Christopher G. Strahle

Christopher G. Strahle

Sun Valley, ID, USA




de Reus Architects, Kamuela, HI, USA, Project Manager

Feb 2013 - current

University of Hawaii Environmental Research Design Lab, Honolulu, HI, US, BIM Research Assistant Manager

- Organized project efforts in the creation of a campus wide Building Information Model (BIM).
- Coordinated with Deans and Directors to gather building data for campus BIM space management database.
- Managed cooperation between University of Hawai’i, Sea Grant Program, and Office of Research Services.
- Directed Revit project development and coordination, development of BIM Template and Design Standards.
- Digital modeling of existing campus facilities in Revit used for the University of Hawaii BIM Project.
- Organized field research efforts in conducting building surveys relating to occupancy usage and field measurements to ensure floor plan accuracy.
- Coached and supervised employees in conducting on-site building surveys for digital model updates and field verifications.

Jan 2009 - Jun 2012

Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates (KPF), New York, NY, US, Architectural Intern

- Assisted Senior Designer in various tasks including project program development, schematic design, construction documents and compiling design deliverable sets for client presentations.
- Produced presentation documents for multiple projects including schematic and design development deliverable.
- Conducted research and analysis of building envelope systems in the development of KPF Curtain Wall Fundamentals.
- Created a complete building envelope manual focusing on various curtain wall systems and specific consideration when considering the design of high-rise building envelope system development.

Aug 2011 - Dec 2011

de Reus Architects, Kamuela, HI, US, Architectural Intern

- Luxury resort architecture, high-end residential and master planning.
- Assisted Senior Project Designers in various tasks including project program development, schematic design, construction documents and compiling design deliverable set for client presentation.
- Produced various CAD drawings including schematic design and design development production.
- Digital 3D modeling of multiple projects used for schematic design and rendering production.
- Research of various materials and manufactures used to update firms materials library and MasterFormat database.

May 2008 - Aug 2008


University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa, Honolulu, HI, US, PhD, Architecture

The Doctor of Architecture degree program is accredited by the National Architectural Accrediting Board (NAAB). The degree program consisted of a pre-professional undergraduate degree and a professional graduate degree that, when earned sequentially, constitute an accredited professional education.

Aug 2005 - May 2012


Hawai'i State Energy Sector Partnership (SESP), Grant

Hawai’i State Energy Sector Partnership and Job Training Grant. Whole Building Energy Simulation using DesignBuilder.


Student Employee of the Year Team Winner, Award

Environmental Research and Design Lab (ERDL), University of Hawai’i


Green Adviser, Award

Recognized for sustainable design advocacy and assisting fellow students in environmentally conscious design.


U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon, Award

The U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon challenges collegiate teams to design, build, and operate solar-powered houses that are cost-effective, energy-efficient, and attractive. The winner of the competition is the team that best blends affordability, consumer appeal, and design excellence with optimal energy production and maximum efficiency.


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