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Charles Shaw

Charles Shaw

Pittsburgh, PA, US

 

About 

I am an Architect working part time for an Architecture/Engineering firm, however I am seeking a full time position with a similar type of A/E firm.  My current position is Project Manager for sports projects in the state of Pennsylvania, however I also have extensive healthcare experience, too.  I am willing to re-locate to another city for the right opportunity.

Employment 

L.R. Kimball, Pittsburgh, PA, US, Project Manager

My current position is a Project Manager for medium sized sports projects ($5M - $25M) for Division I and Division III colleges. I manage all phases of design along with bidding and construction phases. The staff I manage includes in-house engineering disciplines for MEP/S systems and some consultants for specialty services (Audio-Visual and Graphics). While our firm is located in a large city in western Pennsylvania, our staff is located in offices in other parts of the state requiring careful coordination. Other duties include fee negotiations, setting up financial plans for projects, review client invoices, and maintain client satisfaction.

Jan 2005 - current
 

L.D Astorino and Associates, Pittsburgh PA, Project Architect, Project Manager

My position with this firm consisted of typical Project Architect duties which evolved into Project Management responsibilities. Our clients included healthcare providers, sports, institutional, and commercial entities. I first learned to use AutoCADD in this firm and was exposed to more responsibilities as the it grew in size.

Oct 1989 - Dec 2004
 

Education 

Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, OK, US, MArch, Masters of Architecture

My Masters program focused on the design of a new project in an historic context. I designed a new hotel/convention center on the grounds behind the stables (Grand Ecuries) that served the Palace of Versailles in France. The project included site selection, site analysis, programming of spaces, design, construction of models, and drawings. This information was presented and reviewed by my professors.

Aug 1988 - Sep 1989
 

Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, OK, US, BArch, Bachelors of Architecture

My Bachelors program focused on the principles of design, human scale, and for contributions made for the built environment in the past and the future. The mission of the school is described below as taken from their website:

"MISSION: The School of Architecture prepares future architects and architectural engineers to make vital contributions to humanity through the creation of architecture. The School focuses its unique combination of accredited programs in architecture and architectural engineering to prepare and inspire students for the professional leadership roles and responsibilities required to shape the physical environment and to have a positive impact on the social, economic and cultural qualities of life in Oklahoma and the entire international context.

The School of Architecture endeavors to instill in each individual a sensitivity to human needs, a genuine concern for quality, integrity and high ideals, a positive attitude for life-long learning, and an appreciation for one's own self-esteem. The "concept" for our school and the focus of our studios is to mirror the societal responsibilities of our profession and to promote a thoughtfully designed response to the environmental needs of our culture.

The range of design concerns, from the scale and needs of a single individual to the collective interaction of thousands, are studied and responded to in a project to project sequence throughout the five year undergraduate program.

An emphasis on providing a service to the university and the public enhances the design studio experience, and provides an opportunity for each student to make a contribution to their community, their state and nation."

Aug 1983 - May 1988
 

Areas of Specialization 



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