Craig Race

Craig Race

Portland, OR, US



Throughout my architectural career, I have continually expanded my design knowledge and abilities by immersing myself in new architectural vernaculars and respectfully challenging their values.

After completing my undergrad in Toronto, I traveled to Pakistan with a group of students to design and build a house for earthquake victims.  Our task was to build a safe structure, but the final design was a safe, passively ventilated house that respected the culture of its inhabitants and harvested its own water.  The success of this project attracted me to similar tests of my ability to embrace new design challenges and see what I had to offer.

After working in Toronto for two years, I left to attend the University of Oregon.  I was attracted by UO's focus on environmental and urban architecture, and to the Pacific Northwest's design stye.  While I was at UO, I spent a semester in Italy.  Both experiences were a continued attempt to challenge my design abilities by embracing a new design language, and they have both enriched my work and thought processes.


Now I must choose my next challenge.  I am seeking employment in the eastern US at a firm that will challenge me to learn as much as I contribute while I continue to grow as a young architect and work towards completing my IDP hours.



Sustainable.TO, Project Manager

Apr 2010 - Sep 2010

Electric Bowery, Junior Architect

Jul 2007 - Sep 2009

The Ventin Group Architects, Junior Architect

May 2006 - Sep 2006


University of Oregon in Portland, MArch, Architecture

Sep 2009 - Jul 2011

Toronto Metropolitan University, Bachelors, Architecture

Sep 2004 - May 2007


Italy Study Abroad, Other

1 quarter studying in Italy. Included extensive travel throughout Italy and Switzerland.


Pakistan Design-Build, Other

Design-build housing project for disaster victims in the Kashmir region of Pakistan. 1 month in Pakistan and U.A.E.


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