Chad Harris

Chad Harris

Albuquerque, NM, US



With over four years of professional experience, I have worked in close collaboration with clients, consultants, contractors, and project teams.  Various project types I have been involved with include museums, court houses, laboratories, healthcare, retail, residential, hospitality and historic preservation.

Additionally, I have over two years of academic experience teaching and graduate assisting for several courses including sustainability, design fundamentals, construction and programming.  Through these positions I was able to further refine my leadership skills, public speaking, and overall research methods.

Through a comprehensive background in architecture, I hold a strong interest in blurring the boundaries within design, architectural innovation through current technologies, user interaction with the built environment, and the importance of place and culture being embedded in each project.  Furthermore, environmental design has been the cornerstone and driving force behind every project.

I am a versatile team player, dedicated to a pursuit of knowledge and excellence in design.  I am willing to take on any responsibilities with projects in order to broaden my experience, and am capable of thriving in any environment.



The University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM, US, Instructor

Taught UNIV 102, Architecture Living and Learning Community, a class for first year freshman interested in pursuing architecture.

Aug 2011 - Dec 2011

The University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM, US, Graduate Assistant

Served as a graduate assistant for Sustainability 1, Construction 1, Human Factors and Programming, and Introduction to Architectural Design and Drafting.

Aug 2009 - Dec 2011

Studio Southwest Architects, Albuquerque, NM, US, Intern Architect

Responsibilities included:
Drawing production, LEED documentation, model building, three-dimensional renderings, construction management, and design.

Projects included:
Jicarilla Apache Administration Building, Las Cruces Courthouse, Santa Fe Community College Health Science Center, Century Bank,
La Posada Hotel Historic Preservation,
and Parq Central Hotel Historic Preservation.

Feb 2006 - Dec 2010

Bart Prince Architect, Albuquerque, NM, US, Apprentice

Responsibilies included:
Three-dimensional renderings

Projects included:
Price/Satchi House, Malibu Residence.

Dec 2005 - Feb 2006

Siena Corporation, Albuquerque, NM, US, Intern Architect

Responsibilities included:
Drafting floor plans, sections, elevations, as-built documentation

Projects Included:
The Village at the Bella Vista, National Lighting Warehouse, Comanche Office Complex

May 2004 - Aug 2004


The University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM, US, MArch, Architecture

Aug 2009 - Dec 2011

The University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM, US, Bachelors, Bachelor of Arts in Architecture

Aug 2005 - May 2009

La Cueva High School, Albuquerque, NM, US, High School, High School

Aug 2000 - May 2005


UNM Fine Arts Library Redesign, 1st Place

Conceptual relocation and design for UNM's Fine Arts Library.


UNM 1100 Lomas Competition, 1st Place

Competition for redesign of an abandoned car dealership lot.


HP Ideas Competition, 1st Place

Hewlett Packard sponsored competition for the design of an HP call center.


FormZ National Competition, Honorable Mention

Honorable Mention was received for a fourth year undergraduate installation project.


International Leading Edge Student Competition, Honorable Mention

Merit Citation received for design of an equestrian residence in California.


Dekker / Perich / Sabatini Design Competition, 1st Place

Design competition for high school students interested in pursuing architecture.


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