MATTHEW J. FRIEND 101 GLENSUMMER ROAD
HOLBROOK, NY 11741
• Expertise in architectural design, drafting, and building technologies.
• Take concepts to creation while effectively managing all resources.
• Proficient in computer aided drawing and hand sketching of drafts.
• Excellent interpersonal skills to effectively work with clients and outside consultants to communicate the impact of design alternatives.
• Well versed in various facets of construction and management of construction trades.
Enspire Design Group, LLC, Ronkonkoma, New York September 2006 – May 2011
Architect Intern / Drafter
Supported and assisted lead Architect in all phases of commercial and residential projects. Performed field analysis and measurements and verified existing construction conditions. Developed schematic designs, construction documents, and presentations utilizing AutoCAD Architecture. Collaborated with clientele to develop designs as per their needs and specifications. Completed permit forms for municipal town submittals. Coordinated mailings and managed documents for all project phases. Created 2d & 3d renderings of commercial and residential building renovations. Communicated with contractors and subcontractors to answer questions and help to achieve solutions. Experienced in Restaurant Plans, Site Plans and Fire Alarm plans and obtaining all the necessary permits for their approval (Health Department etc.)
DSMF Home Improvements, Holbrook, New York June 2004 - September 2006
Performed all phases of alterations and restorations on residential homes as per municipality’s requirements. Designed interior renovations and worked directly with owners to achieve desired results within budgetary constraints. Coordinated subcontractors and materials. Performed daily field analyses and measurements and verified construction conditions in Nassau and Suffolk County.
Deleo Drywall, Inc., Blue Point, New York December 2000 – May 2004
Performed construction site supervision. Worked as company’s head foreman and managed daily projects and employees. Assured code compliance and construction quality on both high-end residential as well as commercial projects. Assured that projects were built on time, on budget and to customer’s satisfaction.
Demateo Construction, Inc., Mastic, New York May 1997 – December 2006
Performed construction site supervision. Worked as company’s head foreman and managed daily projects. Assured code compliance and construction quality on both custom residential as well as commercial projects. Coordinated construction from working drawings.
Bachelors of Architecture
New York Institute of Technology, Old Westbury, New York, August 08’
Masters of Urban and Regional Design
New York Institute of Technology, Manhattan, New York, September 08’-
• Under Michael Schwarting
ACTIVITIES & AWARDS
NYIT Solar Decathlon, Washington DC ‘06
Ronkonkoma TOD entry ‘07
Farmingdale Multiple Dwelling Design and Traffic Study ‘09
Established IDP Record , on track for RA Licensure
IDP record completed currently preparing to test
References and Portfolio
Furnished upon request
AutoCAD ’02 – ‘12
3D Studio Max (Beginner)
MS Paint Shop PRO
New York Institute of Technology (NYIT), Old Westbury, NY, US, BArch, Architecture