Silas Haslam

Silas Haslam

Washington, DC, US


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Silas Haslam enjoys referring to himself in the third person. Classically trained at a liberal arts university, Mr. Haslam received his Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in 2006. Silas'​ concentration in sculpture and drawing culminated in an installation experimenting with caution in the gallery environment, biological psychology, Immanuel Kant's writings on the sublime, and meticulous drawing in a similar vein as Durer and DaVinci. Silas' studies continue in a meticulous drawing series exploring construction materials.
Mr. Haslam's research in sociology, for which he received a minor, inspired him to pursue a graduate degree in architecture at the University of Virginia. His professional path in architecture has given Silas experience in small, rewarding retail projects and multifaceted, large-scale healthcare work. Currently, Mr. Haslam is working on a long-term, multi-phase hospital expansion at the University of Virginia Hospital Medical Center. Silas is also currently pursuing professional licensure and LEED accreditation.


Perkins+Will, Washington, DC, US, Arch II

Currently working on a major expansion at the University of Virginia Hospital Medical Center. Primary responsibilities include construction administration for a multi-phased MRI relocation project as well as cross-office design development, construction documentation, and client presentations for the upcoming emergency and intensive care bed tower addition.

Apr 2015 - current

EYP Architecture & Engineering, Raleigh, NC, US, Architectural Intern

Support healthcare architecture projects. Utilize Revit 2012-15 and AutoCAD 2013 to coordinate construction drawings as well as SketchUp modeling and Adobe Creative Suite software to produce design presentations. Perform CA duties including documentation coordination, site visits, as well as coordinate meetings with consultants, construction management, and clients.

Sep 2013 - Apr 2015

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 - Sep 2013

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.

Nov 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.

Jun 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.

Nov 2007 - May 2009


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...

Jun 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


First Prize: Perkins+Will DLC Design Competition - Second City's Second Coast, 1st Place

October 2015
Grid | River | Landmark
with Yanwen Xiao


Best Urban Design- Belmont Bridge Competition, Honorable Mention


Areas of Specialization 


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