Al Ochsner is an architectural professional working in Chicago and actively pursuing licensure as an architect.
He is enthusiastic about finding new ways that design can foster innovation, advance technology, optimize performance, create value, and improve the world around us. He brings a rigorous, pragmatic, and informed approach to his work and strives for excellence in design.
Al received his Master of Architecture and Bachelor of Science in Architectural Studies degrees from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. His studies focused on technology, sustainability, and integrated design in architectural practice.
Many of his projects have received recognition and awards from groups such as the American Institute of Architects, the Association of Licensed Architects, the University of Illinois, and the Architectural Research Centers Consortium.
2014+ Intern Architect
University of Illinois Facilities & Services, Capital Programs Division
2010 - 2014 Architectural Intern
StudioGC Architecture + BIM
2012 - 2014 Architectural Intern (Summers + Winters)
Ralph E. Hamman, PhD, AIA
2012 - 2013 Architectural Intern
Master of Architecture
2012 - 2014 University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Bachelor of Science in Architectural Studies
2008 - 2012 University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Graduated with Highest Honors, Deans List, Edmund J. James Scholar (All semesters attended)
Selected Honors + Awards
AIA Henry Adams Medal + Certificate
Gerald K. Slawin Award for Design Construction Integration
Edwin A. Horner Graduate Fellowship
Master of Ceremonies, Illinois School of Architecture Graduation 2014
EDC Green ReScheme Graduate Award, First Place
Graduate Studio Excellence Award (x2)
Robert F. Hastings Memorial Graduate Fellowship
AIA Student Design Merit Award, Northeast Illinois Chapter
Donald E. Bergeson Award for Environmentally Sensitive Design
Edward C. Earl Prize for Excellence in Design (x2)
ARCC King Medal for Excellence in Architecture + Environmental Design (x2)
Association of Licensed Architects Student Merit Award
University of Illinois Facilities & Services Merit Award for Outstanding Performance
Gargoyle Architecture Honor Society Honoree