I've been designing and drawing Architecture and theater since I was a little kid. For 20+ years I've lived that dream. Building projects in California, Arizona, New Mexico, Texas, Nevada, Kansas, Illinois and Georgia. I've discovered a real passion for the little design details whether it's aligning ceiling clouds and soffits in an open office area, hunting down authentic era blown glass to restore a window or finding just the right piece of wood to recreate the window trim or recreate a missing picture rail, while remodeling and restoring my historic home in Phoenix
I'm a problem solver, I love the challenge of creating a solution to unexpected site issue that are discovered during construction. I'm a zoning, building code, ADA accessibility and OSHA experienced designer, a mentor, teacher and organizer, with specification writing, bidding, site observation, punch list and construction detailing experience. Project management experience in commercial office, elementary school, higher education, small scale medical, mixed use multi-family construction, single family housing, commercial, retail, restaurant, industrial, hospitality and resort projects.
Despite my extensive experience, the IDP requirement for licensing was added and I'll need to complete the documentation prior to acquiring my professional license.
Computer Proficiencies – Microsoft Office, Outlook, Excel, Have been using and creating customized lisp routines for AutoCAD version 6 thru 2012. AutoDesk Revit 2011, Photoshop. Hands on skills in plumbing, electrical work, finish construction, cabinet making, furniture restoration and landscape design. Theatrical, convention display and television set design, sound design, costuming design and lighting design.
Self Employed, Historic Preservation, Structural Remediation, Designer, Builder., Phoenix, AZ, Pittsburg, Ks, Thomson, Ga. , Designer, Contractor,
Designed, demoed, and remodeled using historic methods and materials to match repair and restore and to match historic finishes, installed upgraded to copper plumbing, updated the electrical distribution systems and added cat 5 phone and data services . Stripped restored, and upgraded the historic windows to improve their function and insulation qualities, located and replaced period correct blown glass to complete the job. Removed and replaced structural termite damage in homes in Arizona, Kansas and Georgia. Created custom oak banister and railing and code compliant walls around an unprotected stairway. Currently converting an open car port into an enclosed insulated, and heated work shop area for the construction of custom garage cabinetry.
H&S International, Scottsdale, AZ, US, Project Manager
Contract position, I was hired for my commercial project experience to revise, as needed to meet current codes and to expedite the submittal for a a 65,000 s.f. clubhouse, maintenance facility and pool house by Shea Homes
*Managed China drafting staff, in house detail drafters and consultants to complete project on-time on an accelerated schedule
GKI (Gerald Kesler Inc), Phoenix, AZ, US, Project manager
*Managed team production of design review, code review, site planning, variance and construction documents
*Mentored college interns and young associates in the firm
*Established cad standards and created and organized a detail library for office.
*Provided quality control review for other project managers
Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS, US, BArch, Architectural Design
Minored in Theater Stage, Costuming, Lighting and sound design.