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Jeff Prashaw

Jeff Prashaw

Lake Zurich, IL, US

 

About 

Proud, entrepreneurial-minded Architect with 8-years professional experience, the last 3-years with license.  Well-rounded project portfolio exceeds $1.5 billion and 3 million square feet.

Jeff’s intuitive design judgment, innovative thinking, and emphasis on follow-through have made the early part of his career a resounding success.  Before turning 30, Jeff successfully manage a department of 10 reports and participated in strategic steering committees with high-level company leadership.

His pedigree, experience, and value-driven approach to architectural practice are a rare combination of qualities that position Jeff as a leading candidate to guide a revered firm into the next economic expansion.

Elsewhere:

Employment 

DeLaval Inc., Vernon Hills, IL, US, Design Project Manager- North America

Summary of Responsibilities: Head Planner and Designer of North American Robotic Dairy Facilities. Support sales process by providing schematic designs using SketchUp and Revit, among other software tools. Three keys to successful project execution are diligent programming and planning, professional presentation of design, and meeting very aggressive deadlines. Among ancillary responsibilities are frequent industry presentations, creating and delivering intercompany training webinars, assembling Best Practices guide and Portfolio of North American Facility designs for DeLaval.

Project Highlight: Approximately 50 projects completed ranging from 20,000 – 70,000 SF industrial Robotic Dairy Facilities in Canada, United States, and Mexico

Aug 2011 - current
 

Prashaw Architecture, Miami, FL, US, Founder and Principal

Summary of Responsibilities: Lead generation, marketing, and negotiating contracts. Programming. Design. Construction Documents. Construction Administration. Architectural design of high-end residential remodels as well as new construction.

Project Highlights: Winters’ Residence in Lake Forest, IL 4,500 SF ($3,000,000)

Dec 2010 - current
 

HDR | CUH2A Architecture, Denver, CO, US, Project Manager and BIM Manager

Summary of Responsibilities: Duly held billable positions on projects and successfully ran the BIM Operations department. Specialized in creating BIM Execution Plans for key projects and monitoring their effectiveness, which included collaborating with our consultants, builder, and clients. Also, established partnering opportunities with builders to pursue high profile projects. Formulated an operating framework for the blighted BIM Operations department and led a staff of 10 reports. Elevated the profile of HDR | CUH2A through industry participation at events across the globe.

Project Highlights: Systems Biotech Laboratory 262,000 SF ($136,000,000), Parkland Hospital & Medical Campus 862 bed ($1,270,000), Wuxi PharmaTech Laboratory 380,000 SF ($250,000)

Oct 2007 - Dec 2010
 

Gilchrist Ross Crowe Architects, Tallahassee, FL, US, Job Captain

Summary of Responsibilities: Began as Intern Architect I then progressed rapidly to Job Captain. Small architecture firm tackling large scale projects. Was fortunate to experience nearly everything that goes on in a professional architectural office due to lean style of firm management. After completing milestone project, was offered an opportunity to consult with HDR | CUH2A Architecture in an effort to strategically align the companies for the purpose of collaboration and partnering opportunities.

Project Highlights: Wildwood Dormitory 125,000 SF 700 beds ($36,000,000), Degraff Hall Dormitory 115,000 SF 700 beds ($36,000,000), Wilo Emu Manufacturing & Offices 38,000 SF ($8,000,000), Johnson Dining Hall 28,000 SF ($25,000,000)

May 2004 - Oct 2007
 

Education 

Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL, US, Masters, Business Administration

Minor in Real Estate Law

Aug 2005 - Dec 2008
 

Florida A&M University, Tallahassee, FL, US, BArch, Architecture

Minor in Sustainable Design

Aug 2000 - May 2005
 

Areas of Specialization 

Skills 



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