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OBINNA ELECHI, Assoc. AIA

OBINNA ELECHI, Assoc. AIA

New York, NY, US

 

About 

I am an architectural designer 
working on projects in architecture, 
design and illustration. 

I'm from Nigeria, was raised in Holland 
and am currently based in New York City. 


 

Elsewhere:

Employment 

Gensler, New York, NY, US, Job Captain

Responsibilities include: consultant/product vendor coordination; shop drawing review; preparing/coordinating drawings & specifications for ASI's and RFI's during Construction Documents and Construction Administration phases for high-end cultural, Revit-based project in New York City.

Jan 2016 - current
 

Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates (KPF), New York, NY, US, Architectural Designer

Range of design and technical experience in US, China and Hong Kong-based projects.
Responsibilities included creating design documents, modeling and coordinating consultants and vendors in DD, CD and FFE phases.

Aug 2011 - Nov 2015
 

Rural Studio, Newbern, AL, US, Outreach Student

Designed and built housing prototype with three teammates on a $20K budget for Hale County, AL. Responsibilities included giving presentations to the client, critics, community members and project sponsors, preparing design and construction documents, developing/managing project budget, sourcing materials with vendors, coordinating materials delivery to project site, construction of the house.

Aug 2008 - Jul 2009
 

Gensler, Los Angeles, CA, US, Junior Designer

Part of core team that developed resort hospitality projects from schematics to design development phases.

Jul 2007 - Jul 2008
 

Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP (SOM), Chicago, IL, US, Intern

Developed presentation drawings and physical models for King Abdullah Economic City masterplan.

Jun 2006 - Aug 2006
 

Education 

Parsons The New School for Design, New York, NY, US, MArch, Architecture

Sep 2009 - May 2011
 
Sep 2002 - May 2007
 

Awards 

Fast Company, Other

$20K House VIII -­ Design/Build project (while at the Rural Studio) published

2013
 

CLOG: DATASPACE, Other

Illustration, "Tip of the Databerg" featured in this issue

2012
 

Domus Magazine, Other

Illustration, "Tip of the Databerg" for CLOG:DATASPACE featured in this issue titled ‘The Geography of Data’ ­

2012
 

CLOG: BIG, Other

Illustration, "Don’t Hate The Player, Hate The Game" featured in this issue

2011
 

MoMA Exhibition (Small Scale Big Change), Other

‘Small Scale Big Change’ ­- $20K House VIII featured in MoMA architecture exhibit on socially responsible architecture (while at the Rural Studio)

2010
 

METROPOLIS Magazine, Other

$20K House VIII -­ Design/Build project (while at the Rural Studio) published in  July 2009 issue

2009
 

Areas of Specialization 

Skills