Brittany Knowlton

Brittany Knowlton

Mokena, IL, US

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Recent graduate from Rhode Island School of Design with a Masters degree in Architecture. Looking for a full time position as an Architectural Designer. 

In Architecture I strive to create spaces of intention. Focusing on the psychology of human connection. My thesis work created an understanding of spectacle and the spatial organization of human society. Asking questions, such as, what is the role of architecture to create performance? Can the relationship between the city and its citizens create a distinctive place of belonging with a constant shift in its spatial order? What produces an urban environment that can suggest new ways of interacting with public spaces, that activate cities inhabitants and users to construct a public realm. Most importantly, their relationship to space. How they personalize public environments. Designing public spaces that provide personal accessibility in ways that reorganize daily tasks, existing structures, and spaces of expressive freedom. To be an extension and deconstruction of what is existing.

My fine art primarily focuses on recreating landscapes. Capturing places that promote a feelings of connection in order to revive the memory of a once visited destination.


Freelance Architectural Designer, Mokena, IL, US, Architectural Designer

Currently working as a freelance Architectural Designer. I am providing Residential design solutions that include exterior/interior renovations, home additions, and attached/ detached garages.

Aug 2020 - current

Aptus, Chicago, IL, US, Architectural Intern

Participated in all phases of the design and contsruction
processes on major projects. Produced drawings and layouts.
Attended client meetings & presentations.Assisted clients with project development. Created 3D models and renderings.
Projects included workplace, retail, hospitality, mixed use, and public.
Selected clients included: Limitless Creative Group, Chicago, IL | Rolex / Patek Philippe, Chicago, IL | Glen Lerner Law Office, Chicago, IL | The Base Chicago, Chicago, IL.

Jun 2018 - Feb 2019


Rhode Island School of Design (RISD), Providence, RI, US, MArch, M.Arch

Sep 2017 - May 2020


Architecture Assistantship, Award


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