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Gregory Preston

Gregory Preston

Altadena, CA, US

 

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About 

I am  Architectural Designer and Project Manager.  I have worked as a project architect, designer and job captain. I come with 17 years experience in design, documentation and construction of:

  • High-end custom residences
  • Residential remodel
  • Restaurant design
  • Private school modifications
  • Mixed-use & Multi-family buildings
  • Condominium building and tenant improvement projects.
  • BIM , 3D modeling

• Presently working Revit model for a 28 story building in Downtown Los Angeles, for the contractor.

I received a Masters of Architecture from Montana State University-Bozeman and have been fortunate enough to work on all levels of projects. I  am familiar with city, state and national codes & requirements and have plenty of experience navigating department policies and working with general contractors.

 

Design – Develop from conceptual frameworks and restraints custom design solutions utilizing CAD, hand sketches, and teamwork to meet client requirements. Produce detail models/ drawings for approval, fabrication, construction, and coding purposes in accordance with company and industry standards. Prepare graphics and presentations for bid development and sales efforts. Drafting and modeling using 2D and 3D methods.

Project Management – Direct project teams of up to eight members. Define team organization and responsibilities. Establish resource plans, cost estimates, monitor schedules and commitments.   Issue invoices to client for progress payments, and time-and-material activities. Use databases, spreadsheets, and online access portals to monitor, record and communicate with team members and executives.

Construction Management - Manage the selection of general contractor, monitor the progress of construction activities, review shop drawings, specifications and quality control.

Specialities – High-end residential, Multi-family, Mixed use and Retail & Hospitality

Gregory Preston's Resume

Elsewhere:

Employment 

J. Staff Architect, Los Angeles, CA, US, Project Architect

Design, Draft, Construction Management

Mar 2006 - current
 

J.Staff Architect, Los Angeles, CA, US, Job Captain

Design – Develop from conceptual frameworks and restraints custom design solutions utilizing CAD/CAE, hand sketches, and teamwork to meet client requirements. Produce detail models/ drawings for approval, fabrication, construction, and coding purposes in accordance with company and industry standards. Prepare graphics and presentations for bid development and sales efforts. Drafting and modeling using 2D and 3D methods.

Project Management – Direct project teams of up to eight members. Define team organization and responsibilities. Establish resource plans, cost estimates, monitor schedules and commitments. Create action plans to address contractual agreements and scope of service. Monitor and report current project costs and hourly commitments. Issue invoices to client for progress payments, and time-and-material activities. Use databases, spreadsheets, and online access portals to monitor, record and communicate with team members and executives.

Construction Management - Manage the selection of general contractor, monitor the progress of construction activities, review shop drawings, specifications and quality control.

Jan 2005 - current
 

Li Group, Inc., Los Angeles, CA, US, Project Architect

Jerry li, FAIA is a fantastic Designer. I have been project Architect under his design guidelines for many projects. Multi Unit apartment building housing USC students, Office Buildings and High end residential.

I would take Jerry's designs and create architecture out of them. Completing design and finding opportunities and finally, contract documents for bid and permit.

Jerry moved to Florida.

Feb 2006 - Dec 2011
 

Osborne Architects, Los Angeles, CA, US, Designer, drafter, intern, right hand man

Architectural internship Design, production and presentation drawings for new and remodeled custom homes and small commercial projects; New residence in Pebble Beach, Ca., Remodeled Homes in Hollywood Hills, Pacific Palisades, Manhattan Beach and Los Angeles areas. Right-hand man.
IDP 5yrs + Consulting

Nov 1997 - Jun 2006
 

Education 

Montana State University, Bozeman, MT, US, MArch, Architecture

School of Architecture, Philosophy & Skiing

Sep 1991 - May 1996
 

Marymount College Rancho Palos Verdes, Palos Verdes Estates, CA, US, Associates Arts

Studies included Engineering courses and Art

Sep 1989 - May 1991
 

Awards 

None yet., 1st Place

2012
 

Areas of Specialization 

Skills 



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