Christopher McLean

Christopher McLean

Colesville, MD, US



Architecture is an invaluable tool for the improvement of the human condition by ensuring that an "experience" is created with each and every design, down to every minute detail. The idea of creating an "experience" that stirs emotion and feeling through design is where my passions lie, specifically in the interior aspect of architectural design.


LEO A DALY, Washington, DC, US, Designer

• Drafting and modeling aviation, hospitality, and bank projects in all phases of design using Revit and AutoCAD.
• BIM manager and coordinator for multiple hospitality and commercial projects.
• Coordinator of BIM models with affiliate offices and consultants for conflicts and constructibility.
• Producing renders for clientele using Revit.
• Project documentation and coordination using Newforma.

Jun 2015 - current

Smolen Emr Ilkovitch, Rockville, MD, US, Intern Architect

• Drafting and modeling drawing sets for K-12 education projects in all phases of design using Revit and AutoCAD.
• BIM manager of existing structural conditions of a high profile DMV school in preparation for a 87,000 SF addition.
• Construction Administration: recording site visitation documentation and information utilizing Newforma.
• Creating renders for project proposals utilizing SketchUp and 3DS Max.

Mar 2014 - Jun 2015

Design Services Ltd, Greenville, DE, US, Design Intern

• Drafting and modeling interior design projects ranging from high-end residences to commercial properties utilizing AutoCAD and 3DS Max.
• Gaining an understanding of how interior design projects are completed from inception to completion.
• Redesigning company website.

May 2011 - Dec 2012


The Pennsylvania State University (Penn State), University Park, PA, US, BArch, Bachelor of Architecture

Penn State's Bachelor of Architecture program is a rigorous five-year program that culminates into a year long design thesis during the fifth year. Courses covered during this five-year program include Technical Systems Integration, Environmental Systems Control, Architectural Materials, Architectural History and Theory, and Architectural Design. During the fourth year of Penn State's Bachelor of Architecture program, students are required to study abroad in Rome, Italy for a semester in cooperation with the Pantheon Institute. This allows students to learn about architecture through a foreign perspective.

Jan 2014 - current


Penn State Hajjar Competition, Honorable Mention

During the third year of Penn State's Bachelor of Architecture Program, an internal competition is held within the school, dedicated to the late A. William Hajjar. During his tenure on the Penn State Architecture Faculty, he built numerous houses throughout the State College Area during the 1950s and 60s. The competition in 2011 focuses on architectural folly by designing a house based on a specific instrument. The instrument I chose to focus on was the Guqin instrument, an instrument of Chinese origins


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