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Adam Kerechanin is a Designer, Builder, and aspiring Architect focusing on accessible design, environmental responsibility, and innovative approaches.
Freelancer, New York, NY, US, Audio Technician, Kaplan Medical
Freelancer, Dallas, TX, US, Construction
• Residential and commercial construction (layout, framing, drywall, flooring, tile, carpentry, and finishes)
• Assisted in fabrication of storefront displays, exhibition installations, and furniture manufacture
Phillip McVean Designs, Dallas, TX, US, Assistant Designer, Carpenter
• Carpentered high-end custom furniture including bar stools, beds, chairs, couches and tables
• Developed forms and processes of manufacture based on clients’ conceptual designs
• Assisted with upholstery, set design, and execution of storefront displays
bcWORKSHOP, Dallas, TX, US, Intern, Designer
Americorps State / Americorps VISTA (2 terms)
• Involved in all phases of construction of the last home in the Congo Green Street Initiative
• Developed and implemented an energy education initiative for low-income residents
• Achieved an average of 18% energy savings in the target households
• Offset 1.55 metric tons of Carbon Dioxide and saved nearly $300 in electricity bills
• Assisted in design development of various public-interest projects and community outreach in Dallas
Clemson University Digital Design Shop, New Orleans, LA, US, Intern
• Summer 2008, MLK Day of Service, Spring Break 2009
• Assisted in the construction of an innovative disaster-relief housing prototype
• Tested the deployment of advanced building methods including pre-fab trusses and SIPs
Clemson University, Clemson, SC, US, BArch, Architecture
Bachelor of Arts, Architecture
Advertising Communications minor
Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (UPC), Barcelona, ES, Architecture (Fluid Campus)
Semester-long international experience of architectural study-abroad
18 course hours in an urban studio setting
Self-sustainable micro-homes are becoming increasingly relevant for festivals, off-the-grid living, permaculture technologies, and showrooms. In this high-performance container, everything one could need in order to join the circular society is present: oven, rainwater collection, beehive, greenhouse, thermal mass. Meanwhile, localized microclimates contribute to temperature moderation, while well-isolated windows allow for optimized control of cross ventilation and thermal comfort. The jury appreciates the way the plan makes detailed connections between all required items and necessities, and fits it all in a box that seems to offer a very comfortable residence.
PARK(ade) is an interactive analog video game design deployed on Main Street, Dallas for the second annual Park(ing) day event. The PARK(ade)s were built in a day using recycled cardboard, and featured classic two-player games including Connect Four and Battleship.
Environmental Stewardship Finalist, Honorable Mention
Corporation for National & Community Service 2012 Service Impact Awards, Environmental Stewardship Finalist: Power Plus, Congo Street Energy Initiative
Self Sufficient City was the third Advanced Architecture Contest held by the Institute for Advanced Architecture of Catalonia (Iaac). Adam Kerechanin, Natalie Cregar, and Joanna McCrehan entered their project environmental_HUB, a model for eco-tourism in Barcelona. Out of 708 proposals from 116 countries, environmental_HUB was one of the 107 finalists to be published in the book by ACTAR. Filed under the category of Parametric Urbanism, environmental_HUB reframes tourism in terms of a self-sufficient cycle.
Fibonotches selected for AIAS SAR Conference exhibit, 1st Place
Member of a 4 student team selected to design and fabricate a recycled cardboard wall-display system for Clemson University’s exhibit space at the AIA South Atlantic Regional Conference.