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Robert Zylstra Assoc AIAChicago, IL 60609 .  robert@rzfolio.com


EDUCATION:

Illinois Institute of Technology – Armour Engineering College 2010 – 2013       Professional Master of Architectural Engineering – Building Systems Focus Architectural Engineering Fellowship 2010-2011

IIT Construction Management Certificate – 2012

Florida Atlantic University – School of Architecture 2003 – 2008
Professional Bachelor of Architecture – Cum Laude

EXPERIENCE:

Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architects Chicago IL 2014                                      Design Architect/Revit support Early works                                                             World Expo Astana 2017: Art Centre, National Auditorium, and other various projects. LEED and BREEAM                                                                                  www.smithgill.com

The 3D Printer Experience Chicago 2013                                                     Cofounder, 3D Printing Design and Technical Director                                                    3D Printing, Design, Modeling, Workshop and Shop Development, Project Manager           3D Printers: EOS P110, MakerBot, UP! Mini/Plus, Rostock Max, Form1    Clients:Deutsch, Gensler, Smith & Gill, Ross Barney, Career Builder, State Farm, Leo Burnett, SAP, PNC, Nike/MJ, Kool-Aid, and many others                                     www.The3DPrinterExperience.com

26LAB Chicago IL 2011 – Current
Executive Director and Instuctor
Teaching youth and adults Architecture, Engineering, and Construction
through community based projects and design software
DukeTIP 2011, 12, 13, 14 Green Architecture Instructor                                               The Field Museum Chicago 3D modeling youth workshop
www.26LAB.org

MSI Chicago IL 2010 – 2013
Facilitator 1 with guest experience
Hands on teaching and tours throughout the museum’s mutiple exhibits, for all ages.   Also teaching guest about The FabLab and Digital Fabrication tools.

Studio Plus Fort Myers FL 2009 – 2010
Project Architect / Revit support and training
University Athletics/Academics, 5,000 – 15,000 sqft.
Healthcare Reno Psychiatric, Pharmacy, Dialysis, OR w/ da Vinci up to 250,000sqft.
All phases of construction and software instruction. BIM (samples)
www.studioplusarch.com

MF Architects Fort Lauderdale FL 2006 – 2010
Project Management
Small Commercial and Residential Projects, 1,000 – 6,000 sqft.
Large un-built development projects up to 250,000 sqft.
Developed project standards for construction documents and operations.
www.MFArchitects.com

Kukk Architecture and Design Naples FL 2005- 2006
Architecture Intern
High end large scale residential projects 8,000 – 25,000 sqft.
Great attention to details and craftsmanship.
www.Kukkarchitecture.com

AWARDS:

2006 Gulfshore Life / AIA Florida Southwest Scholarship
2007 Gulfshore Life / AIA Florida Southwest Scholarship
2007 USGBC South Florida Emerging Green Builder. w/ T. Ponte (First Place)
2007 Line of Site Everest Base Camp (Semi-Finalist)
2007 Thames Opera House (Semi-Finalist)
2009 Disney ImagiNation Collaboration w/ S. Barberena and N. Hoofnagle (SemiFinalist) 2010 Habitat for Humanity Indianapolis, Home Re-Design (Honorable Mention)

SKILLS:

Revit Architecture 2009-2014, SketchUp, AutoCAD, and Architectural Desktop, Vectorworks, Kerkythea, ArchiCAD, Photoshop & Illustrator, Accurender, Adobe Primer, Inckscape, Gimp, Laser cutting, 3D printing
Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook. PC and Mac
Primavera3 P3/P6, RSmeans CostWorks, Onscreen Takeoff 3

DESIGN COMPETITIONS:

2007 AIAS Cardboard Chair, 2008 Dwell Ceaserstone Table
2008 Florida AIA Cottage: Prefabricated Hurricane relief housing.
2009 Re:vision Dallas: Mixed use/Mixed income net zero energy residential city block Collaboration with Sergio Barbarena
Historic 3D documentation for Naples Historical Society. (Google Earth) and others
Additional Personal Furniture design and construction

ARTISTIC INTERESTS:

Wood working/craftsmanship, Furniture, Ceramic Sculpture, Watercolors, and pencil drawings/sketching, DS26SHOP graphic design and photography, digital fabrication

VOLUNTEERING:

Habitat for Humanity residential construction.
American Cancer Society Relay for Life.
AIAS Freedom by Design.

ASSOCIATIONS:

American Institute of Architects (AIA) Associate Member.
U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) Associate Member.
NCARB Record Open #129353, Completed all 700 Units required for license
Florida DBPR Application #51770 for Architectural Registration Exam – Underway

REFERENCES:

MFArchitects – Maria Fernandez AIA
mefarch@bellsouth.net /mfarchitects.com

Architecture Incorporated – Ted Sottong AIA
teds@studioplusarch.com / studioplusarch.com

Samsel Architects – Chuck Krekelberg / Design Educator @ DukeTIP                         charles.krekelberg@gmail.com / samselarchitects.com

Completed Resume for reference.

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