Jill Doran

Jill Doran

Chicago, IL, US

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



Studio Gang, Design Team Member & Design Team Lead

Contributed to design and documentation 127,000 sf renovation and addition to an Arts Center in Little Rock, Arkansas. Responsible for the design and development of the Museum's school, the custom millwork package, the interior finishes, and the Grand Stair's concept and detailing. Responsible for coordination of Lighting, MEP, and IT/AV packages.

Lead team of 6 as part of large scale airport terminal project. Team's focus was on interior development and coordination of primary processing areas and passenger experience entering and leaving the terminal.

Aug 2018 - current

A+I (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, Chicago, 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 Architects, 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


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 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

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