Stefan Kaiser

Stefan Kaiser

Seattle, WA, US



Stefan received his BArch degree from Syracuse Architecture in 2013. His final project, Reconstructing Diplomacy, was awarded both the Ralph T. Walker Travel Grant and a Thesis Jury Award for Excellence. During school Stefan studied abroad in Florence, Italy as well as Hamburg, Germany. While working on the SOA Exhibition Committee he assisted with the fabrication and installation of exhibitions at the Syracuse SOA Gallery. This involves coordination with faculty members, curators, and other student employees in the designs of the following exhibitions: Thesis Awards Exhibitions, "Unzip" and "Motive Force" Faculty Shows, REX, and "Marcel Breuer and Postwar America"

Current interests include computer code and tech related urban development. Stefan is pursuing these interests through the DLR Group Grant and the AIA Emerging Professionals Travel Grant. Outside of architecture, Stefan enjoys 35mm and digital photography, hiking and trail running. For updates follow him on Twitter @stefanmkaiser



ENCORE Architects, Seattle, WA, US, Associate

Jun 2014 - current

DLR Group, Seattle, WA, US, Intern Architect

Assisted with design of Civic and Justice projects including courthouse renovations in Whatcom and King Counties as well as a new jail in Skagit County and a Justice Center in Hawaii. Assisted with graphic design and development for electric-vehicle charging stations.

Aug 2013 - Jun 2014

Pb Elemental Design, Seattle, WA, US, Intern

Built 3D models for rendering marketing and proposal images. Assisted with drawing and editing permit sets and construction documents for single and multi-family residential housing projects.

Jun 2012 - Aug 2012

Jurgen Johner Architekten, Hamburg, DE, Intern

Completed drawings, models, renderings and documentation for five competition submissions. The projects ranged in type and scale from a TV Tower Renovation to a new HQ building for Thyssen Krupp in Berlin.

Jun 2011 - Aug 2011


Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY, US, BArch, School of Architecture

Chancellor's Scholarship, Deans List, Peer Advisor

Aug 2008 - May 2013


Seattle AIA Emerging Professional Travel Scholarship, Grant

Researching urban development around technology companies in urban communities. Travel to San Francisco, Nairobi and Kansas City. Exhibition on display March 2015.


Citation for Excellence in Thesis Design, Award

Syracuse University's Thesis Design Awards recognizes the graduating class's best thesis projects and involves re-presenting work for guest critics.


DLR Group NW Region Professional Development Grant, Grant

Project in-progress: using computer programming to generate parametric graphics and form.


Ralph T. Walker Travel Grant, Grant

The Ralph T. Walker Travel Grant is awarded to five Syracuse Architecture students annually to aid international thesis research. With my award I traveled to Istanbul, Turkey and Paris, France to visit and document the sites of the American diplomatic posts (Consul General in Istanbul and Embassy in Paris).


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