Dace Russell

Dace Russell

Milwaukee, WI, US



I am a thesis student studying architecture at the University of Wisconsin Milwaukee. I am primarily interested in the ways in which conceptual design ideas manifest themselves to create physical entities; and the experiences and phenomena associated with such manifestations. These interests are pursued using a variety of scale models, 3d modeling software and other graphic techniques that incorporate digital media. 



EUA, Summer Intern

Purged and updated bidsets, construction documents, shop drawings, and legal paperwork
to modernize existing firms archive and database.

Jul 2011 - Aug 2011

Proform Builders, Carpenter + Designer

Responsible for general carpentry duties within a small team environment communicating
directly with journeyman carpenters and designers to create and build high end custom

May 2010 - Aug 2011

Hoffman Builders, Design-Build Intern

Worked autonomously to complete a broad range of residential carpentry duties and material
coordination. Worked directly with clients and contractors to ensure maintenance of
company standards.

May 2009 - Oct 2009

Scott Johnson and Company, Inc., Residential Remodeling + Carpentry

Maintained project goals of a close knit team of journeyman carpenters exposing malfunctions
in building structures, allocating materials, and re-installing necessary building components.
Handled all necessary paperwork to track man hours, materials, and other circumstances
affecting client billing.

May 2004 - Jan 2008


University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, MArch, School of Architecture and Urban Planning

Sep 2008 - current

University of Minnesota, BArch, College of Design

studio 1: Site / studio 2: Program / studio 3: Materials studio 4: St.Paul Studio
one year of Italian

Sep 2003 - May 2007


Annual Student Design Awards, 2nd Place

2nd Place Winner, School of Architecture and Urban Planning CROss. 800 Level Studio’s.


Haworth’s Student Scholarship, Scholarship

School of Architecture and Urban Planning. University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
One of four graduate recipients of the Haworth Scholarship.


Scholastic Chicago Studio Laureate, Nomination

School of Architecture and Urban Planning. University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
Chosen as one of four graduate students to study design research in Chicago, IL.


Areas of Specialization