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Thomas Owens

Thomas Owens

Ripon, CA, US

 

About 

First, I would like first to thank you for taking the time to examine this humble
presentation of my work of the last 18 years.
At the tender age of ten, I saw a documentary on Frank LLoyd
Wright and wanted to be an architect. I took hand drafting classes at age 13
and when I entered high school I took all of the drafting and architectural classes
offered. My fi rst job in drafting was for a steel detailer and I quickly discovered that
there was not enough creativity for me. My second job was with a Civil Enigneer and
as time went on I found myself lured into the world of engineering where I became
licensed in Civil Engineering and Land Surveying. The last 18 years I ventured out
to become a self-employeed engineer focusing on architectural engineering.
Along with my experience in the built environment, I have nurtured my artistic
needs through spatial art and designing and building furniture. I have developed
skills and talents in woodworking, blacksmithing, leatherwork. and sheetmetal
work to name a few. I know my way around the computer and utilize programs
such as AutoCad, Maya, Photoshop, Illustrator, Dreamweaver, Bryce, Sketchup,
After Effects, Sound Studio, Premiere Pro and other Adobe products. I am also
quite profi cient at writing.
One last note, I have just retired from coaching wrestling for 18 years. I have
coached several National Champions and State Champions in addition to numerous
national and state All-Americans in high school, college, national and international
level venues. I can motivate people to excel against the odds.

Employment 

Renewable Technologies Inc., Sutter Creek, CA, US, Director of Engineering

Responsible for direction and approval of
solar/PV design, racking systems, and wind
tower designs. Review all electrical and
structural design, site analysis and layout. I
have been working with RTI since 2002 on
structural design. I have had an interest in
energy design since 1976.

Dec 2008 - current
 

Owens Design Consultants, Ripon, CA, US, Owner

I managed up to 18 employees and over a
100 projects a year. I have been the responsible
engineer of record and land surveyor
of record for the design and development
of many large commercial projects, subdivisions,
pump stations, commercial and residential
buildings. I have designed over 200
buildings and have strong background in
structural engineering. I also have strong design
abilities in grading and drainage, utilities,
electrical and mechanical engineering.

Dec 1995 - current
 

Education 

California State University, Hayward, Hayward, CA, US, BArch, Art

Spatial Art

Sep 2012 - current
 

Modesto Junior College, Modesto, CA, US, Computer Graphics

Associate of Science

Sep 2009 - Apr 2012
 

San Joaquin Delta College, Stockton, CA, US, General Ed

Math and Physics
Associate of Arts degree

Sep 1984 - Jun 1986
 

Areas of Specialization 

Skills 



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