First and foremost, I don't look for jobs--I look for careers.
My current goals include becoming a licensed architect and helping the firm I work for establish or maintain a presence in the industry. I have a particular passion for BIM, healthcare design, and the business side of architecture (namely project management and profitability), and work each and every day to perfect my craft of the same.
The architectural profession (and particularly healthcare design) is meant for me. I appreciate its technical component (code compliance, construction drawings, and software such as Revit), its design component, its social component (working with others in the firm, consultants, building officials, and clients), as well as its legal component (contracts). Healthcare in particular brings additional meaning to the work I do--I appreciate the additional complexity and the element of wellness it embodies.
One of my biggest passions is that of continuous improvement. I am obsessively on the lookout for ways to streamline workflows and eliminate waste, consistently challenging the status quo and cultivating a spirit of experimentation. If I am not obsessively looking for ways to improve my skills or those of my firm, my competition sure is, and that to me is unacceptable.
FreemanWhite, San Diego, CA, US, Project Coordinator I
Responsible for supervising the production of construction documents and ensuring their technical accuracy and coordination with other disciplines. Other responsibilities include assisting the Project Managers in planning and scheduling the project and keeping the Project Manager informed of any issues relating to the project; ensuring that the firm technical and graphic standards are adhered to; responding to Bid Phase inquiries and required addenda; assisting the Construction Administrator during the construction phase in responding to questions and clarifications; assigning responsibility for portions of the construction documents to individual project team members and supervising their work.
Taylor Design, San Diego, CA, US, Job Captain
Provide BIM and CAD drafting support; includes creation of custom, parametric detail components and 3D Revit families, clash detection, and construction document production for review by Authority Having Jurisdiction, typically the City of San Diego or OSHPD; work with various consultants (including the traditional MEP and structural consultants along with furniture and equipment planners) and provide quality assurance of documents between disciplines for project managers; help respond to RFI's and submittals for projects undergoing construction administration phase; attend OAC meetings on project manager's behalf; comply with rigorous requirements for record drawings at project completion; read owner/architect contracts and help ensure projects stay within scope and budget.
Project scope ranges from an OSHPD bathroom remodel to a 100,000 SF ground-up medical office building through the City of San Diego. Major clients include Scripps, UCSD, and Kaiser Permanente.
SVA Architects (Formerly MVE Institutional), Santa Ana, CA, US, Junior Drafter
Worked mainly on institutional projects under authority of Division of State Architect ("DSA"). Provided support during Construction Administration phase (including working with Division of State Architect field inspectors) and project close-out for two $100,000,000 schools; prepared Field Change Documents, finalized Change Orders for DSA approval of various projects; provided construction document production for UC Davis pool building; worked directly with DSA reviewers for construction document approval.
University of Southern California (USC), Los Angeles, CA, US, BArch, Architecture
I started USC undeclared in 2004, transferred to the school of architecture in 2005, took a two-year hiatus from 2007-2009 to serve a religious mission in Buenos Aires, Argentina, and finished in 2012. I also declared a business minor my last three semesters there.