Profile

Mr. Conrad Skinner, AIA

Conrad Skinner Design LLC

Contact Details

Conrad Skinner Design LLC
Santa Fe, NM

Bio

Architect with one foot in the art world. Art and a dance background inform the work. The work, at every turn, emphasizes perception and physical awareness of space, human activity and environment. Architects in the family; grandfather Henry Churchill designed first Bauhaus-inspired building in NYC. Learned architecture "on the boards" apprenticing with firms in Portland, San Francisco, Honolulu, New York and Santa Fe. Lived 30 months in Tokyo, mentored by sculptor Aiko Miyawaki, wife of Arata Isozaki. Shown art in Portland, Annapolis, Tokyo, New York and Santa Fe. In New York worked as a fabricator and installer for sculptor Dennis Oppenheim. Active in the East Village art scene during '80's. In Santa Fe got a start as an architectural designer with projects for the Santa Fe Opera and numerous residential and small commercial projects. Work very closely with clients, contractors and fabricators. Like it hands-on. MArch University of New Mexico, 2002. Frequent guest critic at UNM School of Architecture. Curated two shows, Camp: Art and Sustainability and Art X Architects in 2007. Write about art and architecture and make video for the online magazine Adobeairstream.com.

Education

University of New Mexico
Albuquerque, New Mexico, United States
Master of Architecture, 2002
Architecture
1999 To 2002
Dissertation: Airfinger: A Terminal for the Small Aircraft Transportation System
Advisor: Kramer Woodard

Reed College
Portland, Oregon, United States
BA, 1974
Fine Art, Art History, Dance, Liberal Arts
1970 To 1974
Dissertation: Xerox Itself
Advisor: Lewis Rakosky

Specialties

  • Analysis of Alternates / Substitutions
  • Architectural Design
  • Bidding / Negotiation
  • Computer Applications
  • Construction Management
  • Fine Arts and Crafts
  • Furniture, Furnishings, and Equipment Services
  • Graphic Design
  • Historic Preservation
  • Interior Design
  • Landscape Design / Documentation
  • Model Construction
  • Motion Picture and Videotape
  • Programming
  • Renderings
  • Site Development Planning
  • Space Planning
  • Space Schematics / Flow Diagrams
  • Still Photography
  • Sustainable Building Design

Interests

  • Architecture, Art, Writing, Music, Movies, Literature, History, Philosophy, Travel, Dance, Equestrian