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Robert Gurche

Robert Gurche

Sterling Heights, MI, US

 

About 

My passion for architecture and Detroit inundates my soul. I envision the two uniting in an excitable pace in the near future. I yearn to be a part of that movement, utilizing everything I have worked for to obtain the position I deserve. This dream began at a young age after experiencing Tiger stadium then later the Fox Theater. My curiosity for the urban environment has grown immensely. I love Detroit because it is the brand for the metropolitan area. It represents fascinating and inspirational ideas, which have yet to be explored. The unique geography of Detroit lends itself to be praised, instead of scoffed at by critics. I am a Detroiter with a strong desire to see this resilient city be at the forefront of innovation once again.

Elsewhere:

Employment 

Stucky-Vitale Architects, Royal Oak, MI, US, Intern Architect

Sep 2016 - current
 

Gateway Engineering and Surveying, Inc., Shelby Township, MI, US, Project Manager/ Creative Director

Apr 2016 - Sep 2016
 

Creative Brick Paving and Landscape Construction, Inc., Keego Harbor, MI, US, Detail Designer

- Completed five projects within the first week of employment with the highest detail of accuracy
- Produced bill of materials after completing construction drawing from proposed set of materials needed for project
- Oversaw projects from inception of designs to finalization by requesting a final inspection from
the local ordinances
- Created detailed construction documents with AutoCAD and implemented CAD standards to offer fluid work flow
- Designed residential landscape features with SketchUp to display as a selling point for the client
- Executed field measurements with various measuring tools to investigate dimensions as well as grades that assisted in the design process
- Comprehended the scope of every project and filed for the appropriate permits through the local
ordinance

Mar 2016 - Apr 2016
 

J. Alexander's, Troy, MI, US, Bartender/Server

Apr 2011 - Mar 2016
 

Education 

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

Dean’s Honor Roll for Fall 2012 semester

Received honors in sophomore design studio with an understanding that a cohesive design
needed to be implemented in order to have respect for the context

Designed and built a bus stop in Detroit with knowledge of material limitations that assisted in the design in digital space

Entered into eVolo competition with an environmental stance against the loss of
glacier mass and the impact that directly correlated

Sep 2007 - May 2013
 

Awards 

Deans Honor Roll, Award

2013
 

Design Honors, Award

First semester of design studio [IDS 1]

2008
 

Skills