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Curriculum Vitae

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Shawn Michael Swisher ASSOC. AIA



EDUCATION

Master of Architecture
University of California, Berkeley | College of Environmental Design
Research based on implementation of digital fabrication methods in architecture and design

Bachelor of Architecture
University of Southern California | School of Architecture
Cum Laude
Tau Sigma Delta Honor Society in Architecture and Allied Arts



EXPERIENCE

Project Architect + Designer
11.2014–current | richärd+bauer – Phoenix, Arizona
NCC Hermosillo - 86,000 SF US Consulate Compound in Hermosillo, Mexico
NCC Matamoros - 86,000 SF US Consulate Compound in Matamoros, Mexico
NCC Hyderabad - 140,000 SF US Consulate Compound in Hyderabad, India
Cruzen Murray Library - 60,000 SF library for College of Idaho in Caldwell, ID
East Las Vegas Library - 40,000 SF library for the Las Vegas Clark County Library District in Las Vegas, NV


Intern Designer
10.2013–11.2014 | Nelsen Partners – Scottsdale, Arizona
Chandler Fellowship Church – 14,500 SF church fellowship + sanctuary
Farmer Arts District - 14,000 SF restaurant + event space


Workshop Assistant Instructor
07–08.2013 | UC Berkeley College of Environmental Design, Berkeley, California Part of the Design Frontiers Workshop Series in sensoring and actuation technologies, robotics prototyping, 3D printing and fabrication, and natural interface prototyping.

Graduate Student Instructor
08.2012–05.2013 | UC Berkeley College of Environmental Design, Berkeley, California
ARCH 200c – Representational Practice in Architectural Design
ARCH 100b – Fundamentals of Architectural Design


Teaching Assistant
08.2007–05.2008, 01.2010–05.2010 | USC School of Architecture
ARCH 213a/b – Building Structures and Seismic Design
ARCH 211 – Materials and Methods of Construction
Aided instructors in developing course material and conducted discussion sections. Proctored exams and graded all assignments.


Architectural Designer
05.2008–01.2009 | Kaffer Studio – Phoenix, Arizona
Shadow House – 2,000 SF Haver home renovation

Architectural Intern
05.2007–03.2008 | Moran Architects – Scottsdale, Arizona


HONORS + AWARDS

USC Global Scholar Prize 2010 | One of five prizes awarded, given to students who create innovative work emphasizing the need for a modern, global understanding of the world

USC Discovery Scholar
2010 | Recognizes students who excel in the classroom and show the ability to create exceptional new scholarship or artistic works while compiling a distinguished academic record.

Jon A. Jerde Traveling Research Fellow
2010 | Research focused on role of visceral expresssion in architecture through the work of Peter Zumthor

A. Quincy Jones Memorial Scholar
Awarded 2010

Franz Herding Memorial Fellow

Awarded 2008


EXHIBITIONS + PUBLICATIONS

Architecture & the Technological Artifact
05.2013 | Thesis Exhibition – UC Berkeley College of Environmental Design

Atmosphere + Memory: Learning from Peter Zumthor
01-02.2011 | Verle Annis Gallery – USC School of Architecture Exhibition on traveling fellowship research, including photographs, writings, and the presentation of a musical score composed for the project.

Interface/Exchange/Integrate
2008–2009 | USC School of Architecture
04.2009 | L'exposition des projets – Hôtel de Ville, Saintes, France
02.2009 | L'exposition – USC School of Architecture
12.2008 | L'exposition d'Architecture – CEAU, Saintes, France



SKILLS

SOFTWARE
Rhino (+ Grasshopper)
AutoCAD
Revit
Sketchup
Modo
VRay + Podium
Adobe CS6 (Ps, Ai, Id, Dw)
123DMake
MS Office (W, Pp, Ex)
Windows or Mac OS
TECHNOLOGY
Rendering + Visualization
3D Printing
Laser Cutting
CNC Milling
Ceramics
DESIGN
Graphic Design
UI/UX Design
Identity Design
Infographics
Diagrams