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Justin Benjamin

Justin Benjamin

Washington, DC, US

 

About 

Cover Letter & Resume

Since completing my Bachelors Degree in Architectural Engineering Technology in 2005, I have been working in the architectural industry. During this time, I have absorbed many roles in addition to what is expected of an Architectural Designer. From CAD Managing to becoming DBI's BIM Specialist, I always find myself pulled toward technology and production efficiency over actual design. Although I am a competent and capable designer, I find myself spending my free time researching better production techniques that will encourage accuracy and time efficiency, or better methods of multi-discipline coordination especially as it relates to the world of BIM (Building Information Modeling).

 

I was professionally trained by CaddMicro Systems (Autodesk Reseller) in all levels of AutoCad and Revit Architecture, in addition to working side by side with them for over a year so to better understand the complexity of the software and am currently Autodesk certified in Revit Architecture 2011 & 2012 (both Associate and Professional Level).

Elsewhere:

Employment 

Perkins+Will, Washington, DC, US, Design Applications Manager

Balance efforts between assisting project teams and providing technology support and training. The position requires expertise in Perkins+Will’s design applications (software), a solid foundation in all phases of architectural practice, and the ability to manage multiple projects.

Functional Requirements:
Specific project-related responsibilities will include, but are not limited to:

Building Information Model (BIM) setup and project technology planning
Assisting teams with the generation of BIM execution plans and other technology related plans, protocols, or workflows.

Continuous Quality Assurance with project teams to maintain BIM quality and fidelity, adherence to BIM plans, adherence to firm-wide modeling and information standards, and continuity of information across multiple applications.
Coordination of application customization with internal or external application development resources

Implementation of effective information protocols and workflows between project teams and external consultants
General technical support responsibilities include:

Coordination with firm wide design technology group with regard to local adoption of firm wide standards and practices

Technical support for design applications.
Coordination of applications support with our IT infrastructure group and firm-wide helpdesk.

General setup, configuration, and customization of standard design and production applications.

Training of teams and individuals within the office in the fundamental operation of standard design applications.

The Design Applications Manager will report directly to the local office Director of Operations and Managing Director, and will coordinate at the firm wide level with the Design Applications Director and Digital Practice Group. There will also be opportunities to work on firm-wide design technology efforts

Oct 2013 - current
 

DBI Architects, Reston, VA, US, BIM Specialist

DBI Architects is a full service architecture and interior design firm with a 38 year history of creating dynamic spaces that enhance and improve the way our clients operate. Our relationship-based approach to every project has earned us the unmatched loyalty of our clients and assisted us in becoming the largest locally owned design firm in the Washington metro area.

Specialties: Architecture, Interior Architecture & Design, Master Planning, Stealth Design, Extended Construction Contract Administration, Graphic Design, Facility Management

■ Responsibilities include BIM standards development, implementation, and enforcement firm wide (DC and VA offices).

■ Co-creator and maintenance of the software template files to assure standards, as well as, provide quality control for completeness and adherence to these company standards.

■ Conduct internal continuing education Revit Architecture training sessions.

■ Base Building (Core & Shell) Production Assistant and Designer ~ Responsibilities include all levels of Architecture (Design Development, Construction Drawings, Construction Administration).

■ Perform technical architectural work in the design and development of plans for alterations and repairs of buildings.

Jul 2009 - Oct 2013
 

DBI Architects, Reston, VA, US, Architectural Designer

DBI Architects is a full service architecture and interior design firm with a 38 year history of creating dynamic spaces that enhance and improve the way our clients operate. Our relationship-based approach to every project has earned us the unmatched loyalty of our clients and assisted us in becoming the largest locally owned design firm in the Washington metro area.

Specialties: Architecture, Interior Architecture & Design, Master Planning, Stealth Design, Extended Construction Contract Administration, Graphic Design, Facility Management

■ Base Building (Core & Shell) Production Assistant and Designer ~ Responsibilities include all levels of Architecture (Design Development, Construction Drawings, Construction Administration).

■ Perform technical architectural work in the design and development of plans for alterations and repairs of buildings.

Oct 2007 - Jul 2009
 

Stanley Martin Companies, Inc., Reston, VA, Architectural Coordinator

Stanley Martin Homes is one of the Washington, DC, area’s most recognized names in new home construction and development, with over 10,000 families living in our Virginia and Maryland communities. Since 1966, their core values have remained constant: superior service and craftsmanship at a fair price.

■ Managed Project Schedules, Revision Processes, and Master House File Listing.

■ Rendered Elevations in preparation for County Approval; images reflect proposed color, material, and layout as per local requirements.

Jul 2005 - Oct 2007
 

Education 

Autodesk University, Las Vegas, NV, US, Continued Education

Classes for managers and executives that address design visualization; web, cloud, and mobile technologies; fabrication and pre-fabrication workflows and process; building information modeling (BIM); design leadership; and innovation strategies.

Dec 2010 - Dec 2010
 

Autodesk University, Las Vegas, NV, US, Continued Education

Classes for managers and executives that address design visualization; web, cloud, and mobile technologies; fabrication and pre-fabrication workflows and process; building information modeling (BIM); design leadership; and innovation strategies.

Dec 2009 - Dec 2009
 

Autodesk University, Las Vegas, NV, US, Continued Education

Classes for managers and executives that address design visualization; web, cloud, and mobile technologies; fabrication and pre-fabrication workflows and process; building information modeling (BIM); design leadership; and innovation strategies.

Dec 2008 - Dec 2008
 

Alfred State College, Alfred, NY, US, Bachelors, Architectural Engineering Technology

This program is designed to provide graduates with a comprehensive architectural education combining an understanding of the philosophy of building design with an applied technical knowledge of construction systems and materials acquired in a technically oriented studio structure. A variety of graphic tools and techniques is explored in the studios including freehand drawing, computer-aided drafting, physical models, virtual computer models, and computer imaging. Software as Adobe Photoshop, AutoCAD, and Revit are used throughout the program. Students are exposed to a wide range of software programs, graphic communication techniques, and problem-solving skills.

Oct 2001 - May 2005
 

Awards 

Autodesk Revit Architecture Certified Professional 2012, Award

Autodesk certifications are a reliable validation of your skills and knowledge, and can lead to accelerated professional development, improved productivity, and enhanced credibility for you and your employer.

2012
 

Autodesk Revit Architecture Certified Professional 2011, Award

Staff Professional Excellence

2011
 

Stanley Martin Companies Employee of the Quarter, Award

Staff Professional Excellence

2006
 

Architectural Desktop & Autocad Architecture Levels 1 & 2 (ATC Recognized), Award

Autodesk certifications are a reliable validation of your skills and knowledge, and can lead to accelerated professional development, improved productivity, and enhanced credibility for you and your employer.

2006
 

Areas of Specialization 

Skills 



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