Holden Scully

Holden Scully

Sayreville, NJ, US



Currently living in Chicago, a graduate of University of Illinois Champaign Urbana, I am pursuing a career in Architecture. With a background in landscape architecture and urban planning, I look to fine commonalities in these distinct disciplines.

With work previously receiving recognition from the ASLA, RIBA, The Atlantic, and other news outlets, I look to work with people invested in new architecture.



Gensler, Chicago, IL, US, Job Captain

-Conceptual Design
-Presentation Graphics
-Construction Documents/ Administration

After graduation, I was selected over other recent graduates with my previous experience in the Lifestyle sector. From the start I have been involved in all phases of design. Through close collaboration with our design team and clients, I aim to meet deadlines for ever-changing challenges in a fast pace environment.

Oct 2014 - current

Ethos Workshop, Naperville, IL, Architectural Intern

-Construction Documents
-Presentation Graphics
-Continual Collaboration with Clients/Engineers
-CD Revisions/ Submittals

In collaboration with corporate firms, I worked on prototype buildings for franchises. Communication with the company, engineers and city were influential to producing successful documents. Other projects included mixed use and commercial developments in the redevelopment phase.

May 2013 - Jan 2014

The McGough Group, Phoenix, AZ, US, Entry Level Designer

-Construction Documents
-Presentation Graphics
-Continual Collaboration with Architects/Engineers
-CD Revisions/ Submittals

With the portfolio I had from my undergraduate tenor, I was selected by a firm in North Phoenix. Projects included streetscapes, residential developments, park design, commercial landscapes and campus design. As the firm grew my responsibilities increased to conceptual design and implementing it into presentation graphics, and finally to construction drawings for submittal.

Jun 2010 - Jan 2011

Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ, US, Architecture Intern

-Site Planning for Natural Park
-Worked directly with Parks Department/ City of Phoenix
-Ecology/ Hydrology Plans
-New Vegetation Plans
-Educational Trail Plan
-Construction Documents for Site Amenities

I worked under Architecture faculty during a summer internship to redevelop local park projects. The job entailed planning a site analysis and creating a new site plan for Papago Park in Phoenix, AZ. Through design fundamentals, we designed a bench for an education trail. The site plan also included a new planting design of native mesquite growth in phases. The location of the park being dry, and arid without irrigation created limits of the project which were adhered by placing vegetation along riparian areas.

Jun 2009 - Aug 2009


University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Champaign, IL, US, MArch, Architecture

Aug 2011 - Aug 2014

Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ, US, Bachelors, Landscape Architecture

Aug 2006 - May 2010


Bay Bridge House, Nomination


RIBA Housing in the Private Rental Market, Honorable Mention

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