Chad Horton

Chad Horton

Gainesville, FL, US



I have recently graduated from the University of Florida with my Masters of Architecture and I am eager to begin work as an intern. I have extensive knowledge of a variety of drafting and modeling programs. While I have the most experience with AutoCAD for 2D drawings, and Rhino for 3D modeling, I have been told that I am a fast learner and shouldn’t have any trouble adjusting to an environment where other programs are preferred. I have been working with AutoCAD well before I began studying at UF and feel very competent with that software. Additionally the School of Architecture has taught me effective ways to use 3D modeling programs in conjunction with Photoshop, in order to design immersive presentation images. Some of my most recent work involved taking these immersive renderings from Photoshop into Adobe's After Effects software, making 'stages' in which to animate qualities of the space. These animations help to better convey design intentions to clients and team members and hopefully these tools will be useful for future projects your firm may be working on.



Stephen C O'Connell Center, Gainesville, FL, US, Crew Member

The O'Connell Center is an academic, athletic, recreational and entertainment facility that is home to the University of Florida Basketball teams, as well as a venue that hosts concerts, career fairs, and public speaking events. At the O'Connell Center I have preformed a variety of tasks, from assembling and disassembling stages, to providing security or usher services during concerts and other events.

Feb 2011 - Jun 2013

Nassau County Department of Emergency Management, Yulee, FL, US, Intern

As a Summer Intern working for the Department Chair Nancy Freeman, my primary task was to design preliminary design documents for an upcoming building project. I was able to work closely with the The Nassau County Department of Emergency Management team in order to fully understand the requirements needed to design their weather hardened operation center. With the use of 3D modeling programs, I was able to create images and animations to successfully convey solutions to these design requirements, both to the team members at the Emergency Management Department as well as to the architectural firm that eventually won the bid for the final project.

May 2008 - Aug 2008


University of Florida, Gainesville, FL, US, MArch, Architecture and Design

During my studies at the University of Florida, I acquired both my Bachelors (BArch) and Masters (MArch) of Architecture.

Sep 2006 - May 2013


2012 Gresham Smith and Partners Student Design Award, 1st Place

Awarded: First Place 2012 Gresham Smith and Partners Student Design Award
Sponsored by: Gresham Smith and Partners, Tampa FL
This Award recognizes outstanding design proposals from students completing their first year of graduate education in the Graduate School of Architecture. Recognition and monies totaling up to $1,000 was awarded to the top student design proposals from the Advanced Graduate 2 Studio course.


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