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Alexander Schober

Alexander Schober

Naples, FL, US

 

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About 

To whom it might concern:
     

     Hi, my name is Alexander Schober, I’m originally from Naples, Florida. I started out my professional career working as a landscape construction foreman with the knowledge of drawing in CAD 13 and reading blue prints for construction sites in 1998. I was inspired by the landscape architecture team there to become an Architect. Every job that I have had during the last 16 years has been landscape or design oriented. Each of my dedicated careers was a stepping block for the next position. I work at designing places for people that they can feel in their heart.
     At Smallwood Design Group, I assisted the account manager on large residental projects with WCI Communities like Gulf Harbour Yacht & Country Club. I also managed additional properties like Hoffman Residence, Waterside Shops, Pelican Marsh, Tiburon, Bonita Bay and Grey Oaks. My main duties were assisting on landscape layouts, reading blueprints, also construction work and crew management. I was also responsible for conducting monthly safety meetings; upkeep of trucks, trailers, mowers, and small equipment for 30 crews; etc. This job was very rewarding because I was inspired to become a Landscape Architect, and definitely move forward on my career.
     I was mentored by Joanne Smallwood’s team to move from Naples to Miami to pursue my landscape architecture degree. I had to start with an Associate degree of Arts in Engineering. I studied architecture at Miami-Dade College, Broward College, and Palm Beach State College. I was accepted into an accelerated Masters program with Florida International University from the landscape architecture department. My skills progressed with actives of design in a broad spectrum of architecture, landscape architecture, urban planning, and urban design. I continued
my education at Florida Atlantic University and focused on urban design with urban planning. This May 02, 2013 I will finished my degree in Urban Design.
     During my education, I worked for Valley crest for almost 7 years and Annco Services for almost 4 years. In both companies I gained more knowledge, experience, and clients. The clients I took care of they were form a wide range of professions and they had a variety of needs. Most of the properties were in the tri-county area including Miami-Dade, Broward, and Palm Beach. On occasion, I would have responsibilities or obligations to projects that were in Collier, Martin, Lee, and Monroe County. During the years, I had the responsibility of up to 30 accounts and just one account had a responsibility of 1260 homes. I started to see my own niche with my career and academic growth. So, I developed my own company. I’ve managed Harrison Design Group since 2011 and strive for building a strong portfolio.
     I am a hard working, disciplined and extremely driven person. I am always seeking for more knowledge, keeping myself updated through courses and events related to Landscape Design. would like to ask you if there is any position available in urban planning, urban design, or landscape architecture at your office. Please, feel free to give me a call or send me an e-mail.

                                                                  Regards,
                                                           Alexander H. Schober
                                                  Landscape and Urban Designer

Employment 

Harrison Design Group, Davie, FL, US, Landscape Designer, Urban Designer, and Owner

Tilte: Landscape Designer, Urban Designer, and Owner
Main Duties:
•Completing landscape design competitions
•Find employees, hiring and training employees
•Reviewing direct labor time cards for accuracy and to ensure that all labor hours are accounted for
•Overseeing dispatch, scheduling and equipment, vehicle, tool inspections,
computers, and software
•Ensuring that customers are completely satisfied through effective communication, relationship building
•Maintaining monthly budgets and reporting
•Advicing quality landscape maintenance for clients
•Teaching basic horticultural concepts and working efficiently
•Advising clients of added value to their property
•Designing urban spaces and urban events
•Demonstrating good ethics and integrity
•Promoting positive company culture

Nov 2011 - current
 

Annco Services Inc, Delray Beach, FL, US, Associate Account Manager and Regional Manager Assistant

Main Duties:
•Building an outstanding production team - developing employees and working with employees to build and support a team environment
•Managing production for high quality service including understanding basic horticultural concepts and working efficiently and safely at all times
•Ensuring that customers are completely satisfied through effective communication, relationship building and regular site visits
•Selling enhancement services in order to improve site conditions; coordinating with other branch employees and customers to ensure that enhancement work is
completed successfully, on budget and on time
•Ensuring a safe environment for employees, customers and the general public
•Acting as a liaison between clients and our branch to ensure that receivables are current
•Ensuring that all employees are trained on safety, productivity, quality and customer service
•Managing crew productivity on each job and ensuring that jobs are completed on time
•Disciplining field employees when necessary and communicating with branch staff as needed regarding employee issues
•Overseeing dispatch, scheduling and equipment, vehicle and tool inspections
•Conducting and managing safety training; monitoring and enforcing safety practices and policies
•Maintaining monthly budgets and reporting results to management
•Demonstrating role model behaviors
•Strong ethics and integrity
•Promoting company culture
•New hire orientations

May 2008 - Oct 2011
 

Valley Crest Companies, Palm Beach, FL, US, Associate Account Manager, Production Specialist, and Account Manager

Main Duties:
•Networking in local area to find crew level employees; recruiting, hiring and training employees
•Coordinating pre-employment drug testing, verifying work history, collecting new hire paperwork, submitting paperwork to office and performing new hire orientations
•Ensuring that all employees are trained on safety, productivity, quality and customer service
•Managing crew productivity on each job and ensuring that jobs are completed on or before total estimated hours
•Reviewing direct labor time cards for accuracy and to ensure that all labor hours are accounted for according to Company, local, state and federal guidelines
•Disciplining field employees when necessary and communicating with branch staff as needed regarding employee issues
•Overseeing dispatch, scheduling and equipment, vehicle and tool inspections
•Conducting and managing safety training; monitoring and enforcing safety practices and policies
•Building an outstanding production team - developing employees and working with employees to build and support a team environment
•Managing production for high quality service including understanding basic horticultural concepts and working efficiently and safely at all times
•Ensuring that customers are completely satisfied through effective communication, relationship building and regular site visits
•Selling enhancement services in order to improve site conditions; coordinating with other branch employees and customers to ensure that enhancement work is
completed successfully, on budget and on time
•Ensuring a safe environment for employees, customers and the general public
•Acting as a liaison between clients and our branch to ensure that receivables are current and collections are performed if needed
•Maintaining monthly budgets and reporting results to management
•Demonstrating role model behaviors on ethics and integrity as well as positively promoting Company culture

