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Wale Falade

Wale Falade

Minneapolis, MN, US

 

About 

I am a recent graduate from th College of Design, University of Minnesota with 3 years experience in architectural design, construction documents, and some construction administration.

I am interested finding compelling relationships between urban design and architecture, and my projects always seek ways in which buildings respond to their urban environment and may even contribute towards reshaping them.

I have been described by a former employer as a renaissance man because I do not simply seek to focus on technical details of a building, or just the design phase of architecture, I rigorously seek to be involved in projects from design to construction and believe strongly that every part affects the whole and the whole informs the design of the parts. Consequently, I have adequate knowledge of design and building systems.

I am also 50% through my IDP process.

Elsewhere:

Employment 

HOK, Architectural Intern

Assisted in the preparation of presentation documents for TD Ameritrade
Reviewed 14 story TD Ameritrade office tower for curtain wall conflicts
Worked in a team to study and design facade options for a biomedical research center
Worked in a team to design and construct a garden and trellis for a grade school

Jul 2010 - Aug 2010
 

Cluts, Obrien, Strother Architects, Designer/Drafter

Assisted in the preparation of construction documents for Windsor Plaza (140,000 SF mixed use project), Park Place Clubhouse (clubhouse addition to an apartment complex), and Lariat Center (addition to a mixed use office building)
Created 3d representations that helped ensure the zoning approval of Windsor Plaza
Reviewed and revised contractor submitted shop drawings
Served as liaison for RFIs originating from the site for Windsor Plaza
Supervised the production of construction documents for Lariat Center

Oct 2006 - May 2008
 

Meyer, Scherer, & Rockastle, Designer/Drafer

Assisted in the preparation of construction documents for Urban Outfitters (historic renovation of buildings in Navy Yard, Philadelphia).
Created 3d representations for client review
Collaborated in a team to produce schematic design for a soccer stadium in Philadelphia
Worked with engineer to design steel connection details for Urban Outfitters

May 2006 - Jul 2006
 

Archnet Companies, Designer/Drafer

Assisted in the preparation of construction documents for various projects
Surveyed, documented, and produced physical model of Downtown Stillwater for a hotel project.

Jul 2005 - May 2006
 

Education 

University of Minnesota, Metropolitan Design

Relevant Course work:
Graduate Urban Design Studio, Principles and Theory of Urban Design, Case Studies in Urban Design, Territorial City, Urban Land Use and Planning.

Oct 2009 - May 2011
 

University of Minnesota, MArch, Architecture

Relevant Course work:
Graduate Urban Design Studio, Graduate Design Studio 1&2, Comprehensive Design Studio, Concrete Studio, Materials & Construction, Structures, Principles of Design Theory, Sustainable Design Theory & Practice, Territorial City.

Oct 2008 - May 2011
 

University of Minnesota, Bachelors, Architecture

Relevant Coursework:
Undergraduate Design Studio 1, 2, 3, and 4; Building Systems; Architecture and Ecology; Integrated Design Systems; Architecture History (Prehistory to Modern); Structures; Native American Architecture

Jan 2002 - May 2004
 

Awards 

Thomas F. Ellerbe Schorlaship, 1st Place

Student schorlaship administed by the Minnesota Architectural Foundation.
Selection base on the submission of a portfolio. The basic assessment criteria for judging the architectural portfolios was: rigor of design, general creativity, clarity of presentation, and range of challenges explored

2011
 

Richard Morrill Masters' Final Project Award, Award

Faculty selection for three best final project from the entire class. Selection is based on clarity of presentaion, rigor of design, clarity of research, and relevance to architecture.

2011
 

Students Choice Award for Masters' Final Project, 1st Place

Student selection for the best final project from the entire class.
Selection is based on consistency of effort through entire semester, clarity of presentaion, rigor of design, clarity of research, and relevance to architecture.

2011
 

Design Democracy Fellowship, Award

Selection Criteria
Fellowships will be awarded based on academic achievement and portfolio
review and presentation. The application should demonstrate thoughtful,
original, dynamic and timeless solutions to common design problems using
forms and materials that represent creative, practical, and cost‐effective use of
resources

2010
 

Areas of Specialization 

Skills 



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