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Geoffrey Elander

Geoffrey Elander

Chicago, IL, US

 

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About 

I have graduated at the top of my class at both the Master’s and Undergraduate levels, from Sci-arc and U.I.C.,respectively. Beyond my academic experience, I have 4-5 years of professional experience working on a variety of building scales in both small and large firms.

I understand how-to and enjoy building. I have the ability to quickly develop a schematic design into documents that understand a project's site and a client’s design parameters. In addition, I have produced my own shop drawings for fabrication while working for a high-end custom metal fabrication shop; have experience working closely with engineers and contractors, and embrace opportunities to solve problems related to design and constructability. The part of practice that I enjoy most is the feedback between design, materials, geometry and construction methods.

Elsewhere:

Employment 

Project M Plus, Los Angeles, CA, US, Project Designer / Project Manager

Aug 2008 - current
 

P-A-T-T-E-R-N-S, Los Angeles, CA, US, Project Designer

Dec 2008 - Jun 2009
 

DeStefano and Partners, Los Angeles, CA, US, Arch I

Jul 2007 - Sep 2008
 

Education 

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

Jan 2012 - Jan 2012
 

Southern California Institute of Architecture (SCI-Arc), Los Angeles, CA, US, MArch, Architecture

Sep 2006 - Sep 2009
 

Awards 

Sci-arc continuing scholarship, Scholarship

Competitive, portfolio based award

2009
 

Sci-arc continuing scholarship, Scholarship

Competitive, portfolio based award

2008
 

Sci-arc entrance scholarship, Scholarship

Competitive, portfolio based award

2006
 

Lyceum Fellowship, Honorable Mention

Competition honorable mention

2005
 

Areas of Specialization 



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