Joseph Fine

Joseph Fine

New York, NY, US



                             Resume:   Architectural draftsman, Detailer, Designer

Qualified for: 

High End  Architectural  Woodwork, Millwork, Manufacturing, Interior, Furniture, Design-Build.                                                                                                                                                       


 Architectural Woodwork Institute (AWI);   Association of Professional  Model Makers (APMM).

Drafting Skills: 

  • AutoCAD 2007-2016; ADT 2004; 3ds Max Design 2016; Revit  2016, and ACA 2016.
  • Rhino 5.0  w/ V-Ray,  Flamingo nXt, Grasshopper, T-Splines, and  RhinoGold plug-ins.
  • Photoshop  CS5;  MSO 2013; and Adobe Creative Suite. Working knowledge of  SketchUp Pro, VectorWorks, SolidWorks, Inventor / Fusion, Formit, and MicroStation.
  • CAM Software:  MasterCAM, FeatureCAM, RhinoCAM, Cabinet Vision, AutoCode, and more.

Education:  See last page.

Work Experience:  (excluding short term contract and freelance work)

Most recently, have been, and am currently working on a contract basis with several companies and design professionals. Other developing business interests are still in the planning stage.         

LaGuardia Community College / CUNY                                 March 17, 2014 - Jan. 26, 2015              Facilities Design & Construction, Dept.C350/F                        Architectural University Assistant               Long Island City NY 11101

Coordinated the renovation of institutional spaces by creating CD sets; presented new work proposals vis-a-vis visuals (rendered models) of those proposed architectural changes; prepared both external   and internal lighting requirements as 3D cv concepts for final point-to-point studies; suggested new upgrades to meet dimensionally exact ADA requirements; implemented some audio-visual technology upgrades for various classrooms;designed new sprinkler system layouts where  deemed necessary; sorted out incoming cable configurations to draw existing cable diagrams; replaced damaged furniture and other equipment as required; and drafted furniture relocation plans in preparation for major new library reconstruction work. 

MITROPOULOS Architects / Philip Mitropoulos, AIA         December 2012 thru 2013, P/T                   40-27 235th Street,  Douglaston, NY 11363                                                   Architectural Draftsman

  • Historic District - LMC/ LPC Dutch Colonial restorations, including window & door replacement .

New York Custom Interior Millwork Corp.                                 June, 2012 – October 2012                  43-34 37th Street. Long Island City, NY 11101                                                     Millwork Draftsman

  • Millwork projects: part of the Bronx Civil Supreme Court, and # 7 Gracie Square Apartments.

RT Workrooms LLC,  a division of Roman Thomas Inc.                               July, 2011 - April, 2012        346 Park Avenue S. New York, NY 10010                                                  Furniture Drafting/Design 

  • Re-organized furniture drawings; Monitored SalesForce software: delivery dates, revisions, etc.
  • Developed optional output as B-sized, match-lined quadrants to simulte D-sized format, with 1/8" plywood backing, to enable enlarged details for the shop.
  • Re-organized and updated the standardized furniture catalogue.                                   

Zeluck, Inc.   5300 Kings Highway.  Brooklyn, NY 11234                           June, 1996  – March, 2010 CAD/CAM Coordinator – for custom high end millwork mfr

  • Headed up all programming, development, and workflow coordination for CNC production.
  • Saved company money by designing proprietary, semi-interchangeable, CNC multi-use profile cutter tools, using computer generated solid modeling techniques.
  • Assumed responsibilities as assistant project manager on architect designed 100% custom solid mahogany door and window projects.
  • Instrumental in the updating and modification of technical block libraries.
  • Selected by the president to work on feasibility studies to determine new manufacturing possibilities, such as multi-tier steel reinforced partition assemblies, extra-large glider and Foldaway door track systems, and full sets of extruded aluminum cladding for all window types.

Furniture Draftsman / Designer (Residential and Hotels)                                         

Urban Woods, Inc,  a susidiary of the Newmark Furniture Company: 

  • Was in charge of all drafting. Mostly worked from rough sketches to implement the original design intentions,

Komi of New York, Inc:

  • As draftsman, worked as team member on large Chicago hotel designed by world renowned architect, I.M. Pei.
  • Assigned unique upscale projects, such as the 'Presidential Suite' woodwork interior prototype for the well-known Essex House in New York City. This included master plan, wall paneling, arched openings w / panels, wetbar cabinetry, and furniture.

Woodworking Draftsman                                                                                           

Jaff Bros. Woodworks, Inc. – High End Architectural Woodwork Interiors - 3 years.

  • Commercial   projects there included the Carnegie Institute; the Hudson Street Associates; & former Fortunoff Stores in NY, NJ, and Connecticut.. Also, Citibank, Julliard, and Ralph Lauren.
  • Note: Now part of the Library of Congress Collection, distinguished design recognition of Davis Brody & Associates, Architects,  together with Jaff Bros WW,  for Reference Desk Project in Main Reading room at the Fifth Ave Branch NYPL, published in the book, “Architectural Detailing in Contract Interiors.” Author:  Wendy W. Staebler;  Publisher: Whitney Library of Design, 1988.                                   
  • Amberg & Hinnsman, Woodworking Group, Inc. – A subsidiary of H.B.S.A. Industries, Inc.     2½ years.  High End Architectural Woodwork Interiors.  Commercial projects there included the 3rd floor of the Polo Ralph Lauren flagship store at 72nd Street, NYC and Manhasset  location.  Other boutiques and dept stores included Gucci Ltd, Saks Fifth Avenue, & Bergdorf Goodman.


Architectural Draftsman                                  CD work in Architectural Offices                                          

  • Harry Silverman,  Architect,  AIA  -  Metal store fronts with window displays. Win & Dr Details.
  • David Kraus, Architect,  AIA  –  NYC / LBC  Apartment Bldg Renovations.  Full sets of working drawings: plans, elevations, specs, plumbing diagrams / sections, HVAC, & new steel beams.
  • Don Reiman,  Architect,  AIA – Shopping Center:  floor plans, fixture layouts, reflected ceiling plans to show HVAC and lighting grids.
  • Bloch, Hess, & Shalat, Architects, AIA – NY Public Library cooling towers: elevations and sections through boiler rooms to rooftop steel / tracks.  Also, suburban garden apartments.
  • Daniel Schwartzmann, FAIA – South Richmond H.S: graded outdoor and indoor ground-level parking; student auto and metal working shop plans; metal window & door sections / details.



NYIT:  Certificate in Architectural Revit -- 7/13/2016.

Computer Numerical Control:                                                                                          

  • CNC Machining Center and 3 - 5 Axis Router Setup & Operation: Online @ CNC Concepts, Inc.

  • CNC Programming for Vertical / Horizontal Machining and Turning Centers. Distance Learning. Verification:  

B.S.  Architectural Technology           Manhattan Campus           New York Institute of Technology   


New York Institute of Technology (NYIT), New York, NY, US, Bachelors, Architectural Technology

Completed the B.S. in Architechtural Technology requirements as a night student, except for the senior year, attended full time. Worked as full-time draftsman during the day, mostly in high-end architectural woodworking, i.e., traditional all wood interior paneling, armoires, wall units, cabinetry, store fixtures, etc, ...and later in millwork, meaning hardwood doors, windows and stairs.

Additional non-academic studies in CNC, new software / updates, and BIM methodology / applications.

Sep 1988 - Dec 1995

Areas of Specialization 

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