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Tom Bleech

Tom Bleech

Los Angeles, CA, US

 

About 

I have functioned as a Project Manager, CADD Manager, Job Captain and a Designer on renovation work, as well as new construction, for the past twenty-two years. I have a strong background with AutoCAD (through version 2012) and I am familiar with Revit Architecture 2012. My experience is encompassed in the involvement with various project types from design through construction, including single-family, multi-family, mixed-use, commercial, retail, institutional and entertainment projects. In this capacity, I have had the opportunity to work extensively as part of on-site architectural efforts and have vast coordination experience with project team members, consultants, subcontractors, work crews and governing agencies.

Elsewhere:

Employment 

YM Architects (Formerly John Cotton Architects, Inc.), Independent Consultant

Dec 2013 - current
 

John Cotton Architects, Inc., Independent Consultant

Sep 2011 - Dec 2013
 

Thomas Design Group, Principal

Prepared Schematic, Design Development and Construction Documents for various luxury and low-income single-family and multi-family housing projects, on a consulting basis, with various architects.

Prepared required documents for several new custom homes, additions and remodel projects of various sizes.

Jul 2002 - Sep 2011
 

Withee Malcolm Architects, Job Captain

Provided CADD support and team management, as well as project management, in support of the Project Architect for various mixed-use projects, as well as single-family and multi-family housing projects.

Sep 1998 - Jul 2002
 

Thomas Design Group, Principal

Provided consulting services exclusively to Mackler Echt + Associates located in Beverly Hills, CA.

Provided CADD support and management, as well as project management, for various tenant improvement projects.

Provided field surveys and prepared as-built drawings as required.

Feb 1998 - Sep 1998
 

Nadel Architects, Inc., Senior CADD Operator / Job Captain

Provided CADD support and management, as well as limited project management, in support of the Project Architect for the Hoag Memorial Hospital Support Staff Building in the City of Newport Beach, and the Commerce Casino and Hotel Expansion in the City of Commerce.

May 1997 - Feb 1998
 

Thomas Design Group, Principal

Imaginary, llc, Santa Monica, CA (March 1997 – May 1997)

- Provided CADD support and management, as well as limited project management, for various FILA retail outlet stores located across the nation.

- Prepared Design Development Documents for two FILA Flagship Stores: New York City (World Trade Center) and Milan, Italy.

Mackler Echt + Associates, Beverly Hills, CA (June 1996 – March 1997)

- Provided on-site CADD support and management, as well as on-site project management, for various tenant improvement projects.

- Provided field surveys and prepared as-built drawings as required.

Nadel Architects, Los Angeles, CA (August 1995 – June 1996)

- Provided on-site CADD support and management, as well as limited project management, in support of the Project Architect for the Disney Sound Stages 6 & 7 and Support Building, One Westside (mixed-use project) and various other retail and commercial projects.

Torres + Associates Architects, Torrance, CA (June 1995 – August 1995)

- Provided on-site CADD support and management, as well as project management, in support of the Project Architect for a 3,000 square-foot residence located in Pacific Palisades, as well as Schematic Design for a 400,000 square-foot packaging facility in Carson.

Jun 1995 - May 1997
 

HNTB, CADD Operator / CADD Manager

Provided CADD support and management to the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum Design Team during both the on-site Seismic Reconstruction (March 1994 to September 1994) and the subsequent Press Box Reconstruction project.

Developed CADD standards and libraries for use on various projects, supervised the team members, and maintained the networked computer equipment.

May 1993 - May 1995
 

Withee Malcolm Architects, Architectural Intern

Prepared Construction Documents for various single-family, multi-family and commercial projects.

Jan 1989 - Jul 1991
 

Education 

El Camino College, Architecture

Continual enrollment in various Architectural, Business and Real Estate courses.

Feb 1987 - current
 

Southern California Institute of Architecture (SCI-Arc), Architecture

Pursued my undergraduate studies, studying design theory and perceptual / conceptual drawing techniques, as well as painting, object making and furniture making.

Aug 1992 - May 1993
 

Saint Vincent College, General Studies

Pursued my undergraduate studies, with focus on general education and core requirement courses for subsequent transfer to a university offering a Bachelors Degree in Architecture.

Aug 1984 - May 1985
 

Saint Joseph High School, High School, College Preparation

Received my high school diploma.

Sep 1980 - May 1984
 

Awards 

AIA Los Angeles Associates Vice President, Nomination

1995
 

AIA Los Angeles Associates Architectural Registration Exam Chairman, Nomination

1994
 

Certificate in 3D Modeling from MTI AutoCAD Training Center, Other

1994
 

Attended an instructional course in the use and application of 3D Studio, Other

1993
 

Areas of Specialization 

Skills 



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