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Carl Petersen

Carl Petersen

San Francisco, CA, US

 

About 

SCHOOL OF THE ART INSTITUTE OF CHICAGO
Master of Architecture, 2009

UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, SANTA CRUZ                                                                                                  Bachelor of Arts in Community Studies, 2002 
Minor in Education Studies

Architecture Specialist
Rooftop Green Works, LLC - Chicago, IL     2011                                                                                                    • Produced architectural drawings for review by structural engineers and building officials                          • Conducted site assessments including field measurements and action plans for material delivery                                        • Coordinated installation schedule with clients, growers and day labor

Manager of Construction Services
Avant Garden Chicago, LLC - Chicago, IL     2010 - 2011 
• Conducted site investigations, led client meetings, produced proposals and presentations
• Managed all aspects of building projects including design, permitting and construction administration
• Drove new business strategies and coordinated work force

Research, Marketing & Architecture Intern                                                                                                    Farr Associates Architects and Planners - Chicago, IL     2007 - 2009                                                                • Contributed office-wide support to project delivery for LEED-rated and Net-Zero Energy buildings                                                                                                                                                   • Managed research initiatives, historic surveys, client meetings and job site compliance measures           • Produced presentations, award submittals, press releases and architectural drawings

Natural History Exhibition Coordinator
Michael & Linda Fisher Collection - Jacksonville, FL     2004 - 2006                                                                  • Managed research and restoration required to insure an extensive fine art and antique map collection • Instituted organizational systems for physical storage, digital catalogue and loan agreements                 • Coordinated a public exhibition and educational lecture series at Florida State College at Jacksonville

Event & Volunteer Manager
Pacific Cultural Center - Santa Cruz, CA     2002 - 2003                                                                                        • Coordinated event rentals, event process and quality management in this 3500 sq/ft community center • Interfaced with public and private entities for programs, weekly class series and special events               • Managed volunteers in work exchange program and evaluated protocols to improve systems

Experiential Education Coordinator
Blue Mountain Wilderness Program, Inc - Camp Connell, CA     2000 - 2001                                                   • Worked to establish the program’s on site Charter School for students in the Juvenile Justice System    • Developed curriculum in accordance with California Department of Education standards                          • Coordinated and led experiential education projects related to environmental science curricula

RECENT VOLUNTEERISM & TRAVEL

Restorative Landscape & Green Permit Volunteer - Urban Habitat Chicago                                                    • Coordinated student work with standards provided by the Sustainable Sites Initiative pilot program                                         • Advocated for UHC mission to demonstrate the viability of sustainable concepts and practices in urban environments

 

Alumni Representative & Non-voting Team Member - National Architecture Accrediting Board               • Selected by the SAIC to represent past, present and future SAIC architecture students                                 • Reviewed student work, contributed investigative skills and provided original language for the NAAB “Visiting Team Report”

Critical Spatial Practices, Learning From Brazil - SAIC Critical Studies Trip to Rio De Janeiro, São Paulo, Curitiba                                                                                                                                                                • Toured municipal efforts with high ranking officials dedicated to waste reduction, mass transit promotion and urban renewal                                                                                                                                     • Participated in forums with academics and artisans focused on community based and cooperative initiatives, services and development

 

 

 

 

 

Elsewhere:

Employment 

Rooftop Green Works, LLC, Chicago, IL, US, Architecture Specialist

• Produced architectural drawings for review by structural engineers and building officials
• Conducted site assessments including field measurements and action plans for material delivery
• Coordinated installation schedule with clients, growers and day labor

Jan 2011 - Dec 2011
 

Avant Garden Chicago, LLC, Chicago, IL, US, Manager of Construction Services

• Conducted site investigations, led client meetings, produced proposals and presentations
• Managed all aspects of building projects including design, permitting and construction administration
• Drove new business strategies and coordinated work force

Jan 2010 - Dec 2011
 

Farr Associates, Chicago, IL, US, Architecture Intern

• Contributed office-wide support services related to project delivery for multiple LEED-rated and Net-Zero Energy buildings
• Managed research initiatives, historic surveys, client meetings and job site compliance measures
• Produced presentations, award submittals, press releases and architectural drawings

Jan 2007 - Dec 2009
 

Education 

School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL, US, MArch, Architecture

Jul 2006 - Jul 2009
 

University of California, Santa Cruz (UCSC), Santa Cruz, CA, US, Bachelors, Community Studies

Oct 1998 - Jul 2002
 

Skills 



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