The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Master of Architecture : 1993-1995

Completed coursework and graduate thesis pursuant to the requirements of the design option for graduate studies in architecture from 1993-1995.

Graduate Design Thesis - The Language of Complexity

Accepted by the College of Fine and Applied Arts in 1995 this graphic and architectural design project explored the nature of experiential perception of complex phenomena, both spatial and cultural, in an urban context. Completed under the supervision of professors Henry Plummer and Botond Bognar. The jury for the final examination of this thesis included Thom Mayne of Morphosis


Awarded a graduate teaching assistantship for the 1992-1993 academic year.



l'Ecole d'Architecture et Urbanisme UP3, Versailles, France

Completed one academic year of intensive study in Versailles, France as part of the University of Illinois study abroad program. Required coursework included independent study projects which necessitated field studies throughout the European continent, in addition to required degree coursework.



The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Bachelor of Science in Architectural Studies : 1989-1993

Degree conferred with Highest Honors - Summa cum Laude

Completed undergraduate studies pursuant to the requirements of the College of Fine and Applied Arts. Studies included extensive coursework in architectural design and design theory, professional practice, mathematics and structural engineering.


Graduate Teaching Assistant for Architectural Design

Teaching Assistant for Architecture 171 & 172, sophomore year undergraduate design studio, under professor Paul Armstrong. Individually responsible for daily instruction, grading, and organization of interim reviews for one studio (out of eight total) per semester.


Licensed to Practice Architecture in the State of Illinois Since 1999

Successfully passed all sections of the Architects Registration Examination on the first attempt, by the age of 27.


The American Institute of Architects

Active AIA member in good standing since 2000.


Editor - The Open Directory Project -

Responsible for maintaining the Chicago Architects category of, the worlds largest human edited web directory. Tripled the size of the category since taking over, making it the largest and most complete online listing of web sites for architecture firms in Chicago.


Project Rainbow - International Design Competition - Dublin, Ireland - 2006

Design Leader for an invited design competition in Ireland.

Asan Baebang Mixed Use Complex - International Design Competition with De Stefano + Partners - 2005

Member of second place team for a competition for a mixed use retail complex in South Korea.

MAPO - Korean Housing Competition with De Stefano + Partners - 2004

Member of winning team for a competition for a mixed use retail / residential complex in the Mapo district of South Korea.

The Chicago Prize Competition - 2003

Individual entry for the "Urban Portal" competition

The Chicago Architecture Club Emerging Visions Competition - 2000

Individual submission selected for exhibition at the Chicago Architecture Foundation


Lucien Lagrange Website
Lucien Lagrange Architects

445 East Illinois Street :: Suite 250 :: Chicago, IL 60611


Project Rainbow

Competition for Mixed Use Re-Development :: Dublin, Ireland

Senior Design Architect

Leader of design team, responsible for conceptual design, design development and production of graphic presentation materials.

Invited competition required master planning and architectural design for 200,000 sq. meters (approx. 2 millions square feet) of mixed use development on several block along Lansdowne Street in the city of Dublin.

Project includes retail facilities at grade, parking for 1800 cars, office space and three residential towers.

South Loop High Rise Residential Development

500 Unit Multi Family Residential Development :: Chicago, IL

Senior Design Architect

Design team leader responsible for working directly with the client, presenting design development ideas and incorporating client feedback into the architectural plans.

Design incorporates two uniquely shaped residential towers surrounded by townhomes in a dense urban area of Chicago.

Mohammed Bin Zayed City Master Plan

Urban Master Plan :: Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emerates

Senior Design Architect

Worked directly with the client to develop comprehensive planning guidelines and a master plan for 298 residential parcels.

Each site incorporates a mixed use high rise tower between 15 and 25 stories tall, with varied uses occurring at the base as determined by the design team.

Three separate parcels with and aggregate expected density of 50,000 inhabitants within the context of a larger master plan developed for 500,000 inhabitants.

DeStefano and Partners Website
DeStefano + Partners LLC

Architecture Planning Interior Design

445 East Illinois Street :: Suite 250 :: Chicago, IL 60611


580 Anton - Residential Towers In Orange County

Schematic Design For 2 Residential High Rise Towers :: Costa Mesa, California

Design Architect

Responsible, with design Principal Scott Sarver, for schematic architectural design, unit matrix planning, exterior appearance and area calculations.

Produced architectural renderings and graphics and coordinated production of presentation materials used by the client for negotiations regarding development entitlements with the City.

Responsible for the production and coordination of all 3D computer modeling and rendering.

Complete project cosists of two towers at 22 and 20 floors on an 'L' shaped site.

Asan Baebang Mixed Use Complex - Design Competition

Competition For a New Retail and Residential Precinct :: Asan, South Korea

Design Architect - Member of Design Team

Responsible, with design team, for schematic site design and master planning as well as building configuration and building massing with concentration on the retail environment that comprised the "podium" of the complex.

Project team included Mooyoung Architects and Engineers who who worked at the Chicago offices of D+P during the project.

The total site consisted of four undeveloped blocks for a planned city combined into one large 'superblock" immediately adjacent to a high speed rail line connecting Asan to Seoul to the North and Pusan to the South.

Total space requirements totaled 287,555 sqare meters of building area (approximately 3.2 million square feet) which included five high rise residential towers, an office building, a deparment store, a shopping mall and entertainment spaces.

Cityfront Plaza

Masterplan for 2.6 Million Square Foot Mixed Use Residential Development :: Chicago, IL

Design Architect - Member of Design Team

Responsible, with design team, for master planning, schematic design and preparation of presentation materials for City of Chicago approval.

Complete plan consists of 3 high rise residential buildings on a 9 story "podium" of retail facilities with parking above.

