Graham Kelman

Graham Kelman

Brooklyn, NY, US




Architecture as a way of thinking, organizing, problem solving, and innovating that is inherently multidisciplinary. From small to large scale, 2D-3D design, representation to built product, graphic to physical.


-Creative Team Management
-Parametric Design
-Environmental Design
-Digital Fabrication



SET Creative, New York, NY, US, Design Director

Oct 2015 - current

Guild, Brooklyn, NY, US, Creative Director

The Guild is a multidisciplinary design+build collective with studios in NYC, LA, Miami, and Portland. The team consists of Architects, Industrial Designers, Graphic Designers, Set Designers, Artists, and Craftsmen that come together to lend their talents making dynamic environments and unique experiences. My roll requires management of the New York Creative Team and direct collaboration with the Creative Director and clients to create and execute innovative, interactive, and fascinating designs.

Sep 2011 - Oct 2015

Schrader Group Architecture, LLC, Philadelphia, PA, US, Designer

Specialized in creating unique solutions to complex architectural problems through the use of a range of digital tools. Responsibilities included developing construction documents from schematic to bid sets, digital 3d modeling, conceptual design and programming, architectural visualization for clients, contractors, designers, and marketing, shop drawing approval and RFI response, surveying sites both existing and under development, graphic design for all architectural graphic elements, and completing experience hours for NCARB's Intern Development Program in order to become a registered architect. Every day required collaboration with other designers and architects in order to find ideal design solutions under various constraints within a deadline oriented environment.

May 2007 - Sep 2011

Ztecture PC, Philadelphia, PA, US, Intern Architect

Took on a range of architectural responsibilities including design of interior features, developing ideas for projects, producing hand drawn/digital renderings of proposed projects for clients, signage and billboard layout, graphic editing, and CAD drafting and documentation using BIM software. Ztecture is a small firm that specializes in commercial projects throughout the East coast.

Apr 2005 - Mar 2007


Philadelphia University, Philadelphia, PA, US, BArch, Architecture

Aug 2003 - Jun 2008

The American University of Rome, Rome, Italy, Architecture

Aug 2006 - Feb 2007

Areas of Specialization