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Darren Gilliland

Darren Gilliland

Huntington Beach, CA, US

 

About 

I am 43 years old and a veteran of the United States Navy (firefighter). I was born and raised here in Orange County and have many hobbies (i.e. surfing, golfing, camping, motorcycles). I am a detail oriented person with an excellent capability of seeing things in 3 dimensions. I have worked for many amazing companies as a designer / drafter since graduating in 1997, and they include;

Fleetwood Motor Homes, Yamaha Motor Corporation, Architectural firms, M.E.P. firms, and Civil firms.

Employment 

MCG Architecture, Irvine, CA, US, Job Captain / Drafter

Assisted project managers with the design development and construction document phases for Family Dollar Stores. Produced floor plans, exterior elevations, interior elevations, details, building sections, and performed maintenance to drawings in AutoCAD 2011. Extensive experience with plan check submittal. Experience with client, builder, and construction discipline interaction during all phases.

Dec 2012 - May 2013
 

OMB Electrical Engineers, Irvine, CA, US, Drafter

Assisted electrical engineers with the design and development of new electrical projects to include; Site Modifications, Commercial, High End Residential, Mixed Use, Hospitals, and Department of Defense. Experience with Visual (Photometrics), Energy Pro (Title 24) calculations, and PV (Photovoltaic) design. Produced drawings and performed maintenance to drawings from written and oral instructions using AutoCAD 2013.

May 2010 - Nov 2012
 

HPI Architecture, Newport Beach, CA, US, Drafter

Assisted project managers with the design and development of senior assisted / independent living apartment homes. Developed projects from schematic design through construction documents. Produced drawings and performed maintenance to drawings from written and oral instructions using AutoCAD. Extensive experience creating and modifying exterior / interior elevations and details. Experience with shop drawings and city plan check submittal with a focus on construction administration.

Jan 2007 - Nov 2009
 

Shlemmer Algaze Associates, Newport Beach, CA, US, Job Captain / Drafter

Assisted project managers and other job captains with the design and development of commercial tenant improvement projects with a focus on commercial interiors. Developed projects from schematic design through construction documents. Produced drawings and performed maintenance to drawings from written and oral instructions using AutoCAD. Extensive experience creating and modifying elevations and details. Experience with shop drawings and city plan check submittal.

Jan 2006 - Jan 2007
 

Robert Borders and Associates, Newport Beach, CA, US, Drafter

Assisted project managers and job captains with the design and development of commercial tenant improvement projects. Developed marketing plans (exhibits) for prospective tenants and created construction documents. Produced drawings and performed maintenance to drawings from written and oral instructions using AutoCAD. Extensive experience creating and modifying elevations and details. Experience with shop drawings and city plan check submittal.

Jan 2005 - Jan 2006
 

Education 

ITT Technical Institute, Sacramento, CA, US, Drafting and Design

Manual drafting, computer aided drafting, construction practices, and architecture.

Jan 1996 - Jan 1997
 

Areas of Specialization 

Skills 



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