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Johnathan Wilson

Johnathan Wilson

Elmhurst, IL, US

 
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About 

With a Bachelor of Science in Architecture from the University of Illinois at Chicago, and a Master of Science in Architecture from Southern Illinois University, I have developed a wide range of skills and architectural disciplines. Including a decade long experience with AutoCAD, and a wide range of experience with rendering and 3D modeling programs from Sketch-Up to Rino. With these skills, I applied them to my greatest ability entering my first real professional work at SGW Architects. For four years I worked with a wide range of projects that stretched across the county. Working in the heart of Chicago, my greatest lessons was studying architecture as a profession in relation to my skills in drafting and would eventually be responsible for my office’s detail and CAD library. In 2019, I pushed my skills at Jon Splitt Architects, who specialized in breweries, restaurants, and residential projects. As a small firm we were dependable on one another and brought a distinctive design that shaped the growing Chicago northside. Our team worked alongside designers from Studio K, crafting memorable and iconic spaces for commercial clients, especially along the Fulton Market area of Chicago. My work has led me to handle clients on site and create construction documents ranging from many diverse fields. 

Employment 

Elements Architects, Oak Park, IL, US, Project Architect

• Drafter
o Drafted site plans, floor plans, exterior/interior elevations, and sections for single-family residential projects.
o Designed plans and 3D models via Sketch Up around client requests and ideas.
o Complete field measurements on job sites to update floor plans as needed throughout construction.
• Admin
o Constructed an easy access organizational structure for client closed and open job dates.
o Coordinated with clients regarding plans, project requirements, and due dates.

Oct 2019 - Mar 2021
 

Jonathan Splitt Architects, Chicago, IL, US, Project Architect

• Drafter
o Drafted site plans, floor plans, exterior/interior elevations, building/wall sections, and details throughout project phases with projects types ranging from restaurants, health clubs, and mid-rise residential.
o Evaluate plans and contract drawings and generate 3D models via Sketch Up.
o Managed AutoCAD programs, updated layers and scales to maintain proper labeling systems.
o Complete field measurements on job sites to update floor plans as needed throughout construction.
• Admin
o Constructed an easy access organizational structure for client closed and open job dates.
o Coordinated with clients regarding plans, project requirements, and due dates.

Feb 2019 - Oct 2019
 

SGW Architecture & Design, Chicago, IL, US, Draftsman

• Drafter
o Drafted site plans, floor plans, exterior/interior elevations, building/wall sections, and details throughout a project’s SD, DD, and CD phases with projects types ranging from office renovations to manufactory.
o Evaluate plans and contract drawings and generate 3D models via Sketch Up.
o Organized detail and wall assembly library for the SGW and managed AutoCAD standards.
o Managed AutoCAD programs, updated layers and scales to maintain proper labeling systems.
o Complete field measurements on job sites to update floor plans as needed throughout construction.
• Admin
o Achieved and developed physical booklet for office details and assemblies.
o Constructed an easy access organizational structure for client closed and open job dates.
o Coordinated with clients regarding plans, project requirements, and due dates.
o Wrote field reports after site visits and meeting minutes for office meetings.
o Scheduled office meetings through Outlook and Ajera and participated in drafter meetings and team strategies.

Dec 2015 - Feb 2019
 

Education 

Southern Illinois University Carbondale, Carbondale, IL, US, MArch, Architecture

Aug 2018 - current
 

University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, IL, US, BArch, Bachelors in Architecture and Arts

While studying at UIC, persistence and creativity have helped me survive long studio hours to provide my professors the best work I could create. In the real world I imagine no differently, to give clients the most choices in shaping their desired design, using the best technology and resources, whether they are “going green” or keeping affordability in mind, no challenge is ever worth putting down.

Aug 2009 - May 2014
 

Oak Park and River Forest High School, Oak Park, IL, US, High School, Studies in Architecture and Design

Aug 2005 - Jun 2009
 

Areas of Specialization 

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