Jeffrey Butts, Jr

Jeffrey Butts, Jr

Bangalore, IN



With his education in architecture and passion for design, he has learned to approach creative challenges with a generalist point of view—strengthening his ability to take command over projects of varying methods, functions, and disciplines.

He likes to swim, read, and travel.


KGD India, Bangalore, IN, Junior Architect

Bangalore, India

Oct 2011 - current

Force 4 Architects, Copenhagen, DK, Architectural Intern

He worked closely with the design principals on various projects from the conceptual level to the production of construction documents. He produced conceptual sketches and study models on newer projects and developed drawing details and updated existing drawings on more developed projects.

May 2010 - Aug 2010

AmeriCorps, Washington, DC, US, Corps Tutor

For a period of one whole year, he volunteered with AmeriCorps within the Heads Up tutoring program. He commanded and taught a second-grade classroom, full-time during the summer, and part-time during the school year. Prepared lesson plans and organized class field trips.

May 2008 - May 2009


Howard University, BArch, Architecture

Bachelor of Architecture, Cum Laude. 5-year program of study accruing 175 credit hours of studies.


[-] National Organization of Minority Architecture Students, NOMAS
[-] American Institute of Architecture Students, AIAS
[-] National Building Museum, member, volunteer
[-] National Society of Collegiate Scholars


[-] 2010/2011 Student Adviser, NOMAS, Howard U. chapter
[-] 2008/2009 Student President, NOMAS, Howard U. chapter
[-] 2007/2008 Student Vice President, NOMAS, Howard U. chapter

Aug 2006 - May 2011

Danish Institute for Study Abroad (DIS), Architecture

Spent fourth-year of architectural education abroad in Copenhagen, Denmark for two semesters. From the educational and cultural experience in Denmark/Europe, he felt that architecture must be a design fit to be experienced by everyone, rather than limited to social selections.

Aug 2009 - May 2010


ARCC King Medal, Award

ARCC / King Student Medal for Excellence in Architectural + Environmental Design Research

Awarded based on academic merit and research done for senior design thesis project.


NOMA Conference Student Design Competition, 2nd Place

The challenge was to design an urban, "agri-arts" center, combining agriculture and music into a single facility.


AIA Inter-school Design Competition, 2nd Place

Half-a-day design charette where four architecture schools within the Washington, DC area collaborate on a design challenge. The teams are intentionally mixed with one student from each school on a single team.

The challenge was to design a "National Pavilion" located on the lot just behind the Lincoln Memorial.


NOMA Design Student of the Year, Award

National Organization of Minority Architects. 2nd Annual Lankford + Giles + Vaugh Minority Architect Awards.

Awarded based on academic and design achievement, and strong leadership demonstration.


Earl Manual Bright AIA Scholarship, Scholarship

Awarded $2,500 each year until graduation since 2009.


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