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Relevant Employment


Skills Profile

Awards + Scholarships


For a dynamic overview of my profile as an aspiring architect, you may watch my Video CV.


Adem O’Byrne
(403) 919-7768


Relevant Employment



Junior Designer Calgary, AB
Feb. 2016–Nov. 2016

  • Working in teams and individually on various design projects using BIM and CAD software through concept and schematic design, design development to contract documents
  • Assisting with research, marketing proposals and general business development

Revelateur Studio

Architectural Photographer Asst.  Toronto, ON
Sept.–Oct. 2014

  • Working in Adobe Lightroom, Photoshop and Photomatix to edit, retouch and finish photograph series of completed buildings.

Benjamin Dillenburger (U of T)

Teaching Assistant Toronto, ON
Sept. 2014–Dec. 2014

  • Helping master's students advance computational skills—using Grasshopper, Rhinoscript, Python and Processing

Boxwood Architects

Intern Architect  Toronto, ON
May. 2014–Sept. 2014, Jan. 2015

  • Various responsibilities within a small firm including rendering; drafting typical orthography from concept design to contract documents; connection details; building code and by-law paperwork
  • Attending client meetings, preparing presentations, coordinating with developers, interior designers, mechanical and structural engineers

Tom Bessai + Daniel Hambleton (U of T)

Teaching Assistant  Toronto, ON
Sept. 2013–Dec. 2013

  • Running weekly lab sessions and assisting lectures—teaching techniques in Grasshopper, Blender, and Unity (game engine software)
  • Outside classroom assistance and troubleshooting

The Lablonde Partnership Architects

Junior Designer Calgary, AB
Apr. 2013–July 2013

  • Plans, sections and elevations in design development and schematic design, using hand-drafting, physical models and later CAD software
  • Elevation-renders; site context diagrams; window, door and hardware schedules

Aziza Chaouni Projects

Graphic Designer Toronto, ON
Dec. 2012–Jan. 2013

  • Creating drawings and diagrams for northern Moroccan border solutions (EU Refuge for Africans escaping autocratic states)
  • Research involving the potential for resolve of border conflicts surrounding the enclave

Georges Farhat (U of T)

Graphic Designer Toronto, ON
Oct. 2011–Mar. 2012

  • Researching and diagramming standard models for manorial land plots

Tru Exteriors

Retrofit Construction Calgary, AB
Apr. 2010–Aug. 2010

  • Demolition of previous cladding to expose sheathing
  • Installation of a new vapour barrier, rigid foam insulation and fiber cement siding

Warner Shelter Systems Ltd.

Tensile Structure Installation Calgary, AB
July 2007–Aug. 2009

  • Worked as a labourer moving and installing metal parts, climbing trussing and assembling arabesque, clearspan and marquee tents during the spring/summer season
  • Constructed the majority of tents for the Calgary Stampede and Capital Ex in Edmonton



Masters of Architecture

University of Toronto: Daniels Faculty of Architecture, Landscape, and Design

2011-2015 (3.9 GPA)


Bachelor of Fine Arts

(Studio Concentration / With Distinction)
Minor in Architecture

University of Calgary

2006-2011 (3.8 GPA)


Skills Profile

  • Highly proficient in AutoCAD 2015, Rhinoceros 5.0 SR8 and Grasshopper (parametric software plugin); Adobe Creative Suite—Photoshop, Illustrator, After Effects, Flash, etc.
  • Skilled with Autodesk Revit (completed training), 3DS Max and Maya, V-ray, Cinema 4-D, Processing, Rhinoscript, Python, Unity, Blender, Sketch-up
  • Model-making, watercolour, pen & ink, oil & acrylic, graphite
  • Other Languages: Portuguese (fluent), Spanish (non-technical)

Awards and Scholarships


Re-Thinking the Future International Architecture Thesis Award — Product Design (2015)
University of Toronto Fellowship- ARCLA ($1580/2014)

UTAPS Grant ($5200, $2800/2014)

Awarded Mention—Superstudio 2A Competition (2012)
Fine Arts Supporting Success Scholarship ($700/2010)

Wilfred Archibald Walter Bursary ($2500/2009)
Dean’s List—Faculty of Fine Arts (2009-10)

Smiley Raborn, Jr. Scholarship ($2000/2009)

Jason Lang Scholarship ($1000/2008)
Louise McKinney Scholarship ($2500/2007)
University of Calgary Undergraduate Merit Award ($1300/2007)
Dean’s List—Faculty of Communication and Culture (2007)

University of Calgary Admission Scholarship ($1500/2006)




MALI Design Competition Entrant (2016)
IATA Competition Entrant, Re-Thinking the Future (2015)

Code Kitchen, Coding/programming workshops (2014)
eVolo Competition Entrant, Skyscraper Competition (2013)
Capoeira, Brazilian Martial Arts (2010-2011)

President, Visual Studies Undergraduate Society (2010)
Electronic Music Composer, Reason + Ableton Live (2004-2017)