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Christopher Anderson


University of Illinois, Chicago, IL

Master of Architecture | 2011

The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH

Bachelor of Science in Architecture | 2009

Work Experience

Gensler, Chicago, IL

Interior Architectural Designer | March 2013 - August 2015

As an Interior designer my practice area focus was on a single client corporate campus. Project work focused on integrating workplace strategy, visitor & employee experience, branding, into a range of amenity spaces around the campus. This holistic design approach involved working directly with the client, consultants, internally with other Gensler studios/offices and with our design-build partner Turner Construction. During this time devoted to single client project work I was able to create a deep knowledge of how design could best serve specific client needs to implement creative design solutions that respected their business strategy while actively working with the contractor to ensure designs were respectful of budget.

SOM, Chicago, IL

Intern Architect | October 2011 - March 2013

As part of the Interior Architecture studio contributed on multiple international projects for hospitality, corporate office US federal offices, mixed use and health care during DD, CD, and CA phases. Work included the generation of design and technical drawings, model building, and presentation graphics.

True Design Services, Chicago, IL

Field Team Leader | August 2011 - October 2011

In conjunction with True Design Services and Epstein Architecture on the creation of existing condition documentation of the 2.5 million sq. ft. Edward Hines VA Medical Campus using traditional architecture drawings and 3d scans.

Rubinos & Mesia Engineers, Chicago, IL

CAD Technician | May 2010 - August 2010

Completed construction drawings for the city of Chicago's water supply from engineer's specs and sketches. Responsible for researching existing water main construction from historical drawings and GIS information.

Monkey Wrench llc, Columbus, OH

Site Supervisor/Design Consultant | May 2009 - August 2009

Completed a variety of residential remodeling projects ranging from small remodeling projects to complete residential rehab. Supervised and trained new construction workers while completing residential rehab project from design phase through construction.

Relocation Services, Columbus, OH,

Team Leader | October 2008 - December 2008

Responsible for project coordination, scheduling, quality control, training, and completion of architectural drawings for Ohio Health's Grant Medical Campus. Project scope included the completion of accurate as-built floor plans.

BHDP Architecture, Columbus, OH,

Intern Higher Education Team | September, '07 - March, '08

Assisted Architects with projects for several Universities. Responsibilities included the production, reproduction, and correction of construction drawings, reviewing contractor submittals for approval. Secondary tasks included graphic design work and miscellaneous office tasks.

Ohio Health Design & Construction, Columbus, OH

CAD Technician | June, '07 - August, '07

Worked in small teams generating as-built floor plans of Riverside Hospital. Scope of contract included measuring and drawing floor plans of various departments for use in space planning, future construction, and procuring federal funding.

Awards & Honors
  • Featured, UIC Portfolio Review, 2011
  • Project Featured, Parametric Design + Digital Fabrication Conference (Malaga, Spain), 2010
  • Featured, OSU Year End Show, 2009
  • First Runner Up, IMI/OSU Masonry Design Competition, 2008
  • Student of the Year, LCJVS Engineering Dept., 2004
  • AutoCAD
  • Revit
  • Rhino
  • Grasshopper
  • SketchUp
  • Digital Project (Catia)
  • V-Ray
  • Photoshop
  • Illustrator
  • InDesign
  • PremierPro
  • Microsoft Office
  • Open Office
Available on request
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