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Christopher Solek

Christopher Solek

New York, NY, US

 
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About 

ARCHITECT IN NEW YORK

Since relocating to New York from Australia in 2016, I have been working as a Senior Project Manager/Interior Architect in a large New York Practice working on a significant projects. In Sydney, my experience has included working within medium to large sized practices on commercial, mixed-use  and multi-residential projects. In addition to this I began my own small practice, as a registered architect (Architects Accreditation Council Australia), working on private single and multi-residential projects. Throughout my career I have worked on various project sectors within architecture and interiors.

My career aspiration is to become an integral part of an ever evolving New York studio. To drive the pursuit to produce relevant and memorable architecture based on collaborative ideas. I seek opportunities to challenge myself and also learn new methods and approaches to architecture and design.  


My CV outlines my credentials and experience, along with examples of my work. Also feel free to have a look at my website listed below for further examples of my work.

solekarchitecture.com

Thank you and I look forward to hearing from you. 

Employment 

Meyer Davis Studio, New York, NY, US, Senior Project Manager/Design Director

- CROWN Barangaroo, Sydney
- Mr.C Residences, Miami
- Vital Proteins Headquarters & Flagship

May 2018 - current
 

Stonehill Taylor, New York, NY, US, Senior Project Manager/Interior Architect

• TWA Hotel at JFK – revitalization of the prestigious and historical landmark TWA Flight Center by Eero Saarinen
• Limelight Luxury Hotel & Resort, Aspen Snowmass
• Hotel and Workspace Rebrand, San Francisco

May 2016 - May 2018
 

Smith & Tzannes Architects, Sydney, AU, Senior Project and Design Architect

• Arise Boutique Apartments – 26 multi-dwelling residential apartments
• Emerald Park Development – five building multi-dwelling residential complex
• Marlborough Street – adaptive re-use of heritage terrace house to commercial offices and retail

Jan 2013 - Mar 2016
 

Turner Studio, Sydney, AU, Senior Project Architect

• Audi Service Centre – flagship two-level showroom and retail within mixed-use development
• Union Development – three building multi-dwelling residential complex with harbor views
• Mascot Square Development – seven building multi-dwelling residential complex

Jan 2011 - Dec 2013
 

Stanisic Architects, Sydney, AU, Project Manager

Jul 2009 - Dec 2010
 

Squillace Architects, Sydney, AU, Graduate Design and Project Architects

• Hugos Restaurant & Bar, Manly Wharf – Best New Venue 2009, Australian Liquor Industry Awards
• ‘Ayllen’ Parish Residence – modern renovation and addition to heritage listed Victorian home

Jan 2006 - Nov 2009
 

PMDL Architecture & Design, Sydney, AU, Graduate Design and Project Architects

Jan 2004 - Dec 2006
 

Jackson Teece Architects, Sydney, AU, Graduate Architect

Jan 2001 - Dec 2004
 

Education 

University of Technology Sydney (UTS), Sydney, AU, Masters, Architecture

Graduated 'Bachelor of Architecture' Degree with Honors, from the University of Technology, Sydney.
The degree incorporated full time employment and practical experience in Architectural firms throughout Sydney and during the whole course of study.

Following the completion of the degree, I passed the architects registration exams, becoming a registered architect in the state of New South Wales, Australia.

Jan 1997 - Jan 2003
 

Awards 

DRIVENxDESIGN - New York, Silver Winner 2019 New York Design Awards - TWA, 1st Place

TWA Hotel awarded, Silver Winner 2019 New York Design Awards

2020
 

Interior Design Magazine - Best Hotel & Resort Projects 2019 - TWA Hotel, Award

TWA Hotel wins the Best Hotel & Design Projects for 2019

2019
 

BDNY 2019 GOLD KEY AWARD WINNER, Award

TWA Hotel wins the Best Guestroom Upper Midscale Design at the 39th annual Boutique Design New York Gold Key Awards for Excellence in Hospitality Design

2019
 

2019 Best of Design Award for Building of the Year - TWA Hotel, Award

TWA Hotel won the 2109 Best of Design Awards for Best Building of the Year

2019
 

DRIVENxDESIGN - Sydney, Australia Silver Winner 2019 New York Design Awards - Crown Barangaroo, Award

Crown Barangaroo awarded, Silver Winner 2019 New York Design Awards

2019
 

Hugos Restaurant & Bar - Best New Venue 2009, 1st Place

Best New Restaurant and Bar Venue Australian Liquor Industry Awards

2016
 

Winner 2015, Master Builders NSW, Award

Excellence in Construction Awards for Interior Fitouts $3-4M (AUD)

2015
 

Drummoyne Apartments Winner 2011, Award

Excellence in Housing Award, Master Builders NSW

2011
 

Areas of Specialization 

Skills