Dace Russell

Architectural Designer

Chicago, IL, USA
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.

Work Experience

Goettsch Partners

Architectural Designer / Intern Architect III

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
February 2012 - Chicago, Illinois, United States

Eppstien Uhen Architects

Architectural Intern

July 2011 - September 2011 Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States

Proform Builders

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.
May 2010 - July 2011 Chaska, Minnesota, United States

Jim Hoffman Builders

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.
June 2009 - December 2009 White Fish Bay, Wisconsin, United States

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
May 2004 - July 2008 Plymouth, Minnesota, United States


Technical Designer

April 2017 - Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States


Italian (Conversational),
Spanish (Beginner),


School Of Architecture And Urban Planning

Annual Student Design Award-1st place masters thesis category


School Of Architecture And Urban Planning

Annual Student Design Competition_2nd Place Winner


School Of Architecture And Urban Planning

Haworth’s Student Scholarship


School Of Architecture And Urban Planning

Scholastic Chicago Studio Laureate



Adobe Acrobat, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Indesign, Adobe Photoshop, Autocad, Autodesk 3Ds Max, Autodesk Revit, Brazil R/S, Building, Design, Fabrication, Graphic Design, Luxology Render, Microstation, Rhino, Sketchup, Viz,