Born and raised in Chicago. Started drawing, Autocad and Revit since High School. Through College I focused on freehand renderings and architectural photography. Happiest drawing on my tablet in Photoshop. Traveled from Russia, Sweden, France, Italy, Peru and Japan.
Other focuses are on Iaido and guitar.
Please check out my Portfolio website
Ron Kwaske Architect, Chicago, IL, US, Project Designer
Develop and produce CDs for current and incoming projects using BIM software vector works. Illustrate and develop proposals for potential clients and competition submittals.
MIKE’S REFRIDGERATION, Chicago, IL, US, Technician
Assist senior technicians with air conditioning and heating systems installation and repair for business and residential customers. Utilized technical skills learned in school to become proficient in residential air condition repair. This is a part-time position while attending school.
Personal Project [self employed], Chicago, IL, US, Lead Designer
Developed construction drawing and cost estimate for apartment owner. Aspects of the design included wall structure, electrical system, plumbing, ventilation and floor selection. Performed manual labor. Hired and supervised contractors.
Perkins+Will, Chicago, IL, US, Architectural Intern
Member of a team that worked on two major projects including John Hopkins Hospital and Lake Wood Cemetery. Assisted in the construction of several presentation models and worked on auto-cad corrections, documentation updates and document organization. Provided updates to team members on project changes and revisions.
Illinois Institute of Technology (IIT), Chicago, IL, US, BArch, Architecture
Royal Institute of Technology (KTH), Stockholm, SE, Student Exchange
Five month exchange program to KTH. The architectural studio revolved around a nearby infrastructure renovation, other classes included freehand drawing, architectural history, and a digital rendering class. Took the opportunity to travel throughout not only Sweden but to Finland, Estonia, Latvia, Russia, Denmark, and Austria.
Jury Review, Honorable Mention
Flat lot competition recognition, for a three panel entry Little_dipper. This competition using only eight parking spaces in the heart of Flint, to create a public destination.