John Peterson

John Peterson

Philadelphia, PA, US


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1911 S 4th Street-Philadelphia, PA 19148 ~ 609-576-4694 ~

I am currently seeking a challenging career opportunity in an architectural capacity and am submitting my resume for your review. In advance, thank you for your time and consideration.

With my progressive experience in lead designer and project manager roles, I feel I will benefit your organization. Throughout my work history, I have utilized advanced design technologies to meet client standards on residential projects and implementing process improvements to achieve optimal customer satisfaction and project completion. I have overseen all phases of projects, from concept to completion as a freelance architectural designer for the past 2 years.

Some of my selected responsibilities include:

~ Architectural Design: Create, design, and draft conceptual, schematic, and working drawings for residential projects; performed AutoCAD design functions and obtained field measurements for projects varying in size.
~ Project Management: Perform material research, design, and financial planning to provide clients with optimal project bids.
~ Client Relations: Collaborated with clients including homeowners and corporate representatives to ensure each project was completed to expectation.

To complement this background, I possess a bachelor’s degree in architecture.

As an employee, you will find me to be a driven team player committed to supporting you in achieving your objectives through superior performance. My goal is to transition my experience, creativity, and enthusiasm to your organization. I am confident that I could be a valuable asset, and look forward to interviewing with you in the near future.


John R. Peterson


Toll Brothers Inc. - Toll Architecture, Horsham, PA, US, Studio Associate

-Creating construction documents in the Estate/Signature Series studio.

Apr 2013 - current

BreakDown Designs, Principal

To create and design free lance architectural projects. Projects ranging from furniture design, to small residential additions to being the GC and building the projects myself.

Dec 2006 - current

Haas Asso., Mt. Arlington, Project Designer/Junior Architect

~Undertake full architectural projects and create drawings through the design process using multiple forms of
computer aided drafting.
 ~Create initial schematic designs and articulate them through design development and into construction
 ~Coordinate with various contractors and clients to complete each project on a timely and effective schedule.

Apr 2012 - Apr 2013

Mastroni Bros. Inc, Wyndmore, PA, Craftsmen

Duties include, but not limited to, all forms of residential construction. I have undergone tasks such as rough and finish carpentry in a renovation/remodel scale, roofing (shingle, slate, copper, standing seem, tile), siding and electrical.

Aug 2011 - Apr 2012

M. Cohen and Sons, Broomall, PA, US, Project Detailer

Working at M. Cohen and Sons allowed me to work as a mechanical engineer, working closely with the architect and iron smith to create various types of metal fabrications. Duties included handling and drawing all contract metal works on a per project basis. All drawings were done in a detailed construction scheme that went through approvals from the architect.

Apr 2011 - Aug 2011

William Mclees Architecture, Somers Point, NJ, US, Intern/Intern-Archtiect-Designer

 Utilized modeling and AutoCAD programs to complete architectural design and facilitate various projects;
obtained field measurements; provided administrative support.
 Collaborated with clients including homeowners and corporate representatives to ensure each project was
completed to expectation.

May 2006 - Sep 2008


Temple University, BArch, Tyler School of Art

Sep 2004 - May 2010


Dad Vail Champion, 1st Place

1st place for men's rowing freshmen four for Temple University.


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