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chris wilson, assoc. aia

architectural designer / project manager

experience

Mr. Wilson is a 2010 graduate of Saint Albans High School in Saint Albans, WV; and has attained bachelor’s degrees in architecture from the University of Kentucky (2014).  Mr. Wilson completed his Master’s in Architecture through the College of Design at University of Kentucky (2016).

Before joining Alt32, Mr. Wilson helped to develop appropriate design strategies for clients, and contribute to sustainable design and construction for various architecture firms throughout West Virginia that primarily focused on educational facilities dedicated to exploring multiple models of curriculum delivery for students.

Mr. Wilson’s work experience at University of Kentucky allowed him to aide in the research, development and application of economical, sustainable technologies in architectural design and fabrication.

notable projects

Lewis County New Central Elementary School - Vanceburg, Kentucky
65,000 sf New Facility

West Main Crafting Co. - Lexington, Kentucky
3,200 sf Restaurant - Renovation

2014, University of Kentucky - Prof. Greg Luhan
HBEER Projects: Houseboats to Energy Efficient Residencies
Prototype Design for:
    - 4,000 sf High Performance Modular Classrooms
    - 3,600 sf Modular Restaurant
    - 2,000 sf Net-Zero Ready Modular Clinic
    - 2,000 sf Net-Zero Ready Office
    - 800 - 2200 sf Residential Prototypes
Funded by UK College of Design & the Kentucky Highlands Investment Corp.

studio / research

2013, Prof, Gary Rohrbacher
Paducah Gaseous Diffusion Plant Reclamation: this project re-imagined the future use of the Department of Energy’s Paducah Gaseous Diffusion Plant, while also developing an aggressive strategy for the remediation of on-site nuclear waste to provide a sustainable outcome. 

2015, Prof. Michael Jacobs + Bruce Swetnam
New College of Design Facility:  sponsered by the Student Sustainability Council, this project developed options to consolidate, expand, renovate, or relocate the UK/CoD and to consider opportunities for future growth of new academic programs and support facilities while integrating sustainable technology into the built environment. 

2016, Prof. Michael Jacobs
Multi-Platform BIM Modeling:  a software investigation of the limitations of current architectural design tools, focusing on parametrically driven programs with a goal of developing a cloud based, cohesive software language in order to promote a more accurate and efficient workflow across multiple disciplines in the construction industry. 

education

Master of Architecture
College of Design
Univerisity of Kentucky, 2016

Bachelor of Arts, Architecture
College of Design
University of Kentucky, 2014

work history

August 2016 - Present
Project Manager
alt32 Architecture | Design
Lexington, Kentucky

August 2014 - June 2016
Research Assistant
Greg Luhan Studio
College of Design
University of Kentucky
Lexington, Kentucky

May 2014 – August 2014
Architectural Intern
ZMM Architects and Engineers
Charleston, West Virginia

May 2011 - June 2014
Architectural Intern
NVisions Architects
Saint Albans, West Virginia

Professional Affiliations

U.S. Green Building Council Associate

AIA Kentucky Member-at-Large 2016

A4LE Memeber - 2017