Louis Koehl

Louis Koehl

New York, NY, US





Handel Architects, New York, NY, US, Associate

Primary support for the design and restoration of Daniel Burnham's Filene's Department store. This Nationally Registered Historic Building is being adapted as part of a multi-use project which includes a new residential tower and commercial and retail hub in the center of Boston's historic Downtown Crossing neighborhood. I supported the project manager from Schematic design to construction and have been actively involved in all facets of the project including:
- Design of egress and life safety systems
- Design and documentation of curtain wall, storefront, skylight, and roof assemblies
- Finish selection
- Shop drawing review and coordination
- Site observation and coordination meetings

Sep 2012 - current

CITISPIRE, New York, NY, US, Junior Architect

Project management for two New York interior renovations & short-listed competition entry. Responsibilities include schematic design, digital modeling and rendering, writing specifications, construction documents, correspondence with clients and consultants, bidding & negotiations, preliminary cost analysis, Site inspection.

Aug 2011 - Sep 2012

Columbia University, New York, NY, US, Program Specialist/Teaching Assistant

Assistant management of 18-employee large-format printing and laser cutting facility. Responsibilities included designing and co-authoring employee handbook, creating employee schedules, conflict resolution, and operation of HP plotter, Universal Laser Systems laser cutter, Dimension and Z-Corp 3D printers.

Jan 2009 - May 2011

HWKN, New York, NY, US, Intern Architect

Supported creation of innovative design projects at 10-person architecture/social media firm. Assisted with the design and production of two entries into international architecture competitions, the production of presentation-quality drawings, and preliminary design sketches for renovations of a bathroom in a private NYC residence.

May 2010 - Sep 2010

HDA-X (formerly Xefirotarch), Los Angeles, CA, US, Intern Architect

Supported creation of innovative architectural proposals primarily through digital modeling. Primary tasks included the design and production of two entries into international architecture competitions, and designing a chaise lounge.

May 2009 - Sep 2009

Griffin Industries, Lexington, KY, US, Laborer

Griffin Industries purchased near 20 dilapidated shotgun houses in Lexington, KY with the intention of renovating them for new inhabitants. My responsibilities included demolition of existing interiors, building non-structural wood stud partition walls, removing and re-applying shingles, and the design and construction of a canopy for the porch of a multi-family residence.

May 2008 - Aug 2008

University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY, US, Curry Stone Design Prize Research Fellow

The Curry Stone Design Prize honors an individual or group for developing and implementing a design innovation with a humanitarian agenda. Responsibilities included contacting nominated firms, researching projects, and preparing and designing dossiers to be reviewed by the prize judges.

Mar 2008 - Jul 2008


Columbia University, New York, NY, US, MArch, Master of Architecture

Aug 2008 - May 2011

University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY, US, Bachelors, Architecture

Aug 2004 - May 2008

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