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J.Christopher Ray

J.Christopher Ray

Cincinnati, OH, US

 

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About 

I have a Masters of Landscape Architecture from an accredited program and have been working for a Registered Landscape Architecture firm for over the last half year. I am looking to relocate with an organization that offers design solutions on multiple levels. I have family and friends in the area to expedite the relocation process. Although I have only spent the last half year employed as an entry level landscape architect graduate at a firm, I am a qualified designer with considerable experience dealing with all facets of this job. I have professional experience including a variety of project types such as large scale planning, streetscape, and downtown planning. I specialize in conceptual and schematic design phases. I also have excellent presentation and interaction skills which have helped me in the process of consultations from beginning to end. I am well versed in multiple computer aid design programs as well as rendering and mapping softwares. Before attending higher education I worked as a Horticulturalist in the Mid-West and obtained a vast knowledge of plant species and materials.

My experience as a landscape architecture designer has brought me within close connection to related disciplines like horticulture, engineering, architects,development groups, social science, environmental sciences, and City council personnel. I also have a vase experience as an urban traveler and backpacker across the globe to draw upon as inspiration from my life and work as a designer. These experiences lead me to develop a passion for urban design but more importantly a desire to balance nature within the urban settings. With this focus I approach my designs with a strong comprehensive point of view.

Employment 

EDGE Landscape Architecture and Urban Design, Toledo, OH, US, Landscape Designer

Completed assignments with instructions from the Landscape Architect and Project Manager; ensured full adherence to design integrity and project requirements. Partnered with project teams to provide effective landscape architect solutions. Planned work and scheduling throughout all phases of the design process. Specialties include construction documents, 3D modeling, and site rendering.

Jan 2014 - Sep 2014
 

Freelancer Landscape Designer/ Assistantship, Pittsburgh, PA, US/ Clemson, SC, US, Freelance Designer/ Assistant

While pursuing a Masters degree I often found employment as a freelance designer for small projects. Responsibilities include creating illustration and logo designs for clients per their instructions. Daily functions include contracting, design creations, digital storage, delivery, and consulting.

In my assistantship at Clemson university, my duties included organizing and analyzing research data on large urban developments and researching University curriculum.

Jul 2009 - Jan 2014
 

City of Cincinnati Parks Department, Cincinnati, OH, US, Horticultural Technician

Certified as a Horticulturalist by the City of Cincinnati, I worked at Ault Park where my duties included designing, installing, and maintaining 153 sq. ft. of outdoor park area, 17 perennial flower beds, and central arbor area. In 2007, I transferred to the Greenspace Division. There my duties included designing, installing, and maintaining 12 gateway areas around Central Cincinnati area.

Apr 2007 - Aug 2009
 

Education 

Chatham University, Pittsburgh, PA, US, MArch, Landscape Architecture

Aug 2012 - May 2013
 

Clemson University, Clemson, SC, US, MArch, Landscape Architecture

I transfered to Chatham University

Jul 2010 - Aug 2012
 

Art Academy of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH, US, BArch, Fine Art

Aug 1997 - Jun 2001
 

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