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Erik Schmitt

Erik Schmitt

New York, NY, US

 

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About 

I am a recent graduate with my bachelor’s of science degree in architecture from The Ohio State University. I am extremely comfortable with the design process and can work within strict standards or with limited direction. I have worked extensively with AutoCAD, Sketchup and the Adobe Suite and can produce technical as well as experiential concept drawings. I've been expected to present design concepts and have learned to constructively apply criticism. I've worked in a collaborative environment, utilizing multiple perspectives to create a more refined product, but have also taken on individual design tasks and can work independently.

My past experience interning for architecture and contracting firms, as well as hands on construction experience, have given me extensive knowledge of general building and fabrication practices. Because of this, I can design practically, considering the feasibility of a project and how it will be applied to the physical environment. I've managed projects from initial design to material selection, ultimately being heavily involved with the construction of the final product.

In my current position as a space planner in the Google NYC facility I have learned about corporate interiors and the needs of a large scale office servicing four thousand employees. I currently manage multiple furniture vendors and am involved with acquiring furniture to develop spaces that meet specific needs within the office. I am constantly managing multiple projects and have streamlined many procedures within my department.

I truly love the design process, developing a concept and then figuring out how to make a vision a reality. Outside of work some of my passions include sculpture and woodworking, as I always want to be designing and creating. I bring energy, intelligence and innovation to all my work.

Employment 

Eurest Services at Google NYC, New York, NY, US, Facilities Assistant - Space Planning

-Facilities Assistant - Space Planning

-Direct project and a financial management of on site furniture and moving vendors whose annual budgets exceed One million dollars.

-Manage long term studies into the allocation of space within the office and how it can be more efficiently distributed, ultimately planning and implementing strategic space and environmental changes in response to these studies.

-Logistical planning and budgeting of office moves sometimes involving over one thousand employees.

Jul 2013 - current
 

E.W. Howell, Plainview, NY, US, Assistant Construction Manager - Intern

-Internship as Assistant Construction Manager for a large scale General Contracting /
Construction Management Firm.

-Office work including RFI and Change Order management, Construction Drawing updates, and participation in coordination meetings between owner representatives, contractors, and subcontractors.

-Site work including coordination of work between different trades, as well as supervision and inspection of sub contractors’ work.

Jul 2012 - Oct 2012
 

Halfmann Finishing Touches Ltd., Melville, NY, US, Junior Contractor

-Recurring summer employment for a general contractor specializing in home improvements, remodels, and repairs.

-Real world construction experience, seeing projects from design, to material selection, to construction of the final product.

-Working directly with clients to meet their specific design needs.

Jul 2007 - Oct 2011
 

JRS Architect, P.C., Mineola, NY, US, Intern

-Internship for an Architectural firm specializing in financial institutions.

-Office work including Auto CAD drafting, red line updates for construction drawings, organization and filing of drawing sets and samples.

Jul 2010 - Oct 2010
 

Education 

The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH, US, BArch, Architecture

-Bachelor of Science in Architecture from the Austin E. Knowlton School of Architecture.

-GPA: 3.76 (Magna Cum Laude)

-Four year member of the University Honors Program ultimately graduating with Honors and Honors Research Distinction.

-Spring 2010 Architectural Study Abroad in Istanbul, Turkey

-Spring Semester 2012 Knowlton School of Architecture Italy Study Abroad Program.

Oct 2009 - May 2013
 

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