John Zeichner

John Zeichner

Los Angeles, CA, US


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To whom it may concern:

I am an experienced designer with an MArch degree and 6+ years practicum, most recently in the city of Los Angeles where I have worked for the past 3 years, during which time I have completed a number of residential projects, permit acquisitions for various clients and projects, and a commercial renovation and long term expansion plan of my own design for a non-profit organization in South Central Los Angeles.  My responsibilities have included:

• Project scope creation
• Extensive records research, zoning review, and parking resolution
• Feasibility studies
• Schematic design, DD & CD package creation
• Code review, CALGREEN, ADA, fire, and structural compliance
• revocable permits for construction in public right of way
• CRA & City Council collaboration
• Budget management and oversight of bidding process
• Project management during construction
• Integrating HVAC, electrical, and plumbing systems
• Consultant coordination and management

I am dedicated to an integrative design approach, creative use of industrial and natural materials and innovative technologies to achieve the most attractive and environmentally sustainable projects, and above all, to serve the client’s needs.

Thank you for taking the time to review my resume, and I look forward to the opportunity of meeting in person to discuss your interests, & how I can contribute to your firm’s continued success.

Most sincerely,
John P.  Zeichner


Carson Architects, Los Angeles CA, Designer

Carson Architects: Venice CA. 90291.
Design/drafting consultant, code review, records analysis, construction documentation, budget creation, permitting, project management, collaboration with CRA and District Council for A Place Called Home Non-Profit social services agency.
Scope of Work:
• Membership Services structure: Designed addition, ADA improvements to
existing 10,000 sqft structure, parking, lot tie resolution, and permitting.
• Central & 29th CRA Façade & Public Sidewalk Redesign: Designed
greenscreen facade, signage & paint scheme, Graphic panel system,
concrete removal & replacement, tree removal and replacement, wall vines,
exterior lighting, irrigation, revocable permits, construction management.
• Operation Shade: Designed 4000 sqft sail structure over playfield, permitting,
construction management.
• Operation Daylight: Designed layout of 50 skylights and solar tubes to be
installed on existing 10,000
sqft structure, Title 24 analysis, structural analysis, electrical and hvac integration.
• Charter School Expansion feasibility study: Long term strategic planning and
graphic presentation for conversion of 17 downtown lots into 25,000 sqft charter

Aug 2010 - current

The Model Shop, Redondo Beach, CA, US, CAD design technician and lazer operator.

• Frank Gehry – University of Technology, Sydney.
• Langdon Wilson – Kuwait Medical Village Facilities. (Jara, Hawali, & Fintas sites)

Jul 2011 - Nov 2011

Zeichner Design/Build, Drafting and Permitting Services, Performed design/build, GC and permitting services for numerous clients on east and west coast, Designer, project manager, permit expediter.

Zeichner Design/Build, Drafting and Permitting Services: Performed design/build, general contracting and permitting services for numerous clients on east and west coast.
• Ransdell – Augusztiny Residence: Los Angeles, CA. renovation and addition
• Seide Residence: Los Angeles, CA. live/work studio conversion
• Habitat for Humanity: Los Angeles, CA.
o Norwalk Rehabilitation affordable housing program (CD)
o Burbank 12 unit multi-family (CD)
o Long Beach 6 unit multi-family (CD)
o Palms 3 unit multi-family (CD)
• Smith House: Northfield, VT. 3000 sqft private residence
• Cleary Residence: Northfield, VT. 2500 sqft private residence
• Abramson Residence: Harmony, ME. 2500 sqft private residence
• Connell Residence: Waitsfield, VT. 4500 sqft Estate; Drafting Consultant for
Moore Design.

Sep 2006 - Jul 2011

Freeman French Freeman, Inc., Burlington VT., Intern Architect.

• Spruce Peak at Stowe Mountain Ski Resort: Stowe VT. draftsman (DD, CD)
• Proctor Hall renovation at Middlebury College: (Existing conditions, DD, CD)
• Water Tower Hill Office High rises: Cholchester, VT. (BOMA analysis package.)
• UVM University Heights Housing project: Burlington VT. (Construction Admin.)
• Dartmouth College Field House Facility: Hanover NH. (SD, DD)
• Battery St. Hilton conversion: Burlington VT. (Existing conditions documentation)
• Ohavy Zedik Synagogue renovation: Burlington VT.(existing conditions analysis)

Sep 2005 - Sep 2006

MorrisSwitzer~Environments for Health, Williston VT., Summer Intern

• Schneider Children’s Hospital: Long Island, NY. (CD) Draftsman.

Jun 2004 - Aug 2004


Norwich University, Northfield VT., MArch, Architecture


Aug 2004 - May 2005

Norwich University, Northfield VT., BArch, Bachelors of Science in Architectural Studies

Aug 2000 - May 2004


Portfolio Excellence Award: Spring semester, 2nd Place


Norwich University Varsity Cross Country Team: Rated #1 runner., Honorable Mention


Best of semester show: Isle of Sholes lighthouse project., Nomination


National Alliance for Excellence Award finalist, Nomination


Alfred T. Granger Student Art Fund Award for portfolio of excellence, Scholarship


Areas of Specialization 


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