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Laya Hague

Laya Hague

Aliso Viejo, CA, US

 

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Laya Hague
4 Monstad Street
Aliso Viejo, CA 92656
layahague@cox.net
(949) 275-4598
(949) 305-6055

 


Dear hiring Principal:         

I am a dedicated and loyal manager/project leader who is confident in her actions.  As a designer, I am logical and thorough while still being inquisitive and innovative.  My experience includes in providing complete documents for the projects, initial client meetings, design development, construction documents, construction administration and closeout.  My concentration has been in Construction Administration for last 12 years. I have a positive success rate in Construction Administration with numerous School Districts backed by recommendation letters from Owners and Construction Manager Companies.
I have been practicing architecture since 1983. My projects have been done on latest Revit, Auto CADD, Vector Works 10 and Visual CADD.
I am researching the leading local companies, looking for well respected companies who bring exceptional architecture to our community.
I am looking forward to being a team member in your company with leadership quality and standards. I take pride in my work and would like my superiors to demand excellence from me as much as I do from them. I would like to join your leadership team and grow with you.

Thank you for your time and the opportunity for allowing me to present my expertise.
Sincerely yours,

Laya Hague
 


Summary of qualifications:

  • Over 26 years of architectural design development, Production and Construction Administration experience.
  • Successful in Construction Administration (last 12 years).
  • Successful in design and development with expertise in schools, hospitals, restaurants, commercial office buildings and hotels.
  • Provided services in larger projects such as airport design, shopping centers, residential, day care centers, building renovations.
  • Experienced in historical building preservation.
  • Member of on-site team of architects documenting building modifications and expediting changes with State Agencies.
  • Hands-on expertise with various technologies (PC and MAC) such as SketchUp, Visual CADD, CADD LT, AutoCAD, Vectorworks, and Revit
     

Professional experience:

2008 – 2010  Dougherty + Dougherty  Costa Mesa, California
Senior Project Manager (CA)

  • Construction Administration on K-12 Educational projects: Initial Client programming to Closeout of project

2005 – 2008  GKK Corp  Newport Beach, California
Project Manager

  • Complete service: Design, Document and execution of Architectural Services

2004-2005    PBArchitect  Newport Beach, California
Project Leader – Consultant (AUTO-CADD 2002)

  • Educational Building Addition

2001-2004    PJHM Southwest  San Clemente, California
Project Manager (Vector Works v10)

  • K-12 Educational campuses and Modernizations

2000 – 2001  GKK Corp  Newport Beach, California
Project Architect  (AUTO-CADD 2000)

  • Hospitals and K-12 Educational campuses

1998 – 1999  Jamie Slapinski Architects  Manassas, Virginia
Project Manager (AUTO-CADD LT 97)

  • American Legion and VFW, Dental Offices, Boys and Girl Clubs, Custom residences.

1997 – 1998  Herlong Associates, Inc     Fredericksburg, Virginia
Job Captain (Visual-CADD)

  • Shopping Centers, Corporate Offices and restaurants.

1997  Randall Mars Architects  McLean, Virginia
Project Manager

  • Restaurants and residences.

1991 – 1994  VBAA Irvine, California
Project Manager/Partner

  • Variety of projects: Medical Clinics, major hospital renovation, and numerous residential renovations

1989 – 1991  Falick / Kline Partnership  Irvine, California
Consultant Project Captain

  • Hospital projects

1989  CYP  Irvine, California
Consultant Drafting

  • Hotels and hospitality

1989  Habitecture  El Toro, California
Project Manager / Principal

  • Tenant improvement for major development companies and high rises.

1987-1989  Kennard Herbage & Associates  Costa Mesa, California
Project Captain

  • Hospitality: Restaurants and Galleries.

1984 – 1987  Bruce Pheneger Architect  Worthington, Ohio
Draft Person

  • Air postal Control Towers, Airports, Medical Offices, Office buildings, Daycare facilities, churches, manufacturing plants and residences.

 

Summary of Software languages:
1981 – 2009   New York, Ohio, California and Virginia

  •  Word, Excel, outlook
  • Knowledge of computer aided drafting with PC and MAC (PC:
  • Visual CADD
  • CADD LT 97
  • AUTO-CADD (2000/2002/2004)
  • MAC: Vectorworks (10)
  • Revit
  • Sketch-up

 

Education:

  • New York Institute of Technology-  Old West bury, NY
  • Ohio State University (Deans List) Bachelor of Science in Architecture-  Columbus, Ohio
  • LEED Core Concepts & Strategies-  US Green Building Council

 

Additional Professional Volunteer experience:

Pro-Bono architectural services for Mesa Grande Indian Reservation.

