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Christopher Ball

Christopher Ball

Dallas, TX, US

 
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About 

My interests rest in the desire to design and communicate ideas at all scales from overall form to details. I look to integrate design in such a way as to create fully synthetic projects. Digital fabrication and furniture design are passions of mine which fuel my creativity.

Employment 

Design\Build Group, LLC., Dallas, TX, US, Owner/Operator

Designed and built a number of residential projects from stand alone workshops to single family residential remodels. Brought projects from early conception through schematic design, design development to permitting. Managed the execution of the construction including QA/QC, vetting subcontractors, and self performing some aspects to provide an economic advantage to the customer.

Mar 2016 - current
 

Rebcon, Inc., Dallas, TX, US, Project Manager

Manage 7.5 to 10 million of heavy highway/civil projects year over year. Control all aspects of the execution of the project. Work closely with municipality owners and design engineers to deliver on-time under budget projects that enhance the surrounding area. Am the go-to person within the company when a creative solutions are required to accomplish a specific task or operation. Built complex projects such as the Phyllis J Tilley Memorial Bridge in Fort Worth, the Mockingbird Pedestrian Bridge in Dallas, and a Obermeyer pneumatically operated dam in University Park. Rebcon specializes in building projects which are unique. While most civil construction companies focus on being efficient at one type of construction such as paving or utilities. Rebcon thrives on projects which require creativity.

Jan 2012 - Aug 2020
 

Huitt-Zollars, Inc. / Morris Architects, Houston, TX, US, Designer

-Schematic Design
-Models and renderings for competitions

May 2011 - Aug 2011
 

Sole Proprietor, Dallas, Project Manager/ Architectural Consultant

-Researched building codes to ensure the project would pass inspection.
-Responsibilities include a full spectrum of roles, including space planner, project manager,
and site supervisor.
-Coordinated framing, mechanical, electrical, and plumbing sub contractors to achieve
LEED certification.

Oct 2008 - Aug 2009
 

Square Feet Studio, Atlanta, GA, US, Intern Architect

-Drafted construction documents and developed Sketch-Up study models.
-Created a set of firm-wide graphical standards as well as a project organization system,
ultimately improving the consistency and quality of drawings and output files.

May 2008 - Aug 2008
 

Square Feet Studio, Atlanta, GA, US, Intern Architect

-Drafted construction documents and developed Sketch-Up study models.
-Created a set of firm-wide graphical standards as well as a project organization system,
ultimately improving the consistency and quality of drawings and output files.

May 2007 - Aug 2007
 

modHouse, Atlanta, GA, US, Intern Architect

-Constructed and rendered Sketch-Up models, enabling the principal to quickly analyze the
design and create construction documents.

Jan 2007 - May 2007
 

Education 

Rice University, Houston, TX, US, MArch, MArch

Studied under luminaries such as Michael Maltzan, Christopher Height, Sarah Whiting, and Lars Lerup.

Aug 2009 - Dec 2011
 

Georgia Institute of Technology (Georgia Tech), Atlanta, GA, US, Bachelors, Bachelors of Science in Architecture

Aug 2004 - Dec 2008
 

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