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Adam Kerechanin

Adam Kerechanin

New York, NY, US

 

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About 

Adam Kerechanin is a Designer, Builder, and aspiring Architect focusing on accessible design, environmental responsibility, and innovative approaches. 

Employment 

Freelancer, New York, NY, US, Audio Technician, Kaplan Medical

Oct 2013 - current
 

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

Dec 2011 - Oct 2013
 

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

Oct 2012 - May 2013
 

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

http://www.bcworkshop.org/bcW/tag/energy

Jul 2010 - Oct 2012
 

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

http://openarchitecturenetwork.org/projects/dryinhouse

Jul 2008 - May 2009
 

Education 

Clemson University, Clemson, SC, US, BArch, Architecture

Bachelor of Arts, Architecture
Advertising Communications minor

Aug 2005 - Dec 2009
 

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

Jan 2008 - Jul 2008
 

Awards 

Environmental Stewardship Finalist, Honorable Mention

Corporation for National & Community Service 2012 Service Impact Awards, Environmental Stewardship Finalist: Power Plus, Congo Street Energy Initiative

2012
 

PARK(ade) published on Dallas Observer website, Other

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.

2012
 

Environmental_hub published in Self Sufficient City, Other

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.

2011
 

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.

2009
 

Areas of Specialization 

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