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Nick Wallace

Nick Wallace

Corvallis, OR, US

 

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About 

As a jack-of-all-trades I have experience in general construction, framing, concrete work, plumbing, tiling, furniture construction, irrigation, lighting, etc. in addition to my design experience.

I moved to Corvallis, Oregon, in 2011 and began working for Fifth Season Landscape Design and Construction, a two-person company. Working for Fifth Season has helped me gain valuable experience in the business side of the design industry, especially finding the balance between great design and affordability.

I have extensive experience preparing architectural presentations, both hand-drawn and digital. My preference is to work digitally, using AutoCAD, Revit, SketchUp, Photoshop, and Illustrator; however, I also have some experience with watercolors.

Additional hobbies include digital photography and photo manipulation, t-shirt and tattoo design. More of my work can be seen at http://society6.com/RenderedUseful

Employment 

Fifth Season LLC, Junction City, OR, US, Designer/Builder

My work with Fifth Season Landscape Design and Construction covers a wide variety of tasks and abilities, from pre-design through construction. On a typical project, I create base plans from scratch, develop schematic designs, develop designs into construction documents, and create and install architectural elements in addition to plantings, landscape lighting, and irrigation. I frequently coordinate with subcontractors for metal fabrication, some electrical installations, and natural gas lines for outdoor fire features. Using SketchUp, Revit, and the Adobe Creative Suite to generate visual representations of our designs has helped the company procure many residential projects.

Mar 2010 - current
 

Self Employed - Design Consultant, Junction City, OR, US, Designer/Builder

As a freelance designer and builder I assisted a landscape contractor in the design and construction of a backyard landscape project consisting of a boardwalk-style deck, large sitting area with gas fireplace, and heavy stone path. Additionally I completed a number of 3-D renderings in the proposal stage of this project, a component that was essential to the procurement of the project for my client.

I also developed a 3-D computer model and to contribute 3-D images for an Oregon biofuel plant proposal.

Mar 2009 - Mar 2010
 

CBT Architects, Boston, MA, US, Intern Architect

As a summer intern I worked on several design teams, often lending my proficiency of AutoCAD to assist overwhelmed teams meet their construction document deadlines. Additionally, I participated in the design development of several condominiums and an assisted living center; utilized my experience with SketchUp to develop a design for a beach house in Gimli, Manitoba, Canada; and used AutoCAD 3D and the Adobe Creative Suite to compose plan, section, and axonometric images of the Mandarin Oriental, Boston, for award submittals and magazine publications.

Jul 2008 - Oct 2008
 

Education 

University of Oregon, Eugene, OR, US, BArch, Architecture

• GPA 3.66/4.00
• Business Administration Minor
• Dean’s List [3 times]
• Centurion Award Winner [2008]
• Delta Tau Delta Fraternity, Vice President [2007]

Oct 2004 - Mar 2009
 

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