Jonathan Abplanalp

Jonathan Abplanalp

Evanston, IL, US



Ever since I was young I have always had a great deal of inspiration that has led me to architecture as a profession.  Whether it was my love for Legos as a child or the passion my grandfather had shown and influenced me with while being an architect, architecture has always ignited a huge spark in me.  I recently graduated this past May from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign with a Bachelor of Science in Architectural Studies degree.  My design studios covered a vast array of projects each of which helped to teach me and progress my knowledge of architecture to where it is at today.  I am eager to move on and contribute my knowledge and ideas of architecture in the real world, and take my experience and learning to the next level. 


Townsend Engineering, Intern

• Prepared structural and foundation documents for steel and timber buildings using AutoCad & AutoCad LDD
• Assisted in preparing Civil Engineering documents of all types
• Prepared permit applications for a wide scope of projects
• Researched properties on county plats prior to new projects
• Assisted Field Engineering crews in general surveying and pre-construction building layouts

May 2010 - Aug 2010

Chipman Adams Architects, Intern

• Assisted on construction documents using Autodesk Auto CAD software
• Prepared changes and revisions as directed by staff architects
• Organized and maintained the firm library using Master Format categories
• Ordered sample products for various projects
• Archived completed projects using Excel database
• Managed all incoming calls

May 2008 - Jun 2009


Aug 2007 - May 2011


Earl Prize Award, Nomination