Kristen Chaif

Kristen Chaif

Windsor, ON, CA



Currently I am working in the Architectural Department of an Engineering Consulting company. I work in combination with the Architect to produce full Architectural Plans from Concept Design to Construction Drawings. I am hoping to relocate to the United States to further my career. My education was obtained in Michigan at Lawrence Technological University. Eventually I would like to obtain my Masters and become certified.


HGA, Windsor, ON, CA, Architectural Designer/Tech.

•Preliminary Design- Site Plan Development- Construction Documentation- Precast Coordination- Mechanical Coordination
•HGA has helped developed my knowledge of commercial buildings, detailing components, structural considerations as well as precast construction collaboration.
•Typical tasks and responsibilities include:
•Collaborating with Architect to determine required scope of work.
•Coordination with client expectations to develop plans or developing preliminary plans based off of proposal documents.
•Developing full construction drawings typically including; Site Plan, Floor Plans, Reflected Ceiling Plans, Elevations, Building Sections, Section Details, Schedules, ect.
•Work under tight deadlines, completing tasks quickly, efficiently and maintaining attention to detail.
•Communicating and collaborating with structural precast department as well as with trades to ensure accuracy of construction documents.

Jun 2012 - current

KEEN, Amerstburg, ON, CA, Architectural Tech

• Schematic Design- Plan Development- Construction Documentation- Marketing
• KEEN Studio has given me the opportunity to get involved in the entire design process.
• This includes:
• Meeting with Clients
• Design development plans
• Communicating with the clients on their needs.
• Trouble shooting through the design process.
• Developing construction documents

Sep 2011 - Jun 2012


Lawrence Technological University, Southfield, MI, US, BArch, Architecture

• Studied theory and practice of architecture.
• Core classes studied:
• Design (Landscape, Interiors, Urban)
• History
• Structural
• Received Honors for Studio/Interiors project.
• Urban loft was exhibited in BBAC in Birmingham, MI

Aug 2006 - May 2010

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