Chris Nelson

Chris Nelson

Denver, CO, US



I am a dedicated, passionate and skilled professional working in the Architecture field. I am an aspiring architect and Digital Fabricator who has experience working with many teams at a variety of different scales and levels of the profession. I currently have my architects license in the states of Colorado and Texas.



CannonDesign, Denver, CO, US, Architectural Intern 2 / Architect

Apr 2017 - Oct 2018

Barker Rinker Seacat Architecture, Denver, CO, US, Designer

As a designer my role is to design various parts and pieces of the building so it correlates with the overall vision the client and partners in charge has for the project and help push the project through to completion. I am also charged with the responsibilities of helping to orchestrate the various contractors to keep everyone on the same page throughout the design process.

Jun 2015 - Mar 2017

Steelman and Partner Architecture, Denver, Project Coordinator

The position I held as Project Coordinator was to orchestrate projects through all phases of design while communicating with all the various other parties what was changing, and what needed to be done and etc. I took part in various large scale designs and competitions both state side and throughout the world (i.e Cambodia, China, Korea, The Netherlands, Russia, and Vietnam).

Jun 2014 - Apr 2015

Herberger Institute of Design and the Arts, Tempe, AZ, US, Design Lab Aide

I was a student who helped other students and teachers to better utilize the various labs within the Herberger Institute. The school has a wide range of labs to utilize and work in, ranging from the wood shop, to print labs, and fabrication labs. I was able to acquire a wide range of skills as well as a thorough working knowledge of many of the programs, tools and techniques needed to run the labs.

Aug 2012 - May 2014

Lionakis Design group, Sacramento, CA, US, Civic / Commercial Intern

As an intern my job was to learn on the fly and in the field the various roles which architects play in the profession. I was tasked with the completion of various California State Department projects in the medical sector. I worked on As-Builts, New Construction, and a number of other proposals.

May 2013 - Aug 2013

Brenda's Drawing Board, Beaumont, TX, US, Draftsman

A designer for custom homes in Southeast Texas

Jan 2012 - Jun 2012


Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ, US, MArch, Architecture

This program was strongly based in current design para-dimes. The program had a thorough mix of team and solo studio projects which overlapped to create a more realistic professional world feel. The program is also starting to embrace current design and fabrication methods, many of which I helped implement while working in the print and fabrication labs.

Aug 2012 - May 2014

The University of Texas at Arlington, Arlington, TX, US, BArch, Architecture

I studied architecture and design at this school. It ranged from hand drafting to Cad with a programmatic mix of projects ranging from small single building design to large scale urban design. I also acquired a minor in Archaeology and Linguistics while studying here.

Aug 2007 - Dec 2011


X-Square Design Competition Winner, 1st Place

X-Square is a student competition held every year in the Herberger Institute for Design and The Arts in which students compete to design and build a full scale pavilion which will stand for a year and within a certain budget. The competition is only open to design excellence winners of previous and current studios within the multiple schools in the Institute.


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