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Wynord Thomas Jr

Wynord Thomas Jr

Pittsburg, CA, US

 

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About 

Architecture has long been a passion of mine. From an early age, I knew that architecture was something I wanted to pursue as a career. When I was five, I remember watching my dad work hand drawn blueprints and I, sitting besides him, copying his every move. From that moment, my love for architecture only grew exponentially while learning and experimenting in the field.

 

My career goal has always been to become a licensed architect and to establish an international architecture firm with focus on issues of sustainability. However, the bigger picture is that my thoughts, determination, and creativity all fuel my desire to change the very way we think of architecture today. I want to establish something ground breaking and revolutionary. Now a graduate, with Bachelor in hand, I am ready to explore that dream.

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Employment 

Academy Of Art University - Academy Resource Center, San Francisco, CA, US, Coordinator/Designer

As a Coordinator/Designer, I maintain department files, schedules, prepare expense reports and presentations, recruit/hire, and manage information technology. During a recent move, I was responsible for room set-up and design of 1,000 sq. ft of interior office space. Using AutoCAD and Adobe Creative Suite software, I prepared construction drawings and timelines for the move.

Mar 2012 - current
 

AIA San Francisco, San Francisco, CA, US, Head Docent

As Head Docent, I led tours of Modern San Francisco Bay Area Homes. I provided guests with facts about the toured homes and the Architect. I was also responsible for welcoming and orienting participants prior to tours.

Mar 2011 - current
 

Academy Of Art University - School of Architecture, San Francisco, CA, US, Administrator/Project Designer

As an Administrator/ Project Designer, I am responsible for maintaining files, preparing reports and presentations, keeping track of the department’s budget, scheduling meetings amongst other duties as assigned. I am Project Lead for Spring Show and coordinate all planning and design for the event. I also design and produce schematic hand drawings of the interior space, approximately 2,567 sq. ft. I finalize drawings via AutoCAD, and Photoshop. While working on-site; I manage a group of fourteen workers.

Mar 2011 - Jan 2012
 

R+S Construction, Franklin, LA, US, Designer

As Designer, I produced schematic drawings of small offices and residential buildings via AutoCAD, Photoshop, and Sketch Up. I contributed to its design development and I was responsible for estimations of materials. Responsibilities included maintaining the front desk, answering phone lines, filing invoices, amongst other duties as assigned. I also worked on site managing a group of four workers.

May 2007 - Jun 2010
 

Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA, US, Executive Assistant

As an Executive Assistant, advisor, mentor, and counselor, I served as a resource to students, helping to organize campus wide events while developing my interpersonal and administrative skills. Duties included managing maintenance requests, incident reports, and data entry using MS Excel and Word, amongst other duties as assigned. I also performed security-related tasks, enforcing and upholding university policies.

Jan 2006 - May 2010
 

Louisiana State University School of Architecture, Baton Rouge, LA, US, Teaching Assistant

As a teacher assistant, spent the Fall 2009 Semester teaching a class of twelve first year architecture students, fundamental techniques and basic studio practices while encouraging each student to explore contemporary issues and discuss formal and conceptual ideas related to space and form. I also aided in the development of each student's basic skills in architectural design drawing and modeling.

Aug 2009 - Dec 2009
 

Habitat for Humanity, Baton Rouge, LA, US, Volunteer

Volunteering for the non-profit Habitat for Humanity organization I helped build homes for the less fortunate, specializing in roof and wall design/construction. As a volunteer, I also aided in project set-ups.

Oct 2007 - Dec 2007
 

Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA, US, Administrative Assistant

Served as a front-line receptionist and administrative assistant of the Louisiana State University community. I managed administrative, customer service, and security-related tasks. I was also the first contact for residents and visitors. Responsibilities included answering phones, forwarding calls, receiving and reporting requests for repairs, maintaining accurate logs via MS Excel, Word, Access, Outlook, and PowerPoint amongst other duties as assigned.

Jan 2005 - Jan 2006
 

Education 

Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA, US, BArch, Architecture

Jan 2005 - May 2010
 

Awards 

Black Scholars Award, Scholarship

Award for high Academic Achievement.

2010
 

New Urbanism Competition, 2nd Place

Design award for introducing new urbanism plans for lower income families in the Miami-Dade area - "Pork N Beans Projects".

2009
 

The Harvey Scholarship, Scholarship

Scholarship award based upon academic performance.

2009
 

Chancellor's List, Other

4.0 Grade Point Average

2008
 

Dean's List, Other

3.5 - 3.9 Grade Point Average (2005 - 2010, excepting 2008 where I made the Chancellor's List)

2005
 

Areas of Specialization 

Skills 



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