Chad Haponek

Chad Haponek

Cleveland, OH, US



I am a graduate of The Ohio State University with a Bachelor of Science in Architecture. I graduated cum laude and received awards through the Knowlton School of Architecture. Currently I work at ADA Architects, Inc. in Cleveland, Ohio. Other interests I have include photography, home brewing and cycling.



ADA Architects Inc., Cleveland, OH, US, Intern Architect, Project Designer

Jul 2011 - current

Gaspar Associates, Westlake, OH, US, Intern Architect / Designer

Dec 2010 - Jul 2012

James A. Yorks Architect and Associates, Amherst, OH, US, Draftsman / Intern Architect

Aug 2010 - Jan 2012


The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH, US, Bachelors, Architecture

Sep 2006 - Jun 2010


James E. Gui '54 Design Competition, Honorable Mention

History of the Competition

On May 3, 1996, the James E. Gui ’54 Design Competition Awards Fund was approved by The Ohio State University Board of Trustees. The Fund was generously established by Jim and Anne Gui through the OSU Foundation and will exist in perpetuity.

The Endowment Fund allows for a design competition to be incorporated into the curriculum of the undergraduate senior year of the architecture program. The Competition is conducted during the winter quarter and tests the students’ skills in designing a project for a complex program on a challenging site. The Competition also encourages the students to understand the importance of a clear concept and presentation strategy.

Judging for the Competition takes place in two stages. Two projects are chosen from each studio section based on the end-of-quarter final review. Those projects are then judged by a jury consisting of at least one Knowlton School faculty member, a local practitioner, and a nationally recognized architect. Awards are made for the first place, second place, third place and no more than three honorable mentions.


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