Here are some highlights to help persuade you to open the attached resume:
1. Eight years experience in architecture (Educational, institutional, healthcare, civic, library, industrial... My expertise is still expanding to match my diverse interests.)
2. Revit guru (Seriously. If you have a Revit issue, I can solve it, and teach you how to solve it too.)
3. Strong work ethic, team builder, team player.
4. My favorite chocolate is 70% dark
5. Dilligent, responsible, fun.
6. Work samples available www.andycobble.com
If you made it this far, thanks for reading! Now here is a more traditional brief introductory paragraph:
I am seeking a professional working atmosphere where I can contribute my technical and creative abilities to a talented & engaging team. With 8 years of professional experience in a wide variety of building types, I am able to be effective for your needs immediately. I enjoy using Revit & SketchUp, but I am remarkably flexible with software. I have found over time that I learn quickly, and I enjoy teaching as much as I enjoy learning. Please take a look at the enclosed resume and feel free to contact me with any questions. Thank you for your consideration.
A Brief history:
After acquiring my B. ARCH at the University of Oregon, I worked for four years at an architecture/engineering firm in Tampa, Florida. It was there that I began to develop my own design aesthetic, all while mastering several different software/BIM programs. It was there that I also developed a very clear understanding of the critical importance of coordination with engineers and other consultants. It was in this time that I completed the LEED AP examination.
After living in Florida, I moved to Seattle for another four years, working at a a few different architecture offices in my time there. In Washington I further developed my understanding of how to put together a high quality, well coordinated set of drawings. I also completed my IDP and ARE's in this time and became a licensed architect in the state of Florida where I had begun the process (I also hold an NCARB certificate).
In summer of 2012, I moved to New York City, and am currently seeking an opportunity to share my still-growing talents with an engaging collaborative team of architects that is in the business of pursuing design excellence and client service.
Sierra Martin Architects, Bellevue, WA, US, Project Architect
I chose to work at this small firm to learn how a small firm is operated successfully. All of the responsibilities that had previously been handled by other people higher-up at previous firms were now squarely on my shoulders. In working with my employer/mentor directly on all aspects of running the firm, I learned a great deal about the practice of architecture, and also how to work independently in the most effective way possible. In addition to helping to land the biggest new-construction project in the firms history, I ran numerous quick-burn warehouse projects independently. In addition to performing my architectural work, I also further developed the already active Revit capabilities at the firm.
McGranahan Architects, Tacoma, WA, US, Project Architect
I found that after helping two firms transition into the full context of Revit, I had developed quite a talent at sharing my expertise and setting up standards and documentation. I worked here as the revit specialist dedicating some 10-15% of my time towards developing, documenting, and implementing Revit standards to be used office-wide. The rest of my time was spent as a project architect involved in the design and documentation of two major school projects.
Stock & Associates, Seattle, WA, US, Architect Intern
Along with my responsibilities in teaching and implementing Revit, I also worked on urban in-fill, renovation, and tenant improvement projects near downtown Seattle. I learned about many of the intricacies of bio-tech laboratory design in this time, although some projects were shelved due to the economic climate of the time (later completed after my time here). It was here that I began to work a bit more outside of the office environment. Along with working on the construction administration team of a remodel project in a university setting, I was also responsible for permitting a major urban tenant improvement project with the local building department.
Long & Associates Architects and Engineers, Tampa, FL, US, Architect Intern
In my first professional position out of architecture school, I worked primarily in-house learning how to work most effectively in a team environment that is typical of medium to large scale projects including schools, universities, libraries, healthcare facilities, civic/public facilities, and industrial facilities. Working with in-house engineers directly from the beginning was automatic, and I learned much from them about what kind of considerations will be needed in future projects. I worked hard independently and gained the respect of my peers and mentors with my hard work, sharp design eye, and exceptional proficiencies with software/BIM and graphics.
University of Oregon, Eugene, OR, US, BArch, Architecture
Highly respected, NAAB accredited architecture program.
Studio focus topics include the following:
Row House - Amsterdam, Netherlands
Herbarium/Library - Eugene, Oregon
Dance Studio - Corvalis, Oregon
Boathouse/ rowing facility - Dexter, Oregon
Urban Hotel - Eugene, Oregon
Historic Building Re-use - Eugene, Oregon
Conference Hall/ Hotel - Frankfurt, Germany
Urban design intervention - Rome, Italy (Summer study abroad)
Nature/Interpretive center - Belfair, Washington (2-quarter Terminal/Thesis studio)
Long & Associates Architects/Engineers received the AIA Tampa Bay Honor award for institutional projects in 2011 for Strawberry Crest High School. This high school represents the crowning achievement of my time in Florida. I was heavily involved in all aspects of this project, including the production of RFP materials that successfully landed this $50,000,000 job for our office.
(The PDF file listed above shows this project from pages 182-190)