Christopher Ray

Christopher Ray

Coronado, CA, US



Solomon Cordwell Buenz (SCB), San Francisco, CA, US, Architectural Designer / Technical III

Provided various phases of Architectural services ranging from Schematic Design to Construction Administration for both Higher-Education and Mixed-Use Residential project types. Supported project teams through expert BIM model management, effective communication with consultants/clients, and constructive coaching of junior team members.

Currently works remotely as a Job Captain, BIM Manager, and Technical Designer for a 40+ story high-rise commercial residential tower.

Sep 2015 - current

Cornell University, Ithaca, NY, US, AAP - Special Projects Coordinator

Special Projects Coordinator : Ithaca, NY.
Organized all logistics in support of both the Environmental Systems and Richard Meier Design tenured faculty searches. Additional projects include; program/material research, gallery exhibition, website development, course presentations and design critic.

Researcher at Program of Computer Graphics : Ithaca, NY.
Assisted Professor Donald Greenberg in the developed of computational algorithms to be used in digital schematic design models with the aim to more quickly and accurately predict thermal gains of architecture.

Graduate Teaching Assistant : Ithaca, NY.
Funded position awarded on the basis of strong academic merit and faculty recommendation. Organized and lead content review lessons to support core structural concepts course that culminated in the development and construction of gallery quality structural models.

Digital Production Specialist : New York, NY.
Supervised the production of custom architectural devices and models using digital tooling.

Jan 2015 - May 2015

CODA: Caroline O'Donnell Architecture DPC, Ithaca, NY, US, Production Assistant

Engineered and fabricated a 1:1 scale mockup of the winning 2013 MoMA-PS1 YAP design competition entry.

Dec 2012 - Jan 2013

e2e Materials, Ithaca, NY, US, Product Development Intern

Assisted with team and individual product development, graphic design, market research, and material testing which resulted in ‘Best of NeoCon 2012’ award for bio-composites and open office furniture designs.

Jun 2012 - Jul 2012

United States Navy, San Diego, CA, US, Lieutenant

Director of Operations Department, MCM CREW CONSTANT : Corpus Christi, TX.
Led and managed 5 officers and 29 sailors through multiple home-port inspections and an Arabian Gulf deployment. Awarded both the Navy Achievement Medal for “keen oversight and exceptional professionalism” and the Navy Commendation Medal for “unmatched dedication and tireless work ethic.”

Manager of Repair Division, USS BOXER (LHD 4) : San Diego, CA.
Led a division of 25 sailors through an arduous nine-month deployment to the Arabian Gulf. Awarded the Navy Achievement Medal for “superior leadership and managerial ability.”

May 2005 - Dec 2009


Cornell University, Ithaca, NY, US, MArch, M. Arch I

Thesis: Beyond Big Oil: prophecies & projections. Resiliency strategy for urban Houston in a post ‘Oil Age’ future that uses analytical stratum to reveal a post-oil urban recipe aimed to imbue evolutionary urbanism into the city fabric.

Aug 2011 - Jan 2015

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, NY, US, Bachelors, Electronic Media Arts & Communication

Thesis: Tipping the Spear. Documentary video follows two roommates, both Navy ROTC Midshipmen who reflect on opposing views and weigh service options on the eve of entering active duty military during a time of war.

Aug 2001 - May 2005


Architecture at Zero, Award

Student Citation Award


AAP 24hr Design Competition, 1st Place


the Mary Lyons Fellow, Scholarship


Areas of Specialization