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Owen Blodgett

Owen Blodgett

Chicago, IL, US

 

About 

Primarily I dream of creating beautiful, useful spaces for people. I am happy to work conceptually to let my imagination construct visions, or work concretely to construct reality.  I also love other methods of connecting with people, I've been writing since I was a kid and still pursue my poetry as a means of emotional and artistic connection, also to materialize and distill my thoughts. I'm passionate about fashion, 3d art/game design, photography, music, and all areas of design. If you reach out to me about any creative or professional endeavor, I'll probably be interested!


Please see my website at owenblodgett.com for work samples!

Elsewhere:

Employment 

KOO LLC, Chicago, Junior Designer

I worked at KOO Architecture for almost 2 years, where I got to engage in every facet of the construction process. I did a lot of work with CPS to help renovate dilapidated schools, as well as other miscellaneous concept jobs. In the office, I specialized in visualization and am hoping to use these skills, along with my construction skills, in the future. I was furloughed in August due to a Covid-induced lack of work.

Dec 2018 - Aug 2020
 

Nelligan White Architects, New York, NY, US, Architectural Intern

My last internship was at Nelligan White in New York City. Here I developed further proficiency in AutoCAD and site measurement taking. I worked a lot with NYCHA on low-income housing projects, and designed interior layouts for units in order to maximize valuable space.

Mar 2017 - Aug 2017
 

bKL Architecture LLC, Chicago, IL, US, Architectural Intern

My second internship was at bKL Architecture in Chicago. Aside from falling in love with the city and solidifying my decision to move there after graduation, I feel I learned the most at this job. For the first half of the semester I was in Revit, helping to design and clean up BIM models for multiple skyscraper projects, as well as composing presentation diagrams in Illustrator and Photoshop. I learned a lot about file synchronization and group design workflow this way. For the remainder of the semester I asked if I could work in the in-house model shop. We had access to a laser cutter and 3d printer which was an absolute dream for me. I got to experiment with different methods of model making, both hand and machine-assisted.

Sep 2016 - Jan 2017
 

The Architectural Group, Dayton, Architectual Intern

My first internship was at The Architectural Group in Dayton, Ohio, my hometown. I mostly worked on AutoCAD elevations and plans of historic houses in the many historic districts of Dayton. I spent my time doing site visits and taking measurements and photos in order to reconstruct accurate digital plans and elevations for further renovation design purposes.

Jan 2016 - May 2016
 

Education 

University of Cincinnati, BArch, Architecture

Aug 2014 - Apr 2018
 

Areas of Specialization 

Skills