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Jonathan Dress

Jonathan Dress

Urbana, IL, US

 

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Employment 

Design Organization, Inc., Chicago, IL, US, Associate AIA

Lead the development of construction documents and design of corporate workplace, healthcare, and industrial projects. Spearhead office project delivery by educating colleagues on BIM and Newforma technologies. Manage Intern Development Program, mentoring summer interns and recruiting future interns. Develop corporate graphic design strategy and presentations for the corporate marketing efforts.

> ComEd / Multiple Large Projects in Illinois
Designed and developed schematic and pricing drawings for workplace projects.

> ROCKWELL COLLINS / Multiple Large Projects in Iowa
Modeled and produced renderings for competitions and schematic design phases for workplace and industrial projects.

> W.R. GRACE [2,000 SF] / EAST CHICAGO, IL
Currently working with client and shareholders to develop a renovation of a showcase industrial laboratory. Managing all drawing development.

> CROWE HORWATH [12,000 SF] / CHICAGO, IL
Led BIM and project delivery. Produced entire construction set for a high-end accounting firm interior renovation project. Currently, managing construction administration.

> UIC HOSPITAL ER/OR RENOVATION / CHICAGO, IL [25,000 SF]
Developed iterative schematic design documents in collaboration with Blue Cottage Consulting, analyzing a series of LEAN processes. Currently, producing Design Development drawings.

> UNITED AIRLINES [75,000 SF] / DES PLAINES, IL
Developed drawings for office renovation space.

> STRYKER OFFICE BUILDING / PORTAGE, MI [125,000 SF]
Led BIM and project delivery, produced construction documents.

May 2014 - current
 

Shive-Hattery, Bloomington, IL, US, Architectural Intern

Provided leadership and assistance throughout the building design process for healthcare and commercial projects. Developed graphic design strategy and presentations for the corporate marketing efforts.

> EUREKA HOSPITAL / EUREKA, IL [30,000 SF]
Led exterior design, produced renderings, modeled and prepared construction
documents in Revit, and facilitated regular coordination with engineers.

> VON MAUR / QUAIL SPRINGS, OK [150,000 SF]
Provided expertise in family creation and complex modeling in Revit. Produced drawings and details throughout all phases of design.

> ADVOCATE LABORATORY / BLOOMINGTON, IL [75,000 SF]
Implemented extensive scheduling system for over 1,000 units of laboratory equipment, utilizing advanced parametric modeling.

Aug 2013 - May 2014
 

Gensler, Washington, DC, US, Architectural Co-op Intern

Architectural Co-op Intern (10 Weeks - Winter 2011 Term)
Modeled (Revit, SketchUp) and was responsible for a number of construction administrative duties as part of a team designing for one of the largest banks in the U.S.

Jan 2011 - Mar 2011
 

BKA Architects, Inc., Brockton, MA, US, Architectural Co-op Intern

Architectural Co-op Intern (10 Weeks for 2 Summers - 2010 & 2008)
Drafted (AutoCAD) for residential and retail design teams. Assisted in marketing efforts.

Jun 2010 - Aug 2010
 

Flavin Architects, Boston, MA, US, Architectural Co-op Intern

Architectural Co-op Intern (10 Weeks for 2 Terms - Summer 2009 & Winter 2010)
Drafted (DataCAD) and built digital (SketchUp) and physical models for high-end, residential design projects

Jan 2010 - Mar 2010
 

Sulco Construction, Sharon, MA, US, Construction Worker

Construction Worker (10 Weeks - Summer 2007)
Worked for a contractor on residential construction projects

Jun 2007 - Aug 2007
 

David H. Dunlap Associates, Hanover, MA, US, Architectural Intern

Architectural Intern (10 Weeks - Summer 2006)
Drafted (DataCAD) for healthcare facilities. Assisted in administative duties.

Jun 2006 - Aug 2006
 

Education 

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Champaign, IL, US, MArch, Architecture

Humanitarian Design Concentration

Sep 2011 - current
 

University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH, US, Bachelors, Architecture

Sep 2007 - Jun 2011
 

Awards 

ARI (Action Research Illinois) Graduate Assistantship, Other

*Invited by the Associate Director of the Graduate School of Architecture*

Project Design Liaison [2012 – 2013 School Year]
Facilitate the communication, research, and design projects between ARI and Prosperity Gardens, a not-for-profit organization, dedicated to cultivating a healthy community through education, collaboration and employment opportunities.

Technology and Graphics Coordinator [Spring and Summer Semesters, 2012]
Develop and provide leadership for updating and improving the communication design materials. Expand internet outreach and brand strategy.

2012
 

School4Burma Competition, Honorable Mention

School4Burma Competition [online gallery selection | December 2011]
Building Trust International (BTI).
“...the fabric of the school becomes a learning tool...Walls become interactive and can be used for problem solving or art projects. It is a fantastic idea twinned with a simple lightweight reusable structure.” –BTI

2011
 

Cincinnatus Merit Scholarship, Scholarship

Cincinnatus Merit Scholarship [2007 – 2011]
Academic Achievement & Community Involvement

2007
 

Areas of Specialization 

Skills 



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