Daham Marapane

Daham Marapane

Cincinnati, OH, US

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Keefer Dunn Architect, Chicago, Freelance Architectural Designer

Producing schematic drawings and visualizations for residential projects in the Chicago area.

Jan 2021 - current

Taubman Public Design Corp, Ann Arbor & Detroit, Design Consultant

Produced COVID-19 adaptation plans for local community organization Brilliant Detroit. Project Management responsibilities over research and design phases.

Jun 2020 - Aug 2020

University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Design Researcher

Compiled research on building performance and wellness metrics as part of strategic design services for corporate partners. Scheduled and documented meetings and workshops with an interdisciplinary university team and outside partners. Physically fabricated prototypes of isolated workspace pods for office settings.

May 2019 - Aug 2019

Bob Sala Architects, Cincinnati, Architectural designer

Drafted construction drawings for residential projects using AutoCAD. Developed structural and electrical plans, product schedules and technical details. Prepared presentation drawings.

Nov 2017 - Aug 2018

Al Neyer, Cincinnati, Intern Architect

Produced preliminary site plans, floor plans, and elevations for industrial and office developments. Drafted construction details for ongoing design build projects. Documented site visits during construction administration phase.

Aug 2016 - Dec 2016

Mahlum Architects, Seattle, Intern Architect

Created drawings, renders, and physical models for education and healthcare projects in the Pacific Northwest for clients, consultants and award entries. Drafted construction documents using Revit.

Aug 2014 - Dec 2014


University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MArch, Architecture

Aug 2018 - May 2020

University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, BArch, Architecture

Aug 2012 - May 2016


Architecture Student Research Grant, Grant

Awarded research funds for self directed research on the political, economic and material histories of building fires. Culminated in a gallery show of work, organized with other grantees. Produced an essay on Grenfell Fire to be published in Pidgin Issue 28, for Fall 2020.


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