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Sean Parmenter

Sean Parmenter

Los Angeles, CA, US

 

About 

Since 2006, I have been a Design Drafter and Job Captain with a firm in Los Angeles. We specialize in Traditional & Vernacular Architecture. Our style is representative of most anything from Spanish Colonial Revival, to Craftsman, to Georgian Revival. The firm has been involved in a wide range of remodels, additions and ground-up homes for single family use, with LEED practices and some condo and commercial remodels.

Starting in 2003, I attended ITT Technical Institute in San Bernardino. After my first year of school, I acquired a job as a drafter for an RV Manufacturer. There I quickly learned even more about CAD work in an office environment, along with 3D solid modeling. As one of the cabinet specialists I gained knowledge on space planning and framing and coordinating large parts lists.

As I was approaching graduation with my Associates of Arts Degree, I acquired a position as a drafter at a consultant, specifying equipment and space planning for Industrial Kitchens, such as schools and hospitals, and sometimes hotels, in California and Nevada. I learned about stainless steel shop drawings, plumbing, electrical and mechanical specifications, and gained knowledge on ADA and Health Department codes and requirements.

In 2006, I was offered a job in Los Angeles. Relocating from San Diego was difficult, but I knew there was huge potential for me to advance my career. I have gained so much more knowledge of the full scope of our industry and what it means to be an architect. I am the go-to guy in the office, for CAD Standards, including the Detail Library and Plan Templates, Space Planning Clearances and City Building Codes.

I currently use Architectural Desktop 2007 in the office, and have had experience with CAD since 1995. On my own time, I play with Photoshop and Illustrator, as well as exploring alternate methods of drafting with 3D modeling on Google SketchUp.

Employment 

TBL, Los Angeles, CA, US, Job Captain, Lead Drafter

May 2006 - current
 

R.W. Smith & Company, Mira Mesa, CA, US, Drafter

Apr 2005 - May 2006
 

National RV, Perris, CA, US, Drafter

May 2004 - Apr 2005
 

Education 

ITT Technical Institute, San Bernardino, CA, US, Computer Aided Drafting and Design

Apr 2003 - May 2005
 

Areas of Specialization 

Skills 



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