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Ben Gillis

Ben Gillis

New York, NY, US

 
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About 

Employment 

Morris Adjmi Architects, New York, NY, US, Designer

• Managed and developed construction documents and Revit models for a large scale residential tower on the waterfront in Greenpoint from DD to CD phase and continue to coordinate as construction began.
• Slated to continue project administration and design development on new projects in the office until construction was halted and firm reduced junior staff in response to covid-19.
• Coordinate with MEP and structural engineers and other consultants to develop document sets.
• Create and curate project and design process imagery for internal and client review.

May 2018 - Apr 2020
 

Corgan, Dallas, TX, US, Intern

• Generated design schemes, renderings, and proposal packages for internal and client review.
• Developed and managed construction drawings, red-line sets, and supplemental drawings for construction.
• Contributed to the work for the master plan as well as all 12 projects for the US’s largest co-location
data center campus from SD to CA phases.

May 2015 - Aug 2017
 

Education 

Columbia University, New York, NY, US, MArch, M.Arch

• Master of Architecture candidate Spring 2020
• Designed and fabricated a solo exhibit for GSAPP End of Year Show
• Multiple projects featured in Abstract Student Work Publication

Sep 2017 - May 2020
 

North Dakota State University, Fargo, NY, US, Bachelors, Architecture & Philosophy

• Bachelors of Science in Architecture
• Bachelors of Science in Philosophy with a focus in Aesthetics
• Graduated Summa Cum Laude

Sep 2013 - May 2017
 

Awards 

Leadership & Awards, Other

• ETH Zurich
Worked alongside advanced fabrication masters students to develop the initial design exploration for their
masters thesis exploring the potential of large scale robotic concrete 3d printing technologies.
• GSAPP Abstract Publication
Multiple projects showcased from studio, representation, and fabrication classes.
• Center for Architecture Allwork Scholarship
Nominated by the Dean to submit my work for the Center for Architecture’s scholarship on behalf of GSAPP.
• GSAPP End of Year Show
Asked to develop my design project and fabricate a series of 7’ tall sculptural elements to aggregate into a large scale installation displayed on the lawns of Avery Hall during the End of Year Show.
• Clinton Global Initiative
Invited to attend & present on a semi-independent homeless shelter design in Downtown Fargo.
• Tau Sigma Delta - Vice president
Initiated student run lecture series on software and representation techniques.
• Creative Means Committee
Student representative for the Architecture and Landscape Architecture Department.
• Delsie Holmquist Scholarship
Awarded to a student who has made achievements fellow students can see and learn from.
• Glen Hill Memorial Scholarship
Chosen by the College of Arts and Humanities based on academic accomplishments.
• Patrick E. Germ Scholarship
Awarded to an exceptional second year architecture student.

2020
 

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