Shaun Hyla

Shaun Hyla

Buffalo, NY, US



Hello. My name is Shaun Hyla. I enjoy creative problem solving. 
My passion for art and design is fueled by an overwhelming curiosity to understand my surroundings.

Currently, I am earning my Masters of Architecture from the University of Buffalo. My background is in graphic design and sculpture. Following my studies I believe I'll be able to build anything I want, at any scale.




Tripifoods, Inc., Buffalo, NY, US, Grocery Warehouseman

Responsible for the distribution of grocery items

Jun 2008 - current

Marrano Homes, West Seneca, NY, US, Intern in Drafting Department

Responsibilities: create construction detail drawings, assemble release folders with town specific permits, check requests, etc.

Jun 2012 - Aug 2012

John Clement, Brooklyn, NY, US, Sculptor Assistant

Aided in the fabrication of large and small scale metal sculptural work

Jun 2009 - Aug 2009

Erie Logistics, Lancaster, NY, US, Grocery Warehouseman

Responsible for the distribution of grocery items

Jun 2007 - Aug 2007

Nick's Texas Hots, Buffalo, NY, US, Cook and Dishwasher

Prepared and cleaned up entrées as well as additional daily maintenance

Jun 2004 - Jan 2007


University at Buffalo, Buffalo, NY, US, MArch, Architecture

Currently, I am studying architecture.

My program seems to combine the expressionistic freedom of art, with the analytical scrutiny of design.

I'm not a 100% certain which realm of architecture I would like to eventually be associated with. My instincts tell me that smaller, more intimate residential work may be more to my liking, but I enjoy diversity and new challenges. Right now, I am looking for any and all experience I can get my hands on. I'd like to get a real world taste of both large scale and small scale projects.

Aug 2010 - current

State University of New York at Fredonia, Fredonia, NY, US, Sculpture/Graphic Design

I began Fredonia as a Graphic Design major, taking sculpture courses as a core requirement.

I finished with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Sculpture, taking Graphic Design courses for fun.

My passion for art and design led me to continue my education by earning my Master's in Architecture.

Aug 2005 - May 2009


Design Excellence Award, Award

From SUNY Buffalo's Architecture Department


Dean's List, Award

Awarded 5x between Fall 2006 and Spring 2009


Award of Excellence in Sculpture, Award

From SUNY Fredonia's Visual Arts and New Media Department


George W. Booth Award in Sculpture, Award

Award given to one Sculpture major of the faculty's choosing.


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