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Chris Galbraith, RA

Chris Galbraith, RA

Brooklyn, NY, US

 
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About 

Architect and building design generalist with a predilection for practical computational processes in design. Experience, spanning nearly two decades, covers the full spectrum of practice with the primary design efforts focusing on detail and design for fabrication and manufacturing.

Elsewhere:

Employment 

Alfonso Architects, Tampa, FL, US, Architect

Dec 2021 - current
 

digifabshop, Albany, NY, US, Project Designer/Engineer

A focus on practical technology and BIM integrations to streamline high-end fabrications applied to both one off applications and repeatable products with a focus on CLT and mass timber volumetric, modular building, and manufactured structures design using industry standard computational, generative, and building design technology.

Mar 2020 - Nov 2021
 

Thelen Design Group, New York, NY, US, Project Designer

Managing and coordinating design technologies in execution and documentation of complex 3D geometry for buildings, structures, and architectural elements in concert with designers, fabricators, and installers.

May 2017 - Aug 2020
 

WeWork, New York, NY, US, Senior Lead, Product Engineering

Research, product design and development for manufacturing, prototyping, fabrication, design automation.

Apr 2019 - May 2020
 

Rowe Architects, Inc, Tampa, FL, US, Architectural Designer

Sep 2014 - May 2017
 

University of South Florida, Tampa, FL, US, Adjunct Professor

Parametric Design: Cover an array or computational and parametric design techniques used in architectural design.

Introduction to Digital Design: A survey and introduction to architectural digital design tools, modeling, documenting, rendering, and presentation.

May 2015 - Jan 2016
 

Self-Employed Project Designer, Tampa, FL, US, Designer/Consultant

Jan 2009 - Oct 2015
 

Michael N Bryant Contractor, Dunedin, FL, US, Draftsman/Designer/Builder

Oct 2004 - Jan 2009
 

Engineering Matrix, Saint Petersburg, FL, US, Draftsman/Electrical Designer

Oct 2003 - Jan 2004
 

Education 

University of South Florida, Tampa, FL, US, MArch, School of Architecture and Community Design

4 Year Graduate Program with a focus on urban design.
Self focused technology as a design tool

Aug 2011 - May 2015
 

Awards 

H. Dean Rowe, FAIA Scholarship, Scholarship

It is awarded
for academic performance as demonstrated and presented through a well-developed body of work showcasing design ability,
technical aptitude, as well as graphic composition.

2018
 

Digital Design Award, Award

Academic recognition given for achievements, experimentation, and implementation of digitally driven design techniques and
tools in the design process.

Given out at USF SACD

2015
 

AIA Henry Adams Medal, Award

Medal and certificate of merit to the top-ranking graduating student within architecture program.

2015
 

Areas of Specialization 

Skills