Christopher Smith

Christopher Smith

Omaha, NE, US



I'm a recent graduate who knows the transformational power of architecture and urban design. From the Midwest to the Northeast and beyond, I've come to recognize the important implications of design decisions made by the architects and planners in the world.

I've spent the past seven years growing in my undergraduate and graduate educations, and my recently completed thesis investigates the ways to leverage emerging technologies to transform suburban landscapes. I enjoy looking towards the future, and thinking how the design decisions I make can transform lives.

My experiences range from construction to interning for architecture firms. I am seeking a position where I can contribute to a skilled team through the design and drawing process.

Please view my work on my website at


Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY, US, Advanced Building Systems Teaching Assistant

Assist students develop drawings and diagrams for building research project
Grade exams and papers

May 2011 - Jan 2014

Harig Property Development, Fayetteville, NY, US, Project Foreman and Lead Draftsman

CAD drafting and design of residential and commercial projects
Oversee multiple demolition and small framing projects
Led a team of contractors in construction of interior partitions, decks, and roofs

May 2011 - Aug 2012

University of Nebraska-Lincoln College of Architecture, Lincoln, NY, US, Media Services Technician

Operating the laser cutter in Architecture Hall
Operating plotters in the college print center
Assisting students with plotting, scanning, 3d printing, laser cutting

Oct 2007 - May 2010

Randy Brown Architects, Omaha, NE, US, Intern

Office organization for moderate sized firm
CAD drafting and design for commercial projects
Rendering and image finishing
Contact with contractors and manufacturers

Jan 2006 - May 2006


Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY, US, MArch, Architecture

Aug 2006 - current

University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Lincoln, NE, US, BArch, Architecture

Aug 2006 - May 2010


Syracuse University Graduate Creative Works Grant, Grant

This grant was awarded to allow research into the impacts of autonomous vehicles and how they might redefine suburban spaces. Research was presented in May 2013 as a video installation.


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