Chris Taylor

Chris Taylor

Ames, IA, US



For over 8 years I have pursued my passion to become an Architect through both education, professional experience and running my own business. Through these experiences I have been able to work on a wide variety of project types across the country and internationally.
After leaving a successful career to pursue a Masters in Architecture (2011) I am now ready to continue building on the foundation I have towards a successful career in Architecture.

I am interested in opportunities from entry level - intermediate or junior architect level and with a progressive firm that values education and has the same desire to provide quality and responsible design.  I am looking for a growth opportunity and to learn from the best, if you feel that you or your firm can offer a challenging environment that fosters growth and is committed to high quality design and commitment to your employees please contact me!



Iowa Energy Center, Intern

Assist in developing and implementing Iowa's first statewide building energy benchmarking effort for public buildings.

Energy modeling test project for private window manufacturer

May 2011 - current

Iowa State University, RA - Building Energy Efficiency + TA - Interior Design

Intensive building energy efficiency research effort for private firm. Including energy audit and design retrofit, cost-benefit analysis.

Aug 2009 - current

CT Design, Owner

Residential and light commercial design services + contracting with various architects throughout the country

Sep 2005 - current

CH2M Hill, Architectural Design/Technician, Staff Designer (similar to intern architect)

3D BIM Modeling, Architectural Design, schematic design, construction documents, rendering + Visualization

Jan 2007 - Jun 2009

Modern Organic Architecture, Designer

Architectural design services, rendering, drafting + documentation

Apr 2005 - Dec 2006


Iowa State University, MArch, Architecture

Graduating December 2011 - 100 credit M.Arch professional degree - focus on energy efficiency, sustainable design, net zero design

Aug 2009 - current

Oregon State University, Masters, Interior Design - ABD

research focused interior design degree - Thesis in progress

Sep 2007 - Jun 2009

Oregon State University, Bachelors, Housing Studies

Housing studies - residential, interior, commercial design + public policy

Sep 2001 - Jun 2005


Jeffery J. Pilling scholarship 2010, Scholarship

Travel Scholarship


Project Innovation + Leadership, Award

As employee of CH2MHILL


Exemplary Performance, Award

As employee of CH2MHILL


DHE Scholar, Scholarship

Oregon State University


Areas of Specialization