Curriculum Vitae


Shawn Michael Swisher AIA | RA AZ#65257


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


Project Architect + Designer
06.2018–Current | Jones Studio – Tempe, Arizona ASU Thunderbird School of Global Management - 100,000 SF higher education building in Phoenix, Arizona (in progress) Rio Unido - Masterplan for a re-envisioning of the Rio Salado and adjacent communities at Central Avenue.
    • 2019 AIA Phoenix Metro Design Competition - First Place

Architect + Designer
11.2014–06.2018 | richärd+bauer – Phoenix, Arizona
NCC Hermosillo - 102,000 SF US Consulate Compound in Hermosillo, Mexico
NCC Matamoros - 110,000 SF US Consulate Compound in Matamoros, Mexico
    • 2019 AIA Arizona Distinguished Building Honor Award
NCC Hyderabad - 193,000 SF US Consulate Compound in Hyderabad, India
Cruzen Murray Library - 60,000 SF library for College of Idaho in Caldwell, Idaho
    • 2018 AIA Western Mountain Region Distinguished Building Honor Award
    • 2018 AIA Arizona Distinguished Building Honor Award
East Las Vegas Library - 40,000 SF library for the Las Vegas Clark County Library District in Las Vegas, Nevada (with Carpenter Sellers Del Gatto Architects)

    • 2019 AIA Nevada Citation Award, Built Category
    • 2019 Mayor’s Urban Design Award (MUDA), Public Places Category

    • 2019 ULI Placemaking Award, Community Place

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

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 in Phoenix, Arizona

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


AIA Phoenix Metro Design Competition - First Place
2019 | Rio Unido - Winner of AIA Phoenix Metro Design Competition.                                                                                                                           
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                                                                                                                                                                                                    


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.

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


Rhino (+ Grasshopper)
VRay, Maxwell, Enscape
Adobe CS6 (Ps, Ai, Id, Dw)
Bluebeam + Navisworks
MS Office (W, Pp, Ex)
Windows or Mac OS
Virtual Reality
Rendering + Visualization
3D Printing
Laser Cutting
CNC Milling
Graphic Design
UI/UX Design
Identity Design