Kristi Buchler

Kristi Buchler

Brooklyn, NY, US



I received my M.Arch. at Savannah College of Art and Design in beautiful Savannah, Georgia, where I am the 2012 SCAD Graduate-Level Salutatorian. I also hold a B.A. in Interior Design from University of Kentucky. I have work experience in architecture, interior design, visualization, graphic design, and construction. A sense of curiosity, positivity, and tenacity guide my work ethic and my process.

My thesis explores the complex social and collaborative dynamic of the film-making process, and asserts that film - like all forms of story-telling - asks many questions of architecture. 'Persistence of Vision: A Film-Making Collaborative' received the 2012 Thesis Award for Exceptional Achievement.

I love watching movies, hanging out with my nephews, reading about science and faraway places, and being ever curious about the world.


Licensed in the State of New York. 



IA Interior Architects, New York, NY, US, Designer

Leading the process of creating great workplace projects from start to finish - new business pitches, workplace strategies, concept development, design development and documentation, construction documentation, construction administration. Accounts include New York offices of international technology companies and national co-working locations.

Feb 2015 - current

NBBJ, New York, NY, US, Designer

Part of a team creating great workplace and commercial projects in both New York and Asia. Involvement in all phases of the project. Oversight of Revit workflows and tools. Accounts include multi-use development firms, fashion and merchandising companies, and financial firms.

Sep 2012 - Feb 2015

Savannah College of Art and Design, Savannah, GA, US, Adobe Workshop Instructor

Design and implementation of new curriculum for peer-led workshops on workflow for visualization and presentation. Coordination with faculty and department Chair.

Mar 2012 - Jun 2012

JT Turner Construction Company, Savannah, GA, US, Marketing Intern

Creation of qualification and proposal documents. Organization of client marketing materials. Assisting and communicating with business development, estimating, and accounting departments. Extensive use of InDesign and Microsoft Office programs.

Jun 2011 - Feb 2012

ArchVision, Lexington, KY, US, Production Team Member

Creation and organization of Rich Photorealistic Content (RPCs) for use in digital renderings. Writing and editing training documents for future employees. Use of Photoshop, After Effects, 3Ds Max and Microsoft Office programs.

Sep 2008 - Aug 2009

BAM Studio, New York, NY, US, Interior Design Intern

Work on multiple phases of design process including site measurements, finish and furniture selection, and construction documents for projects in the healthcare, corporate, and research sectors. Organization and updating of office materials library.

Jun 2007 - Aug 2007


Savannah College of Art and Design, Savannah, GA, US, MArch, Architecture

Sep 2009 - Jun 2012

University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY, US, Bachelors, Interior Design

Aug 2004 - May 2008


Savannah College of Art and Design 2012 Presidential Medalist - Graduate Salutatorian, Award


Thesis Award for Exceptional Achievement, Award


Areas of Specialization