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Frank Farzan Kholousi

Frank Farzan Kholousi

Omaha Regency, NE, US

 

About 

Experienced Architect with exceptional technical skills that include: 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, home and furniture layout.

Employment 

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.
Duties include:
*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.

Nov 2008 - current
 

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.
Duties included:
*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.

Jun 2007 - Oct 2008
 

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.
Duties included:
*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.

Apr 2002 - Apr 2005
 

Peters and Associates, Architect

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.
Duties included:
*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.

Apr 2001 - Mar 2002
 

HDR Architecture, Inc, Project Designer/ Architect

Executed design for new construction, renovation and additions around the country.
Duties included:
*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.

Oct 1997 - Mar 2001
 

Education 

University of Nebraska-Lincoln, MArch, Architectural Studies

Master of Architecture degree
58 semester hours, GPA 3.2, major field: Architectural Studies.

May 1984 - Jul 1986
 

University of Nebraska-Lincoln, BArch, Architectural Studies

Bachelor of Science in Architectural Studies.
78 semester hours total, GPA 3.4, major field: Architectural Studies.

May 1982 - May 1984
 

Areas of Specialization 

Skills 



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