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Christopher Ross

Christopher Ross

Enfield, NH, US

 

About 

After years in an office I have recently begun freelancing, nearly concluded my AXP hours and am studying for my licensing exams. I have chosen this path to have a better work life balance and engage in my community more. Another primary reason is I am an individual thriving with cystic fibrosis, which requires a good work life balance to maintain health.

I have numerous close relationships with local builders and architects from which I gain a fairly steady influx of projects. Currently I have a lake home in design and another that is 60% through construction. I am very proud of the relationships I've built and I strive to maintain happy clients and successful jobs.

In my spare time I enjoy many outdoor activities. My top pursuits are sailing, skiing, cycling, paddle boarding and hiking. 

I have included a small work sample as well as selected projects.

Employment 

Christopher T Ross- self employed, Enfield, NH, US, owner and designer

While self employed I have built quite an extensive project list with jobs ranging from 3/4 bath renovations to conceptual design documents for mixed use buildings.

A sampling of projects:

drawing and modeling assistant to architect
assist architect in 10,00sf mixed use building construction documents
3,600sf lake home
closet to 3/4 bath renovation
2,800sf complete home renovation and addition
5,000sf lake home
3,800sf lake home
5 unit loft building concept design
60+ unit condo development concept design
partner with architect to complete a 1800sf coffee shop renovation

Aug 2013 - current
 

UK Architects, Hanover, NH, US, project manager

At UK I became an Archicad expert and tackled numerous projects from conceptual design through construction. A sample is below:

6,000sf office fit-up
16,000sf office building addition
1,500 sf condo renovation
3,000sf mountain top home
1 car carport addition
1,500sf office fit-up
1,000 sf home addition and two car garage
4 car garage addition and breezeway
3,00sf kitchen design showroom
2,000sf window and door showroom

Oct 2016 - Jan 2019
 

Sloane Mayor, Architect, Lebanon, NH, independent contractor

I work on a variety of tasks in support of Sloane Mayor a sole proprietor. Tasks range from 3D modeling and rendering to construction documents and existing conditions drawings.

Unfortunately her work dwindled but we remained in contact and I put her touch with the owner of my then employer, UK Architects. They are now joint owners and rebranding that office.

Apr 2014 - Oct 2016
 

Pompanoosuc Mills, East Thetford, VT, lead graphic designer

I was lead graphic designer for all in-house projects. Pompanoosuc Mills is a high-end furniture company, visit www.pompy.com to see more.

A small sampling of what I produced:
email designs, sale and promotional posters, interior store layout and design, photoshoot/vignette designs, printed mailers, logo redesign, look-book catalogue, digital cut window graphics, delivery truck signage

Jan 2014 - Jun 2016
 

Sheldon Pennoyer Architects, Concord, NH, US, project manager

I was in charge of numerous high end residential ground-up homes and additions. Unfortunately the office downsized close to accepting this position.

A project sampling:

12,000sf home schematic design
3,00sf major addition and renovation through 50% construction documents
5,00sf home schematic design
1,000sf entry renovation 50% construction documents

Aug 2013 - Jan 2014
 

Watershed Studio Architects, White River Junction, VT, project manager

Summer job and a return to Watershed studio to work with principal Daniel Johnson at this unique and funky practice.

I worked for Daniel also from 2007 to 2009 as a designer, fresh from a bit of time at the Boston, MA office of Architerra, Inc.

Sample of work done:

1,800sf home schematic documents through construction documents
10,000sf rowing facility schematic documents through 50% construction documents

Jun 2012 - Aug 2012
 

Alta Ski Area, Salt Lake City, UT, US, ski school sales manager

130+ ski days and lots of fun before graduate studies began

Nov 2008 - May 2009
 

Watershed Studio Architects, White River Junction , project manager

My second full time architecture position. I completed a few homes from concept to construction.

sample of work:

3,200sf home and studio
1,500sf home
24,000sf home construction detailing
10,000sf building permitting documents and as well as demolition and construction

May 2007 - Nov 2008
 

Architerra, Inc., Boston, MA, draftsman

This was my first full time architecture position at an office. i became a valuable team member and helped to complete drawings, office admin tasks and graphics standards.

sample of work:

-floor details on 15,00sf college science building
-interior elevations on 15,00sf college science building
-set print and production management on 15,00sf college science building
-building core detail plans

-interior lecture hall millwork details on 12,000sf science building addition
-green roof details on 12,000sf science building addition
-steel drawing coordination on 12,000sf science building addition
-egress stair details, plans, sections, elevations on 12,000sf science building addition

-all graphics symbols customized in Autocad and properly scaled for future use

Dec 2006 - May 2007
 

Education 

The University of Utah, Salt Lake City,UT, Master of Architecture

I began my architecture graduate studies at University of Utah following a great ski season working for Alta. After a wonderful time in Utah and a month intensive study in Germany, Summer 2010 I was pulled back east for family, January 2012.

Jun 2009 - current
 

Rhode Island School of Design (RISD), Providence, RI, US, MArch, master of architecture

Aug 2011 - May 2013
 

Hobart and William Smith Colleges, geneva, NY, Bachelors, bachelor of arts

US History minor
Architectural studies major

Architecture program study abroad to Denmark International School Spring 2005

Aug 2002 - May 2006
 

Awards 

Presidents Scholarship, Scholarship

A $20,000 yearly award for my entire term of study at RISD.

2011
 

Areas of Specialization 

Skills