Connor Hymes

Connor Hymes

Washington, DC, US





MAD Architects, Beijing, CN, Junior Architect

Dec 2017 - current

Design Studio 161, Cincinnati, OH, US, Part-time Intern

Jan 2017 - Mar 2017

Gensler, Boston, MA, US, Architectural Intern

Apr 2016 - Aug 2016

Bohlin Cywinski Jackson, San Francisco, CA, US, Architectural Intern

Aug 2015 - Dec 2015

CallisonRTKL, Washington, DC, US, Architectural Intern

Jan 2015 - May 2015

Sutton Yantis Associates Architects, Vienna, VA, US, Architectural Intern

Apr 2014 - Aug 2014

Kadcon, Washington, DC, US, Assistant Project Manager

Apr 2013 - Aug 2013


University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH, US, MArch, Architecture

Aug 2014 - May 2017

The Catholic University of America, Washington, DC, US, BArch, Architecture

Aug 2010 - May 2014


Discrete Swarm Logics, Other

CAADRIA research paper publication:
in collaboration with Christoph Klemmt

The logics of agent-based behaviors have found interest in architectural design for their possibility to generate self-organizing geometries. However, the resulting free-form geometries are usually complex and costly to construct as buildings. Recently architects have proposed discrete components to create a cost-effective computational designs. This research explores the possibilities of discretizing agent-based simulations to make their bottom-up behaviors and resulting geometries more easily usable for economic construction. Different types of discretization have been explored. The simulations have been evaluated as a design tool at scales from the urban to the detail. The outcomes at the larger scale provide design possibilities, but with little influence on construction costs. At the smaller scale, the geometric assemblies show good possibilities for an economic design and a feasible construction, by altering, but not compromising, the emergent self-organizing principles that guide the simulations.


Graduate SAID Thesis Distinguished Design Award, Award


Cardinal O’Boyle Studio Competition Finalist, Other


Areas of Specialization