Chad A. Garrety

Chad A. Garrety

San Francisco, CA, US



My passion in architecture is to create healthy and sustainable environments for all groups of people through thoughtful and contextual design. 

I am a Registered Architect at Seidel Architects in San Francisco, CA. 

I have developed a strong foundation in the practice of architecture through work experiences in many disciplines within the construction industry. 

While attending Penn State's BArch program, I demonstrated exceptional design ability, earning many design awards including the 2012 AIA Henry Adams Medal designated to the "top-ranking graduating student in each architecture program."


Seidel Architects, San Francisco, CA, US, Architect I/Designer

I provide design, entitlement, and construction document services for multi-family housing and mixed-use projects in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Jan 2015 - current

RLPS Architects, Lancaster, PA, US, Project Architect

Maintained responsibilities in preliminary and schematic design as well as the management of small projects (+/- $1,000,000) through construction document preparation and construction administration.

Jun 2012 - Dec 2014

LSC Design, Inc., York, PA, US, Architectural Designer, Summer Intern

Worked under the supervision of accredited Architects on preliminary design, schematic drawings, design development, and construction documents. Additionally, was individually responsible for completing a digitally modeled day lighting analysis for LEED credit. Most recently, led a research project for the company's largest current project.

May 2010 - Aug 2010

Appalachia Service Project, Inc., Johnson City, TN, US, Volunteer Coordinator

Managed residential construction projects for emergency housing repair ranging from roof replacements to room additions, managed volunteer labor, coordinated material purchase (in total, exceeding $60,000) and delivery. Additionally, coordinated volunteer groups prior, during, and following their volunteering experience, documented construction via drawings, photography, and data entry, and managed living quarters for over 600 volunteers.

Jun 2009 - Aug 2009

Imhoff Construction Services, York, PA, US, Carpenter

Completed foundation construction, floor and wall framing, stick and truss roof construction, finish roofing, window and siding installation, interior and exterior finishing.

May 2008 - Aug 2008

Richard D. Poole Construction, LLC., York, PA, US, Assistant Saftey Manager

Supervised and enforced safety codes during the construction of the Hanover Hospital Addition as well as general commercial construction labor.

May 2007 - Aug 2007

Garrety Glass, Inc., York, PA, US, Glazer, Photographer

Fabricated and installed aluminum door and window frames, installed glass. Additionally, photographed and produced a professional company portfolio.

May 2002 - Aug 2006


The Pennsylvania State University (Penn State), University Park, PA, US, BArch, Architecture

B.Arch. (5 yr) + Minor in Civic and Community Engagement

GPA: 3.88 / 4.00 (Dean’s List)

Awards: Student Marshal (highest GPA in Dept. of Arch.), 2012 AIA Henry Adams Medal & Certificate (top-ranking graduating student in Dept. of Arch.), 2012 Kossman (Thesis) Runner Up, 2012 Dept. of Arch. College Creative Achievement Award, 2011 Golumbic Design Award, 1st-Year Studio Design Excellence Award, & Honorable Mention in 2012 Stewardson, 2010 Hajjar, 2008 PCMA, 2008 + 2009 Corbelletti Design Competition.

Aug 2007 - May 2012

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