Phase one includes a steel structured residential tower supoorted over an existing parking facility on a 6 foot thick structural concrete mat.

The Fairbanks Residential High Rise :: Chicago, IL

Project Architect - Member of Project Team

Responsible, with project team, for design development and contract documents with a specific focus on exterior systems.

31 story tower with 281 Residential units represents Phase 1 of 3.

Lower 8 floors include adaptive re-use of an existing parking structure with 42 new loft style condominiums planned for the South portion of the structure.

The Chandler at Lakeshore East

34 Story Residential High Rise :: Chicago, IL :: 350,000 net salable square feet

Design Architect - Member of Design Team

Responsible, with design team, for schematic design of the building exterior, materials and massing as well as production of design presentation materials for this high rise condominium.

MAPO - Korean Housing Competition

Competition For a 630 Unit New Residential and Retail Development :: South Korea

Design Architect - Member of Winning Design Team

Responsible, with design team, for schematic site design, building configuration and unit distribution, building massing, exterior materials and articulation and production of digital computer renderings and presentation materials for this development in South Korea.

Succeeded in meeting the aggressive criteria for number of units while still adhering to strict residential zoning requirements, which were applied for the first time on this project to a mixed use development.

Metropolitan Master Plan - Feasibility Studies for Revisions

Revisions to a 26 Acre Planned Urban Development

Design Architect - Member of Design Team

Responsible, with design team, for developing and documenting specific revisions to an existing planned development in a dense metropolitan area.

NOTE: Specific information suppressed pending project approval.

The Regatta at Lakeshore East

45 Story High Rise Residential Tower :: Chicago, IL

Architect - Member of Design Team

One of seventeen high rise buildings planned for construction in the Lakeshore East neighborhood

Wacker Drive Street Wall Design :: Lakeshore East Development :: Chicago, IL

Responsible for design development of an 850 foot long wall to cover the podium of the parking garages upon which five of the residential towers sit.

The "streetwall" design will first be realized as a portion of The Regatta and the design will be completed as subsequent buildings are are built.

Holabird & Root Website
Holabird&Root LLC

Architecture Engineering Interiors

300 West Adams Street :: Suite 700 :: Chicago, IL 60606


IIT McCormick Tribune Campus Center with OMA & Rem Koolhaas

110,000sf Multi Use Student Center :: Illinois Institute of Technology :: Chicago, IL

Project Architect for Exterior Systems

Joint venture with the Office for Metropolitan Architecture in Rotterdam, Netherlands.
$27M Construction Budget.
Responsible for technical design and detailing of project exterior.
Participated in ongoing design development and cost control efforts in collaboration with OMA in both Rotterdam and Chicago.
Forest Hills Fine Arts Center

65,000sf Multi Use Performing Arts Center :: Forest Hills, MI (Near Grand Rapids)

Project Architect / Job Captain

In 2005 the facility received design awards from AIA Wisconsin and from AIA Michigan

$13M Construction Budget.

Assisted in schematic design for this 1200 seat theater for the Forest Hills Public Schools

Responsible for design development, technical detailing, 3D modeling, supervision of project team and consultant coordination.

Project designed to be LEED certified by the U.S. Green Building Council.

The local architect for this project was Integrated Architecture

Harold Washington College - Renovation and Exterior Enhancements

311,000SF Remodeling of City of Chicago College :: Located in the Loop

Project Architect

Responsible for contract document production for a high rise educational facility.

National Center for Supercomputing Applications

TerraScale Addition - 16,000sf Addition to a Functioning Supercomputing Lab :: Urbana, IL

Project Architect

$6M Construction Budget

Features an 8000sf column-free computing lab perched on a six foot tall raised access floor.

Lab HVAC configured to accommodate infinite arrangements of hardware with highly variable heating and electrical loads.

Responsible for design development, contract documents and project management during construction and contract administration.

World Headquarters Schematic Design - 122,000sf Office and Computation Facility :: Urbana, IL

$22M Estimated Construction Budget

Assisted with schematic design of facility and in master planning activities for the new "computing quad" in collaboration with Bohlin Cywinski Jackson, architects of the adjacent Seibel Center.

Additional Responsibilities

Member of the CAD committee responsible for setting and enforcing office wide CAD standards, implementing software upgrades and training staff on new features.

Active participant in marketing efforts to procure commissions for performing arts centers including preparation of presentation materials and attending interviews.

CCAt Website
Cordogan, Clark & Associates

Architects Engineers

716 North Wells Street :: Chicago, IL 60610


Neumann Homes Corporate Headquarters

60,000sf Office Building :: Warrenville, IL

Project Manager / Project Architect

$5M Construction budget

14 Month total project time from schematics to occupancy. Project completed within budget.

Responsible for design development, construction documents and contract administration.

Hollywood Casino

110,000sf Casino Facility :: Aurora, IL

Project Architect

Entire building designed to float on the Fox river, in Illinois, adjacent to and existing casino support facility.

Responsible, with John Clark (Principal), for schematic design, 3D modeling, renderings and client presentations.

Oak Park Elementary School

75,000sf Addition to Existing Elementary School :: Aurora, IL

Design Architect / Project Architect

Contemporary addition to an historic building. The design of the facade used subtle patterns of surface articulation and careful sizing of window openings to successfully echo the proportions of the existing three story school.

Responsible for design and design development.

Oxford Bank

4000sf Branch Bank Facility :: Naperville, IL

Project Architect

$1.2M Construction budget

This branch, which featured a video wall and children area, was the "1/2 Size" version of an 8000sf prototype facility which was also designed by CCA. Responsible for design development, construction documents and contract administration.

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