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NICK

architect

artist

nikahler@gmail.com

301 west 53rd st, apt 21c, new york, ny, 10019

email

address

KAHLER

678.480.4384

cell

writer

http://nickkahler.viewbook.com/

website

EXPERIENCE

SKIDMORE, OWINGS & MERRILL, New York, NY

FEB 2017 - PRESENT

Registered Architect Employing design + technical expertise to a panoply of architectural challenges, from a complex science center rehabilitation / expansion to leading a survey of a 3,000 room medical school to a significant sculpture installation into an existing research facility HOK, Atlanta, GA

JUN 2015 - FEB 2017

Registered Architect Honed design + technical expertise in predesign through CA in Science and Higher Education projects, working directly with user groups on programming analysis and team leadership on contextual design LORD AECK SARGENT, Atlanta, GA

AUG 2012 - JUN 2015

Intern Architect Gained experience toward licensure with interior office, student housing, science and research, housing / mixed-use, and urban design projects from predesign through CA MACK SCOGIN MERRILL ELAM ARCHITECTS, Atlanta, GA

MAY - AUG 2012

Intern Architect Collaborated with Mr. Scogin and local artist group The Lucky Penny on realized experimental dance black box set design for DramaTech Theatre at Georgia Tech JOHN PORTMAN AND ASSOCIATES, Atlanta, GA

AUG 2011

Model Fabricator Worked with design leadership on various architecture + urban design projects GEORGIA TECH GRADUATE TEACHING AND RESEARCH ASSISTANT, Atlanta, GA Introduction to the Designed, Lived, and Built Environment, Georgia Tech, Prof. Khan Survey of Architectural History I + II, Georgia Tech, Drs. Hollengreen + Flowers EWELL CONSTRUCTION + CAL WEST CONSTRUCTION, Redondo Beach, CA Translator + Laborer Gained fundamental understanding of building construction + served as on-site translator

AUG - DEC 2011 AUG 2010 - MAY 2011 JUN - JUL 2008

EDUCATION

GEORGIA INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY, Atlanta, GA

MAY 2012

Masters in Architecture, Concentration in History, Theory, and Criticism Architecture Thesis: “Ponce City: An Arcological Hierapolis for the Fountain of Youth” DAVIDSON COLLEGE, Davidson, NC Bachelor of Arts in History, Minor in Spanish History Thesis: “Economics,Technology, and the Synthesis of Neoclassicism and Early Modernism: The Chicago Architecture of Charles B. Atwood, 1891-5”

MAY 2009

CERTIFICATIONS

REGISTERED ARCHITECT, State of Georgia LEED GREEN ASSOCIATE, United States Green Building Council

JUL 2016 - PRESENT JUN 2016 - PRESENT

LEADERSHIP

THE LUCKY PENNY, A Non-Profit Atlanta-Based Dance Organization, Board Member BURNAWAY, Contributing Writer on Art and Architecture for Popular Southeast Art Blog AIA YOUNG ARCHITECTS FORUM (YAF), Member + 48HRS Competition Organizer GA TECH CAMPUS PLANNING + DESIGN COMMISSION (PDC), Student Representative GA TECH COLLEGE OF ARCHITECTURE LECTURE SERIES COMMITTEE, Member GA TECH GRAY_MATTER(S) BLOG, Writer and Editor

JAN 2014 - PRESENT OCT 2013 - PRESENT MAY 2012 - PRESENT AUG 2011 - MAY 2012 AUG 2011 - MAY 2012 AUG 2010 - MAY 2011

AWARDS

DOROTHY SPENCE HELPING HAND AWARD, AIA Atlanta

OCT 2014

PORTMAN PRIZE, Honorable Mention, Georgia Tech

APR 2011

JOHN WILLIAM SANDEFORD MEMORIAL FELLOWSHIP, Georgia Tech

MAY 2010

LEVERING HISTORY TRAVEL GRANT, Davidson College

SEPT 2008

SKILLS

2D / 3D DRAFTING: Autodesk Revit (9/10) and AutoCAD (8/10) IMAGE EDITING: Adobe Photoshop (8/10) and Illustrator (9/10) 3D MODELING: Rhino (8/10) with Grasshopper (4/10) + Ladybug (4/10), SketchUp (5/10) PRESENTATION: Adobe InDesign (5/10), Apple Final Cut (4/10), MS Office (8/10) ANALOG: Physical Modeling, Hand Drafting, Sketching, Collage, Painting, Sculpture SOCIAL MEDIA / ARCHIVE: (http://nickkahler.tumblr.com/): 13,600 Posts, 8,800 Followers