Aug 2002 - Aug 2007
 

Smallwood Design Group, Naples, FL, US, Assistant Forman, Forman, Supervisor, and Account Manager Assistant

Main Duties:
•Overseeing dispatch, scheduling and equipment, vehicle and tool inspections
•Ensuring a safe environment for employees, customers and the general public
•Conducting and managing safety training
•Monitoring and enforcing safety practices and policies
•Ensuring that employees are trained on safety, productivity, and quality
•Reviewing direct labor time cards for accuracy and to ensure that all labor hours are accounted for
•Selling enhancement services in order to improve site conditions; coordinating
•Ensuring that customers are completely satisfied through regular site visits
•Managing production for our high quality service
•Understanding basic horticultural concepts, working efficiently and safely
•Developing employees and working with employees to build and support a team
•Building an quality production team
•Managing crew productivity on each job and ensuring that jobs are completed
•Positively promoting Company culture

May 1998 - Aug 2002
 

Education 

Florida International University, Miami, FL, US, Masters, Landscape Architecture

LAA 3602 South Florida Landscapes
LAA 5653 Lscp Architecture Grad Design 1
LAA 6654 Lscp Architecture Grad Design 2
LAA 5423 Lscp Construction
LAA 5605 Design Foundations
LAA 5940 Lscp Architecture Internship
LAA 6382 Analysis Methods
LAA 5374 Computer Practices Lscp 2
LAA 6655 Lscp Architecture Grad Design 3
LAA 6656 Lscp Architecture Grad Design 4
LAA 6916 Research Methods
LAA 5716 History of Lscp Architecture
ARC 5935 Special Topics
LAA 5381 Computer Practices Lscp Arch 3
LAA 5425 Lscp Documentation
MAN 3025 Organization & Management
MAR 3023 Marketing Management

Apr 2007 - current
 

Florida Atlantic University, Fort Lauderdale, FL, US, Bachelors, Urban Design

ARC 5910 Project Research Methods
ARC 5930 Professional Practice 2
URP 4254 Intro Visual Plan Technology
URP 4920 Planning Design Studio
URP 6873 Site Planning
URP 6930 Sustainable Cities
ARC 4384 Designing Safer Community w/CPTED
ARC 5930 Professional Practice 3
URP 4055 City Structure and Change
URP 4343 Plan Making and Design
URP 4870 Site Planning
URP 6270 Intro to GIS in Planning
URP 4546 Urban Development Planning Methods
URP 4979 Planning Project

May 2012 - May 2013
 

Palm Beach State College, Boca Raton, FL, US, Architecture, Landscape and Horticulture Management

BSC 1010 Principles of Biology 1
MAN 2021 Principles of Management
ETD 1100C Intro to Technical Drawing
MAC 2311 Calculus-Analytic Geometry 1
ARC 1132C Architecture Graphics 2
SPN 1121 Begging Spanish II

Jan 2006 - May 2013
 

MIAMI-DADE COLLEGE, Miami, FL, US, Architecture

ARC 1115 Architecture Communications 1
ARC 1301 Architecture Design 1
ARC 2171 Computer Aided Drafting 1
ARC 2701 History of Architecture 1
ARC 2702 History of Architecture 2
ARC 1302 Architecture Design 2
ARC 2303 Architecture Design 3
ARC 2304 Architecture Design 4
ARC 2172 Computer Aided Drafting 2

Jan 2002 - Dec 2010
 

Broward College, Davie, FL, US, Architecture

SLS 1501 College Success Skills
ENC 1101 Composition I
MAT 1033 Integral Algebra
ENC 1102 Composition II
MAC 1105 College Algebra
PSY 2012 General Physics
CGS 1100 Computer Appreciation
GEA 2000 World Geography
MUL 2010 Music Appreciation
CHM 1040 General Chemistry A
SPC 1600 Public Speaking
CHM 1041 General Chemistry B
CHM 1045L General Chemistry Lab
MAC 1140 Pre Calculus
ARH 2000 Art Appreciation
CHM 1041 General Chemistry B
MAC 1114 Trigonometry
THE 2000 Theatre Appreciation
BSC 1005 General Biology
GLY 1010 Physics Geology
HSC 1101C Intro Healthy Living
MAC 2311 Calculus/ Analytical
STA 2023 Statistics
CHM 1041 General Chemistry B
ENC 2210 Proficient /Tech Writing
CHM 1046L General Chemistry Lab II
SPN 1120 Begging Spanish I
CHM 1046E General Chemistry
MAC 2311 Calculus /Analytical Geo I
ARC 2461 Material Methods
ARC 2580 Structures
ARC 1701 Survey of Arch History
PHY 2053 General Physics I

Jan 2002 - May 2006
 

Awards 

Place with AIAS as treasurer at Rotary Club during the new river raft race for fastest raft, 1st Place

2013
 

Certificate of Recognition 5 years at Valley Crest, Other

2007
 

Champion Super Stock for Florida Region SCCA Solo II, 1st Place

2006
 

Runner-up Super Stock for Florida Region SCCA Solo II, 2nd Place

2005
 

Areas of Specialization 

Skills 



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