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Art Procter

Art Procter

Northampton, MA, US

 

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About 

From a very young age, I have always been interested in architecture. I got my first experience while taking high school CAD and architecture classes. Those early classes helped push me towards my future of the designing, modeling, and drafting of architecture. My first few projects were simple residential houses, but as I progressed, I was doing more and more complicated and complex style of buildings. I have worked on projects ranging from park viewing platforms to entire entertainment complexes. I have become highly adept at incorporating sustainable features into architectural projects, and have a proven record of success in coordinating multiple field surveys, designs and projects. Now I would like to bring my expertise and knowledge to work for your organization.

In high school, I traveled to the Dominican Republic as part of a volunteer mission trip. These trips helped me figure out why I wanted to be in architecture. Most of the people who live in the Dominican Republic could only afford to live in small room‐like‐houses made of concrete and simple tin roofs, but these people were more grateful than most people I have met. This made me realize that I wanted to not only help improve the quality of life for them, but I also wanted to improve their prospects for a better future. I thought I could do this by volunteering; we helped accomplish this by renovating and assisted their building of churches and schools. This meant a great deal to them, but it also showed me that I could help the unfortunate using the things that I will eventually learn in my architectural career. 

In college, I was thankful to get a variety of different design problems and projects. Some of them involved renovating a church into a mixed use space, while others involved building an entirely new art gallery to fit inside a seventeen‐foot‐wide alleyway in Boston. These projects, not only helped me fine tune my style of architecture, but also pushed me to try new and innovative designs. 

Most of my inspiration comes from being lucky enough to travel. I recently got back from Portugal and Ireland and the buildings there have created a new inspiration for designing within one’s means. The architecture in Ireland was very memorable. We stayed in many family style Bed and Breakfasts; these buildings were created with one intention and then altered to accommodate the tourism that Ireland has been known to anticipate. Another thing I noticed in Ireland was the large amount of historical renovation. For instance, I stayed at Clontarf Castle. This castle was built in 1837 but in 1997 they recently updated this castle into a hotel. It still has remnants of the old castle but mixed with a very unique modern style hotel. These types of travel and experience have helped me gain a new perspective when looking at old buildings or newly renovated works. 

Thank you for your time and consideration. 

 

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Employment 

Work of Art, Northampton, MA, Architectural Drafter

Drafter for a redesign of a 100 year old, 265,000 sf. North Adams Mill Building, Taconic Restaurant, and
Conversion of Hand Drawings to CAD Files

Dec 2009 - current
 

Amherst Department of Public Works, Amherst Center, MA, US, Engineering Technician

Accomplished various water, sewer, and roadway surveys for $4.5 million town wide resurfacing project and Wastewater Treatment Plant Entrance

Sep 2010 - Sep 2011
 

PSA-Dewberry, Boston, MA, US, CAD Technician

CAD Technician for new $120 million, 106,000 sf. Bus Washing and Storage Facility and VA Medical Center

Mar 2007 - Aug 2008
 

Zeybekoglu Nayman Associates, Cambridge, MA, US, Intern Architect

Drafter on Entertainment Complex part of Shams Abu Dhabi, approximately $6.9 billion and 14.2 million sf. Other projects include Hail Housing and Vail Court.

Aug 2006 - Mar 2007
 

Education 

Wentworth Institute of Technology, Boston, MA, US, BArch, Bachelor of Architecture Engineering Technology

Sep 2002 - Jun 2006
 

West Morris Central High School, Chester, NJ, US, High School, CAD and Architecture

CAD Drafting 1 & 2, Architecture Drafting 1 & 2

Sep 1998 - Jun 2002
 

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