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MJ Divino

MJ Divino

Edison, NJ, US

 

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About 

I am an architect by training and work experience, but was fortunate enough to be asked to become a college professor early on in my career. My teaching experience has been primarily in interior design, but of course I taught my classes with an architectural viewpoint. I am looking for a work situation that provides a comprehensive visonary and global perspective to design. I believe strongly inthe use of all forms of media for design from pencil sketching to the most photo-realistic computer renderings that technology provides. Regardless of how an idea is brought into the world, it is the uniqueness of human creativity with the goal of functional design that should be the focus of professional practice.

I have experience in design in all phases of the process - programming, schematics, design development, construction documentation, and project management. I have developed a high level proficiency in hand drafting, AutoCAD, Photoshop, and Sketchup, but more importantly I have the ability to quickly adapt and learn any new technology as needed.

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Employment 

MJ Divino Drafting & Design, LLC, Edison, NJ, US, Owner & Proprietor

Provides the following services: Building Design, Interior Design, Construction Documentation Services, Field Surveys, Color Consultation, and Painting.

Jan 2012 - current
 

Kean University, Union, NJ, US, Assistant Professor of Interior Design

TAUGHT THE FOLLOWING CLASSES: STUDIO 1, STUDIO 3, STUDIO 4, DRAFTING,
ARCHITECTURAL DRAWING & RENDERING, PHOTOSHOP, AUTOCAD 1, AUTOCAD 2,
BUILDING MATERIALS & METHODS, CONSTRUCTION DOCUMENTS.

Aug 2008 - Dec 2011
 

Berkeley College, Paramus, NJ, US, Faculty Member (Interior Design Department)

TAUGHT THE FOLLOWING CLASSES: MASTER RESEARCH, INTERNSHIP, DRAFTING 1,
DRAFTING 2, AUTOCAD 1, AUTOCAD 2, COMPUTER GRAPHICS,
CONTRACT DESIGN, RESIDENTIAL DESIGN.

Aug 2004 - May 2008
 

Gruskin Group, Springfield, NJ, US, Project Manager

PARTICIPATED IN ALL PHASES OF THE ARCHITECTURAL PROCESS FOR COMMERCIAL
PROJECTS AROUND THE UNITED STATES AND PUERTO RICO.
DESIGNED PRODUCT DISPLAYS AND FIXTURES FOR A NATIONAL RETAILER.

Jan 2002 - Aug 2004
 

Nadaskay Kopelson Architects, Morristown, NJ, US, Job Captain

PARTICIPATED IN THE SCHEMATIC DESIGN & DESIGN DEVELOPMENT PHASES OF
EDUCATIONAL FACILITIES.
DREW AND DEVELOPED CONSTRUCTION DOCUMENTS.
TRAINED EMPLOYEES IN THE USE OF AUTOCAD.

Jul 1999 - May 2000
 

Jerry W. Hamen Architect, Chicago, IL, US, Architectural Intern/ CAD Manager

PARTICIPATED IN ALL PHASES OF THE RESIDENTIAL DESIGN PROCESS.
DREW AND DEVELOPED CONSTRUCTION DOCUMENTS.
ESTABLISHED CAD SYSTEM AND STANDARDS.

Jul 1998 - May 1999
 

Architectural Services Enhancement, Inc., Hinsdale, IL, US, Architectural Intern/ Assistant CAD Manager

RESPONSIBLE FOR DESIGN DEVELOPMENT AND CONSTRUCTION DOCUMENTS
FOR A DIVERSE RANGE OF PROJECTS.
TRAINED EMPLOYEES IN THE USE OF AUTOCAD AND OFFICE MANAGEMENT.

Jul 1997 - Jun 1998
 

Detroit Collaborative Design Center, Detroit, MI, US, Research Assistant

RESEARCHED ALTERNATIVES IN MANUFACTURED HOUSING.
PARTICIPATED IN THE DESIGN AND FABRICATION OF CABINETRY AND DISPLAY EXHIBITS.
WROTE GRANT APPLICATIONS AND REQUESTS FOR PROPOSALS (RFP’S).
WORKED WITH COMMUNITY GROUPS ON ISSUES OF DESIGN AND DEVELOPMENT.
DREW AND DEVELOPED CONSTRUCTION DOCUMENTS.

Jan 1997 - Jun 1997
 

Michigan Neighborhood Americorps/Core City Neighborhoods, Detroit, MI, US, Architectural Consultant & Advocate

PROVIDED ARCHITECTURAL DESIGN AND PLANNING CONSULTATION
TO A LOCAL COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT ORGANIZATION.
ACTED AS LIAISON BETWEEN THE PROJECT ARCHITECT, CITY PLANNING DEPARTMENT,
AND COMMUNITY RESIDENTS.

Aug 1996 - Dec 1996
 

Hamilton Heights Housing Corporation, St. Louis, MO, General Laborer/ Neighborhood Analyst

PERFORMED MANUAL LABOR TASKS IN THE REHABILITATION OF LOW-INCOME HOMES.
CONDUCTED NEIGHBORHOOD SURVEYS FOR THE PURPOSE OF STUDYING BUILDING CONDITIONS,
OCCUPANCY, AND LAND USE.
PROPOSED REVITALIZATION PLAN FOR A MAJOR AVENUE IN THE AREA.

Apr 1993 - Apr 1994
 

Education 

University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, US, MArch, Architecture

Aug 1994 - Dec 1996
 

Washington University in St. Louis, St. Louis, MO, Bachelors, Architecture

Aug 1990 - May 1994
 

Areas of Specialization 



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