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Chris Galbraith

Chris Galbraith

Brooklyn, NY, US

 
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About 

My design process focuses on integration, understanding, and the use of a variety of digital technologies into the practice of architecture, bridging the gaps between design and construction through rigorous research and collaboration with engineers, fabricators, and builders. 

In practice I exploit computational rule-based intelligence and logic which gives functionality and flexibility in the design. In addition to designing, coordinating, and delivering large often complex building systems, I have extensive experience in the traditional scope of architectural services. 

Elsewhere:

Employment 

WeWork, New York, NY, US, Senior Lead, Product Engineering

Continuous improvement and development of current and potential manufacturable building product lines. Develop and strategize initiatives for vertically integrated manufacturing processes. Assess and integrate relevant software and digital tools. Rapid iteration of digital and physical prototypes. Connect and coordinate with third party fabricators and suppliers to assess feasibility and cost.

Apr 2019 - current
 

Thelen Design Group, New York, NY, US, Designer

Managing and coordinating design technologies in execution and documentation of complex 3D geometry for buildings, structures, and architectural elements in concert with designers, fabricators, and installers.

May 2017 - current
 

Rowe Architects, Inc, Tampa, FL, US, Architectural Design

Project management and design. Manage consultants and engage clients. Develop and maintain office BIM and graphic standards. Participate interoffice collaborative design efforts on projects and marketing, compose presentation graphics, as well as 3d models and renderings.

Sep 2014 - May 2017
 

University of South Florida, Tampa, FL, US, Adjunct Professor

Parametric Design: Cover an array or computational and parametric design techniques used in architectural design.

Introduction to Digital Design: A survey and introduction to architectural digital design tools, modeling, documenting, rendering, and presentation.

May 2015 - Aug 2016
 

Self-Employed Project Designer, Tampa, FL, US, Designer/Consultant

Developing building documentation. Creating presentation and design graphics for client review and visual awareness of space. Developing and introducing CAD and BIM standards. Integrate BIM workflows and graphic standards into client offices.

Jan 2009 - May 2015
 

Michael N Bryant Contractor, Dunedin, FL, US, Draftsman/Designer/Builder

Small office, all hands on deck, construction company specializing in mercantile franchise construction, both stand alone and tenant improvements as well as other small commercial and single family residential. Responsibilities included project management, design, drafting, code analysis, permitting and construction.

Oct 2004 - Jan 2009
 

Engineering Matrix, Saint Petersburg, FL, US, Draftsman/Electrical Designer

Multi discipline coordination, preliminary electrical design, electrical calculations, lighting design and drafting.

Oct 2003 - Oct 2004
 

Education 

University of South Florida, Tampa, FL, US, MArch, School of Architecture and Community Design

4 Year Graduate Program with a focus on urban design.
Self focused technology as a design tool

Aug 2011 - May 2015
 

Awards 

H. Dean Rowe, FAIA Scholarship, Scholarship

It is awarded
for academic performance as demonstrated and presented through a well-developed body of work showcasing design ability,
technical aptitude, as well as graphic composition.

2018
 

Digital Design Award, Award

Academic recognition given for achievements, experimentation, and implementation of digitally driven design techniques and
tools in the design process.

Given out at USF SACD

2015
 

AIA Henry Adams Medal, Award

Medal and certificate of merit to the top-ranking graduating student within architecture program.

2015
 

Areas of Specialization 

Skills