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Paxton Hornbostel

Paxton Hornbostel

New Haven, CT, US

 

About 

    With an M. Arch from the Boston Architecture College and professional experience qualifying me at the level of Architect/Designer III, I am prepared to provide strong support in all aspects of the design and construction process.

    Experienced with all phases of design, I have proven to be particularly adept at coordinating architectural, mechanical and structural systems and developing reliable construction details, ensuring code compliance and maintaining design integrity.  As a well-qualified draftsperson, I strive for clarity and efficiency in creating, developing and publishing construction documents and I look forward to enhancing these abilities with new technologies and methods and further practice.

    Fascinated by the construction site, my experience with construction administration has been both a success and a pleasure.  On site, I have conducted construction meetings and field surveys, and prepared meeting agendas, minutes, and field reports.  From the office, I have managed the RFI process and product submittal reviews, providing timely solutions for all issues.  I have established and maintained strong working relationships with clients, contractors, and consultants while always maintaining the original design intent.

    In anticipation of rising to the position of project manager and, ultimately, licensed architect, I am eager to put my experience to work and very enthusiastic to gain new skills in predesign, bidding and contract negotiation, proposals and presentations, organizing, budgeting and staffing projects, and estimation.  Possessed with a strong aesthetic sense, I remain a student of design through independent pursuits and am hungry for any opportunity to assist in the design process.

Elsewhere:

Employment 

Eric Sandberg, Property Maintenance

Responsible for maintenance of 65 acre property, building compound and 3.5 miles of trails. tree and brush removal, equipment maintenance and operation including front-end loader, chainsaws, logsplitter, mowing equipment.

Aug 2011 - current
 

db2architecture, independent contractor

Winchester, MA. Responsible for field documentation and preparation of base drawings for several projects including residential, retail, and commercial.

Jul 2011 - Aug 2011
 

Eureka Natural Foods, Assitant Dairy Manager

Eureka, CA. Assisted with the management of the dairy department of a natural foods supermarket.

Mar 2011 - May 2011
 

Ken Gonzales-Day, Artists Assistant

Los Angeles, CA. Responsible for the maintenance and organization of artist’s facilities, handling and storage of archival art works, maintenance of artist’s equipment.

Nov 2010 - Dec 2010
 

EHR Design, Art Fabricator

New Haven, CT. Assisted in the manufacture of large scale sculpture pieces for high-profile project in Boston, MA. Responsible for: Receiving raw materials; CNC equipment operation & maintenance; Detailed sanding & finishing; Maintaining and preparing facilities during all production processes. Gained fork lift skills; designed and built a dust collection table; initiated the reorganization of a large tool room.

Jul 2010 - Sep 2010
 

Curcio Builders, Carpenters Assistant

Assisted in the construction of several projects including residential and commercial renovations. Gained experience with building techniques and equipment.

Aug 2009 - Dec 2009
 

Wilson Architects, Designer

Boston, MA. Coordinated all vertical circulation systems; designed stairs and ramps, new toilet rooms and lobbies. Developed an add-alternate proposal for renovation of existing auditorium lobby. Gained practical experience with BIM software.

Jun 2008 - Apr 2009
 

Arrowstreet, Job Captain

Somerville, MA. Responsible for all ceiling information in the renovation of an existing shopping center; Coordinated design drawings with structural & façade systems for a large retail complex; Developed 5 level parking structure and all stairs, elevators and escalators for a complex lifestyle residential/retail center.

May 2006 - Jun 2008
 

Gaybrook Garage, Mechanic's Assistant

May 2007 - Nov 2007
 

Four Architecture, Designer

Assisted in the development of projects for a collective of several architects. Responsible for design drawings, site surveys and documentation and construction administration.

May 2005 - Jun 2006
 

Nilsson Associates, Job Captain

Somerville, MA. Worked directly with principal architect through all design phases of three projects for a private college; Created all construction documents; Coordinated all consultant information with designs; Created & maintained product information and specifications; Managed several staff members; Researched & implemented all applicable building codes, zoning regulations and handicapped accessibility guidelines; constructed physical presentation model for client’s fundraising efforts; Conducted construction site meetings; Created field reports, meeting minutes, and all construction bulletins; Reviewed & approved all product submittals.

Jan 2003 - May 2005
 
Jan 2002 - Jan 2003
 
Sep 2001 - Jan 2002
 
Aug 1999 - Sep 2001
 

Education 

Boston Architectural College (BAC), MArch, Architecture

Sep 2001 - May 2007
 

University of Nebraska, BArch, Architecture

Sep 1993 - May 1999
 

Skills 



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