Chanelle Hurst

Chanelle Hurst

Philadelphia, PA, US



As a young designer I am continuously seeking to improve and develop my work and skill set. Through out my young career I have  had the pleasure of working with many distinguished and innovative architecture firms, as well as the community organisations around Philadelphia and San Francisco on various community enhancement projects, such as the beloved parklets and mix use buildings. Outside of architecture I freelance in various art and design areas such as furniture, painting, graphic and interior design. Because of my experience in multiple areas I have creatively developed valuable knowledge in the areas of design, technology and construction, aiding me in defining my own architectural style.


Ewing Cole, Philadelphia, PA, US, Entry Level Designer/Drafter

Designing within the areas of education and healthcare, while assisting the lead architect with preliminary design, construction documentation, product research and specification research/development.

Nov 2012 - current

California College of the Arts, San Francisco, CA, US, CCA AIAS President

Served as AIAS CCA Chapter president, completing duties such as:
Organisation of meetings and events
Hosting meetings with AIA head board members
Guiding AIA members in IDP, Portfolio and job preparation
Acting as head event chair for AIAS Annual West Quad Conference

Jan 2012 - Jan 2013

Architecture For Humanity, San Francisco, CA, US, Intern

Creating detailed 3D models and construction documentation for Haiti's Soccer Field and Educational Facilities Project.
Fabricating detailed large models of various new Haiti building developments as gifts for private investors.

Mar 2012 - May 2012

envelope A+D, San Francisco, CA, US, Intern

Worked with lead architects in the development of the WBA3 installation design for the San Francisco Wattis Gallery.
Produced construction drawings, marketing material and spec details for WBA3.
Assist lead architect in hands on production and construction of the WBA3 installation.

Jan 2012 - Mar 2012

KlingStubbins, Philadelphia, PA, US, Intern

Drafting / Designing plans for security kiosk for the Rittenhouse Square Park in Philadelphia
Assisting lead designers in a variety of departments including Architecture, Interior, Landscape and Engineering.
Conducting team site visits and vigorous analysis of site.

Mar 2007 - Jun 2007


California College of the Arts, San Francisco, CA, US, BArch, Architecture

Aug 2007 - May 2012


PACDC Blue Ribbon Award, 1st Place

PACDC’s Blue Ribbon Awards recognize outstanding achievement by Community Development Corporations (CDCs) advancing PACDC’s vision of “Vibrant and diverse neighborhoods across Philadelphia that equitably meet the needs of all community members, preserve and enhance community assets, and foster a stronger city and region.”


Jury Prize, 1st Place

Award given for top design of fall semester, decided by critiquing invited jury and faculty.


Areas of Specialization