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Courtenay Bauer

Courtenay Bauer

Washington, DC, US

 

About 

I have been actively engaged with the architecture design and construction industry since my graduation from the Catholic University of America in 2000.  I hold a BS in Architecture from CUA and M.Arch from Pratt Institute, and was honored with excellence in design at both institutions.  From 2000-2002, fresh out of undergraduate school, I worked on the award winning joint venture Four Seasons Hotel and Tower in Miami FL (B&A, Handel Associates).  Since that start, I have worked throughout the east coast on projects ranging from modest residential additions to commercial high-rises, including competitions and exhibition collaborations with Buro NY and Kol/Mac. 

In 2006 I moved to LA, where I began working as a freelance designer and project manager, collaborating on local projects with the aim of continuing my interests in computational design, complex geometry and its construction.  Most notably, I worked with PATTERNS realizing the construction of the Prism Gallery façade and renovation on Sunset Blvd.  In furthering this focus I was also involved in the academic community teaching visual studies seminars and design studios at SCI-Arc, UCLA, and USC.

I am always seeking fresh avenues to implement design and development and look forward to adding my perspective and management skills to your project team.  I am committed to the ideas and importance of efficient and affordable construction and eagerly anticipate the opportunity to be part of sustainable construction.  I have been managing design and construction projects for 8 years often acting as the first line of contact for clients and owners alike.  With my professional experience including project management and organization as well as my design background, technical/ digital expertise, and familiarity with the building industry I believe I will be a great asset in the mission of your current team.

Employment 

2.ply studio, President

- project solicitation
- establish project design direction
- proposals & invoicing for company & consultants
- project management (schedule, completion and cohesion of work)
- schematic design – construction document production, as-built documentation
- construction administration
- led project team meetings including owners/ clients, consultants, and contractors
- secured planning & zoning, building safety and health department approvals
- project bidding & budget development
- FF&E selection & procurement

Project Types
light commercial tenant fit-outs including food service, residential renovations, single family

Dec 2008 - current
 

Southern California Institute of Architecture (SCI-Arc), design studio / visual studies instructor

Visual Studies Instructor (grad./undergrad.)
focused on the introduction of digital design, representation & fabrication.
Design Studio Instructor (undergrad.)
focused on the elaboration of siting & accessibility using diagrammatic techniques.

Jan 2007 - Sep 2010
 

University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), representation and design studio instructor

Representation Instructor classes focused on Introduction of Digital Modeling, development & documentation
Design Studio Instructor for summer introductory design courses (JumpStart)

Jan 2007 - Sep 2010
 

University of Southern California (USC), design studio instructor

Summer 2007 Design Studio Instructor summer introductory design courses (Explorations in Architecture)
Spring 2010 Design Studio co-instructor M.Arch studio; module system development and installation.

Jun 2007 - May 2010
 

P-A-T-T-E-R-N-S, Project Designer & Manager

- conducted client meetings
- directed staff & production of schematic design – construction documents (2d&3d)
- detailing
- secured building & safety and health dept. approvals (code compliance)
- project bidding & budget development
- construction administration including punch-list & architectural sign-off,
- schedule development & oversight
- construction administration (weekly meetings & walk through, architectural sign-off)
- document management (permit/ bid/ build sets, RFI log, field directives log, punch-list)
- collaborated on research & development projects and interests

Project Types –
installation design & development, international competition design (commercial and residential), light commercial tenant fit-outs including food service

Dec 2006 - Feb 2009
 

Iott Architecture & Engineering Inc., Project Manager

- design team lead including building massing and layout conception
- conducted client meetings
- developed presentations for zoning commission review
- managed & produced drawing development (schematic design-construction documents)
- secured planning & zoning, building safety and fire department approvals
- lead construction coordination meetings
- site meetings including punch-lists & architectural sign-off
- document management (permit/bid/build sets, RFI log, field directives log, submittals)

Project Types –
five story multifamily, resort condominiums, tenant fit-outs, single family

Nov 2002 - May 2006
 

Bermello Ajamil & Partners Inc., Junior Architect

- schematic design – construction document development
- code compliance including Dade County approvals and building department revisions
- participated in owner / consultant design & coordination meetings
- lead onsite construction meetings, shop drawing & submittal review
- oversight of 65,000 pool deck development & construction
- hotel room mock up CD production,
- managed sub contractor coordination, client review & punch list for mock up
- hotel back of house program coordination & finish selections

Primary project –
Four Seasons Hotel & Tower, 65 stories mixed use (base bldg., office core, pool deck)

Jul 2000 - Sep 2002
 

Education 

Pratt Institute, MArch, Architecture

Sep 2004 - May 2006
 

The Catholic University of America, BArch, Architecture

Sep 1996 - May 2000
 

Areas of Specialization 

Skills 



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