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Dushan Milinovich

Dushan Milinovich

Los Angeles, CA, US

 

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About 

I was born in Hinsdale, Illinois as the second-born son of two immigrants from Yugoslavia.  Having a strong connection to a Mediterranean background, I have always found history and ancient civilizations fascinating, specifically the Ancient Roman.  My fascination translated into two professional degrees, civil engineering and architecture.  Both degrees gave me a distinct appreciation for the complexities of design and construction.  

In engineering, I worked in QA/QC as a construction materials inspector, developing an eye for detail and precision.  In architecture, my engineering experience added to my designs and my ability to work in a team environment.  I entered the architecture profession through on-site construction management and continued in construction administration from an office.  It was my excellent organization which allowed for extra duties including Lunch-and-Learn coordinator, Product Librarian, and Revit Specialist.  

I use Revit in the same way I administer a construction site, always organized, and as a result, I am fast modeler.  BIM Modeling has become my great interest, as it stretches my understanding of construction and architecture beyond the limits of time and space.  It is possible only in a digital reality.

Employment 

Self Employment / Contract, Los Angeles, CA, US, AutoCAD and Revit Specialist

An AutoCAD / Revit Specialist uses his knowledge to improve and create 3D modeling environments and drafting sheet set-up by quickly consuming vast quantities of information about a new project and new drafting standards of his employer in a short time.
I have already used AutoCAD 13 and Revit 2013 to create both new sheet set-up and a new model from existing CAD drawings to create a 3D model for an Equestrian Center in Texas.

Nov 2012 - current
 

frosteternal motion graphics, Los Angeles, CA, US, Story editor / Graphics Artist

In an attempt to develop a hobby into something more, my roommate and I are trying to raise money to complete a short animated film. See website below:

http://igg.me/p/270432?a=1715715

Jan 2012 - current
 

Williams Architects, Inc., Carol Stream, IL, US, Project Coordinator

As project coordinator, I helped bring the principal's design from marketing to construction documents, touching all phases of the design process. I worked to ensure the effective coordination of consultants, contractors, and owner requests.
I administrated the Revit-ACAD transition, establishing new standards and modifying existing to maintain graphic quality.
I answered computer programming queries with AutoCAD, Revit, Microsoft Suite, Adobe Suite, Sketchup, and other useful programs.
I maintained the online and material library database.

Feb 2007 - Dec 2011
 

Williams Construction Management, Carol Stream, IL, US, Project Superintendent

As project superintendent, I coordinated architect, contractor, and owner interactions, maintaining high-level communications for efficient quality control and compliance to design intention.

Feb 2006 - Feb 2007
 

Education 

University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Milwaukee, WI, US, MArch, Architecture

Studies concentrated on Modernism as it relates to Classically Ordered Design.
Historic Preservation - Summer Abroad - San Gemini, Italy - 2002
Beaux Arts Grand Tour - Paris, Rome, Istanbul - 2001

Sep 1999 - Dec 2004
 

University of Wisconsin–Madison, Madison, WI, US, Bachelors, Civil Engineering

Studies were not concentrated in any particular of Civil Engineering.
However, Summer Internships concentrated in soils and materials.

Passed Engineering Fundamentals Exam for the State of Wisconsin on April 24, 1998.

Sep 1992 - May 1998
 

Awards 

Wisconsin Architects Foundation Scholarship, Scholarship

Hunzinger Memorial Scholarship is awarded to architectural students who exhibit the highest order of academic and construction technology skills.

2000
 

AIAS Sandcastle Design-Build Competition, 1st Place

Sandcastles is an annual competition just after the start of the semester in which teams from the area come to Bradford Beach, Milwaukee, WI to show off their sand sculpting abilities.

1999
 

Regional Winners of Concrete Canoe Competition, 1st Place

As Concrete Canoe Chairman, I helped organize the work effort, cash flow, and materials. Nationally, we received 12th Place.

1998
 

Regional Winners of Concrete Canoe Competition, 1st Place

As the treasurer, I ensured the steady flow of cash and watched expenditure to take us all the way to Nationals, in which we won 9th place.

1997
 

Areas of Specialization 

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