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James

James "Jeff" Baker

Brookfield, CT, US

 

About 

Extensive experience in all phases of the Architectural processes results in delivering projects on time and on budget.   Leadership and teaming skills assured effective communication with external consultants and across organizational disciplines.  Clients have covered the gamut of industries: telecom, financial, federal, medical, schools, universities, government and military.  Skilled problem solver, dedicated to creative and cost-effective solutions.

Experience includes:
Project management, project coordinator, architectural design, RFP's and scope development, field surveys and site analysis, labor estimating, proposals, programming, customer coordination, schematic design, code reviews and analysis, design development, CADD Operations including supervision and coordination of CADD production directed toward construction documents, document reviews and project coordination, construction documents and specifications,   planning and zoning submissions and presentations, building department filings, bid documents, addendums, construction administration, shop drawing review, field inspections,   punch list, project close-out, billing, marketing integration, drafting, Revit, BIM,   communication.

Employment 

Fuller And D'Angelo P.C. Architects, Elmsford, NY, US, Project Coordinator/Manager and CAD Operator

Jan 2014 - current
 

Fletcher Thompson, Inc., Shelton, CT, US, Senior CAD Operator

Contract employee doing mechanical and electrical CAD production

Dec 2012 - Jan 2013
 

Hewlett-Packard (formly EYP MCF), Brookfield, CT, US, Architectural Designer

Flexible Data Center (Flex DC) team / Critical Facilities Services (CFS)
• Re-designed initial conceptual layout
• Introduced idea of utilizing modular manufacturing to design team
• Project coordination with Mechanical/Electrical disciplines and outside consultants
• Team developed a ‘Basis of Design’ allowing potential clients to pick their desired configuration
• Schematic design and development
o bases of design
o address multiple design density options and phasing
• Developed custom, ‘one off’ designs to address potential customers requirements, concerns and/or desires when submitting proposals or responding to RFP’s
• Project coordination with Marketing Department to produce a white paper, brochure, spec sheet, marketing images and animations
• Self-taught Revit Architecture 2012, produced a working model for use developing and selling multiple phases and options for mechanical / electrical trades and for use with marketing / sales

Dec 2010 - Sep 2012
 

Hewlett-Packard (formly EYP MCF), White Plains, NY, US, Project Manager

Critical Facilities Services (CFS) / Critical Facilities Design (CFD)
• Assimilated and adapted to large corporate structure
o Corporate rules and standards of business
o New methods of project management
o Corporate accounting policies and procedures
o Corporate approval processes for job pursuit
• Utilized labor estimating and financial analysis tools
• Facilitated coordination between multiple disciplines and outside consultants
• Client interface that included project status advisories, bill review, monitoring and tracking of scope change(s)
• Maintained financial status and updates per company procedures
o Manage change orders
o Authorized bills
o Accounts Receivable
• Project documentation, filing and record keeping
• Coordinated project close out

Nov 2008 - Dec 2010
 

EYP Mission Critical Facilities, Inc. (EYP MCF), White Plains, NY, US, Project Manager

• Developed Scope of Work (SOW) for proposals
o Based on RFP(s)
o Client meetings
o Experience
• Financial responsibility
o Labor claim reconciliation
o Invoice authorization
o Billing
o Monitoring and addressing change management
• Project documentation and records retention
• Lead and supervised design development
o Interfaced and directed multi-discipline project teams from diverse offices and external consultants
 Architectural, Civil, Structural, Plumbing, Fire safety, Mechanical, Fuel Oil, Electrical, Acoustical
• Code analysis
• Supervised and conducted site surveys and existing drawing reviews
• Developed CAD backgrounds for use on multi-disciplinary projects
• Performed CAD work for mechanical and electrical disciplines
• ‘Value Engineering’ with Owner and Contractor
• Construction Administration
o Tracked and supervised RFI responses, addendums, drawing revisions
o Shop drawing reviews
o Site visits and job meetings
o Punch list / project close-out

Jan 2001 - Nov 2008
 

Einhorn Yaffee Prescott, White Plains, NY, US, Project Designer / Project Manager / Job Captain

