804, Inc, Kansas City, MO, US, Designer+Builder

A collaborative and comprehensive Design+Build studio in conjunction with the University of Kansas. Involved in all levels of design and implementation from schematic design through design documentation to the physical labor of construction and construction management. Ability to find, source and install architectural products of the highest quality. Demonstrated ability to identify and prevent or solve architectural conflicts in the field. Lead the team in architectural detailing, documentation and coordination.

Aug 2011 - Jul 2012
 

360 Architecture, Kansas City, MO, US, Architectural Intern

Collaborated on programming and creation of multiple schematic design options of a large collegiate project.

Jul 2011 - Aug 2011
 

IA Interior Architects, Chicago, IL, US, Job Captain

Participated all aspects of design, from initial concept through design development to finish details and construction management. Communicated design intent and collaborated with clients, brokers, engineers and fellow architects and designers to ensure consistency and quality of finished product. Continuously demonstrated an ability to adapt and perform well in a fast-paced and quality design environment.

Jul 2007 - Aug 2010
 

Engberg Anderson, Inc., Milwaukee, WI, US, Intern

Worked with architects and designers in creating working and presentation materials. Completed building surveys and prepared construction documents.

Oct 2005 - Dec 2006
 

Education 

The University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS, US, MArch, Architecture

Participated in internationally renowned Studio 804 design build program. Designed and built a 3,300sf classroom and multi use building in 9 months as part of a collective thesis project. Currently pursuing certification for LEED Platinum and PassivHaus.

Jan 2012 - current
 

University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Milwaukee, WI, US, Bachelors, Architecture

Graduated Cum Laude and Dean’s List
Selected to participate in ‘AIA 150 Blueprint for America’ studio. Team awarded 2007 NCARB prize.

Sep 2003 - May 2007
 

Awards 

2007 NCARB PRIZE, Award

Working through a process involving practitioners, community members, and home manufacturers, three teams of graduate students each designed an affordable, sustainable, and accessible prototype home for an innercity neighborhood where affordable housing is scarce. Students presented the designs to local policymakers to work with them on pragmatic issues, and produced a set of working drawings for the modular home manufacturers to begin fabrication.

The program was created to offer citizens in communities across America an opportunity to celebrate their community heritage, address emerging architectural challenges and trends, and find their voices to help make their vision real for beautiful, safe, and livable communities.

According to the jury, the program’s “strong points are the work with modular manufacturers and firms, its willingness to take on a variety of issues including sustainability, integration into the neighborhoods and material selection, and the emphasis on the process of building, particularly over a critical time frame.

2007
 

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