John Hess

John Hess

North Carolina and Florida





Designer (Residential), Charlotte NC, Designer/Owner Representative

I am currenty providing zoning studies and design services for a private client on two custom homes.
This is part-time work.

Jan 2017 - current


University of Miami, Coral Gables, FL, US, MArch, Architecture

3.5 Year Master's Degree in Architecture - NAAB Accredited Professional Degree in Architecture

Major Areas of Study: Classical Architecture, Urban Form in Tuscany, South Florida Historical Wood Frame and Timber Construction, Architectural Rendering, Architecture of the Veneto Region of Italy, the built works of Andrea Palladio

Sep 2000 - May 2004

University of North Carolina, Charlotte, NC, US, Bachelors, Fine Arts Cum Laude

I enrolled in the Bachelor of Fine Arts program at UNCC in order to develop a portfolio of creative work that would enable me to be admitted to the architecture program of the same school. After two semesters in the art program, I chose to finish that degree and pursue architecture at the graduate level.
"Drawing" was my formal concentration at UNCC. My studies included 4 semesters of Figure Drawing, as well as metal working, sculpture (as assemblage), physics, calculus, philosophy, and several semesters of art history.

Sep 1995 - May 1999


2001 Inaugural Winner of the Canin Work/Study/Travel Scholarship, 1st Place

The Canin Scholarship is an 8 week work/study/travel award that in the inaugural year focused on the urban form of the small towns of the
Tuscan region of Italy. The program included an orientation period at Canin Associates then 8 weeks of fully paid travel in Italy to analyze and document the urban form of towns such as San Gimignano, Siena,
Montepulciano, Firenze, Lucca, and others. The program culminated in a formal presentation.


1999 Department of Art Award for Outstanding Achievement in Drawing, 1st Place

I won this award while enrolled at University of North Carolina - Charlotte as a Bachelor of Fine Arts student. It is awarded to the student who demonstrates exceptional performance in the drawing


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