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Work Experience



Everywhere, USA February 2013 – Present

  • Architectural Consultant for residential projects and commercial offices.
  • Freelance Artist for Graphics and Video Projects
  • Designer and Builder of Art Installation Project at San Antonio Botanical Gardens

Nelson (formerly Torchia Associates)

Associate, Project Manager and Team Leader

Chicago, IL April 2009 to February 2013

  • Managed project team, client relationships, schedules, contracts and profitability for multiple accounts.
  • Presented technology/ design/ strategy for new business presentations.
  • Specialized in design for advertising and media clients.

Steven Ohlhaber Architect


San Francisco, CA July 2008 – April 2009

  • Designed and Remodeled Victorian Townhouse in San Francisco, CA.
  • Designed and Remodeled coastal home in Dillon Beach, CA.

Hornberger + Worstell, Inc.

Associate, Architect

San Francisco, CA September 2005—July 2008

  • Architect for the rehabilitation and conversion of the landmark property, Ghirardelli Square, into the new Fairmont Heritage Place Hotel in San Francisco, CA.
    • Managed multiple consultant project team.
    • Resolved technical and design challenges in a complex project involving historic, forensic, seismic, architectural and interior construction issues.
    • Worked with developer and city on gaining Historic and Community approvals on project.

Strauss Architects

Associate, Project Manager / Architect

San Francisco, CA November 2001 to September 2005

  • Worked with developer to gain entitlements for new Theater District in Petaluma, CA.  Designed new cinema, office building and retail/residential complex as part of project.
  • Managed corporate interiors practice and acted as Architect of Record for multiple Equity Office business campuses.
  • Architect for various commercial and residential development plans and feasibility studies.


Associate, Project Architect

Chicago, IL / New York, NY August 1998 to January 2001

  • Project Architect for corporate interior projects.  Project portfolio includes work for McDonald’s Corporation, Dow Jones & Company, Inc. and Factiva, Inc

Torchia Associates, Inc.


Chicago, IL August 1996 to January 1998



MBA / Masters of Architecture

University of Illinois, Urbana, IL

  • Dual degree program with an emphasis in Real Estate and Management
  • Charles Rummel Fellow

Bachelor of Architectural Studies

University of Illinois, Urbana, IL

  • Graduated with Highest Honors
  • Study Abroad – Versailles, France

Improvisational Theater

Second City – Chicago, Illinois

Annoyance Theater – Chicago, Illinois

  • Completed  Second City Improv program
  • Completed Second City Stand-up Comedy Program
  • Complete Second City Level 1 Writing Program
  • Completed levels 2 thru 5 of Annoyance Theater Improv program


Awards/ Honors

Merit Award

ALA 2013 Interior Design Award

Razorfish Chicago Headquarters

Silver Award

ALA 2012 Interior Design Award

Thermos Headquarters

Honorable Mention

Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists

2002 National Plutonium Memorial


Audiobook Publishers of America

2000 National Promotional Poster Competition


Edelman Leathers

1999 Andy Warhol Competition


Professional Associations

  • American Institute of Architects (AIA)
  • National Council of Architects Registration Board (NCARB Certificate Holder)
  • Licensed Architect in California and Illinois


Design Tools

  • AutoCAD
  • Architectural Desktop
  • Revit
  • SketchUp
  • 3D Studio Max/ Viz
  • Adobe Creative Suite
  • Microsoft Office
  • Basic HTML and programming
  • Pen and Paper