Tyler Hopwood

Tyler Hopwood

Elgin, IL, US



I am an architect and designer from Chicago IL. As an architect I strive to use my expertise and talents to create environments that not only solve basic needs, but create a sense of meaning and place, contributing to the sustainability of the communities in which we live in. As a city dweller, I dislike cars, and would prefer the companionship of Elaine, my hunter green single speed bicycle. I am married to my wife Brittany and in my free time, I enjoy wood working, graphic design, and baseball. 


Pappageorge Haymes Partners, Chicago, IL, US, Junior Architect

_Part of design team working on residential architecture

_Managerial responsibilities, including running meetings and creating schedules

_Influence in concept and schematic design progression

Nov 2013 - May 2016

OPN Architects, Cedar Rapids, IA, US, Intern Architect

_Assists project architects in any and all design phases

_Runs in house model shop, including laser cutter and 3d printer

_Creates 3D visualization for client and company needs

Nov 2012 - Sep 2013

MCHC Renderings, Elgin, IL, Co-Founder

Digital modeling and 3D visualizations for architects and clients who need it

Jul 2011 - Jul 2012


Judson University, Elgin, IL, US, MArch, Architecture

_Summer community design studio in Nairobi, Kenya

_Semester of Urban Design Studio

_Fellow for Sustainable Building Research

_Concentration on pro practice development

Jun 2016 - May 2017

Judson University, Elgin, IL, US, Bachelors, Architecture

_A liberal arts degree with an emphasis on sustainability

_Two years of analog drafting and model building.

_Two years of digital representation through computer aided design.

_May Term (2011) studying architecture abroad in Spain, France, and Italy.

Aug 2008 - May 2012


Henry Adams Medal, 1st Place

Engraved medal and certificate of merit given to the top-ranking graduating student in each NAAB-accredited architecture program, for excellence in the study of architecture.


King Medal, 1st Place

Engraved medal and certificate of merit given to one student per ARCC member college, school or institute, for excellence in architectural and environmental research


3rd Place - Tiny Homes Chicago, 3rd Place

Recognition at various AIA events


CNU Illinois Academic Award, 1st Place

Certificate of Merit for exceptional accomplishment in executing and advancing the principles of the Charter of the New Urbanism within the State of Illinois.


Areas of Specialization