I am an Architectural Project Designer with more than 8 years of continuous experience in the High-end Custom Residential Design / Build Industry. I am knowledgeable in the areas of Project Design, Project Administration, and Construction Management.
I have considerable (and successful) experience in dealing with clients, subcontractors, and vendors on a personal basis; and a thorough knowledge of the process and procedures of both the office and field environment. I get great satisfaction working in a team environment, work well with people, and enjoy getting the work at hand completed.
Orren Pickell Design Group, Inc., Lincolnshire, IL, US, Project Designer
• Design, devel., & mgmt. of custom residential home & remodel projects from pre-design to const. compl. for clients in IL, MI, & WI.
• Asst. w/ sales assoc's. by researching & verifying bldg. & zoning codes to deter. project suitability; Asst. w/ devel. of initial cost estim.; Worked w/ clients to devel. prelim. designs; Asst. w/ selections coordrs. to deter. project spec's.; Asst. w/ cabinetry designers to design kit. & bath layouts & custom cabinetry; Prod. working dwgs. for bid. & const.; Asst. w/ purch. mgrs. to devel. final project cost estim.; Asst. w/ superintendents, subcontr's., & vendors during const. to ensure standards & expectations.
• Design & devel. of sales lit.; illust. & graphic design work (hand sketches, comp. created illust.) & presentations for client design mtgs., trade shows, & web sites; Produced scale home models used in client design mtgs.
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Champaign, IL, US, MArch, Architectural Sciences
Architectural Design, Technologies, & History
HBAGC Key Award, Other
Worked on multiple projects which were awarded "Key Awards" by the Home Builder Association of Greater Chicago.