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Donald Dunkerton

Donald Dunkerton

Philadelphia, PA, US

 

About 

Over twenty (20) years of experience in architecture has enabled my performance in all phases of a project from conceptual design through construction administration; including detailed specification writing and document review for both design (i.e. contract documents) and construction (submittals, shop drawings, etc.). I interact with owners, consultants and contractors constantly throughout each project.

I understand the complexities of multiple prime contractor work and have contributed successful results for owners by lowering change order percentages considerably below industry standards by participation in the production of complete, accurate and highly detailed construction documentation.  I work closely with firm principals and staff throughout the project to ensure the best results for the client.

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Employment 

Cee Jay Frederick Associates, Project Architect

I work closely with the firm principal and perform all phases of each project, from Programming and Conceptual/Schematic Design through Construction Administration; including detailed specification writing and document review for both design (i.e. contract documents) and construction (submittals, shop drawings, etc.). I interact continually with Staff, Consultants, Contractors and the Owner throughout each project. The skills/ expertise that I use for this position include,but are not limited to:

Programming: Accurate analysis of client’s program and space requirements

Design: Site Analysis, Site Planning, Diagram Building Program and Use, Code and Zoning Review, Schematic Layout, Development of Structure and Building Systems, Product Selection and Specification, Construction Detailing

Rendering: Hand Drawn Color Rendering Presentations, Conceptual Schematic Design Presentations, Conceptual 3D “Sketch-up” Models

Writing: Technical Specifications, Proposals, Letters, Reports, Contracts

Management: Document Coordination with Consultants, Oversee Staff, Delegate Work and Review/”Red-mark” Progress Drawings

Construction Administration: Review Shop Drawings and Submittals, Attend Construction Meetings, Site Observation, “Punch-list” preparation

Nov 1998 - current
 

Education 

Drexel University, BArch, Architecture

This was a cooperative work study evening program which allowed me to work full time in an architecture firm while attending evening classes. This was a typical design studio architecture program with technical classes, ie. structural analysis, mechanical systems, etc.

I was also fortunate to go to Italy for a summer study tour.

Mar 1988 - Jun 1993
 

Areas of Specialization 

Skills 



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