Nicholas Chism

Nicholas Chism

Cincinnati, OH, US

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My name is Nick Chism and I am graduating from The University of Cincinnati with my Master of Architecture this coming May. Through my undergraduate and graduate coursework I have been fortunate to work for four Architecture firms primarily in the high end residential and hospitality design sectors and have accrued over two years of experience. In addition, I have been trusted to be a Research Assistant and Graduate Teaching Assistant helping teach second year students design skills. I am passionate about designing the built environment and especially love creating homes that positively impact the way families live.


University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, Research Assistant

Working on a team of researchers with the UC College of Engineering and Applied Sciences to develop truck driver training simulations for the Ohio Department of Transportation. I was responsible for modifying existing Infraworks models to match existing road conditions, modifying and cleaning the models within 3ds Max and troubleshooting model issues with the running of the physical simulator.

Aug 2021 - current

University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH, US, Graduate Assistant

Assisted in teaching second year architecture/interior design students. Fall 2021 | Communication Skills 3 - Skills focused on hand drafting, CAD drafting/modeling and rendering.
Summer 2021 | Digital Media Skills - Focused on teaching techniques for rendering and modeling architecture.

May 2021 - current

ESM Architects, Cincinnati, OH, US, Architectural Intern

Multiple internships and placements dates are as followed: January 2021 - May 2021, Sept. 2019 - May 2020, January 2018 - May 2019

Worked on residential projects ranging from high end custom new build homes to small interior renovations. Personally responsible for Revit modeling and creation of Revit standards, creating Photoshop renderings, and drafting sections, elevations, plans and details in AutoCAD.

Jan 2018 - Jan 2021

Clearcreek Custom Builders, Springboro, OH, US, Architectural Intern

Responsible for all modeling and rendering of homes in Revit for client presentations. Developed new standard custom cabinetry families and shop drawings for custom cabinetry manufacturing. Created office standards and practices through the creation of a new Revit template, Revit schedules for cost-estimating/materials and finishes procurement.

May 2020 - Dec 2020

NELSON, Cincinnati, OH, US, Architectural Intern

Worked on hotel renovation projects for a myriad of hotel brands across the country. Responsible for drafting plans/documenting existing conditions as well as drafting new renovation plans, elevations, sections and details for permit submittals and client/brand reviews.

May 2019 - Aug 2019

Winegardner and Hammons Hotel Group, Cincinnati, OH, US, Design Intern

Worked with the interior designer and architect to create perspective renderings and produce AutoCAD layouts. Assisted in selecting product options for interior design packages and writing specification sheets.

Apr 2017 - Dec 2017


University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH, US, MArch, Architecture

Candidate in the IPAL program to begin testing for the ARE Exams while completing my Master of Architecture. Completed all requirements for AXP hours and beginning to take the ARE exams.

Aug 2020 - current

University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH, US, Bachelors, Architecture

Aug 2016 - Apr 2020