Resume

Evan Chakroff | Résumé [pdf]

734 Broadway East, Apartment 101 | Seattle | +1 206 747 9317 | evanchakroff@gmail.com

Education

Master of Architecture (M.Arch. I) | Ohio State University | Columbus, Ohio, USA | 2009
B.S. in Mechanical Engineering | Tufts University | Medford, Massachusetts, USA | 2003

Professional Experience

LMN Architects | Seattle, USA
Designer | 07/2014-Present

Computational designer with LMN Tech Studio and architectural designer on a wide variety of project types.

NBBJ | Shanghai, China / Seattle, USA
Designer | 05/2010-07/2014

Member of design teams for large mixed-use developments across China, large corporate headquarters projects, and for healthcare projects across a wide range of scales.  Helped develop and implement a firm-wide strategy for practical application of computational design methodologies.  Aided in all aspects of design and presentation for Concept, Schematic, and Design Development phases.

Massimiliano Fuksas Architetto | Rome, Italy
Junior Architect | 09/2009-04/2010

Active in the development of an urban masterplan for Pavia, Italy, a mixed use tower in Tblisi, Georgia, and a shopping and entertainment complex in Bratislava, Slovakia. Primary responsibilities included 3D modeling, parametric design, rendering, preparation of client presentations, and coordination with structural consultants.

Herzog & de Meuron Architekten | Basel, Switzerland
Intern/Praktikant | 09/2007-09/2008

Contributed to all aspects of the conceptual design and design development of a mixed-use tower for New York City and the rehabilitation of a historic armory as a contemporary art space and concert venue. Developed design concepts, produced digital and physical models, constructed measured drawings, and prepared client presentations.

Advanced Engineering Consultants | Columbus, Ohio, USA
Engineer-In-Training | 09/2004-11/2005

Designed and drafted mechanical, electrical, and plumbing systems for residential, commercial, and institutional projects. Coordinated construction documents, and acted as network administrator for a small office.

Rene D’Adamo Architects | St. Croix, US Virgin Islands
Designer | 07/2004-09/2004, 07/2006-08/2006

Prepared conceptual diagrams, digital models, renderings, measured drawings and details for small-scale residential and medium-scale commercial projects.

Academic Experience

Ohio State University | Columbus, Ohio, USA
Auxiliary Professor | 06/2009-08/2009

Assisted professor Jacqueline Gargus in the preparation and day-to-day operation of an intensive six-week study tour through Europe. Lectured on architectural history and theory, mediated student discussions, and prepared a publication for use as a recruitment aid for future study-abroad courses.

Ohio State University | Columbus, Ohio, USA
Graduate Research Associate | 06/2007-09/2007, 09/2008-06/2009

Collaborated with visiting professor Nick Gelpi on a year-long design research project. Contributed signifigantly all aspects of project conception and realization, including production of detailed drawings & models, digital fabrication, and design of the final gallery exhibition (09/2008-06/2009). Assisted professors Jeffrey Kipnis and Jose Oubrerie in the preparation of a forthcoming publication, including preliminary research, curation of reference material, and development of a preliminary graphic design strategy. (06/2007-09/2007)

Ohio State University | Columbus, Ohio, USA
Graduate Teaching Associate | 09/2006-06/2007

Assisted Professor Terry Sullivan in the administration of several technical courses in building systems.

Lebanese American University | Byblos, Lebanon
Guest Lecturer/Studio Critic | January 2013

Hong Kong University Shanghai Study Center | Shanghai, China
Invited Guest Critic  | Spring 2012

Waterloo University | Rome, Italy
Invited Guest Critic  | Autumn 2009

Technical Skills

Design & Presentation
Adobe Suite | 10+ years experience
AutoCAD | 9+ years experience
Rhino 3D / Grasshopper | 6+ years experience
Revit / Dynamo | 2+ years experience

Fabrication
Zcorp Rapid Prototyper, 3-Axis Mill, ULS/Epilog Lasercutters, Foam cutters | 5+ years experience
Woodworking power tools | 10+ years experience

 

Publications | Books

Architectural Guide: China” | DOM Publishers (9/2015)
with Addison Godel and Jacqueline Gargus

Publications | Essays

“1933” | CLOG: Unpublished (#8) (11/2013)

Shanghai de Lux: Projecting Modernity” | Saturated Space (10/2013)

Fragmento Urbano: Casa Miller de Jose Oubrerie” | ArchDaily (10/2013)
Portuguese Translation by Murilo Arruda

Urban Fragments: Jose Oubrerie’s Miller House”  | ArchDaily (08/2013)

Art Basel goes to Hong Kong” | Archinect.com Feature (05/2013)

Brutalism with Chinese Characteristics” | CLOG: Brutalism (#6) (03/2013)

业余建筑:一种新的(建筑)方言” | 建筑师/The Architect (02/2013)
Chinese Translation by Zhiguo Chen

Ruins of an Alternate Future: Jinhua Architecture Park” | ArchDaily (02/2013)

“Wang Shu” | That’s Shanghai (03/2012)

“Recasting History: The Ningbo Historic Museum” | Log #24 (Spring/Summer 2012)

Amateur Architecture: A New Vernacular” | Archinect.com Feature (03/2012)

“China 2011” Guidebook & Essays | Knowlton School of Architecture (12/2011)
with Addison Godel & Jacqueline Gargus

Shape of the City” | Shanghai Squared.com Feature (01-03/2011)

 

Publications | Photography

“Architecture Beyond Building” | Surface Magazine, China (10/2008)
Digital photographs to accompany text by Li Jin. 11th Architecture Biennale, Venice.

 

Exhibitions

“Eastern Promises”| MAK | Vienna, Austria (06-10/2013)
Exhibited a series of photos from Jinhua Architecture Park.

Mockups” | Banvard Gallery | Columbus, Ohio (06/2009)
Collaboration with professor Nick Gelpi. Design concepts, drawings and models, fabrication and installation.

Coop Himmelb(l)au: Beyond the Blue” | Wexner Center for the Arts | Columbus, Ohio (04/2009)
Physical model construction and repair.

Wanderlust: KSA Students Abroad” | Banvard Gallery | Columbus, Ohio (09/2007)
Exhibition design concepts, digital photography, and installation.

Franco Albini, Museums and Installations” | Banvard Gallery | Columbus, Ohio (02/2006)
Collaboration with professor Kay Bea Jones. Exhibition design concepts, physical models, and installation.

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