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Jeff Morter

Jeff Morter

San Francisco, CA, US

 

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About 

After graduating from the Academy of Art University in 2002, I have over ten years of varied experience in both Architecture and Interior Design office settings. My current position as West Coast Project Manager with Blu Homes, a leading force in the newly developing high end prefabricated home business, has provided me with extensive exposure managing large teams, coordinating multiple parties, construction management, scheduling, budgeting, estimating, overseeing design production and site work efforts, dealing directly with clients, and leading internal and external teams through multiple projects of all project stages.

My previous positions at BAMO and Hirsch Bedner Associates led me into the hospitality market, working on all aspects of many large scale, high profile hotel, restaurant, and spa projects. I have taken on a leading role in both the FF&E and interior architectural sides of all project stages, from conceptual design through construction administration. I then worked with Barabara Scavullo Design on several high end residential projects, working on interior architecture, conceptual designs, custom furniture design, lighting, furniture and finish selection, project management, and construction administration.

I have the technical and design skills to successfully produce conceptual design, design development, and construction document level drawing sets, FF&E and interior finish specifications and schedules, presentation boards, custom furniture drawings, and processing of all construction administration and design control phase related documents.

I have the focus, persistence, and technical skills to follow through on any task that is given to me. I am organized, motivated, and eager to learn. I have excellent communications skills, the desire to lead and collaborate, extensive experience working directly with clients, supervising junior design staff, and dealing with project management related tasks.

I am also very proud to be founder / head organizer of an organization called “Drinks by Design”, a monthly happy hour event designed to bring together the best and brightest of the Bay Area Design, Architectural, and Engineering communities for networking, forging new relationships, and fostering social connections among our professional communities.
 

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Employment 

Blu Homes, Inc, San Francisco, CA, US, West Coast Project Manager

-Project manager for high end custom prefabricated residential projects
-Supervision and coordination of West Coast design team, sales team, operations team, factory crew, and site crews
-Managing of all project and production schedules, budgets, and permitting processes
-Scheduling, budgeting, and coordination of all consultants, sub contractors, site crews, and GC's
-Estimating and construction management for all site work, in some cases acting as general contractor
-Managing up to 20 projects in various stages simultaneously
-Primary client contact throughout entire project
-Developing processes, software, and productivity tools for more efficient practices and work flows

Apr 2011 - current
 

Barbara Scavullo Design, San Francisco, CA, US, Designer

-Designer for high end residential projects, with involvement in interior architecture and custom furnishings design
-Production of Design Development and Construction Document level interior architectural drawing sets
-Selection and specification of furniture, finishes, fabrics, accessories and fixtures, and development of custom furniture and lighting pieces
-Detailing of interior architectural mill work, casework, and architectural design features
-Preparation and tracking worksheets, proposals, and purchase orders for furniture and lighting pieces

Jan 2009 - Apr 2011
 

Morter Architects, San Francisco, CA, US, Freelance Designer

-Freelance Interior Architectural Designer for a 13 unit housing project in Austin, TX, and a 5000 square foot custom home in Vail, CO
-Development of construction document drawing sets, including all custom casework and interior architectural detailing
-Consultation on interior finishes, fixtures, and equipment
-Coordination with Project Architect and interior design team

Sep 2009 - Dec 2010
 

Int. LLC, San Francisco, CA, US, Freelance Designer

-Freelance Interior Architectural and FF&E Designer on a new construction 100 key four star boutique hotel in Bellevue, Washington
-Space planning and schematic design for restaurants, public spaces, guestrooms, and suites
-Production of Design Development and Construction Document level interior architectural drawing sets, specifications, and schedules
-Development of CAD standards and process documents for newly established business

Mar 2009 - Jan 2010
 

BAMO, San Francisco, CA, US, Intermediate Designer

-Architectural and FF&E designer for all stages of large hospitality projects, including Four Seasons Bora Bora, Rosewood Sand Hill, Mansion on Turtle Creek, Four Seasons Nevis, Four Seasons Houston, and Melville Hotel
-Project management responsibilities, including supervision of Junior Designers, scheduling, and budgeting
-Involvement in all project phases of multiple projects at one time, with direct client interaction
-Development of interior architectural drawing sets and specifications for Design Development and Construction Document phases
-Selection and specification of furniture, fabrics, accessories, finishes, and fixtures, and development of custom furniture and lighting pieces

Feb 2006 - Oct 2008
 

HBA/Hirsch Bedner Associates, San Francisco, CA, US, Designer

-FF&E designer for multiple hospitality projects, including Pan Pacific Seattle, Jin Ji Lake Shang Hai, Claremont Berkeley, and Hilton San Diego
-Key contact for Pan Pacific Seattle and Jin Ji Lake Shang Hai Hotel projects
-Conceptual development, selection, specification, and issuing of FF&E items
-Project coordination with Los Angeles and India offices

Jan 2005 - Feb 2006
 

Hannum Associates, San Francisco, CA, US, Junior Designer

-Architecture and interior design on commercial and mixed use residential projects (Including Piers 1.5, 3, & 5 renovation on the Embarcadero of San Francisco)
-CAD, project support, correspondence with contractors and clients
-Programming, Area Calculations, site analysis, site measurement verification
-Product research, space planning, specifications, processing of RFI’s / Submittals
-Preparation of presentation materials for client and permitting reviews

Apr 2004 - Jan 2005
 

Delgado Designs, San Francisco, CA, US, Junior Designer

-CAD drafting / space planning of residential & hospitality projects on Auto CAD
-Materials and product research and selection
-Development of specification binders and schedules for all residential and hotel projects
-Preparation of presentation material boards, renderings, and drawings
-Responsible for all organization and updating of library materials
-Ongoing correspondence with various product representatives, showrooms, contractors, architects and clients.
-Shopping and sourcing at SFDC.
-Creation of PO's and proposals, and tracking / expediting of all orders

Feb 2004 - Jan 2005
 

Education 

Academy Of Art University, San Francisco, CA, US, BArch, Interior Architecture and Design

Aug 2002 - Dec 2003
 

University of Colorado at Boulder, Boulder, CO, US, Bachelors, Human Communication

Aug 1998 - May 2000
 

University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ, US, Bachelors, Human Communication

Aug 1995 - May 1998
 

Areas of Specialization 

Skills 



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