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The practice of architecture is an ongoing exercise in balancing variables: Function & Beauty, Budget & Schedule, Life Safety & Innovation, Sustainability & Life-Cycle Costs.
As an Architect and designer with over thirteen years of experience, I have a proven record of balancing the variables. My personal portfolio includes multiple-award winning projects across a variety of commercial, residential, and religious types. I am accustomed to working directly with both public and private clientele, and with managing large, complex teams of consultants.
I am an excellent verbal and written communicator. I’m self-starting, well-organized, and disciplined and I work equally well on solo projects or in a team environment. I am fluent in BIM, CADD, and traditional design media.
I became an architect because I love the challenge of balancing the variables, of finding the best solutions to the complex, unique problems that arise only in building the world around us. I will remain an architect so long as there are new challenges to tackle.
McLarand Vasquez Emsiek & Partners, Inc., Irvine, CA, US, Job Captain
MVE + Partners is an industry leader specializing in award-winning high-density multi-family residential work. As an Architect and Job Captain, my duties include team leadership, consultant coordination, QA/QC and plan check coordination in a full-time Revit workflow.
Pitassi Architects, Inc., Rancho Cucamonga, CA, US, Project Designer
Pitassi Architects is an award-winning boutique firm catering primarily to the Inland Empire and specializing in civic, small-scale commercial, and multi-family residential work. In my time at PAI, I coordinated Schematic and Construction Drawing packages, interfaced with clients, managed consultants, created project proposals, conducted construction administration, and lead the company's BIM integration effort.
David E. Miller AIA, Architect, Orange, CA, Designer/Draftsman
Started out as a part time intern doing basic CAD work. Once I completed school I was retained as an independent contractor, doing drafting and graphics work, preparing drawings and presentation. Got a taste of space planning and conceptual design on small-to-large scale religious projects, and got my first experience with construction documents.
California State Polytechnic University, Pomona, Pomona, CA, US, BArch, Architecture
Cal Poly Pomona's Architecture program maintains a reputation for striking that balance between construction- and design-oriented education that is so sought after in the architectural job market . The program produces students well-versed in the dialogue of the profession, the theory and artistry of architecture, who are also ready to work in the "real world," with a solid grasp of structures and engineering. Using a multidisciplinary approach, the school puts a balanced emphasis on urban planning, architectural history, preservation, and sustainability. Cal Poly students are sought out in the Southern California region precisely because of this balance.
Cal Poly started me on the path of environmentally responsible, user-focused design that continues to guide my personal professional ethos to this day.
The Merit Award was given for the Indio Corporate Yard project in Indio, California. The project was entered in the Institutional/Educational/Civic category and was the only recipient of the "Merit" level award in the category for 2011.
Possible award categories were "Honorable Mention," "Citation," and "Merit."