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Silas Haslam

Silas Haslam

Oakland, CA, US

 

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About 

Silas Haslam enjoys referring to himself in the third person.  Mr. Haslam received a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree and a sociology minor at the University of North Carolina at Asheville in 2006 where his interests focused on installation art, meticulous drawing, and group movement through space.  After working as a craftsman at luxury furniture shop, Silas continued his interests toward social interaction in the built environment by enrolling into the University of Virginia's School of Architecture.  Once there, his research in phenomena led to a variety of studies, capped off with a thesis project which used a variety of BIM software programs to produce sitemaps of multiple, overlapping phenomenal conditions. 

Employment 

McCall Design Group, San Francisco, CA, US, Designer

Support retail-oriented projects with major brands including Sephora, Victoria’s Secret,
and rising brands including Philz Coffee. Produce C.D.’s and revisions, D.D.’s using AutoCAD
2010, conduct code checks, perform site visits, coordinate with contractors, and assist
with client presentations using 3D modeling, rendering, and Adobe CS6 software.

Mar 2013 - current
 

European Techniques, Prescott, AZ, US, Project Manager

Manage millwork projects for new institutional construction and renovations.
Use AutoCAD 2007 to produce construction drawings for millwork designs.
Generate change orders, RFI’s, and coordinate various inter-business
communications. Travel to work locations and gather accurate measurements
of framing, utilities, and other site conditions.

Dec 2012 - Mar 2013
 

University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA, US, Fabrication Facilities Teaching Assistant

-Teach students how to use various shop tools, including bandsaws, tablesaws, handtools, and digital fabrication technologies.
-Explore new uses in digital fabrication techniques including machine hacking and toolpath script manipulation.

May 2012 - Aug 2012
 

University of Virginia Office of the Architect, Charlottesville, VA, US, Historic Preservation Intern

-Documented the University’s late-Modernist (1950-1979) buildings’ conditions and significance for the Office of the Architect’s Historic Preservation Framework Plan publication.
-Organized and performed an intensive field survey of the Academical Lawn’s East Lawn Garage for the Virginia Department of Historic Resources.

Jul 2011 - May 2012
 

University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA, US, Teaching Assistant

-Teach students how to use various shop tools, including bandsaws, tablesaws, handtools, and digital fabrication technologies.
-Drawing Class Teaching Assistant- Assisted with creating lesson plans and provided undergraduate and graduate architecture students drawing fundamentals, precedents, and critiques.
-Architecture Fundamentals Senior Teaching Assistant- Oversaw and coordinated with two undergraduate TA's two separate discussion sections.

Aug 2009 - May 2011
 

Mckinnon and Harris, Richmond, VA, US, Craftsman

-Finished high-end aluminum furniture while placing a strong emphasis on handcraftsmanship.
-Became familiar with all stages of the production process.
-Involved in company’s bulk recycling program, researching vendors and waste management options.

Dec 2007 - May 2009
 

Education 

University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA, US, MArch, School of Architecture

Digital Skills Learned:
Modeling: Rhinocerous, SketchUp, AutoCAD,Revit (currently learning), MasterCAM, Grasshopper...
Rendering: Maxwell, V-Ray, Microstation...
BIM: SketchUp plug-ins: Open Studio & IES, Ecotect, Bentley TAS Ambiens...
GIS: ArcGIS, Google Earth
Adobe Suite: Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Acrobat Pro...
Microsoft: Word, Excel, Powerpoint...

Digital Fabrication Skills Learned:
Laser cutting, 3-D routing, 3-D printing.

Urban theory and programming
Landscape architecture and theory
Urbanism and phenomena
...everything else...

Jul 2009 - May 2012
 

University of North Carolina at Asheville, Asheville, NC, US, Bachelors, Bachelor of Fine Arts

Hand Fabrication
-Proficient with light fabrication and shop tools including but not limited to bandsaws, grinders, light MIG and TIG welding, drum rollers, and handfiles.
-Light carpentry

Art Media
-Installation art, drawing, painting, sculpture, photography, ceramics, printmaking.

Aug 1998 - Dec 2006
 

Awards 

Best Urban Design- Belmont Bridge Competition, Honorable Mention

2012
 

Areas of Specialization 

Skills 



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