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Jeff Zbikowski, AIA

Jeff Zbikowski, AIA

Los Angeles, CA, US

 

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About 

I am a California licensed Architect currently working as a Project Architect / Job Captain in Santa Monica. I am seeking a full-time PA / PM position at a top level Architecture and Design firm primarily working in single-family homes and real estate development. My current work is in multi-family housing, both affordable and market rate. While I enjoy my current work,I am seeking new challenges to further my knowledge and understanding of the profession of architecture.

I am a detail-oriented person, exhibiting skills in schematic design, construction documentation, and permitting. I am skilled at verbal, written and visual communication of design intents, and I am sensitive to the needs of my clients, consultants, and colleagues, alike. I have excellent skills in BIM modeling, including Revit and Rhino. I am also a skilled visualization artist with Maxwell Render, vRay, Artlantis, and Mental Ray. My achievements, both academic and professional, exhibit my abilities of critical thinking and problem solving.

My knowledge of design, permitting and project management reaches far beyond my 4+ years of experience. I am seeking new challenges in a leap forward in my career. 

Please consider me should I meet your specific requirements. 

Employment 

Killefer Flammang Architects, Santa Monica, CA, US, Job Captain

Directed office visualization and concept development through the use of mixed-media
Responsible for projects of varying sizes ranging through all phases of design and documentation (including but not limited to: entitlement packages, BIM coordination, consultant coordination, construction documents, and permit acquisition). Site planning and front end-design specialist; concentrated on early stage facade development for a multitude of multi-family housing projects. Directed client and consultant meetings during design and production.

Jun 2012 - current
 

Brandon Architects, Inc., Costa Mesa, CA, US, Design Consultant

Directed three-dimensional design techniques and BIM coordination, continuing projects through to the completion of construction documents and submittals
Worked on schematic and design development on a number of single-family and multi-family sized projects in Newport Beach and Corona del Mar, California.
Communicated directly with clients and contractors in order to properly collaborate and define a project’s parameters, program and realization.

Jun 2011 - Oct 2011
 

Behnisch Architekten, Intern

- Behnisch Team member for The City, The Arch, The River Competition in St. Louis, MO
- Organized three-dimensional computer modeling and design development for the competition
- Responsible for graphic representation of schematic designs

Jun 2010 - Aug 2010
 

CORE10Architecture, Intern

- Worked directly with the principal on a number of projects varying in size from large multi-tenant mixed use projects to small single family homes
- Conducted analyses of energy efficiency, carbon emission, and sustainability on current and future projects
- Used a number of computer programs to develop design ideas in both two and three dimensions
- Collected and managed bids, contracts and negotiations on a variety of projects
- Responsible for conducting thorough site surveys and measurements

Jun 2009 - Oct 2009
 

Kappa Sigma Fraternity, Grand Master, Beta-Sigma Chapter

- Nominated and elected by peers
- Acted as liaison to the university and was the responsible member for all judicial action
- FACE Award recipient: Highest honor a chapter of Kappa Sigma can attain for excellence in fellowship, leadership, scholarship, and service
- Member of the Inter-Fraternity Council, participating in the organization of Greek Week, philanthropic, and other service oriented community events
- Beta-Sigma Leadership Conference delegate in Summer 2008 in Richmond, VA
- Organized Fraternity events including all chapter meetings and chapter-wide community service events, recording over 5,000 hours and raising $15,500 for Thurtene Carnival in April 2009

Apr 2008 - Apr 2009
 

Education 

University of Southern California (USC), Los Angeles, CA, US, MArch, Architecture

Tau Sigma Delta Honor's Society

Aug 2010 - Jun 2012
 

Washington University in St. Louis, Saint Louis, MO, US, BArch, Architecture

Aug 2006 - May 2010
 

University Preparatory Academy, Seattle, WA, US, High School, High School

Sep 2004 - Jun 2006
 

Awards 

USC Tau Sigma Delta Honor's Society, Scholarship

2012
 

2010 Kappa Sigma Endowment Fund Merit Award for Outstanding Leadership and Scholarship, Scholarship

2010
 

USC Graduate Research Scholar, Scholarship

2010
 

Areas of Specialization 

Skills