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Robert Hooper

Robert Hooper

Saint Paul, MN, US

 

About 

Leadership
 Experienced in training and leading project teams.
 Project experience includes Multifamily and Senior Housing, Retail & Office Buildings.
 Trained and advised others in AutoCAD; developed office cad standards and script routines.
 Motivated colleagues to study for Architects Exam; achieved a 50% yearly boost in exam pass rate.
Schematic Design
 Consulted with clients to designed projects to fill their needs; presented projects to clients.
 Collaborated with project designers & principal architects to developed sketches and transformed ideals into construction documents.
Interior Design
 Developed detailed designs for various interior spaces including casinos, office spaces, banks, retail, restaurants, housing and medical clinics.
 Implemented interior design projects with nationally recognized and in-house interior designers.
 Published project in “Hospitably and Design Magazine”, pages 108-111, Nov. 2007.
Site Planning
 Designed large-scale conceptual plans for office, housing, resorts and commercial developments.
 Synchronized parking layouts and building placement plans with utilities and city officials.
Financial Planning
 Calculated building tenant areas under the guidelines of BOMA standards.
 Teamed with leasing agents to establish rental rates.
 Employed by a property management company to develop cost effective tenant plans.
Construction Documents
 Completed contract documents for renovations and new construction projects.
 Coordinated project delivery with consultants and product representatives.
 Experienced in construction documents for large-scale fast-track building developments.
 Prepared construction drawings, specifications, addendums and bulletins.
Construction Administration
 Conducted job site meetings; wrote site observation and field reports.
 Compiled meeting minutes, payment requests and requests for information.
 Fulfilled HUD field observations reports for government-funded housing projects.
Architectural Consultant
 Contracted short-term hourly positions within Architectural firms.
 Teamed last minute with staff to fulfilled project due dates.
 Composed construction documents for freelance residential and retail projects.
Software Tools
 Autodesk AutoCAD Architectural Desktop and Architectural Revit. Google Sketch-Up.
 Microsoft Word, Outlook, Excel, PowerPoint, Windows. Adobe Photoshop.

Elsewhere:

Employment 

Mechanical Systems Design, INC, Saint Paul, MN, US, Project Architect

• Complete construction documents for building renovations and new construction.
• Assisted Electrical and Mechanical Engineering Staff with construction documents.
• Designed and coordinated detailed clean room lavatories and equipment plans.
• Clients: 3M, Hastings Veterans home and Stillwater Area Public Schools
• Expanding Mechanical Systems Design, Inc. architectural practice.

Jun 2011 - Apr 2012
 

WAI Continuum, Saint Paul, MN, US, Project Architectg

• Developed housing units, wall sections and common areas on assisted living and senior housing projects
• Completed Schematic and Design Development documents.
• Designed Site plans for project proposals.

Apr 2008 - Oct 2008
 

KKE Architects, Minneapolis, MN, US, Project Architect

• Updated restaurants, nightclubs, spa, shops and guest suits to transform the Reno Hilton / MGM Grand casino’s image for a multiple phase redevelopment master plan.
• Completed construction documents on several large condominium and commercial buildings renovations.
• Worked on master plans of various large projects.

Apr 2005 - Jan 2008
 

Education 

University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Milwaukee, WI, US, MArch, Architecture

Jan 1991 - May 1993
 


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