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NICK architect
artist
301 west 53rd st, apt 21c, new york, ny, 10019 address
678.480.4384 cell
KAHLER 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 AUG - DEC 2011
Survey of Architectural History I + II, Georgia Tech, Drs. Hollengreen + Flowers AUG 2010 - MAY 2011
EWELL CONSTRUCTION + CAL WEST CONSTRUCTION, Redondo Beach, CA JUN - JUL 2008
Translator + Laborer
Gained fundamental understanding of building construction + served as on-site translator

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 MAY 2009
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”

CERTIFICATIONS REGISTERED ARCHITECT, State of Georgia JUL 2016 - PRESENT
LEED GREEN ASSOCIATE, United States Green Building Council JUN 2016 - PRESENT

LEADERSHIP THE LUCKY PENNY, A Non-Profit Atlanta-Based Dance Organization, Board Member JAN 2014 - PRESENT
BURNAWAY, Contributing Writer on Art and Architecture for Popular Southeast Art Blog OCT 2013 - PRESENT
AIA YOUNG ARCHITECTS FORUM (YAF), Member + 48HRS Competition Organizer MAY 2012 - PRESENT
GA TECH CAMPUS PLANNING + DESIGN COMMISSION (PDC), Student Representative AUG 2011 - MAY 2012
GA TECH COLLEGE OF ARCHITECTURE LECTURE SERIES COMMITTEE, Member AUG 2011 - MAY 2012
GA TECH GRAY_MATTER(S) BLOG, Writer and Editor 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

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