Richard W.C. Balkins, Professional Building Designer

Richard W.C. Balkins, Professional Building Designer

Astoria, OR, US



I am a Building Designer in Oregon. I design Single Family Residences, light commercial, agricultural and any other exempted buildings in Oregon, Washington or any other state.




client - Astor Street Opry Company, Building Designer - Independent Contractor

Building Design - Remodel Existing building that was a laundromat into a live performance theater for the Astor Street Opry Company.

Jul 2007 - Jul 2008

SRG Partnership, consultant - Clatsop Community College Jerome Ave. Redevelopment Project

Measurements of campus buildings and locating original plans for Towler and Patriot Hall

Jul 2007 - Sep 2007


Clatsop Community College, Historic Preservation & Restoration

This studied involved studies in Architectural History of Pacific Northwest Architecture, Project Management, Basic Construction Skills, Historic Preservation and Restoration techniques, Building Codes, Sustainable Design, Historic Building Documentation, and many more.

Apr 2009 - Jun 2011

Clatsop Community College, Computer Aided Design & Drafting

Combination of general Education, I also studied Computer Aided Design & Drafting in AutoCAD and other software while concurrently self-studying Architecture & Engineering (which I began doing from 2002 and since).

Studies involved use of AutoCAD and other software in connection with numerous Residential projects.

Sep 2003 - Jun 2007

Clatsop Community College, Microcomputer Programming & Networking

Jan 2001 - Jun 2003

Areas of Specialization 


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