Roland Solinski

Roland Solinski

Chicago, IL, US



I am a recent graduate of Tulane University's M.Arch program, with strong interests in transportation, public space, urban design, and multi-family housing.  

Over the course of three internships, I have worked on a diverse array of project types, from single-family homes and restaurants up to campus master planning and university facilities, including the creation of design proposals, schematic design, development, and construction documents.  

On my own, I also designed, permitted, and managed the construction for a historic home renovation in New Orleans.


Avery Architecture + Design, Chicago, IL, US, Intern Architect (part-time)

Plaza Taino, Chicago, IL (renovation of senior housing):
Prepared permit drawings/CDs, specified interior finishes/fixtures to deliver a contemporary look within a constrained budget.

Primary Food & Drink, Greenwich, CT (65 seat restaurant in existing shell):
Led schematic design for ceilings/floors, including custom sculptural chandelier. Designed restroom facilities, checked ADA code.

Jun 2013 - Jul 2013

VOA Associates Incorporated, Chicago, IL, US, Summer Design Intern

Worked with a staff of design architects on several institutional projects, both in the United States and abroad. Prepared a schematic proposal for a university campus center, built an extensive 3d campus model of Deree College in Athens, and developed facade details and interior configurations for an athletic center at the University of Wisconsin.

Worked with interiors team to develop a scheme for the Huamao Grand Ballroom at the Sheraton Qinhuangdao in Beidaihe, China, incorporating movable partitions, lighting, and audio/visual equipment.

Jun 2011 - Aug 2011

Hampton Avery Architecture, Chicago, IL, US, Design Intern

Grahamwich, Chicago, IL (sandwich shop in historic landmark):
Developed visual identity and graphic design strategies that influenced interior design and finishes.

Mr. Taco, Chicago, IL (taqueria expressing regional Mexican identity):
Performed initial design research of Mexican-American culture. Coordinated design of MEP systems.

Rockwell Residence, Chicago, IL (Passive House in an historic shell):
Prepared detailed evaluation of existing. Created, weighed schematic designs balancing Passive House compliance with cost.

North Park Residence, Chicago, IL (gut renovation in historic district):
Coordinated the measurement of existing conditions, including exploratory demolition. Helped secure landmarks approval for exterior changes.

May 2010 - Aug 2010


Tulane University, New Orleans, LA, US, MArch, Architecture

I earned a 5-year Masters of Architecture, with a Minor in Business focusing on issues of real estate development.

During school, I participated in Tulane's URBANbuild program, winning a competition to design a mixed-use building and a series of sliding market booths in a disadvantaged neighborhood of New Orleans. The following semester, I was able to work on a team to detail and construct the booths for community use.

I also participated in Tulane's Rome Program, which allowed me to spend a semester in Rome studying the design and functionality of urban public spaces, including piazzas and major interior volumes.

Aug 2008 - May 2013


LEED Green Associate, Other


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