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Beverly Christiansen, AIA

Beverly Christiansen, AIA

Los Angeles, CA, US

 

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About 

Architecture is my opportunity to explore, and hopefully make a positive imprint on the world around me.  Licensed in California, Colorado, Montana and Arizona, I've enjoyed a broad range of experiences during my 13 years of practice.  Prior to earning my M.Arch, I had a successful career in retail and management,.  After 7 years with JLF & Associates working on large, very complex luxury projects, I have relocated to Los Angeles.  My goal is to join the ranks of a larger firm which will both utilize my diverse background, and provide me with new challenges and a diverse project experience. 

Licensed in Arizona, California, Colorado and Montana

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Employment 

JLF & Associates, Bozeman, MT, US, Project Manager

JLF & Associates is a boutique, architect led design-build firm focused on exemplary luxury residential projects throughout the U.S. I worked closely with senior associates and the design principal through all stages of multiple projects from programming through construction and commissioning. Typical projects run 2 years in design and 2 years of construction with budgets well in excess of $1000 p.s.f. As a project manager with JLF, responsibilities included the gamut of architectural practice activities from in house and consultant team management to client meetings, and construction administration. The design process was one of collaboration, often requiring the ability to utilize both hand and computer skills to communicate and develop ideas. These projects are highly detailed, with construction sets are deep and highly detailed, often exceeding 100pp of architectural. Software tools included AutoCad, Revit, Photoshop, Prolog, Microsoft Office Suite, and Bluebeam.

Oct 2006 - Aug 2013
 

Blue Marble Design, llc, Tucson, AZ, US & Bozeman, MT, US, Principal/Sole Practitioner

As a sole practitioner I quickly developed a successful architectural practice focused on the under-served residential remodel industry. In addition, I merged my retail background with my design skills as an architect for a highly regarded retail store. Residential remodel projects varied from the small bath renovation to allow an Alzheimers patient to remain in his home, to the re-envisioning of an entire home. Through developing close working relationships with the building community, I was able to build the firm to a point where I had more than a 3 month stock of work within the first 9 months. In addition, it was necessary for me to contract for drafting help in order to meet demand. Beyond success in design and relationship building, positive comments from permitting officials regarding the quality of my drawings and my professional approach were highly rewarding.

Jan 2005 - Sep 2006
 

Burns Wald Hopkins & Shambach, Tucson, AZ, US, Consulting Architectural Intern

As consulting intern, I was hired to assist in the construction document coordination and preparation for a LEED rated research facility at Northern Arizona University. Burns Wald Hopkins was the architect of record, with the design architect being Hopkins from the UK. In addition to developing details and general production, it was my responsibility to efficiently convert the MicroStation files sent from the design architect into AutoCad files that more closely matched the construction document office standards. Although I was asked to join the firm in a permanent position, Blue Marble Design had grown to the point where it was a full time endeavor.

Jan 2005 - May 2005
 

Van Bryan Studio Architects, Bozeman, MT, Architectural Intern

As an architectural intern in a small office, I had the opportunity to participate in all phases of multiple projects. Primary responsibilities were on production, detail development and set coordination. In addition, I performed construction administration for both residential and small commercial projects. As part of the design team for a local grocery store I participated on community meetings and presentation development.

Sep 2002 - Feb 2004
 

Taylor, Hanson Kane (Now ThinkOne), Bozeman, MT, US, Architectural Intern

As a recent graduate from the M.Arch program and Miami, I was fortunate to join THK. Principal Jerry Taylor worked closely with me as a mentor to develop project management and construction administration skills. While drawing production, detail development and set coordination were the primary responsibilities the workload of the firm required that I be an integral part of all project phases for a multi-family and office complex located in Missoula, MT.

Sep 2000 - Sep 2002
 

Education 

Miami University, Oxford, OH, US, MArch, Graduate Archtiecture

The Masters in Architecture program at Miami was a 3+ program developed for those of us with non-architecture undergraduate degrees. This intensive program included undergraduate classes to bring us up to speed and true graduate level courses culminating in a graduate thesis. Recognitions included AIA National scholarship, AIA Henry Adams certificate of merit, Deans list throughout, and graduating 2nd in my class.

Jun 1997 - May 2000
 

University of Denver, Denver, CO, US, Bachelors, Marketing & Finance - BSBA

At University of Denver I earned a business degree with a combined emphasis on finance and marketing. Awards and honors included being named Outstanding Finance/Marketing student, the Hornbeck Scholar award, recognition from the National Financial Management Association and Dean's list.

Sep 1987 - May 1989
 

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