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I got into Architecture to make a difference in people's lives and to participate in good stewardship of the Earth's resources. I studied at UT Austin participating in in the first Solar Decathlon in DC where UT placed 3rd in design. In practice, I try to incorporate sustainable principles or materials whenever possible. I love to travel and see the world's diversity. When I slow down in my old age, I may take up painting, for I take hundreds of photographs today! The play of light in photography is what originally brought me to Architecture. To me, designing with spaces defined by light is one of the most interesting aspects of architecture.
Drafting and development of Construction Documents, including field surveys
Reviewing documents for ADA & Life Safety Requirements
Writing and editing specifications and making material selections
Large & Small-scale Presentations for Client, Historic Boards
Review Engineer’s documents for consistency w/Design Intent
Collaborating with Engineers and Clients to develop creative and efficient solutions
Coordinating Contractors thru weekly meetings, phone conferences & emails
Liaison with Clients, Consultants, and Regulatory Officials
Creating and reviewing Punch lists
Evaluating Product and Material substitutions and Process Change Orders
Tracking FF&E (fixtures, furniture & equipment)
Respond to Requests for Information (RFI)
Review and certify Contractor's application for payment
Preparation of Meeting Agendas & Minutes
Internal coordination of files & documents
Issue Architect's Supplemental Instructions (ASI)
Select, manage, and coordinate Consultants
Process Shop Drawings and Submittals
Reviewing Invoices for submittal to Billing
Preparing documentation for Contractor Bids & Submittals
Tracking & managing Construction Costs
Budget Comparison of different construction methods & insulation materials
Perform value engineering of selected building elements
Rebecca Alston Inc, New York, NY, US, Designer /CAD Operator
High-end Residential: experience in CD's, Material Spec' ing, Project Management, Vendor & Sub coordination. Coordinating Contractors thru weekly meetings, phone conferences & emails and liaison between Clients, Consultants, and Regulatory Officials.
Designed complicated stair retrofit in Main Hall of 15,000 square foot home connecting existing salt box to new addition.
Scott Mahaffey Architect, New York, NY, US, Designer/Project Manager
Multi-family Residential & Commercial: experience in Site Analysis and measurements, Schematic Design, Presentations including 3-D facade and interior modeling from plans and sketches, CD's, Material Specing, Project Management.
DeVere Architecture, New York, NY, US, Designer/Project Manager
High-residential & commercial: experience in CD's, Material Specing, Project Management, Vendor & Sub coordination.
Urban Architectural Initiatives, RA, PC, New York, NY, US, Designer, Cad Operator
Multi-Family, Low-income Housing and Senior Housing: site analysis & measurements, Schematic Design and CDs.
The University of Texas at Austin, Austin, TX, US, MArch, 1st Professional
1st Professional Degree w/emphasis on Sustainability
Austin Community College, Austin, TX, US, Engineering Design Graphics
AutoCad classes, Physics and Calculus for entry into UT Austin Architecture Program
University at Buffalo, Buffalo, NY, US, Bachelors, Bachelor of Fine Arts
Bachelor of Fine Arts in Photography
Solar Decathlon, 3rd Place
Part of the UT Team that won Third Place in Design.