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I was born and raised on Maui, Hawaii. I moved to Southern California to pursue further opportunities and to advance my career in architecture, interiors, and furniture. I love being indoors as well as outdoors.
My motto in life: pride, passion, perception, perserverance, persistence, and preparation.
Statement: Continuous experience in all facets of modern and creative architecture while incorporating environmentally responsive design. Highly passionate professional motivated by challenging and diverse projects and excellent ability to interact and collaborate with clients, consultants, vendors, contractors, and all levels of staff. Team player, well-organized, attentive to detail, and consistently able to maintain project budgets and meet deadlines within schedules.
Independent Contractor - Per Project Basis, Los Angeles, CA, US, Construction Manager
Responsible for acquiring bids for a commercial retail space to open in April 2013.
Coordinate scope of work and process with client, user group, contractors, and city agency to obtain plan reviews and approvals prior to project construction.
Prepare required drawings and developed/maintain the project schedule/timeline.
Manage pre-construction and construction activities.
Independent Contractor - Per Project Basis, Newport Coast, CA, Art and Design Consultant
Coordinate/Integrate architectural plans, interior design palette, furniture placement, and signage for placement of art and sculpture locations.
Attend project meeting/site visits to discuss specific art needs and requirements.
Responsible for associated clerical needs and digital filing/organization.
Rapt Studio, Culver City, CA, US, Project Manager
Prepared and assisted with architectural contracts and contract negotiations.
Implemented design and planning principles for interior projects. Directed several projects and design teams simultaneously.
Direct the development of project design efforts.
Incorporated knowledge of alternative office concepts and solutions and to integrate client business objectives into the design of a project.
Incorporated knowledge of design materials, furniture, furnishings and equipment selection criteria, and specifications.
Incorporated knowledge of building materials, contruction techniques, and project costs.
Provided construction administration experience on all sizes of commerical and corporate projects. Help set policy and standards for projects. Represent client with public agencies.
Incorporated knowledge of building and planning codes. Direct approaches to agency representatives for interpretation and negotiations.
Incorporated knowledge of applicable engineering disciplines and the ability to integrate engineering requirements into an interior architecture project.
c|a ARCHITECTS, Long Beach, CA, US, Project Coordinator 3/Project Manager 1/Consultant
Performed work requiring independent judgment in evaluation, selection, and substantial adaptation/modification of standard techniques, procedures, and criteria.
Performed architectural assignments under general supervision consisting of preparation of architectural plans and integration consultant drawings.
Coordinated scope of work and process with clients, user groups, vendors/manufacturers, consultants, contractors, and various city agencies to obtain plan reviews and approvals prior to project construction.
Integrated interiors work on current projects and collaborated with the internal interiors department.
Supervised up to three (3) architectural drafters on assigned work.
Concentrated on tenant improvements for various medical office buildings.
HMC Architects, Ontario, CA, US, Senior Interior Designer
Created an Interior Architecture Team within the Interiors Department that concentrated on ground-up and interior / tenant improvement for various medical office buildings, and some OSHPD (Office of Statewide Health Planning and Development) projects.
Participated in the hiring selection process for the Interiors Department.
Developed the required proposals, project budgets, and schedules to acquire working projects.
Developed and coordinated the required interior drawings for collaboration and review with Architects.
Frank R. Webb Architects, In., Los Angeles, Senior Project Manager/Interior Designer
Collaborated in acquiring, establishing, and maintaining clientele within the commercial, universities, courthouses, and healthcare industries for ground-up, interior / tenant improvement projects, from $50,000 - $70M (Total Project Cost).
Coordinated and developed the required programming, pre-schematics, schematics, design development with some model making/presentations, and construction documents for various city agencies, and/or some OSHPD approvals within code compliance for construction and close-out of projects.
Responded to RFQs/RFPs and developed the required proposals, project budgets, schedules, and value engineering while maintaining a consideration for standards and branding with clientele and consultants.
Created/Developed TeamFWA Interiors and Furniture specifications department and coordinated with vendors and manufacturers.
Supervised up to two (2) drafters for production. Multi-tasked and utilized micro/macro project management skills.
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Pacific Ocean Hawaii - Directorate of Engineering and Construction, Ft. Shafter, HI, Department of the Army Architect Intern
Coordinated/Assisted with compiling project drawings, filing, and associated clerical needs within each department of Architecture and Engineering
Updated department database for monthly project review meetings.
Organized Architecture and Engineering Library.
Conducted a three (3) year internship rotating to different departments (Design Branch, Architectural Design, Environmental Services, Information Technology, Facilities Services, Cost Estimating, Program / Project Management, and Construction Administration) within the division to maintain the required learning units necessary for the NCARB Intern Development Program (IDP).
University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa, Honolulu, HI, US, BArch, Architecture
5-Year Accredited Architecture Program
Design Studio, Jury / Critique Sessions, Design Charettes/Esquisses
Maui High School, Kahului, HI, US, High School, General
General High School Studies. Graduated Honor Roll - Cum Laude
Los Angeles Business Council Design Award 2012, Award
Kaiser Permanente - South Los Angeles Medical Office Building
Published in Architectural Record - Building Types - Extreme Makeover, Other
Building Types - Extreme Makeover (January 2006 issue)