Anthony Faino

Anthony Faino

Philadelphia, PA, US




A slow, deliberate march towards Architecture, beginning more than 20 years ago. A path punctuated by enriching detours through the liberal arts, urban exploration and the hand-centric arts. Fully seasoned, fall-off-the-bone tender and ready to serve. 


Aaron Bladon Design Studio, Chicago, IL, US, Lead Fabricator / Design Specialist

Performed all in-house coordination, fabrication and finishing of metal aspects of furniture and interior architectural elements; created digital implementations of high-level design concepts for both wood and metal; production of shop drawings; field work and installation.

Feb 2013 - Jun 2014

University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, IL, US, Special Projects Designer

Worked with Administration of the College of Architecture and the Arts to design, coordinate and implement office renovations; design and fabrication of new cabinets; maintenance and repair of existing facilities.

Jan 2012 - Feb 2013

Crosstree, Chicago, IL, US, Design and Fabrication Intern

Fabrication, including cutting, machining, welding, sanding and finishing; developed in-house design project through geometry studies and modeling; produced diagrammatic graphics for web site and firm presentations; shop and office management; maintenance and upkeep of shop machines, tools and facilities.

May 2011 - Oct 2011

University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, IL, US, Design Specialist

Jul 2010 - May 2011

University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, IL, US, Teaching Associate - Project Lab

Assist students with wood and metal machinery for models and projects; managed and maintained shop; construction/demolition; space planning

Jun 2009 - May 2011

University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, IL, US, Teaching Assistant

Assisted Professor, Judith de Jong, with research and preparation for lectures; instructed weekly class including the review and discussion of supplemental course readings.

Aug 2008 - Dec 2008


University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, MArch, Architecture

Three professional degree program in Architecture with a concentration in Urban Design.

Aug 2007 - May 2010

IaaC - The Institute for Advanced Architecture of Catalonia, Barcelona, ES, Architecture

A study abroad program through the UIC MArch program that took place the first semester of my final year.

Sep 2009 - Nov 2009

The University of Texas at Austin, Austin, TX, US, Architecture

A 6-week summer pre-Masters program taken in preparation for MArch applications.

Jun 2006 - Jul 2006

University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Bachelors, History and Anthropology

Aug 2000 - Apr 2004

Areas of Specialization