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Patrick McKechnie

Patrick McKechnie

Washington, DC, US

 

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About 

I believe I can I do anything, and am more than willing to try. 

I am enrolled in IDP and preparing for LEED AP and ARE exams.

I am looking forward further expanding the capabilities of the next studio by advancing with new projects both locally and regional. My greatest asset is my experience with design programs and understanding of structural design in the built environment and architectural spaces. Being well traveled I am comfortable working in complex international environments. I am able to use my experiences with confidence applied towards team efforts as well as maintaining independent task. I enjoy overcoming challenges, whether they are physical or technical.

My other passions in life include physical sports, racing and the arts. I have been traveling for as long as I can remember, most recently finishing a month in Europe after working in Thailand for three years.

I want to work with others that enjoy working,

In 2011 I started a non profit, Better River Communities, I would be more than happy to work with others to make never ending project a reality.

Elsewhere:

Employment 

Pink Architecture, Bangkok, TH, Melbourne,Vic, AUS, Architectural Designer / Project Manager

Conceptual Planning, Construction Documents and Marketing Material
Design : Conceptualization of exterior, landscape and spatial layouts for final design production, as well as 3D modeling of high density urban dwellings.
Documentation : Transformed functional and spatial requirements into feasible design solutions incorporating Urban design master planning, Engineering systems, and Sustainable design principles for achievement of LEED certification.
Quality control : Established office standards for CAD drafting, library management and graphic presentation while collaborating with consultants.
List of projects : Custom side-by-side dwellings, Urban townhouse dwellings, High density urban low-rise apartment 8 to 30 Units

Jul 2011 - current
 

Edwards Design Group, Scottsdale, AZ, US, Project Assistant

Construction of high end sustainable custom home using Passive Radon Removal, Aero-Crete blocks, Passive Solar Energy & Rammed Earth Walls.

Mar 2009 - Jan 2010
 

Tektone Architectural Drafting Services, Mesa, AZ, US, CAD Technician / Project Manager

Responsibilities
Used AutoCAD for producing construction documents, shop details & as-built drawings for a range of projects such as multi-family apartments, production homes & custom additions.

Accomplishments
Efficient project management and knowledgeable precision drafting sent every project out head of schedule.
Started as drafting intern, and was project manage in 3 months.

Skills Used
+ AutoCAD, + REVIT
Client Relations, Conceptual Design, Graphic Communications, Hand Sketching, Multi-tasking, Layout Design, Patience, Strategic Planning, Strong Leadership, Taking Initiative, Team Player

Feb 2005 - Feb 2008
 

Education 

Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (RMIT), Melbourne, AU, Urban Design

Urban Design and Global Development

Feb 2011 - current
 

Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ, US, Bachelors, Architecture / Design

Jun 2007 - Jan 2011
 

Mesa Community College, Mesa, AZ, US, Architecture / Design

Architectural Drafting

Jun 2003 - May 2006
 

Areas of Specialization 

Skills 



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