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Kenneth Daniels

Kenneth Daniels

Miami, FL, US

 

About 

Originally from Chicago, IL but has been a resident of Miami for the last 6 years. I would like to continue my career as an Architectural/Interior Design Coordinator within the Miami area. I have worked with talented designers and Architects which has allowed me to attain adequate experience to perform the several duties having worked in a designed based environment for both functional and aesthetics purposes; providing customer service while working with individuals on a need basis through architecture and interior design. After graduating from Ball State University, my work experience started as an Interior Design Assistant working with Alison Spears, AIA (Midtown) designing for high end residential projects throughout Miami-Dade. After the office closed, I began working with Offerle-Lerner, AIA (Kendall) as an Architectural Design Coordinator designing for clients such as: Gucci, Gap, Brioni, NAI, Lincoln Marti, & Buick/GMC.
As far as my character, I have always proven to be a supportive, reliable and flexible member of a team. I will assure you that if I were to be successful in obtaining a full time position, I would commit my time to meet the needs of each client, the team, and the company. I have completed 6 years of college course studies and attained 6 years of work related experience: Creative design ability in both space planning and Graphic Design; Knowledge of FF&E selection for residential and commercial projects; and knowledge of FBC including ADA Accessibility. My goal is to work with a company that has a prestigious reputation, positive atmosphere, and the ability to help increase my knowledge as a designer from a variety of perspectives.

If you should like to seek any clarification or more information contained in my resume, please feel free to contact me at any time. I have samples of my work that covers Residential, Commercial, Retail, Institutional and Day Care design if requested.

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Employment 

Offerle-Lerner AIA, Architects and Planners, Miami, FL, US, Architectural Design Coordinator

+ Project manager of most commercial and residential projects performing:
-As-built verification
-Programming clients needs
-Conceptual Design processing
-Schematics Design phases
-Construction Document production drawings
-Innovative Architectural Design and Millwork drawings
-Interior Design selection and 3D Perspective Rendering
+ Coordinate with Engineers and/or principal architect to resolve complex technical and design issues according to consumer needs and approval.
+ Research and coordinated with vendors/manufacturers on selection of FFE (Furniture, Fixtures, and Equipment) and specified materials.
+ Manage consultants by creating a process and purchasing document for the firm records and client’s project progress approval and verification.
+ Prepare redlines and review for CAD technicians to complete
+ Participate in construction phase to resolve any issues prior to or during construction. Coordinating all RFIs with architect and engineers.
+ Firm’s public relations designer (website, articles, brochures)
+ 2D & 3D sketching and rendering for visual perspectives
+ Permit processing with city building department
+ Organized and coded all documents related to due diligence for acquisitions for individual projects.
+ Monitored and organized project databases to keep track of all design work from schematics to approved Construction Documents.
+ Performed client assessment and analysis to begin research process.
+ Created the firm's ability to offer Graphic visuals for proposed projects
+ Scheduled vendor product presentations to increase product specification knowledge.
+ Redesigning company website for public use
+ Simplified company's project files for easier way-finding capabilities
+ Created progress reports & time sheet documents for office work clarification
+ Created repeated items within software for quick use for all workers.
+ Managed all generated auto CAD translations for coordination with other firms
+ Promoted to Jr. Project Manager for corporate and residential projects

Dec 2006 - Oct 2011
 

Alison Spears, AIA, Miami, FL, US, Interior Design Assistant

+ Offered Paid internship prior to college graduation
+ Restructured firm's resource library for project use
+ Offered full time position after completing internship
-Conceptual Design processing
-Schematics Design phases
-Construction Document production drawings
-Innovative Architectural Design and Millwork drawings
-Interior Design selection and 3D Perspective Rendering
+ Worked with project manager and/or principal architect on developing design concepts and drawings space plans according to consumer needs and approval.
+ Researched and coordinated with vendors/manufacturers on selections and delivery of FFE (Furniture, Fixtures, and Equipment)
+ Writing proposals and creating process and purchasing documents for client’s project progress approval and verification.
+ Firm’s lead designer in housing showcases for promotional purposes in Metropolitan Home and House Beautiful Magazine.
+Firm’s public relations designer (brochures and magazine articles)
+ Managed and maintained updated materials, upholstery, and hardware used for relative residential and retail design projects
+Problem Solving for both client and engineers
+ Created the firm's ability to offer Graphic visuals for proposed projects
+ Scheduled vendor product presentations to increase product specification knowledge.
+ House Beautiful Design Concept recognition article

May 2006 - Dec 2006
 

Education 

Ball State University, Muncie, IN, US, BArch, Interior Design / Architecture

Aug 2000 - May 2006
 

Awards 

Designer Challenge Award, 1st Place

This award was presented to the best 2 man team of redesigning one of Ball State's computer lab. They wanted to increase the use of the lab either for leisure or classroom uses. However, they wanted the environment to be fun, cool, modern, yet positive while conducting any classroom activities.

2006
 

Areas of Specialization 

Skills 



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