Kelly McCain

Kelly McCain

Chicago, IL, US




Wheeler Kearns Architects, Chicago, IL, US, Architectural Intern

Jan 2016 - current

NAC Architecture, Seattle, WA, US, Intern Architect

Full-time summer architectural intern and part-time intern while completing Master of Architecture.
Worked on a variety of work from awards submittals, graphics, modeling, and construction documents.
Final summer consisted of being a full-time team member of a project in schematic design.

Jun 2014 - Oct 2015

Michael Grab Architect, Erie, PA, US, Intern Architect

Sole intern in practice. Lead designer and project manager of numerous small scale projects. Through a careful balance between hand-drafting, sketching, AutoCAD, and Sketchup, small-scale projects were designed and managed to completion under the guidance of Michael Grab, Architect.

May 2009 - Sep 2013


University of Washington, Seattle, MArch, Architecture

Sep 2013 - current

Miami University, Oxford, OH, US, Bachelors, Architecture

Sep 2008 - May 2012


ACSA Steel Competition Open Category, 3rd Place

This winning design is a very believable solution for a bus station at the intersection of two major interstates. There is an interesting visual interchange between the platform and interior space. Steel is clearly the best material choice for this particularly site and program. The design plays up the contrast between the massive concrete and skeletal steel. It is a freestanding structure that neatly slides underneath the heavy concrete overpass. The building feels like a jewel within this dark environment; the proposal demonstrates an important investigation of lighting and dissemination, because it could be a gloomy place if not for the amazing sense of light that is illustrated in these renderings.


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