Kristopher Celtnieks

Kristopher Celtnieks

Portland, OR, US



I am currently working at a design/build construction and architecture firm in downtown Portland, splitting times as both an Intern Architect and Skilled Laborer.  I recently received my Master's of Architecture from the University of Oregon last June. During my time at the University of Oregon I had the opportunity to study abroad in Helsinki, Finland which was an unbelievable experience for both my personal and professional life.

Always being fond of the outdoors I have found Portland an easy city to live in, getting all the positive aspects one gets from an urban environment, while at the same being in such close vicinity to the scenic Oregon Coast and Columbia River Gorge. This is where I currently reside and enjoy living here very much.

More information about me and my history are located on my online portfolio at


Green Gables Design and Restoration, Intern Architect, Laborer

Responsible for design development, construction documents, 3-D rendering, code and materials research at a Design/Build firm for both residential and commercial projects.

Nov 2010 - current

JM Cava Architect, Intern Architect / Project Manager

Responsible for individually drafting permit ready documents, project management, 3-D rendering, surveying, schematic design, design development, and construction documents for residential and commercial projects.

Jun 2010 - current

YCH Architect, Intern Architect

Responsible for surveys, schematic design, construction documents, and researching at a residential and commercial firm.

Sep 2007 - Aug 2008

InterArch, Intern Architect

Responsible for construction documents, materials research, and scanning drawings into database at a commercial firm.

Jun 2007 - Aug 2007


University of Oregon, MArch, Portland Urban Architecture

Focus in Sustainable and Urban Design at the University of Oregon's Portland Urban Architecture School.

Sep 2008 - Jun 2010

Temple University, Bachelors, Architecture and Business Minor

While attending Temple University I received my Bachelor's of Science in Architecture along with a minor in business. All of the while I was a member of the Men's Varsity Tennis team and also a member of Delta Sigma Phi National Fraternity.

Aug 2004 - May 2008


2010 Winner, 1st Place

The competition won was for a rendering of my final thesis project, a temporary school building. It was voted the best image of the Spring Semester of an international student design competition.


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