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Nicholas McMunn, Assoc. AIA

Nicholas McMunn, Assoc. AIA

Houston, TX, US

 

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Nicholas Adam McMunn
1302 W. 21st St. #B, Houston, TX 77008
(M): [303] 656.7216
E-mail: McMunn.Nicholas@gmail.com
 

OBJECTIVE:  Architectural Designer position with long range career potential in an interesting and forward thinking architectural studio with an emphasis to continue development and practical skills for becoming a lead architect and designer.
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OVERVIEW: Intermediate Architect staff with 5+ years of direct practical experience seeking full time architecture design or project captain position.

EDUCATION:     

University of Colorado at Denver          
Master of Architecture, January 2009 – December 2010
Dean’s List 2009-2010
Graduated Tau Sigma Delta, Fall 2010
GPA: 3.9

University of Colorado at Boulder               
Environmental Design (Emphasis in Architecture) September 2003 – May 2006
Graduated with special honors
GPA: 3.767

PROFESSIONAL
EXPERIENCE:         

Davis Partnership Architects, Inc.              Current

Freelance                                                    2010-current
Free Lance Design and Construction Foreman, URBin Prophet Company, (Denver, CO)

BioSIPs                                                       2009-2010
Design and Fabrication of full scale BioSIP wall, roof and floor panels (made from bonded paper). Responsibilities include development of shop drawings, physical fabrication, and design of a research structure utilizing the BioSIP prototype panels for placement at resource 2000’s new facilities in Boulder, Colorado.

Pfeiffer Partners Architects Inc.               2007-2009
Junior level architect for a well respected Los Angeles higher education and performing arts architecture firm with numerous levels of responsibilities ranging from drawing documentation, project management, construction administration and model builder for numerous office projects and designs.
Projects include:
-Boston Public Library Historic Preservation
-Westmont College Master Plan (6 buildings total in master plan), project manager for an 1800 sf. Observatory and construction administration for all 6 buildings during bid and construction phases
-UCLA Campus Housing, in collaboration with Kieran Timberlake Associates of Philadelphia, PA

McGinty Inc.                                               2006-2007
Junior level architect position for a strong retail design firm invested in Barnes and Noble College Bookstore and Books A Million retail chains with growth in design opportunities and fixture design.
Projects include:
-Besos clothing store, Boulder, CO.
-Radda Trattoria Restaurant, Boulder, CO., Fixture and interior designer with team (including identity and graphics packaging)
-Bottles, Boulder, CO., Fixture and retail design work for a local wine and liquor store.
-Numerous Barnes and Noble College Bookstore interior design, build outs and graphic packages

Pete Hart Landscape and Design        2003-2006
Project manager and fabricator of residential landscapes.

ARCHITECTURE & PROJECT
CAPTAIN
EXPERIENCE:        

-Independent, exemplar, and efficient completion and quality design deliverables that includes, but is not limited to, completion of site inspections, working drawings, model preparation, preliminary design, AutoCAD renderings, quality assurance and control, and construction administration activities for projects up to 300MM.
-Developed and delegated deliverables requiring an understanding of basic design principals with consideration of resources and limitations for several projects simultaneously (i.e. materials, time, budget and other specific constraints)
-Regularly participated in specific project leadership responsibilities to support senior staff. Activities include effective leading of team correspondence, team-client feedback meetings, and client presentation feedback.
-Contributed beyond expectation of position through effective mentorship of new project team members to project specific activities and contributed preferred ideas for effective team building skills to expedite quality project delivery.
-Demonstrated continual progressive thinking and ingenuity through the research and development of unconventional materials of construction as demonstrated by successful testing of structure developed with BioSIP panels.

COMPUTER
SKILLS:  

CAD: AutoCAD 2004, 2007, 2010, 2011
Modeling:   FormZ, Rhino, Revit (some Grasshopper experience)
Presentation Graphics: Photoshop, Illustrator, Word, Excel, Flash, InDesign

TRADE/ CROSSOVER
SKILLS:

-Hand renderings with experience in marker washes and colored pencil renderings.
-Model building skills with characteristics that display a high level of detail.
-Design charette development skills.
-Experienced in both residential and commercial build out and renovation projects.
-Residential landscape management expertise
-Home renovation construction

REFERENCES: 

-Kellen Schauermann          E-mail:Kellenschauermann@gmail.com
Lead research and developer, BioSIPs, Boulder, CO
-Steven Hall                         E-mail: S.hall@pfeifferpartners.com
Associate architect at Pfeiffer Partners Architects Inc.
-Bill Cooperman                   E-mail:Bcooperman@pfeifferpartners.com
Associate Architect at Pfeiffer Partners Architects Inc.
-Tim McGinty                        E-mail:Tmcginty@mcgintyinc.com
Architect and owner of McGinty Inc.
 

Elsewhere:

Employment 

Davis Partnership Architects, Denver, CO, US, Junior Architectural Design Professional

Jul 2013 - current
 

BioSIPs, Boulder, CO, US, Assistant research and developer

A grant funded research project through the University of Colorado under the guidance of Julee Herdt and Kellen Schauermann where the responsibilities included development of shop drawings, physical fabrication, and design of a research structure utilizing the BioSIP prototype panels developed during research.

Apr 2009 - Aug 2010
 

Pfeiffer Partners Architects, Inc., Los Angeles, CA, US, Junior Architect

Junior level architect for a well respected Los Angeles higher education and performing arts architecture firm with numerous levels of responsibilities ranging from drawing documentation, project management, construction administration and model builder for numerous office projects and designs.

Aug 2007 - Jan 2009
 

McGinty Inc., Boulder, CO, US, Junior Architect

Junior level architect position for a strong retail design firm invested in Barnes and Noble College Bookstore and Books A Million retail chains with growth in design opportunities and fixture design.

May 2006 - Aug 2007
 

Education 

University of Colorado at Denver, Denver, CO, US, MArch, Master of Architecture

Projects include:
-Greensburg, KS, design/build houses (re-building Greenstown), Spring
2009
-Boutique Hotel, Fall 2009
-ACSA Competition, Spring 2010
-CIA Training Facility, Fall 2010
Coursework in green building technologies, construction
methodologies, design studios ranging in scale from 550 sf. to
300,000 sf., architectural photography, pre-design methods......

Jan 2009 - Dec 2010
 

University of Colorado at Boulder, Boulder, CO, US, BArch, Environmental Design with an emphasis in Architecture

Coursework in building systems, building structures, design studios, fabrication, media techniques, theory, history......

Aug 2003 - May 2006
 

Awards 

Deans Gallery Nominee for the University of Colorado Denver School of Architecture, 1st Place

Deans Gallery Nominee for the University of Colorado Denver School of Architecture and Planning

2010
 

State Wide Recognition for Artistic Capabilities, Honorable Mention

State Wide Recognition for Artistic Capabilities Presented by Colorado Senator Joel Hefley

2002
 

Areas of Specialization 

Skills 



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