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Jill Doran

Jill Doran

Chicago, IL, US

 

About 

Architectural Designer, arbiter of good taste, and a Chicagoan.

Elsewhere:

Employment 

Architecture Plus Information, New York, NY, US, Senior Designer

Manage multidisciplinary design teams including graphic, architectural, & interior designers. Coordinate design from concept to construction. Communicate design ideas through presentations, mock-ups, virtual reality walkthroughs, mood boards, renderings, and diagrams. Lead client presentations & manage client feedback. Coordinate with consultants to ensure overall design vision is constructable and aligned. Oversee construction. Specialize in workplace and environmental design.

Notable Projects:
Third Point - NYC (in progress)
AltSchool - Union Square NYC
Horizon LA - Los Angeles
iHeartMEDIA LA Radio - Los Angeles
Empire State Realty Trust - NYC

Feb 2015 - Jun 2018
 

Architecture Plus Construction, New York, NY, US, Designer & PM

Managed & designed a series of residential renovations including a duplex in Hell's Kitchen and an artists' home and studio in Gramercy.

Jan 2014 - Feb 2015
 

JAZ ARCHITECT, New York, NY, US, Consultant

Consultant on assembling 100% CD set for warehouse turned high-end gallery & residential addition in Williamsburg.

Jan 2014 - Feb 2015
 

Harvard University, Cambridge, MA, US, Graphic Designer: Retooling Gabon

Co-designer with Dasha Ortenberg of graphic layout for upcoming book on studio work produced during GSD options studio, Retooling Gabon. In collaboration with Ben Aranda.

Jun 2012 - Dec 2013
 

Harvard University, New York, Teaching Assistant

T.A. for Kyoto Options Studio: taught by Toshiko Mori; co-T.A. for 1st semester Masters of Architecture Core Studio: taught by Mariana Ibanez; T.A. for Materials and Construction: taught by Mark Mulligan & Danielle Etzler; Woodshop T.A.: responsible for safety and fabrication advice within GSD’s woodshop;

Feb 2011 - Jan 2013
 

Toshiko Mori Architect, New York, NY, US, Intern

Worked on several separate projects with responsibilities ranging from the graphic design of an interactive exhibition to the construction documents of a landmarked renovation. Assisted with design charettes, model building, construction documents, graphic design, client renders, and permit sets.

May 2012 - Aug 2012
 

dSPACE Studio, Chicago, IL, US, Intern

Responsible for 3d modeling and rendering. Contributed to construction document production, design charette, research, and graphic design.

Jun 2010 - Aug 2011
 

Harvard University, Cambridge, MA, US, Research Assistant to Danielle Etzler, Architect

Assisted in research for upcoming exhibit (TBD).

Dec 2009 - Jan 2010
 

2 Point Perspective, Chicago, IL, US, Junior Architect

Responsible for management of interns, production of construction documents, and weekly meetings to cover goals for the week. Took part in design charettes, site visits, client meetings, and headed interior design project (unbuilt).

May 2009 - Aug 2009
 

2 Point Perspective, Chicago, IL, US, Intern

Contributed to construction document production, design charette, research, and graphic design.

Aug 2008 - May 2009
 

Education 

Harvard University, Cambridge, MA, US, MArch, Masters of Architecture I

Four year graduate program. Personal specialty in fabrication. Cross-registered at MIT's Media Lab for one semester.

Sep 2009 - May 2013
 

University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, IL, US, Bachelors, Architecture

Four years of architectural studies under Robert Somol (Director) including 4 years of studio. Graduated with a 3.8 discipline GPA

Sep 2005 - Jun 2009
 

Areas of Specialization 

Skills