My interests focus on a sustainable future. I firmly believe that proper design has the ability to affect people's attitudes and behaviors to create a culture of sustainability, and therefore have a much greater impact on the environment, the economy, and society than simply stopping at green architecture.
Feel free to contact me through any of the links below or by the contact tab to the left.
Brian's Professional Blog on Archinect:
Commentary on looking for work, portfolio and resume design, networking, social media and the job search, interviews, dealing with rejection and the joy of landing a job.
NBBJ, Seattle, WA, US, Specifier
Design West Architects, Pullman, WA, US, Intern Architect
Prepare construction documents for projects ranging from commercial renovations to new educational facilities. Participate in project meetings with clients, consultants, and contractors. Coordinate integration of building systems. Work closely with project architects to produce and develop schematic designs and presentation items.
Other duties and tasks include: responding to RFIs, reviewing product submittals, maintaining project documents, materials research and specification, code research and interpretation, organizing and maintaining materials and project archives.
Village Centre Cinemas, Projectionist
Operate film and digital movie projectors, build and break-down incoming and outgoing prints, general maintenance and cleaning.
DKMullin Architects, Moscow, ID, US, Intern Architect
Prepared construction documents for tenant improvements that adhered to corporate standards for a national chain of health clubs. Worked with local building departments to coordinate codes and regulations for projects in various states.
Independent Design & Construction (Self Employed), Designer, Builder
Miscellaneous construction and carpentry tasks. Primary project focused on designing and remodeling a century-old carriage house into a music studio for practice and recording. I completed this project with a partner but my duties consisted of:
- Developing the design for the remodel,
- Documentation for permits,
- Cost & materials estimation,
- Maintaining project budget,
- Plus the various construction tasks.
University of Idaho, Projects Coordinator, UI Sustainability Center
Primarily tasked with coordination of student grant program. This involved holding initial informational and grant-writing workshops, sending out a Request for Proposals (RFP), coordinating evaluation of proposals in committee, awarding up to $15,000 in grant money to recipients, meeting regularly with grant recipients to aid with project administration throughout academic year. I maintained budget of award money, coordinated and aided in public outreach and information on projects, as well as aided other staff members of the UI Sustainability Center.
University of Idaho, Teaching Assistant
Teaching Assistant for:
Frank Jacobus (Arch 151: Introduction to the Built Environment),
Randall Teal (Arch 254: Architectural Design II),
Diane Armpriest (Arch 266: Materials and Methods of Construction)
University of Idaho, Library Circulation Desk Worker
Level 3 (Aug '07 - May '11): Supervise circulation desk nights and weekends, assist library patrons.
Level 2 (Aug '06 - Aug '07): Circulate library materials, assist library patrons.
Level 1 (Jan '06 - Aug '06): Sort and re-shelve library materials.
RMR Construction, Roofer's Apprentice / Laborer
Residential and Commercial Roofing applications; Asphalt Shingle, Metal, Single-ply Membranes (EPDM, TPO).
University of Idaho, Tutor
Provide academic assistance to students in architecture, art and Spanish courses.
University of Idaho, Research Assistant
Assisted Assistant Professor Frank Jacobus with a $9,000, University of Idaho Seed Grant, “Defining an Architectural Genome as the Basis for Design Computing”
Ken Hall Construction, Carpenter's Apprentice
Light residential and commercial finish carpentry, siding installation, demolition and site work.
University of Idaho, MArch, Master of Architecture
University of Idaho, Bachelors, Bachelor of Science of Architecture
University of Idaho, College of Art & Architecture Undergraduate Juried Art Exhibition, Award
Two photographs selected for display.
My photograph, "Our Closest Neighbors" selected for display in UI Provost's office suite (one of ten)
38th Annual, Idaho Concrete Masonry Association, Design Competition, Nomination
"MFD Station #4" selected as finalist
University of Idaho Library, Student Employee of the Year, Award
Included $100 scholarship and nomination for 12th annual, University of Idaho Student Employee of the Year Award.