Wade Ziperstein


Commerical Experience

Independent Consultant

Designer, June 2008–Current

Studio Hive Inc., Minneapolis, Minnesota

Architectural Designer, Contract Position, March 2010–July 2010

Hellmuth & Johnson PLLC, Law Firm Interior Build-Out

39,162SF $76/SF

Performed code compliance analysis, space planning, created conceptual design of all public spaces, generated presentation drawings and architectural documentation for bid and permit

Conway+Schulte Architects P.A., Minneapolis, Minnesota

Designer, August 2007–May 2008

Paul Nelson Photography, Interior Renovation

3,300 SF $60/SF

Responsible for all aspects of the project through completion of construction administration

Julie Snow Architects Inc., Minneapolis, Minnesota

Project Architect, March 2007–June 2007

Lafayette Yards, St. Paul Saints Ballpark, 14-Story Green Office & Live/Work Building

$35 Million 272,000 SF 330 Parking Spaces $260/SF 103,250 SF $260/SF

Performed code analysis, developed floor plans, exterior envelopes and generated schematic design presentation drawings

Florian Architects LLP, Chicago, Illinois

Project Architect, May 2002–March 2007

Hyde Park Bank, Interior & Exterior Banking Hall Renovation

10,000 SF $350/SF 4,700 SF $200/SF

Coordinated all aspects of the project from programming, designing, budgeting, organizing consultants, production of drawings, writing specifications, soliciting bids through and including project closeout

Hyde Park Bank, Investment Real Estate Loan Processing Center, New Construction

2,700 SF $370/SF

Responsible for all phases of the project through construction documents from massing studies, interior layout, envelope development, specifying light fixtures, systems coordination and soliciting bids

ShoreBank, Merchandising Plan

Designed and budgeted a merchandising plan to promote awareness of the mission, objectives, products and services using the Chatham retail branch location as a prototype for implementation

Partners By Design Inc., Chicago, Illinois

Project Architect, January 1999–February 2002

United States Cellular, Corporate Headquarters Renovation

150,000 SF $26/SF

Negotiated lease, scheduled project, worked on schematic design through construction documents, tracking project cost and administering the construction process

JD Edwards, Corporate Headquarters and Training Facility Build-Out

108,000 SF $35/SF

Participated in space planning and production of construction documents

Cole Taylor Bank, Executive Offices, Drive–Up ATM & Retail Bank

22,000 SF $27/SF 330 SF $300/SF 3200 SF $120/SF

Performed code analysis, coordinated consultants, generated architectural documentation and assisted in construction phase services

Lohan Associates Inc. Architects, Chicago, Illinois

Junior Architect, June 1998–January 1999

UBS Tower, 51-Story Class A Office Building, New Construction

1,754,000 SF 220 Parking Spaces $300 Million

Worked on completing design development drawings

Keffer/Overton Associates Inc. Architects, Des Moines, Iowa

Intern Architect, Summers 1996,1997

Iowa State Fair Administration Building, Historic Renovation

30,000 SF $2 Million

Assisted in the production of design development and construction drawings

Work Release Facility, Historic Renovation

35,000 SF $3.3 Million

Participated in the production of construction drawings


Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa

Bachelor of Architecture, May 1998

CORE Iowa State University Student Journal of Architecture, Editor Golden Key, Iowa State University National Honor Society, Volunteer Chair Rome Study Abroad Program

Toastmasters International Member

LEED Accredited Professional


Administrative responsibilities include office scheduling and project accounting

Computer experience with AutoCAD, Revit, Rinoceros, SketchUp, QuarkXPress, Adobe Acrobat, Illustrator, Photoshop, InDesign, Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook