Rex Hughes

Rex Hughes

Chicago, IL, US

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My name is Rex Hughes. I’m a fifth year architecture student at Syracuse University, graduating May 2019. During my time at school I have developed an interest in sustainable architecture, material experimentation, and theoretical design. Being from Chicago, towers have always been an inspiration to me. The John Hancock, the Thompson Center, and 150 North Riverside are among my favorite projects. 

My summer internships at SKJN Architekten (2017) and Bloom Companies (2018) improved my skills in schematic design and site planning, and furthered my understanding of building details, project phasing, municipal codes, and LEED certification. I have been working with digital modeling and representation software since my first semester at school and am proficient with Revit, AutoCAD, Sketch-Up, Rhino, and the Adobe Suite.



Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY, US, Shop Technician

Supervised the wood shop at the School of Architecture. Responsibilities included helping students fabricate their projects and general upkeep of the facility.

Sep 2018 - current

Bloom Companies, LLC, Chicago, IL, US, Architectural Intern

Responsibilities included extensive on-site roof surveys in Milwaukee, composition of programmatic questionnaires, digitization of existing construction documents, and development of Revit standards to be used for future architectural projects.

May 2018 - Aug 2018

SKJN Architekten Corp., Chicago, IL, US, Architectural Intern

Primary responsibilities involved schematic design for commercial and residential renovations. Revit was used for production of all drawings. Other tasks included site planning, review of municipal codes, and preparation of materials for LEED.

May 2017 - May 2017


Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY, US, BArch, Architecture

Studied abroad in Florence, Italy for one semester, and participated in the Rubin global design studio in Medellin, Colombia.

Expected Graduation: May 2019.

Aug 2014 - current


Kingsley Art Scholarship, Scholarship

The Kingsley Art Scholarship is annually awarded to one student intending to pursue a career in the arts.