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Christopher Sjoberg

Christopher Sjoberg

Hudson, WI, US

 
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About 

Architectural Designer (NCARB-track) with nearly 5-years experience working in the architectural design & engineering industry in both the US and Japan. Employed in respected corporate, mid-size, and boutique design office environments. Strong conceptual skills—winner of the 2016 LAGI International Design Competition—yet  practiced in all design phases from schematic design to construction administration and across multiple project scales from interiors, office fit-outs and single-family residential, up to campus master-planning and stadium design.

Core competencies include: Concept Design • Digital Modeling • Parametric Design • Digital Fabrication and Prototyping • Material Exploration and Research • Detail & Facade Design • Furniture Selection and Procurement • Digital Rendering • Presentation graphics.

Christopher's School Blog on Archinect:

The University of Tokyo (Christopher) : G30 Architecture & Urbanism - Obuchi Lab

The G30 is an English language, architecture and urbanism course offered through the University of Tokyo for foreign students. Led by former AA Design Research Lab Co-Director, Associate Professor Yusuke Obuchi, the program seeks to collaboratively advance architectural and urban design research through the symbiosis of digital technologies and material development.

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Employment 

ODA-Architecture, New York, NY, US, Intermediate Architect

Jun 2018 - current
 

frontoffice tokyo, Tokyo, JP, Senior Designer

• Facilitated all stages of project development from initial client consultation, code review and programming to construction drawing and administration through technical drawing, 3D modeling, rendering, diagramming and consultant coordination. Projects included residential interior renovations, residential and mixed-use new construction, commercial office fit-outs, and residential masterplanning.
• Built and maintained high satisfaction of service and positive relationships with residential and commercial clients.
• Led the selection and procurement process of a $200,000 office furniture order.
• Initiated office workflow changes to reduce errors and overwriting during collaboration on projects; to streamline construction document updates, changes, production and publishing; and to improve design communication with clients.

Apr 2015 - Sep 2017
 

Arup, Tokyo, JP, Facade Design - Parametric Modeling Support

• Led the development of parametric geometry models and analysis tools for facade panelization efforts on the New National Stadium for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics in collarboration with Zaha Hadid Architects and Nikken Sekkei Corporation.
• Responsibilities included developing consistent panel distribution patterns across a highly irregular envelope, analysis tools which tested panels for fabrication feasibility and material efficiency, and graphic production of results for design team and consultant meetings.
• Additionally, I developed structural models for other high-profile projects, creating parametric representations of the architect's models for structural analysis, graphic output, and digital prototyping.

Dec 2014 - Apr 2015
 

University of Tokyo, G30 Architecture and Urbanism, Tokyo, Teaching Assistant

• Assisted students during in-class tutorial workshops for Rhino and Grasshopper digital design software.
• Assisted students as needed with personal studio work, and digital design challenges.

Oct 2013 - May 2014
 

MITHUN, Seattle, WA, US, 3D Modeler and Graphic Representation

• Contributed presentation graphics integral to the firm’s wining of a high-profile design competition and resulting design contract.
• Responsibilities included project and marketing graphic support, 3D digital modeling, BIM modeling, digital rendering and animations, map and diagram production, environmental impact and analysis, and physical model making.
• Utilized CItyEngine software to assist with a competition proposal, generating a 3D base model of Dallas with over 18,000 buildings.

Jun 2010 - Aug 2012
 

Education 

University of Tokyo, G30 Architecture and Urbanism, Hongo Campus, Tokyo, Japan, Masters, G30 Architecture and Urbanism

My thesis research and project examined the intersection of parametric design, material computation, and urban resource flows within the city of Tokyo, to develop a stadium proposal for the 2020 Olympics.

Additionally, I led 10+ student volunteers in the successful design, production, and assembly of a complex parametrically-designed, digitally-fabricated pavilion, published in DOMUS online. (See portfolio: 99 Failures Pavilion)

Oct 2012 - Sep 2014
 

Montana State University, Bozeman, MT, US, Bachelors, BA Environmental Design

Foundational, 4-year, pre-professional architectural design degree covering architectural history, structure, building systems, professional practice, architectural graphics, and 7 terms of design studios.

Aug 2006 - May 2010
 

Awards 

Land Art Generator Initiative - Santa Monica 2016, 1st Place

From Competition Site:

Regatta H2O: Familiar Form, Chameleon Infrastructure, 1st Place Winner, LAGI 2016
Christopher Sjoberg, Ryo Saito
Team Location: Tokyo, Japan
Energy Technology: Aerostatic Flutter Wind Harvesting (WindBelt™)
Water Technology: Fog Harvesting
Annual Capacity: 70 MWh (used on site) and 112 million liters of drinking water

LAGI 2016 was an ideas competition to design a site-specific public artwork that, in addition to its conceptual beauty, has the ability to harness energy cleanly from nature and convert it into electricity and/or drinking water for the City.

The LAGI 2016 awards were presented by
Eric Corey Freed at Greenbuild 2016 in Los Angeles. LAGI 2016 exhibitions included Greenbuild at the LA Convention Center (Los Angeles), the Annenberg Community Beach House (Santa Monica), and SXSW ECO (Austin).

2016
 

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