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Tiffany Minshaw

Tiffany Minshaw

Boulder, CO, US

 

About 

Being originally form San Francisco, I relocated back to the states with my family after living in London for over 6 years. Currently I hold a Project Captain position at an architecture practice in Boulder, and was also holding the same title during my time in San Francisco and London. The Boulder practice is a design firm specializing in unique design style in both architecture and interior finishes. My prior experience in San Francisco was to design and develop a wide range of residential projects as well as being one of only a few firms specializing in bridge design worldwide. My previous London practices undertook a mass variety of projects ranging in value from £500k to £100m+, as well as providing a multi-disciplinary design consultancy to residential development and regeneration sectors all over the world.


Exclusively, I have 9 years post graduate project managing experience both in the UK and the US, as well as junior architectural experience during the course of my university duration. My project experience in the UK for over 6 years included creating lasting sustainable housing schemes and placemaking, and developing new residential and mixed-use social housing accommodation design schemes. My extensive project involvement comprises schematic design phases all the way through to construction documentation and administration. In addition, I have further experience with schematic design, feasibility studies, planning applications, urban design, construction
documents and graphic design, all in the realm of education renovation, leisure, commercial, interiors, apart-hotels, care homes, and bespoke design projects. Also, I am currently undergoing my licensure exams to become an architect and be LEED certified.


My general preference is to practice sustainable design, recognizing the need for buildings that respect the environment and their use of energy and materials. Majority of my projects were required to be designed and constructed to meet a minimum rating Level of 3 for BREEAM: Code for Sustainable Homes (UK). In addition to this, I have designed a new residential housing scheme and new church hall with an aim to receive an ‘Excellent’ BREEAM Bespoke rating for sustainable design.


These project experiences have influenced a progression of my design capabilities, as well as being an efficient and organized team leader. 

Employment 

Surround Architecture, Inc., Boulder, CO, US, Project Captain

Jul 2013 - current
 

Tres Birds Workshop, Denver, CO, US, Project Captain

Project experiences include : diverse design-build projects of new and renovated construction with reclaimed material, interior design, tenant improvement, project management, client and consultant collaboration, construction documents, detail design, specifications, bidding process, graphic rendering, accessibility & building code studies, sourcing local & reclaimed materials, site visits.

Mar 2013 - Jul 2013
 

Donald MacDonald Architects, San Francisco, CA, US, Project Designer

Project experiences include : all aspects of new & renovated bridge design and development in projects worldwide, landscape design, urban planning, RFPs, project management, presentations, physical modelling, graphic rendering, illustrative sketching, construction documentation, detail design, specifications, and site visits.

Nov 2011 - Mar 2013
 

HTA, London, GB, Project Co-ordinator

Project experiences include : medium to large scale residential & social housing & mixed-use design, project management, client and consultant collaboration, feasibility studies, site redevelopment & masterplanning, urban design, landscape design, planning proposals, construction documentation production, detail design, Code for Sustainable Homes, Secured By Design, NBS specifications; existing listed built renovation, extension, enhancement; new apart-hotel design, construction documentation production; and care home feasibility studies, masterplanning, planning proposals.

Mar 2010 - Nov 2011
 

Yurky Cross Chartered Architects, London, GB, Architectural Technician

Project experiences include : small scale social housing & mixed-use design, project management, contractor and consultant collaboration, site redevelopment & masterplanning, technical drawings, detail design, schedules, Code for Sustainable Homes, Secured By Design, NBS specifications.

Oct 2009 - Mar 2010
 

Dunthorne Parker Architects, London, GB, Project Captian

Project experiences include : small to medium scale residential & social housing & mixed-use design, feasibility studies, site redevelopment & masterplanning, planning proposals, construction documentation production, detail design, interior renovations, Code for Sustainable Homes, Secured By Design, NBS specifications; existing listed school renovation, extension, enhancement; new apart-hotel design, planning proposal; new multi-purpose church hall design, specifications, construction documentation production, detail design; and care home feasibility studies, masterplanning.

May 2006 - Jul 2009
 

RSS Architecture, San Carlos, CA, US, Project Manager

Project experiences include : new & existing single family & multi-residential design, planning proposals, construction documentation production, site observation & construction administration, detail design, interior design, LEED; graphic design; and photography.

Aug 2004 - Dec 2005
 

Carey & Co., San Francisco, CA, US, Junior Architect

Project experiences include : existing listed building preservation & renovation to historic significant commercial buildings & universities, construction documentation production, detail design, schedules, interior design; presentation rendering & photography; survey analysis; and graphic design.

Dec 2002 - Sep 2003
 

Gensler, San Francisco, CA, US, Intern

Project experiences include : 3d & study modeling; finished model production; presentation rendering; and planning proposals production.

Sep 2002 - Dec 2002
 

Education 

Sep 2000 - Jun 2004
 
Jun 2002 - Aug 2002
 

College of San Mateo, BArch, Architecture

Cal Poly Design Village Competition : Best Overall Design Winner

Sep 1997 - Jun 2000
 

Areas of Specialization 

Skills 



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