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Zachary Hoffman

Zachary Hoffman

Chicago, IL, US

 

About 

Zachary Hoffman
Architectural Designer. Thinker. Maker.
zachhoffman.tumblr.com  630.973.8695   zhoffm2@gmail.com

Profile
I am interested in how people move and interact within the built landscape. For me architecture is the stage which creates the choreography for cities.
Experience
Teaching Assistant. The School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Chicago, IL 2011-2012
I was a teaching assistant in three separate situations at SAIC. The first two were in studio classes where I assisted the
professor with the tasks of running the class as well as serving as a critic in helping the
students develop their projects. I worked with undergraduate and graduate students on their projects. The third position was in the Advanced Output Center where I helped to run the lab and teach students how to use the equipment; such as the laser cutters and the 3D scanners.

Studio Assistant. The School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Chicago, IL 2011
As a studio assistant in the Sullivan Fabrication Studio I assisted students with the construction of their
projects. I helped them develop the proper construction techniques and educated them on the various tools available for use in the shop. I was also responsible for running the check out system where students could check out tools for use inside and outside the shop.

Resident Assistant. UIC Campus Housing. Chicago, IL 2006-2009
My responsibilities as a resident assistant included creating a safe and supportive community in the school’s residence halls for the resident students. I accomplished this through running community meetings, weekly on-duty supervising shifts, hall decorations, program and event planning and weekly staff meetings. I was free to act in any manner necessary to support the needs of my residents.

Architectural Intern. Alan R. Schneider Architects. Park Ridge, IL 2008
I assisted the architects in the firm with drafting construction documents, file management, document editing, archiving, preliminary design work and note taking during meetings.

Architectural Intern. Chicago Department of Transportation. Chicago, IL 2007
The department I was part of managed the design and construction of the city’s transit stations. I assisted the architects with the design of signage and plaques, presentation documents, document editing, archiving, note taking during meetings and site visits.
Education
The School of the Art Institute of Chicag
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Master of Architecture 2012
Studios with: Hennie Reynders, Peter Exley, Linda Keane, Tristan Sterk, George Aye

University of Illinois at Chicago
Bachelor of Science in Architecture 2009
Studios with: Paul Preissner, Dan Wheeler, Sharon Haar, Robert McNaulty
Honors
-SAIC GFRY Design Studio. Sponsored by Motorola and partnered with the Academy for Global Citizenship, the Harris School of Business University of Chicago, CANON Design and Greater Good Studio.
-Exhibition Team Lead for the “Living in a Smart City” class project which partnered with IBM and was part of the AIADO Thesis Show and mentioned in Fast Company by author Greg Lindsay.
-Trustee Scholarship Recipient-School of the Art Institute of Chicago
-UIC Year End Show 2006, 2009 

Elsewhere:

Employment 

School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL, US, Teaching Assistant

I was a teaching assistant in three separate situations at SAIC. The first two were in studio classes where I assisted the professor with the tasks of running the class as well as serving as a critic in helping the
students develop their projects. I worked with undergraduate and graduate students on their projects. The third position was in the Advanced Output Center where I helped to run the lab and teach students how to use the equipment; such as the laser cutters and the 3D scanners.

Oct 2011 - current
 

UIC Campus Housing, Chicago, IL, US, Resident Assistant

My responsibilities as a resident assistant included creating a safe and supportive community in the school’s residence halls for the resident students. I accomplished this through running community meetings, weekly on-duty supervising shifts, hall decorations, program and event planning and weekly staff meetings. I was free to act in any manner necessary to support the needs of my residents.

May 2006 - May 2009
 

Alan R. Schneider Architects, Park Ridge, IL, US, Architectural Intern

I assisted the architects in the firm with drafting construction documents, file management, document editing, archiving, preliminary design work and note taking during meetings.

May 2008 - Aug 2008
 

Chicago Department of Buildings, Chicago, IL, US, Architectural Intern

The department I was part of managed the design and construction of the city’s transit stations. I assisted the architects with the design of signage and plaques, presentation documents, document editing, archiving, note taking during meetings and site visits.

May 2007 - Aug 2007
 

Education 

School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL, US, MArch, Architecture

I studied under Hennie Reynders, Peter Exley, Linda Keane, Tristan Sterk and Geore Aye. My final thesis project is an exploration into the divisive nature of infrastructure and proposals for how new architectural programs can heal the neighborhoods around large scale infrastructures.

Aug 2011 - current
 

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

I studied under Paul Preissner, Dan Wheeler, Sharon Haar and Robert McNaulty. There was a wide range of scope and scale to the work from a design/build elective to proposals for new international architectures.

Aug 2005 - May 2009
 

Areas of Specialization 

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