  •   Rehabilitation of an adobe church, 1500 detached homes, school, clinic and cultural center.
  • Columbus Historical Preservation Society  (1985-1986):

North Shore Historical Business District and Residential

  • Columbus Ohio Neighborhood
  • High Street Business District
  • Victorian Village Historical Residential District

 

Languages:

English, Turkish, Farsi and French (not fluent any more)

Elsewhere:

Employment 

Dougherty + Dougherty Architects, Senior Project Manager

I was hired as Senior Project Manager for 9 projects that were in construction phase. I was appointed by the Architect of Record to perform all the Construction Administration services as his representative:

Modernization Projects:
*Upgrade to the existing school included technology and power upgrades, interior finishes and HVAC systems.
*Produced revised drawings related to construction issues
*Led Construction meetings with engineering Consultants, Contractors, Construction Manager and Owner , negotiated approach of construction, answered questions posed by contractor and coordinated with other consultants (mechanical, electrical, structural)
*Responsible for answering and processing RFI, ASI, CO and obtained all the approvals necessary to Closeout Projects.
*Responsible for answering and processing Submittals and Shop drawings.
*Provided management and leadership to team of junior draftspersons, and job captains implementing document revisions.

New/Addition Projects:
*Engaged with client to gather and document requirements and input
*Created pre-design construction programming – listing all of the client’s needs to achieve project objectives
*Created schematic designs
*Recognized for superior quality work and received recommendation letter from the Superintendent of the School Districts as well as executive management and from construction manager engaged with the project.

Mar 2008 - Jan 2010
 

GKK Works, Project Leader

•Saddleback Community College – Library Modernization
* Led internal team as Project Manager
*Performed activities related to measuring of construction site, created base drawings, and construction drawings by engaging with Senior Designers
*Completed drawing and prepared drawings for DSA submittal

•Newport Mesa Unified School District – Modular Buildings: Rea Elementary School
*Provided management and leadership to team of junior draftspersons, and job captains implementing document revisions.
*Recognized by Construction Manager and received letter of recommendation

•Kellybrook Elementary School,
•Adams Elementary School,
•Pomona Elementary School,
•Paularino Elementary School,
*Each Modernization projects engaged in all aspects of projects from inception to closeout: Design Development, Design, Provided Construction Document, DSA Approval, Construction Administration, and Closeout. Managed internal team and provided leadership and direction
*Recognized by Construction Manager and received letter of recommendation
*Successfully completed project per original schedule and budget

•Tewinkle Middle School – modular buildings
•Adult Educational and Assessment Center, California Elementary School
*Modernization project engaged in all aspects of projects from Client meeting, programming pre-design, Design development, design, Construction Document, Construction Administration and closeout
*Complete Campus and site design with modular classrooms with zero ramp
*Successfully completed project to compliant and separate existing modular structures which were originally uncertified
*Received special recognition from school district, City Officials and media for design ideas and efficiency
•Sweetwater Union School District:
•Otay Ranch High School,
•Hilltop High School,
•Palomar High School,
•Castel Park High School,
•Granger High School.
*Each Modernization projects engaged in all aspects of projects from inception to closeout: Design Development, Design, Provided Construction Document, DSA Approval, Construction Administration, and Closeout.
•Kern County Joint Union High School
*Modernization projects engaged in all aspects of projects from inception to closeout

Mar 2005 - Jan 2008
 

PJHM Architects, Project Manager

Capistrano Unified School District :
•Capo Valley High,
•Kinoshita Elem.,
•Don Juan Avila Elementary,
•Los Flores Middle,
•Aliso Niguel High,
•San Clemente High,
•Ambuehl K-8,
•Arroyo Vista K-8,
•Las Palmas Elementary
•Palisades Elementary
*Modernization project engaged in all aspects of projects from Client meeting, programming pre-design, Design development, design, Construction Document, Construction Administration and closeout
*Addition of additional 2-storey modular classrooms as per structural code
*Designed construction area – flatwork
*Provided management and leadership to team of junior draftspersons, and job captains implementing document revisions.

•Menifee Union School District - Chester Morrison Elem., Menifee Elem.
•Newport Mesa Unified School District –– Whittier preschool
•Laguna Beach Unified School District – El Morro Elem
•Fontana Unified School District
•Hemet Unified School District
•Mesa Union Schools
•Hart Unified School District
•Santee Unified School District
•Romoland Unified School District
*Successfully completed multiple school modernization projects for school district according to clients needs – ADA and Code compliant
Completed design and creation of Construction Documents of all flatwork to comply with new Code.

Dec 2001 - Jul 2004
 

GKK Works, Project Architect

•Hoag health Center- Aliso Viejo:
New MRI suite
New CT scan suite
New Ob Gyn suite

•Manhattan Beach Unified School District- Transition
•Compton Unified School District:
New Rancho Dominguez Elementary: Design, Construction Document and approval
•Compton Unified School District- Dominguez High school, Courtyard Design:
Completed design and construction Documents of all flatwork
•Long Beach Unified School District- Franklin Middle School
•Los Angeles Unified School District:
•Stanford primary school: assisted in creation of Construction Documents

Mar 2000 - Oct 2001
 

Jamie Slapinski Architects, Menassas, Virginia, Project Manager

Provided full Architectural services, including but not limited to Initial Client meeting, Site assessment, programming, Design Development, Construction Documents, Construction Administration, Closeout of the projects.

May 1998 - Jul 1999
 

Education 

The Ohio State University, Bachelors, Architecture

On Dean's list.

Oct 1983 - Jul 1986
 

New York Institute of Technology (NYIT), Architecture

On Dean's list.

Jan 1981 - Oct 1983
 

Areas of Specialization 

Skills 



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