Stefan received his BArch degree from Syracuse Architecture in 2013. His final project, Reconstructing Diplomacy, was awarded both the Ralph T. Walker Travel Grant and a Thesis Jury Award for Excellence. During school Stefan studied abroad in Florence, Italy as well as Hamburg, Germany. While working on the SOA Exhibition Committee he assisted with the fabrication and installation of exhibitions at the Syracuse SOA Gallery. This involves coordination with faculty members, curators, and other student employees in the designs of the following exhibitions: Thesis Awards Exhibitions, "Unzip" and "Motive Force" Faculty Shows, REX, and "Marcel Breuer and Postwar America"
Current interests include computer code and tech related urban development. Stefan is pursuing these interests through the DLR Group Grant and the AIA Emerging Professionals Travel Grant. Outside of architecture, Stefan enjoys 35mm and digital photography, hiking and trail running. For updates follow him on Twitter @stefanmkaiser
ENCORE Architects, Seattle, WA, US, Associate
DLR Group, Seattle, WA, US, Intern Architect
Assisted with design of Civic and Justice projects including courthouse renovations in Whatcom and King Counties as well as a new jail in Skagit County and a Justice Center in Hawaii. Assisted with graphic design and development for electric-vehicle charging stations.
Pb Elemental Design, Seattle, WA, US, Intern
Built 3D models for rendering marketing and proposal images. Assisted with drawing and editing permit sets and construction documents for single and multi-family residential housing projects.
Jurgen Johner Architekten, Hamburg, DE, Intern
Completed drawings, models, renderings and documentation for five competition submissions. The projects ranged in type and scale from a TV Tower Renovation to a new HQ building for Thyssen Krupp in Berlin.
Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY, US, BArch, School of Architecture
Chancellor's Scholarship, Deans List, Peer Advisor
Researching urban development around technology companies in urban communities. Travel to San Francisco, Nairobi and Kansas City. Exhibition on display March 2015.
Citation for Excellence in Thesis Design, Award
Syracuse University's Thesis Design Awards recognizes the graduating class's best thesis projects and involves re-presenting work for guest critics.
DLR Group NW Region Professional Development Grant, Grant
Project in-progress: using computer programming to generate parametric graphics and form.
Ralph T. Walker Travel Grant, Grant
The Ralph T. Walker Travel Grant is awarded to five Syracuse Architecture students annually to aid international thesis research. With my award I traveled to Istanbul, Turkey and Paris, France to visit and document the sites of the American diplomatic posts (Consul General in Istanbul and Embassy in Paris).