Casey Franklin

Casey Franklin

Chicago, IL, US



I believe that architecture should help solve problems, not create them.



Design Synergies Ltd., Project Manager

Responsibilities include managing all aspects of design-build projects from initial concept design phase through construction as well as personnel management. This entails taking part in and directing project through proposal and contract documents, building design, construction document production, permitting, bidding, and construction administration.

Building types worked on include medical offices, car dealerships, luxury residential, and restaurants. Structures worked with include steel, precast concrete, concrete masonry, and light gauge steel framing. I have a well rounded understanding of the various systems which make and support a building, we often do engineering in house for structural and mep systems.

Familiar working with various types of clientele from small home owners to high profile business franchise owners. Have worked on zoning changes and development proposals with aldermen, City of Chicago, lawyers, and developers. Building departments worked with include Chicago, Countryside, Elgin, Oak Park, Naperville, Long Grove, Arlington Heights, and Wheeling.

Currently pursing licensure, exams begun.

Nov 2010 - Mar 2011

Design Synergies Ltd., Intern Architect

Job responsibilities included architectural design, site documentation, construction drawings, permit work, communication with clients, delivery of drawings to clients, rendering production, website creation and maintenance.

Projects worked on include medical office buildings, large car dealerships, daycare facilities, various retail and restaurant buildings, residential, and critical envelope evaluations.

Oct 2006 - Nov 2010


Illinois Institute of Technology (IIT), BArch, Architecture

Studies taught theory which focused on practical application and space formation with purpose and green technologies.

Aug 2004 - May 2009

Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (UPC), Architecture

One year study abroad experience. Studies taught theory which focused on exploration of form generation and configuration.

Sep 2007 - May 2008