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Chad Alexander Schram, RA

Chad Alexander Schram, RA

Los Angeles, CA, US

 
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About 

Chad Alexander Schram is a Licensed Architect in California. He is an alumni of the University of Michigan's Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning where he holds both an M.Arch degree and a Graduate Certificate in Real Estate Development. His specialties include residential + interiors, branded architecture, hospitality + kitchen design, and real estate development. 

Based in Los Angeles, Schram has worked on everything from concept design to FF&E procurement for operating companies of serviced and furnished apartments, boutique hotels and local design+build residential developers. Previously, Chad worked internationally in India alongside Studio Mumbai and in Auckland, NZ on the Waiwera Thermal Resort, with additional stints in New York at Studio Mapos and MEIS Architects.

Most recently, Chad worked with Cloud Kitchens as a Design Manager on commercial catering facilities.  Prior to that he was with Soho House Design where he helped open the West Coast in-house design and development office. There he worked on a range of ground-up and adaptive reuse projects for hotels, restaurants, clubs, gyms and spas. Additionally, he did drafting and project management work for John Sofio of Built Inc on LA and Joshua Tree retail, residential and nightclub projects. 

Chad also specializes in branding, graphic design, product and furniture design. Originally from Detroit, Michigan, he loves working in all environments rain and shine. 

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Employment 

Cloud Kitchens, Los Angeles, CA, US, Design Manager

Sep 2020 - Aug 2021
 

Built Inc, Los Angeles, CA, US, Architect

Architectural Drafting, Design and Project Management for award winning nightclub and restaurant designer/builder, John Sofio. Work include hotel, multi-family, single family and commercial projects in Los Angeles and Joshua Tree, California.

May 2020 - Aug 2020
 

Soho House & Co., Los Angeles, Architect

Hospitality design and master planning including hotels, spas, restaurants, gyms and resorts. Completed detailed drawing sets for ground-up and adaptive reuse projects using Revit Architecture. Coordinated with interior designers, operations team and consultants to produce drawing packages with site-specific design solutions in line with Soho House's brand standards.

Aug 2018 - Apr 2020
 

Rudin Donner Design Inc., Los Angeles, Architectural Designer

Assisted with design and documentation for multiple hillside residential projects. Developed comprehensive permit sets and managed the city plan-check process.

May 2018 - Jul 2018
 

Urban Blox / Outpost Living, Los Angeles, CA, US, Design Director

Lead architecture, branding and operations for Urban Blox's multi-family residential developments. Liaison with external partners in architecture, interior, landscape design and capital investments. Manages all procurement and FF&E's for internal operating company, Outpost Living.

Sep 2016 - Apr 2018
 

Temple Home Lifestyle, Los Angeles, Designer/Renderer

Developed designs and visualizations for six multi-residential renovation projects around greater Los Angeles area. Coordinated product and material selection with vendors.

May 2016 - Sep 2016
 

Studio Mumbai / BASEmumbai Travel Studio, Mumbai, IN, Design+Construction Intern

Assisted on Studio Mumbai construction site for Japanese weaver Chiaki Maki's new textile compound in Dehradun. Exhibited film documentation, research book and model depicting micro-entrepreneurial sites of assembly and disassembly in South Bombay with Mary-Ann Ray.

May 2015 - Jul 2015
 

Woods Bagot, New York, NY, US, Architectural Intern

Model maker for Woods Bagot Sport under Dan Meis working on the Stadio della Roma. Prepared and presented detailed architectural drawings and design proposals that advanced Woods Bagot architectural initiatives.

Jun 2014 - Aug 2014
 

Mapos Architects, DPC, New York, NY, US, Design Intern

Assisted with construction documents on retail store for Fresh cosmetics located in Shanghai. Helped organize and design entries to Fresh's fixture library. Prepared visual material to facilitate renovation for an existing retail location in NYC.

Jun 2013 - Aug 2013
 

Go Green Energy Consulting, Southfield, MI, US, Intern

Gained field experience while assisting BPI certified professionals in home audits with the use of thermal imaging, blower door testing and lighting/appliance reviews.

May 2011 - Jul 2011
 

Education 

University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, US, MArch, Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning

Sep 2014 - May 2016
 

University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, US, Graduate Certificate in Real Estate Development

Sep 2014 - May 2016
 

University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, US, Bachelors, Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning

Sep 2010 - May 2014
 

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