CARLOS ORLANDO RUIZ graduated from Ripon College, in Ripon Wisconsin, where he received his bachelor’s degree in Art and Theatre in 1998. Upon graduation, he enlisted in the United States Army Reserve and used his benefits to receive an additional degree and certification in Secondary Education. During this time, Carlos taught in the Chicago Public School system for five years and served a 15-month tour in Iraq in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom in 2004-06. After returning from his tour of duty, Carlos decided to follow his childhood dream and enroll himself into an architecture school. He is received a Master’s degree in both architecture, with an emphasis in interiors, and in art education. During his many travels abroad, Carlos was fascinated by the culture of the countries and their potential for growth and prosperity. He is interested in the social justice issues and looks at how architecture can play a larger role in forming societies of the future. Due to the expected collaborations of various parties with a common goal, the processes and outcomes of his various projects continue his interests in public developments, old and new. While growing as a designer, architect, and educator, CARLOS ORLANDO RUIZ, would be a great addition to set precedents for future success.

Work Samples

  • Tele Vision Exhibit

  • Human Beans

  • Cardboard Sculptures

Work History

Carlos Orlando Ruiz (330) 904-8634 ruiz_army@yahoo.com PROFILE: Creative professional who is skilled in translating abstract concepts into practical solutions using computer applications and leadership competency. High-energy, results-oriented leader recognized for organizing events and managing time-sensitive projects. Possesses strong problem-solving skills and an ability to communicate efficiently. Advanced Proficiencies • Illustrator CS, Microsoft PowerPoint, Excel and Word, AutoCAD, Sketch-Up, CNC and 3D printing. • Modeling skills – small urban scale models to large fabrications. Intermediate Proficiencies • Photoshop CS, InDesign CS, Autodesk Revit, Rhino, 3DMax. _________________________________________________________________________ KEY QUALIFICATIONS Project Management Skills • Detail-oriented manager with exceptional creative and follow-through abilities. • Able to effectively analyze and communicate creative ideas with peers and professionals. • Budget experience. Financially managed small budgets in long term and day-to-day activities. Organization/Production Skills • Planned and organized art education graduate symposium at The Gene Siskel Center. • Coordinated and administered training program for Chicago Architecture Foundation. Supervised multiple classrooms and oversaw activities of high school students. Administered and developed lesson plans. • Developed and wrote a 20-page dissertation for redesigning classrooms for 21-century learning. • Created and implemented campus groups for expanding leadership and design opportunities for students. Communication/Teaching Skills • Received Honorable Mention recognition based on leadership skills. • Teaching assistant to three different design studios teaching materiality, construction, and design manufacturing. • Participated and assisted with panel discussion for art education graduate symposium. EDUCATION MA in Architecture: Emphasis in Interior Architecture The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL, 5/12 MA in Art Education The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL, 5/12 BA in Art, Theater, and Secondary Education Ripon College, Ripon, WI, 5/98 Military Experience OPERATION IRAQI FREEDOM 12/03 – 04/05 Squad Leader/Ammunition Sergeant Camp Fallujah, Iraq UNITED STATES ARMY RESERVE 08/01 – 10/08 Ammunition Sergeant Milwaukee, WI Carlos Orlando Ruiz Page 2 ________________________________________________________________________ EXPERIENCE SUMMARY HARPER HIGH SCHOOL Chicago, IL Architecture Teaching Assistant 2/12 – 11/12 Instructed architecture classes to students using the Chicago Architecture Foundation curriculum. Supervised multiple classrooms and oversaw design activities using Sketch Up and AutoCAD. Assisted and prepared measured drawings of existing spaces for design development lessons. Participated in Newhouse Architecture Competition where students submit entries in CAD, model making, rendering, design and drafting. CAMERA ART-BELGIUM/NETHERLANDS Various European Cities Design Researcher 2/11 – 1/12 Conducted research, spatial analysis, urban design, and social spaces using observation, site documentation, and other related design activities in positions involving field studies and frequent travel to various countries within northeast European region. Developed an architectural animation of findings using Keynote and Garage Band software. SPATIAL PRACTICE Beijing, China Architectural Intern 6/10 – 8/10 Under firm’s principal architects, integrated innovative ideas in a collaborative environment for a design competition for one of Beijing’s skyscrapers with AutoCAD, Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator designs for various types of presentations. SPATIAL PRACTICE-BRAZIL Various Brazilian Cities Research Associate 5/10 – 6/10 Conducted research on spatial living in three cities of Brazil: São Paulo, Rio de Janeiro and Curitiba. Interviewed local community leaders, start-up companies, and architects regarding local resources and social practices. Worked on urban planning layouts for social housing projects using Photoshop. Drafted various residential and commercial projects using AutoCAD and Sketch Up. OTHER EXPERIENCE XSPORT FITNESS Chicago, IL Personal Trainer 5/08 – 9/12 Conducted fitness consultations according to company protocols. Provided safe exercise recommendations to clients based on established industry guidelines. Explained prepared exercise programs to a client base of 25 members. Demonstrated and taught the exercises to clients and provided feedback on technique. Followed all personal trainer policies and company policies. TAFT HIGH SCHOOL Chicago, IL Theater Director/Set Design & Construction 12/02 – 06/07 Sole employee responsible for individually drafting construction documents, project & office management, 3-D rendering, schematic design, design development, and construction of theater sets for after school and community productions. Used a variety of hand drawn sketches with AutoCAD/Sketch-Up during multiple phases of construction. SADDLE & CYCLE CLUB Chicago, IL Art Director 06/03 – 08/03 Developed a high-performing creative team of high school interns to successfully execute design projects for summer camp of elementary students. Seamlessly coordinated and directed all art activities; ran multiple studios at the same time, ordered materials, and styled lessons per age group. Managed parent relationships and approved intern hours. ACTIVITIES United States Green Building Council (USGBC) – Chicago Chapter/Student Group, Member, 3 years/1 year Department of Veteran Affairs, United States of American, Veteran, 8 years American Institute of Architecture Students (AIAS), Member, 3 years; Vice President, 1 year National Art Educator Association (NAEA), Member 1 year AWARDS AND ACHIEVEMENTS Recipient, Honorable Mention, Student Leadership Award, 2012, The School of the Art Institute of Chicago Finalist, 2011 Delta Faucet Competition Recipient, Diversifying Faculty in Illinois (DFI) Scholarship Recipient, Oppenheimer Grant Winner, two-time recipient 2006, 2007 Publication, “Top Ten Teachers in Illinois,” Chicago Tribune Magazine

Education

The School of the Art Institute of Chicago Ripon College

Specialties

Affiliations

AIA-Chicago, USGBC-Chicago

Awards

Recipient, Honorable Mention, Student Leadership Award, 2012, The School of the Art Institute of Chicago Finalist, 2011 Delta Faucet Competition Recipient, Diversifying Faculty in Illinois (DFI) Scholarship Recipient, Oppenheimer Grant Winner, two-time recipient 2006, 2007 Publication, “Top Ten Teachers in Illinois,” Chicago Tribune Magazine

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