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Brian Skowvron

Brian Skowvron

Long Beach, CA, US

 

About 

Brian Skowvron  |  Intermediate Designer  |  BIM Specialist   

skowvron@gmail.com  |  562.519.5266

 

A devoted team leader is currently seeking a position with a cutting-edge design firm.  Experience entails designing and managing projects for high-end retail using proficient skills in Revit, AutoCAD, SketchUp and Photoshop.  A quick learner who takes ownership of projects, I have been acknowledged repeatedly for my creative abilities and mentorship role that I naturally assume within an office.  I am passionate in achieving efficiency and structured project organization in deadline oriented environments. 

 

2009-Present  |  Project Manager, Designer, Principal  |  IOS Design

 

Over the past four years I’ve been doing consulting work for architectural firms and retailers focusing my in-depth experience using BIM to solve their problems.  Through this process I have gained expertise effectively marketing, networking and managing a business.  Project highlights include:


• Continuing work with my former employer, I assumed a Job Captain position on the Lucky Brand Jeans team.  This included managing a team to reassure all production was met on the roll-out of more than forty retail store locations.  In addition, I trained office staff members on Revit implementation, including generating families, live schedules, smart tags and rendering practices.


• The Counter location at the historic Roosevelt building in downtown Los Angeles required an upgrade in concept and finishes to their typical prototype.  I worked directly with The Counter to design this new flagship and maximize the revenue possibilities in this location.  While preserving reference to The Counter’s typical branding we brought in bold new furniture, millwork, colors and finishes adding tremendous appeal to the location. 


• Maracay Homes would build one showcase home per neighborhood.  Within these homes we design/built concepts for sales centers.  The projects included extensive millwork/casework design, often original to each location, while preserving the established brand image.  We were subsequently awarded the task of incorporating a Design Center in their new corporate offices.


2006-2009  |  Project Manager  |  Little Diversified Architectural Consultants


• My introduction to project management included producing the first Kate Spade BIM prototype.  This document became the template for all projects in our office do to its efficiency and ease of use.  Building a lasting relationship with Kate Spade was easy after the Whalers Village Lahaina, HI prototype went through city review with no flags, usually a three to six month review timetable!


• While continuing the rollout of Kate Spade locations I took over a Prana prototype in San Francisco.  Prana needed re-branding and focusing the design to accommodate a new prototype.  I collaborated with Prana to find existing pieces working in their two current locations and expanded the working concepts with our own to initiate a full-scale brand makeover.  I effectively managed the development of the construction documents hitting our pressed deadline.


• I implemented innovations using Revit to reorganize construction documents for a more concise demonstration of building information, resulting in fewer construction errors. These advancements also lead to more comprehensive client understanding of spatial challenges and design decisions.


• Acquired experience in graphic design, branding, fixture/millwork design, schematic design, design development, field surveys, site layouts, plan submittals and construction documents for high-end retail, big box, banking, office space and restaurants.

 

1999-2003  Attended UNC at Charlotte, Architecture Major
Additional Studies in Design and Marketing

Employment 

IOS Design, Long Beach, CA, US, Project Manager, Designer, Principal

Over the past four plus years I’ve been doing consulting work for various architectural firms and retailers focusing my in-depth experience using BIM to solve their problems. I’ve worked with retailers such as Lucky Brand Jeans, G by Guess, Nike, Sketchers, Comerica Bank, Tri Counties Bank, Bank of America, Maracay Homes, Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf, Java Detour and The Counter. Through this process I have gained additional expertise effectively marketing, networking and managing a business.

Feb 2009 - current
 

Little Diversified Architectural Consulting, Newport Beach, CA, US, Project Manager

I implemented innovations using Revit (BIM Technologies) to reorganize construction documents for a more concise demonstration of building information, resulting in fewer construction errors. These advancements also lead to more comprehensive client understanding of spatial challenges and design decisions.

Acquired experience in graphic design, branding, fixture/millwork design, schematic design, design development, field surveys, site layouts, plan submittals and construction documents for high-end retail, big box, banking, office space and restaurants.

May 2006 - Feb 2009
 

Education 

University of North Carolina at Charlotte, Charlotte, NC, US, BArch, Architecture

Architecture Major
Additional Studies in Design and Marketing

Aug 1999 - May 2003
 

Areas of Specialization 



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