Ross Determan

Ross Determan

Minneapolis, MN, US



I cut my teeth as an artist and professional furniture-maker. I later returned to study architecture at the University of Minnesota, studying urban design and digital fabrication. Now, with my M.Arch in hand, I am looking to start work. My aspirations as a designer are to bring the tradition of fine craft back into building and to design public spaces that are sensitive to their context and robustly relevant in their planning.


HGA, Minneapolis, MN, US, Intern Architect

Intern Architect

Nine month position in a major national firm is focused around special projects in the firm’s model lab. Responsible for building and repairing models for schematic design process, competition entries, client meetings and presentation.

Jan 2012 - Sep 2012

Olesson and Hobbie Architects, Mankato, MN, US, Intern Architect - Student

Intern Architect position.

Three month summer position in a small architectural office specializing in commercial, institutional and low-rise residential. Created construction documents, conducted site measurements and assisted in construction management.

Jun 2011 - Sep 2011


University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN, US, MArch, Architecture

Developed skills in architectural detailing, spatial and urban planning, sustainable design and representation. Took a special interest in learning to the use the school’s digital fabrication lab and also took advantage of travel opportunities in both Turkey and Egypt.

Sep 2009 - Jun 2012

University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN, US, Fine Arts

Bachelor of Fine arts
focus on Sculpture and drawing- especially woodworking, casting and welding processes

Aug 2000 - Jun 2006


Ochs Brick Memorial Fellowship, Scholarship


Vernon R Knudson Travel Fellowship, Scholarship


Areas of Specialization