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Dace Russell

Graduate Student

Dace Russell is an Architectural professional with over a decade of field experience in the building industry. He recently received his Master's of Architecture from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee where his thesis work focused on the role of human sensation and memory in creating spaces that engage our human physiology.

Most recently Mr. Russell was recognized for his thesis work "the RAW", which took 1st place in the Master's Thesis category at UWM. Dace specializes in 3D Softwares, Graphic Design, Construction Methods, and Architectural Design.
Chicago, IL, USA
Feb 2012Present
Intern Architect II
Goettsch Partners (GP) is an innovative architecture firm with a global perspective, emphasizing a singular design approach across offices in Chicago, Shanghai and Abu Dhabi.

Focused on combining exceptional design, technical expertise and unmatched service, the firm creates measurable value and environmentally responsible solutions. Services include architecture, interiors, planning and building enclosure design.

Spec: Architectural design and representation of high-rise mixed-use developments acorss China. Typologies: Office | Hotel | Performative | Public | Retail
Milwaukee, WI, USA
Jul 2011Sep 2011
Architectural Intern
Chaska, MN, USA
May 2010Jul 2011
Carpenter + Designer
Responsible for coordinating tasks in a small team environment with journeyman carpenters and designers to create and build high end residential custom decks for their clients.
White Fish Bay, WI, USA
Jun 2009Dec 2009
Design-Build Intern
Operated autonomously to complete a broad range of residential carpentry duties. Also, worked directly with clients to ensure their needs were heard and addressed to provide a final product that incorporated every detail.
Plymouth, MN, USA
May 2004Jul 2008
Scott Johnson and Company
Journeyman Carpenter (Lead)
Responsible for operating within a close knit team of carpenters to discover malfunctions in building structures, bundle the appropriate materials to repair the damaged structure, and properly remove and re-install all necessary building components to return the structure to primary working condition. Also, handled all the necessary paperwork to track man hours, materials, and other circumstances affecting the final client billing.

Cement work, framing, rough electrical, some plumbing, sheet rocking, taping, texturing ceilings, painting, staining, varnishing, cabinetry, some base and trim work, tiling, exterior sheeting, siding, soffit
Annual Student Design Award-1st place masters thesis category
Annual Student Design Competition_2nd Place Winner
Sep 2010
Haworth’s Student Scholarship
Dec 2010
Scholastic Chicago Studio Laureate
Italian (Conversational)
Adobe Acrobat, Adobe Indesign, Autocad, Autodesk 3Ds Max, Autodesk Revit, Brazil R/S, Building, Design, Fabrication, Graphic Design, Luxology Render, Microstation, Rhino, Sketchup, Viz