Chukwuemeka Aligbe

Chukwuemeka Aligbe

Atlanta, GA, US

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Chukwuemeka "Chuck" Aligbe is a graduate and young architect−in−training from Rice University. His education over six years has led him to an interest in sustainable, prefabricated architecture and hyperfunctional design, which he has explored in his various studio projects. Beyond his architectural learning, Chuck has delved into fields of study such as industrial design, graphic and web design, and computer programming. His interests and experiences have allowed for a comprehensive portfolio targeted in creating intelligent design. 


Lightroom Studio, Atlanta, GA, US, Intern Designer

Responsible for architectural design, graphic design, and product design at multidisciplinary firm.
Worked on residences, commercial offices, experiential projects, as well as visual and industrial productions.

May 2014 - current

Pelli Clarke & Partners, New Haven, CT, US, Designer

During my time at PCPA, I was tasked with the duties of architectural documentation -- conceptual diagrams, schematic designs, construction documents and renderings; and physical representation -- model making, manual fabrication, 3D printing and laser cutting.

Jun 2011 - Jun 2012


Rice University, Houston, TX, US, BArch, Architecture

At Rice, I obtained my Bachelors Degree in Architecture during my first four years at the School of Architecture, where I undertook several studio projects and received supplemental architectural practicum and theory. For my 5th year, I underwent the school's preceptorship program, where I spent a year working at Pelli Clarke Pelli Architects in New Haven, CT, obtaining crucial experience in the world of architectural practice. I returned to Rice University for my 6th year to finalize my education and obtain my professional degree, my Bachelors of Architecture.

Aug 2007 - May 2013


Houston Symphony Orchestra Ima Hogg Poster Competition, 1st Place

Design a unique and exciting poster that clearly communicates the nature of and information about the 2014 Houston Symphony Ima Hogg Competition. The purpose of this poster is to announce and promote the competition and attract contestants. After which, the design will be used to invite the community to participate as an audience. It should appeal to music students and young music professionals pursuing a career in orchestral music, and to the public to entice their attendance at the concert.

A prize of $500 will be awarded to the applicant with the winning design. The winner will also be invited to attend the Competition and some associated special events. The winning design will be determined by a panel that includes members of the Houston Symphony staff and League volunteers.


Alpha Rho Chi Medal, Award

In 1931, the Grand Council of Alpha Rho Chi established the Alpha Rho Chi Medal to "encourage professional leadership by rewarding student accomplishment." The Fraternity provides the medal to selected schools of architecture throughout the country to be awarded to the graduating senior who has shown an affinity for leadership, performed willing service for the school or department, and gives promise of real professional merit through his or her attitude and personality. The Alpha Rho Chi Medal is awarded annually to graduating seniors at accredited schools of architecture in the United States and Canada and at schools with an active chapter of Alpha Rho Chi Fraternity, and is judged by the faculty of that school of architecture as best exemplifying these qualities.


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