Tanner Whitney

Tanner Whitney

Troy, NY, US

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Tanner Whitney is a recent graduate of the Bachelor of Architecture program at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.  During his time at the RPI School of Architecture, he worked as the head photographer for the Publications Department and as a teaching assistant for several first- and second-year studio courses under professors William Virgil and Edwin Liu.  Tanner's most recent work experience was at Evan Douglis Studio where he worked as a designer on several exploratory and realized projects.

Tanner’s undergraduate thesis work embraced his passion for photography and confronted the complex relationship between architecture and the image.  Satellite imagery and fine art portraiture were thoroughly examined and mined for their photographic techniques, later appropriated as architectural representation strategies.  Ultimately, the thesis was concerned with the disguise of meaning (interior/content) behind several layers of context-based camouflage (exterior/expression).



RPI SOA Publications Department, Troy, NY, US, Photographer

>Photographed guest lectures, studio reviews, and events.
>Processed photos for web and publication use.
>Assisted creation of graphic standards for SoA hallway exhibits.

Apr 2015 - May 2019

Evan Douglis Studio LLC, Troy, NY, US, Designer

>Produced aircraft cable nets and developed manufacturing manual.
>Design of stainless steel chandelier mated to glassblown vessels.
>Full-scale prototyping with large format 3D printer.

Jun 2016 - Sep 2018

Method Design Architecture + Urbanism PLLC, New York, NY, US, Intern

>Performed ethnographic research to inform project programming.
>Produced final diagrams for an international design competition.
>Assisted with design and architectural drawings of residential projects.

Dec 2016 - Jan 2017

Whitney Roofing & Sheet Metal, Perkasie, PA, US, Laborer

>Worked alongside clients and contractors at all project stages.
>Learned practical aspects of building projects in a hands-on setting.
>Assisted with field measurements, bidding, and installation.

Jun 2011 - Aug 2015


Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, NY, US, BArch, Bachelor of Architecture

Aug 2014 - May 2019


AIA Henry Adams Medal and Certificate, Award

For more than a century, the AIA has provided a medal of excellence to the top graduating students in National Architectural Accrediting Board (NAAB) or Canadian Architectural Certification Board (CACB) accredited degrees, Bachelor of Architecture, Master of Architecture, or Doctor or Architecture. The award is named in honor of Henry Adams (1838-1918), a historian, author, and scholar who donated his book, Mont-Saint-Michel and Chartres, and eventually the royalties from his book, to the AIA. In 2018, a new medal and process was announced that aligns with the original 1914 resolution that established this award


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