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Experienced Architect with exceptional technical skills that include: Autodesk AutoCAD, limited Revit Autodesk, Microstation, Sketchup, PhotoShop, InDesign and Illustrator. Significant experience preparing and executing project plans for major multi-million dollar projects from inception to completion, such as hospitals, commercial and office projects, home and furniture layout.
Vandergriff Group Architects, Midland, TX, US, Project Architect/ Designer
Project Architect in charge of design and production of several projects, worked mostly on renovations projects. Such as Loan Star State Bank drive thru addition, ERP Properties, Mewbourn Oil Company office renovation on 11th floor of Fasken Building, Lamar Elementary School addition/renovation, and Midland County Forensics Lab. Design of Salvation Army Shelter new facility, Performed building code (IBC) study & analysis, Resolved issues with Architectural Barriers Texas Accessibility Standards and ADA, met with clients, contractors, and other consultants to bring the job to completion.
N C Sturgeon General Contractor, Midland, TX, US, Lead Architect
Architect in charge of design/drafting department supervising staff of two, working on all design-build projects.
Worked on Midland Women’s Clinic, Andrews Fire Station, Midland Pediatric Associates new facility, Park Legado a multi-million dollar outdoor shopping/entertainment center and retail tenant design (Joe James Salon, Cork & Pig Tavern restaurant. Worked on numerous pre engineered metal building.
Worked on building plan layout, and met with client on regular bases. Reviewed layout with client and staff to assure user’s needs are met and proposed design solution.
Presented project design concept and acquired client approval to sign design contract and construction.
Studied building code & met with building and fire safety officials. Resolved ADA issues.
Assigned work to staff for preparation of construction document prior to start of design-build construction.
Synergy Architects, Project Architect/Designer
Design consulting, specializing in “green” and “sustainable” design homes. Emphasis on energy efficiency beyond LEED requirement Gold Certification, projects ranging from custom home, remodeling, additions, and retrofitting.
*Conduct energy design analysis of existing building setup and brief client on suggested changes.
*Create custom home design based on assessment of client’s need and building solutions.
*Complete design layout, elevation, wall sections, details, specification for construction document set.
ITT Technical Institute, CAD Instructor
Taught architectural/engineering drafting related classes to a class of up to 30 students using AutoCAD 2008, Architectural Desktop, and Microsoft Project.
*Improved student retention in architectural drafting department by 30%.
*Provided lesson plans focused on drafting field using real world applications.
*Motivated students to actively participate in all aspects of the learning process.
Leo A. Daly, Project Architect/Designer
Prepared Design drawings related to plans, sections, interior elevations, and exterior design based on design analysis and criteria of projects. During Design Development phase, coordinated design issues with project engineers, worked on wall sections details, and project updates for hospitals and medical facilities around the country.
*Worked on building space master planning, site analysis, and generated multiple options for projects.
*Solved building design issues, developed future expansions and anticipated upcoming trends.
*Participated in several on-site design sessions with clients and facility end users to explore practical new ideas.
*Investigated, analyzed client needs, proposed options, and developed solutions.
*Evaluated data, developed design concepts, and executed plans through construction document phase.
Peters and Associates, Architect
Peters and Associates, 04/01-03/02
As a project architect worked on several assisted living, senior housing, and nursing homes within Iowa and Nebraska. Utilized Autodesk Desktop and Auto CAD 2002 to define each project from concept inception all the way through construction document.
*Designed overall building plans, elevations and unit layout for multi-story residential.
*Ensured all plans, zoning, health, and safety building codes met elderly institutional compliance regulations (Americans with Disabilities Act and IBC).
*Presented series of design options for individual projects to ensure the widest range of choices for the client.
*Executed business development strategies and provided consistent and accurate updates ensure design and
implementation criteria continue to meet client expectations.
*Coordinated projects with other engineering disciplines to verify compliance and complete all projects requirements.
HDR, Inc., Project Designer/ Architect
Executed design for new construction, renovation and additions around the country.
*Collaborated with Senior Designer /Design Director on conceptual designs, space planning, presentations, design development and production of CAM building.
*Worked with design team to develop solutions for various types of medical architectural projects which included; NIST laboratory research center, ER department for University of Missouri, University of Colorado Produced hand sketch and computer study model for design presentation.
*Worked on multi level parking structures within downtown area.
University of Nebraska-Lincoln, MArch, Architectural Studies
Master of Architecture degree
58 semester hours, GPA 3.2, major field: Architectural Studies.
University of Nebraska-Lincoln, BArch, Architectural Studies
Bachelor of Science in Architectural Studies.
78 semester hours total, GPA 3.4, major field: Architectural Studies.
Specialized Architectural Skills, Other
My prior education and architectural experience in design/architect has helped me to advance my expertise and skills in all aspect of design process as listed below;
Multiple Software skills as it related to Architectural work
Autodesk AutoCAD, limited Revit Autodesk 2009, Microstation, Sketchup, PhotoShop, InDesign and Illustrator. Significant experience preparing and executing project plans for major multi-million dollar projects from inception to completion, such as hospitals, commercial and office projects.
Early Building Code Review
Starting a good design head start by being equipped with knowledge of Building Code (IBC) and local zoning will assure design meets code, such as correct travel distances, number of door out of space base on occupancies and occupied load for a space with single door or multiple doors, number of stories and square footage etc. This knowledge helps with transition to CD from Design phase without big changes.
ADA/TSA Compliance as it could relate to design phase of the project (interior & site plan) for smoother transition to design development and construction document phase to assure design intention stay the same and minimize change in later phase of the project.
3D Study of Building
3D study of the form with software or hand sketch when integrated with of form, material, texture, and color brings together a cohesiveness, to create a better design aesthetic. Creative problem solving, concept generation and excellent presentation skill
Ability to think quickly and effectively for solution while working on multiple projects and exploring concept ideas that solves many problems simultaneously.
Able to work on multiple projects, and prioritize projects based on importance, time allocation and urgency.
Ability to work both independently and on cross-functional project with team.
Superb client interaction, communication skills, and record keeping based on previous experience.
Excellent supervisory skills and exceptional way to work with diverse group of people with mentoring and coaching junior staff.
Ability to complete tasks with accuracy, and with strong attention to detail while never losing the sight of overall end picture, achieving perfect execution in process.