Alexander Chinderle

Alexander Chinderle

San Diego, CA, US




HKS, Inc, San Diego, CA, US, Intern Architect

Jun 2016 - current

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Champaign, IL, US, Teaching Assistant

-Instructed and evaluated sophomore architecture students on topics in building technology, details and construction methods through physical and digital projects in a collaborative lab setting.
-Taught digital production techniques in AutoCAD, Sketchup, Illustrator, Revit, Rhinocerous and lasercutting to students using them for the first time.
-Succeeded in unprecedented project, guiding students to individually BIM model 26 story campus apartment building in Revit & ArchiCAD including construction details and facade design.
-Gave instructional tutorials, presentations and lectures on various topics including Revit, Rhinocerous, AutoCAD, building construction, details and construction documents.

Aug 2014 - May 2016

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Champaign, IL, US, Gallery Assistant

-Prepared and maintained gallery and lecture spaces, provided technical support and coordinated with faculty in preparation for various activities for the school of architecture.
-Aided in setting up and maintaining professional exhibitions and displays for visiting lecturers.
-Managed digital and physical student projects including preparation for the university’s upcoming NAAB accreditation.

Feb 2014 - Apr 2016

Marshall Architects, Saint Charles, IL, US, Architectural Intern

-Took role among project managers for numerous projects from preliminary design through construction documents in collaboration with clients, contractors, engineers and principal architect.
-Prioritized workload to balance several projects at various stages of design.
-Created 3D digital models and renderings for design schemes, proposals and detail development.
-Trained incoming high school interns general office functions, CAD standards, Sketchup, architectural drawings and how to measure and draw existing conditions.

Apr 2011 - Aug 2015

Manheim Architecture, Inc., Saint Charles, IL, US, Architectural Intern

-Worked with principal architect as draftsman for various projects while modifying CAD standards and blocks to improve efficiency and accuracy in construction drawing production.
-Created 3D computer models, renderings, and diagrams for various projects using AutoCAD and Revit.
-Helped develop new look for the firm including logos, business cards and media.

Apr 2014 - Aug 2014

Harding Partners, Chicago, IL, US, Architectural Intern (Restoration)

-Team member working toward restoration of Frank Lloyd Wright’s E Arthur Davenport House.
-Stripped existing stain and applied new stain to match original conditions using sustainable products.
-Worked with partner architect and fellow designers to prepare documentation for a competition to bring the City of Chicago’s public parks to meet 2010 accessibility standards.

Jun 2012 - Aug 2012

Marshall Architects, St. Charles, Entry-level Architectural Intern

-Gained essential knowledge of the day-to-day functions of an architectural firm.
-Assisted project managers and principal architect from schematic design through construction documents for various projects by sketching, digital modeling and drafting.

Aug 2008 - Aug 2010


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

Architectural Structures Concentration

Aug 2014 - current

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Champaign, IL, US, BArch, B.S. in Architectural Studies

Aug 2010 - May 2014


Edward C. Earl Prize, Nomination

This award recognize the outstanding student work completed in design studio courses at
all levels of the curriculum.


2015 Graduate Award for Design Excellence in Architecture, Honorable Mention

This award recognize the outstanding student work completed in design studio courses for graduate architecture students.


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