• Hand drafting & AutoCAD
• Promoted
o Senior Technical Draftsman
o Associate
o Project Manager
• Supervised and directed work of CAD operations directed towards production of construction documents
• In-house coordination between multiple trades: Specifications, Structural, Interior Design, Plumbing and Fire Protection, Mechanical, Electrical, Fuel Oil
• Facilitated in the development of company CAD standards and CAD detail libraries
• Provided general CAD and IT type support
o Promoted the expansion of office and company network
o Advocated for computer deployments and upgrades
o Raised awareness of network security
o Instrumental in development of off-site network accessibility
o Investigated, tested and recommended software
o Tested upgrades prior to deployment

Mar 1994 - Jan 2001
 

YOUNG’S - RENTAL CENTER, Ridgefield, CT, US, Assistant Manager

• Customer interface
• Expanded rental inventory
• Established client database for Lawn Mower Sales and Service Department
o Contact information
o Equipment purchased / owned
o Service history

Jan 1993 - Mar 1994
 

Independent Consultant, Danbury, CT, US, Self-employed

Designer / Draftsman: various residential projects
• Decks
• Renovations / Additions / Expansions
• Custom cabinet design

Nov 1991 - Mar 1994
 

WHITE PLAINS CITY SCHOOL DISTRICT, White Plains, NY, US, Independent Consultant

• Organized, documented and filed over 90 years’ worth of plans, drawing submissions, blue prints and specifications from the late 1800’s to date, encompassing all districts school buildings

Jan 1992 - Jan 1993
 

Fuller & D'Angelo Architects and Planners, Elmsford, NY, US, Senior Draftsman / Project Manager

(Pre-computer and pre-AutoCAD, all hand drafting)
• Hired as a drafter / detailer
• Promoted
o Senior Draftsman
o Project Manager
• Drawing reviews to produce mark-ups for drafting
• Coordination with project consultants, civil, structural, mechanical / electrical / plumbing
• Review and incorporation of client requirements
• Submissions to NY State Education Department approval
• Bid packages for a four prime contract
o Sec135 NY State Finance Law aka Wick’s law.
 General Construction – Architectural, Structural
 Mechanical
 Plumbing
 Electrical

Nov 1989 - Nov 1991
 

Various, CONTRACT EMPLOYEE

Union Carbide, Danbury, CT
Facilities Department Designer
• Worked with end users to develop project requirements, produced layout/design, conducted code review, material selection, bid, execution

United Parcel Service, Greenwich, CT
Electrical Draftsman
• Located and identified key electrical components, in mail sorting facility, necessary for electrical schematics

Door-Oliver, Stamford, CT
Civil / Structural Draftsman
• Modification and detailing of a structural steel truss for a large diameter open filtering pit

London & Egazarian Associates, Inc., Rye Brook, NY
Designer / Draftsman
• Produced construction documents for a 380,000 sq. ft. warehouse, 20,000 sq. ft. of office space and civil design that included airport apron, for an airport hub letter/package sorting facility

Dual-Lite, Newtown, CT
Electrical Draftsman
• Lighting plans and schematics

Berol Corporation, Danbury, CT
Designer Draftsman
• Conducted plant survey detailing existing equipment layout, utility requirements, accessibility/clearance requirements and key dependencies
• Designed floor plans for new factory, optimizing manufacturing process and product flow.
• Drafted technical details for equipment parts and repairs

Jan 1987 - Nov 1989
 

Education 

The University of Oklahoma, Norman, OK, US, Bachelors, Environmental Design

Bachelor of Science
Pre-architectural degree.
Originally intended to obtain a duel degree in Landscape Architecture & Architecture. Took two years of landscape design courses.

Sep 1984 - Dec 1988
 

Western Oklahoma State College, Altus, OK, US, Drafting and Design Technology/Technician, General

Associate in Science
Completed 2-year program in 1-year with GPA 3.65

Jun 1983 - Aug 1984
 

Areas of Specialization 

Skills 



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