Bryan May

Bryan May

Aspen, CO, US



As a current member of IDP, I continually strive to gain experience in all areas of a practice in order to receive my license. I believe that the remarkable transformation of an intangible idea into an architectural reality requires an intimate and complex understanding of many interdependent fields. Therefore, I aim to experience architecture from all angles in order to develop a logical and rigorous approach to the design process that will result in innovative, harmonious, and poetic architectural solutions.

I believe that innovation and ingenuity are the hallmarks of great architects and successful architecture. Thinking vertically, analytically and sequentially, is certainly essential; however, thinking laterally pushes one beyond the mundane and into the unexpected. Inspiration can come from unexpected places. I believe that opening up one's design process to new ideas and fresh approaches generates novel solutions; more importantly, however, it constantly reinvigorates my passion, understanding, and appreciation for my career.

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Mar 2012 - current

Kim Raymond Architects, Inc., Aspen, CO, US, Intern Architect

• Produce construction documents
• Specify products and materials
• Create interior and exterior renderings for clients, design review boards, and consultants
• Participate in project meetings with clients, consultants, and contractors
• Research zoning and code information
• Perform FAR and energy calculations
• Developed new website, logo, business cards, and marketing materials
• Manage BIM projects, website, and network

Jun 2008 - Feb 2012

RADA Architects, Chicago, IL, US, Architectural Technician, Residential Sound Insulation Program

• Collaborated with acousticians to reduce sound levels in homes around O’Hare and Midway
• Reviewed HVAC, electrical, and product submittals
• Responsible for discussing soundproofing solutions with homeowners
• Measured existing conditions and produce construction documents
• Developed knowledge of building codes through construction administration
• Supervised installation of new windows, doors, HVAC equipment, and electrical upgrades

Jun 2006 - Aug 2007

Abeles & Associates Architects, Inc., Natick, MA, US, Intern

• Responsible for revisions to construction documents
• Produced Schematic Design and Demolition Plans
• Created goods lists and managed budget summaries
• Communicated with clients, contractors, and vendors
• Organized recycling in the office and at the construction site

Sep 2005 - May 2006


Illinois Institute of Technology (IIT), Chicago, IL, US, MArch, Architecture

Aug 2007 - May 2010

College of the Holy Cross, Worcester, MA, US, Bachelors, Architecture, Asian Studies

Aug 2002 - May 2006


Peterhans Visual Training Prize, 1st Place

This prize is a direct, merit-based cash award which recognizes excellence in IIT Visual Training coursework demonstrating the principles of Walter Peterhans, the noted IIT Architecture professor and colleague of Mies. This prize shall be decided by the Peterhans Visual Training Project Prize Committee, composed of the Dean of the College and a minimum of three faculty members teaching the Visual Training principles, and Mr. Julian Kerbis, the son and representative of the donor, the Gertrude P. Kerbis Trust.


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