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David Vallejo

David Vallejo

Chicago, IL, US

 

About 

My close relationship with art and design directly translates to some of my focuses in architecture. To communicate through its frames is an ever changing learning process. 

I am very passionate about the social gravity in architecture, its effect on society, and the problem solving involved in order to serve the function, site, and client. These are the ideals that I believe should never go overlooked through the action of a firm whose goal is to provide architectural services or to foster it. 

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Employment 

Freelancer, Chicago, IL, US, Freelance Drawing, Modeling, and Rendering

I work on various modeling from scratch or from plans, create floor plans from existing buildings, and create renderings of existing and proposed interior/exteriors. I work with Rhino, AutoCAD, SketchUp, Illustrator, Photoshop, and InDesign.

May 2016 - current
 

University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, IL, US, Research Project Assistant

Worked on drawings and modeling for a UIC professor's research project. I used Rhino, Illustrator, InDesign, and some parametric modeling.

Jan 2012 - Mar 2012
 

Legat Architects, Inc., Chicago, IL, US, Architectural Intern

Worked on Design Development and Construction Documents, as well as 3D modeling. I used AutoCAD, SketchUp, Revit, and InDesign.

Jun 2009 - Aug 2009
 

Legat Architects, Inc., Chicago, IL, US, Architectural Intern

Worked on Design Development and Construction Documents, as well as 3D modeling. I used AutoCAD, SketchUp, Revit, and InDesign.

Jun 2008 - Aug 2008
 

Education 

University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, IL, US, Bachelors, Architecture

I am expected to complete my Bachelors of Science in Architecture with Minors in Art and Sociology, May 2018.

My time at UIC included some breaks due to personal matters of my own and those close to me, however those moments of weakness have resulted into some of the greater strengths that I carry with me today.

The program had a strong focus on design, but I also benefited from the technical and structural engineering instruction. Architecture, for me, has always been a balance between Art and Science; problem solving in the physical world, through design.

Aug 2009 - current
 

Awards 

Chicago Architecture Foundation Newhouse Competition, 1st Place

Overall Grand Prize in Home Design

2009
 

ACE Mentoring Program, Scholarship

ACE Mentoring Program Four Year Renewable Scholarship

2009
 

Chicago Architecture Foundation Newhouse Competition, Honorable Mention

Honorable Mention in Sustainable Design

2008
 

Chicago Architecture Foundation Newhouse Competition, 1st Place

First Place in Architectural Photography

2008
 

Areas of Specialization 

Skills