Anthony Faino

Anthony Faino

Philadelphia, PA, US




A slow, deliberate march towards Architecture, beginning more than 20 years ago. A path punctuated by enriching detours through the liberal arts, urban exploration and the hand-centric arts. Fully seasoned, fall-off-the-bone tender and ready to serve. 


Aaron Bladon Design Studio, Chicago, IL, US, Lead Fabricator / Design Specialist

Performed all in-house coordination, fabrication and finishing of metal aspects of furniture and interior architectural elements; created digital implementations of high-level design concepts for both wood and metal; production of shop drawings; field work and installation.

Feb 2013 - Jun 2014

University of Illinois Chicago, Chicago, IL, US, Special Projects Designer

Worked with Administration of the College of Architecture and the Arts to design, coordinate and implement office renovations; design and fabrication of new cabinets; maintenance and repair of existing facilities.

Jan 2012 - Feb 2013

Crosstree, Chicago, IL, US, Design and Fabrication Intern

Fabrication, including cutting, machining, welding, sanding and finishing; developed in-house design project through geometry studies and modeling; produced diagrammatic graphics for web site and firm presentations; shop and office management; maintenance and upkeep of shop machines, tools and facilities.

May 2011 - Oct 2011

University of Illinois Chicago, Chicago, IL, US, Design Specialist

Jul 2010 - May 2011

University of Illinois Chicago, Chicago, IL, US, Teaching Associate - Project Lab

Assist students with wood and metal machinery for models and projects; managed and maintained shop; construction/demolition; space planning

Jun 2009 - May 2011

University of Illinois Chicago, Chicago, IL, US, Teaching Assistant

Assisted Professor, Judith de Jong, with research and preparation for lectures; instructed weekly class including the review and discussion of supplemental course readings.

Aug 2008 - Dec 2008


University of Illinois Chicago, Chicago, MArch, Architecture

Three professional degree program in Architecture with a concentration in Urban Design.

Aug 2007 - May 2010

IaaC - The Institute for Advanced Architecture of Catalonia, Barcelona, ES, Architecture

A study abroad program through the UIC MArch program that took place the first semester of my final year.

Sep 2009 - Nov 2009

The University of Texas at Austin, Austin, TX, US, Architecture

A 6-week summer pre-Masters program taken in preparation for MArch applications.

Jun 2006 - Jul 2006

University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Bachelors, History and Anthropology

Aug 2000 - Apr 2004

Areas of Specialization