I earned my Bachelor of Architecture in December 2006 from New York Institute of Technology. While in school, I acted as project leader in a group design semester in Urban Design. My group placed 4th out of 20 groups in the competition. Most recently, due to the economic downturn, I was laid off from my job and started my own company, SKEB Consulting, with a partner in May 2009. As a partner, I have worked to ascertain project leads for freelance commercial and residential projects, meet with clients, write proposals, and invoice clients. I don’t think most candidates for a job would admit to starting their own firm in fear of the negative thoughts it could conjure up in the mind of a potential employer. However, I choose to freely supply this information because I think it highlights important qualities that I possess. I believe it demonstrates that I am willing to take risks, innovative, trustworthy, and self-motivating. My partner and I formed our firm as a response to the poor job market and a demand for work from professional contacts that we have made so far in our architectural careers. As a result, we have kept ourselves active in the field and in touch with other professionals.
Prior to starting my own company, I was working as an intern for Spaces for over 3½ years, over 2 years of which were full time. While at Spaces, I played a large role in the firm as it was very small, consisting of the 2 partners, myself, and a part time field coordinator/draftsperson. During the time I worked at Spaces, I was involved in many projects, including residential, commercial, hospital, and food service projects.
While at Spaces, I registered with NCARB and began my IDP record. I would like to work in a firm that will help me to fulfill the remainder of my requirements to complete IDP and qualify me to take the AREs. As I gain the knowledge and experience needed to complete the hours for IDP I will also become a bigger asset to any firm.
SKEB Designs Inc., Massapequa, President/CEO
Personal experiences with freelance commercial and residential projects include ascertaining project leads, meeting with clients, writing proposals, billing, project management, Building Code analysis, Zoning analysis, design development, construction drawings and site plans, drafting floor plans and field measuring.
Spaces, Draftsperson and Project Manager
Personal experiences with commercial and residential projects include field measuring, drafting floor plans, construction drawings and site plans, design development, filing plans and applications with various Long Island Buildings Departments, Building Code analysis, Zoning analysis, task management, setting appointments, and meeting with clients.
Gerard Tan Architects, Freelance Draftsperson
Personal experiences include field measuring, drafting floor plans, and meeting with clients.
New York Institute of Technology (NYIT), BArch, Architecture
NYIT Community Design Studio Competition, Honorable Mention
Design V (Fall 2005), Honorable Mention, Team Winner in the NYIT Community Design Studio Competition sponsored by Spector Group