My name is Blake Evans and I am a recent graduate of Iowa State University in Ames, Iowa. I received a Bachelors of Architecture degree with a minor in Digital Media. I have always been interested in design and the built environment, and dream of being able to help people with my designs. Understanding that everything we design and build impacts the lives and experiences people have everyday, I look to better my experience in the professional realm.
Through many iterations I have strengthened my knowledge of architecture not only as an object but an interaction and experience with people and the environment around me. Growing from my experience I look to better my understanding and skills in a professional manner while being able to make a difference in people's lives, pursuing successful and elegant responses, and reinforcing my understanding of the built environment.
Martinkovic Milford Architects, San Francisco, CA, US, Draftsperson
-Initial pre-design surveying and recording of existing conditions of a space to create an accurate as-built condition from which to begin the project from.
-Schematic design, initial plan, and layout studies. Coordination with clients and consultants to begin analysis of all systems required by each project.
-Design Development and interior finishing studies including elevation design and finalizing material choices.
- Setting up and creating construction documents and pricing documents for initial cost estimates and permitting requirements.
-Creating permitting documents.
-Plan-check revisions and response and coordination with city organizations or submittals.
-Meeting with clients and contractors during phases of each project.
-Bidding analysis and cost coordination with contractors to determine and clarify bidding and negotiations.
-Updating CAD standards as needed.
Iowa State University, Ames, IA, US, Projects Designer
Assisted and Managed design process of remodeling projects.
Construction Managment, on-site.
Created AutoCAD Construction documents.
Developed Sketchup and Cinema 4D computer modeling and rendering.
Scheduling, Spec, and Detail drawings.
Photographer of current facilities.
Managing of archive drawings.
Kinzler Construction Services, Ames, IA, US, Construction Materials Associate
Knowledgable about products for insulation, framing, and drywall.
Oversee construction products.
Assisted customers with materials.
Belin McCormick Law Firm, P.C., Des Moines, IA, US, Archive/Document Specialist
Manage document storage.
Oversee archive scaning.
Organize digital storage.
Menards, Inc., Altoona, IA, US, Lumber/Building Materials Associate
Estimating for construction projects and cost analysis.
Assist Customers with building materials.
Stock and organize all lumber and building materials.
Understand building techniques and products.
Iowa State University, Ames, IA, US, BArch, Professional Architecture
Bachelor of Architecture / GPA 3.5
Digital Media Minor
Des Moines Area Community College, Ankeny, IA, US, General Studies
30 Credits during High School / General Studies
Southeast Polk Senior High, Pleasant Hill, IA, US, Diploma
Deans List, Award
ISU Residence Brochure Published Photographer, Award
Selected projects for NAAB Acreditation Review, Award
CSI Comprehensive Competition Finalist, Honorable Mention
BRL Art Competition Finalist, 3rd Place
Figge Art Museum Installation Finalist, Award
BWBR Architects Competition Finalist, Honorable Mention