Romano Ian is a designer with a focus on urban strategy, geospatial analysis, and creative technologies in Chicago, IL. He holds a Master of Science in the Design of Cities from SCI-Arc (Southern California Institute of Architecture) and Bachelor of Architectural Studies with a concentration in Urbanism from Carleton University.

He’s a fan of card games, extremely over-buttered popcorn, and in-flight meals. Has a playlist for every occasion and has seen the original Transformers movie a few too many times. He’s previously lived in Ottawa, the Philippines, Northern Canada, and Los Angeles.

Education

2019 - 2020
Master of Science in the Design of Cities

Graduation with Distinction

SCI-Arc

Los Angeles, CA

2014 - 2018
Bachelor of Architectural Studies,
Concentration: Urbanism

Graduation with Distinction

Carleton University

Ottawa, ON

Work Experience

Current // Jan 2022 - Today
Junior Designer (City Design Practice) at
Skidmore, Owings and Merrill
Chicago
6 Mos. // Aug 2021 - Jan 2022
Applied Research - Generative Design Intern at
Skidmore, Owings and Merrill
Remote (Los Angeles)
Current // July 2021 - Sep 2021
Research Associate (Community Land Trusts) at
SCI-Arc R*Search
Los Angeles, CA
5 Mo. // January 2021 - May 2021
Sense LA Arts Intern at the
Berggruen Institute
Los Angeles, CA
16 Mo, // April 2018 - July 2019
Research Coordinator at the Carleton Urban Research Lab
Ottawa, ON
4 Mo. // May 2018 - Aug 2018
Ottawa, ON
3 Mo. // June 2016 - Aug 2016
Summer Student (Financial Analyst) at NWT Housing Corporation
Yellowknife, NT
3 Mo. // June 2015 - Aug 2015
Summer Student (Clerk) at the GNWT Department of Transportation
Yellowknife, NT

Skills

Design
Rhino+Grasshopper / Revit / CATIA
Give form to argument.
Analysis
ArcMap / ArcGIS Pro / QGIS / FME / Excel
Everything has a size and a location.
Visualization
Ai + Ps + Id / Pp + Ae / V-Ray / Keyshot / Twinmotion / Mapbox GL
When in doubt - make it beautiful.
Web
Wordpress CMS, HTML, CSS
Mobile or bust.
Utility
Unity AR, Gephi, Affinity Designer
A tool for every problem.

Recent Awards

2020
Hsinming Fung and Craig Hodgetts Postgraduate Thesis Prize
2018
2018
Published in Building 22
Housing Studio Project: East LeBreton Flats Masterplan w/ Christophe Young
2018
Carleton Architecture Faculty Choice Award
Istanbul Studio Project: Insert Urbanism with Charles Dery and Cole Peters
2018
Published in Building 22
Istanbul Studio Project: Insert Urbanism with Charles Dery and Cole Peters
2017
City of Ottawa, Urban Design Award
Urban Edge Studio Project: Feedmill Innovation District
2017
FCCP Education Foundation Award in Architecture
Housing Studio Project: East LeBreton Flats Masterplan with Christophe Young
2017
Carleton Architecture Annual Director's Project Faculty Honor Award
Route 45
2017
Published in Building 22
Urban Edge Studio Project: Feedmill Innovation District