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ronald ashton

ronald ashton

South Easton, MA, US

 

About 

With over thirty years of experience in client communications, programming, design, bid documents and construction administration, and as a team leader with strong communication, analytical and problem solving skills, have the expertise to synthesize customer requirements in innovative architectural solutions on a variety of project types, bidding methods, and variegated construction processes while minimizing change orders and maintaining project schedules.

Employment 

Dario Designs Inc., Marlborough, MA, Project Manager/Architect

Worked directly with clients and principals, from project conception to commissioning of building through a team of consultants and in-house staff to meet tight schedules and cost constraints. Duties included design, detailing and review of all documentation both drawings and specifications, from schematic to bid documents, determining material construction finishes, code analysis, zoning review, building envelope development, in-house team management, coordination with engineers and client's consultants, client presentation, project scheduling, budgeting responsibilities, payment reviews and recommendations, construction administration, communications with insurers and code officials, etc. Projects included incorporating expensive newspaper production, materials and conveying systems equipment as well as office and technical operations personnel spaces in various print and media facilities throughout the united states.

Jun 2011 - Jun 2013
 

Maguire Group/Aerotek, Foxboro, MA, Project Architect

Worked directly with project manager, from design development to commissioning of building through a team of consultants and in-house staff to meet tight schedules and cost constraints. Duties included detailing and review of all documentation both drawings and specifications, from design development to bid documents, determining material construction finishes, code analysis, building envelope development, in-house team management, coordination with engineers and client's consultants. Project included MA CHPS school project under chapter 149 bidding for previously damaged facility.

Aug 2010 - May 2011
 

Dario Designs Inc,, Marlborough, MA, Project Manager/Architect

Worked directly with clients and principals, from project conception to commissioning of building through a team of consultants and in-house staff to meet tight schedules and cost constraints. Duties included design, detailing and review of all documentation both drawings and specifications, from schematic to bid documents, determining material construction finishes, code analysis, zoning review, building envelope development, in-house team management, coordination with engineers and client's consultants, client presentation, project scheduling, budgeting responsibilities, payment reviews and recommendations, construction administration, communications with insurers and code officials, etc. Projects included incorporating expensive newspaper production, materials and conveying systems equipment as well as office and technical operations personnel spaces in various print and media facilities throughout the United States.

Feb 2005 - Sep 2009
 

Kaestle Boos Associates, Foxboro, MA, Project Architect

Worked directly with clients and principals, from project conception to commissioning of building through a team of consultants and in-house staff to meet tight schedules and cost constraints. Duties included design, detailing and review of all documentation both drawings and specifications, from schematic to bid documents, determining material construction finishes, code analysis, zoning review, building envelope development, in-house team management, coordination with engineers and client's consultants, client presentation, project scheduling, budgeting responsibilities, payment reviews and recommendations, construction administration, communications with insurers and code officials, etc. Projects included secondary educational facilities and public safety buildings with project award under chapter 149 bidding.

May 1999 - Jan 2005
 

Keyes Associates, Waltham, MA, Project Architect

Worked directly with clients and principals, from project conception to commissioning of building through a team of consultants and in-house staff to meet tight schedules and cost constraints. Duties included design, detailing and review of all documentation both drawings and specifications, from schematic to bid documents, determining material construction finishes, code analysis, zoning review, building envelope development, in-house team management, coordination with engineers and client's consultants, client presentation, project scheduling, budgeting responsibilities, payment reviews and recommendations, construction administration, communications with insurers and code officials, etc. Projects included secondary educational facilities, public safety buildings, laboratory tenant fit-ups, medical facilities, libraries, correctional facilities, industrial and factory buildings, office and corporate facilities.

Mar 1990 - Apr 1999
 

Steffian Bradley Associates, Boston, MA, Assistant Project Architect

Assisted on project development and construction administration of medical and office renovations.

Jan 1989 - Dec 1989
 

Symmes, Maini & McKee, Cambridge, MA, Project Designer

Responsible for project design from client presentations to built form. Tasks included client contact, selection of materials, presentation, code review, and design detailing.

Oct 1985 - Nov 1988
 

Keyes Associates, Waltham, MA, Architectural Designer

Responsible for project design from client presentations to built form. Tasks included client contact, selection of materials, presentation, code review, and design detailing.

Sep 1979 - Oct 1985
 

St. Florian & Howes, Providence. RI, Draftsman

Hired by Dean of Rhode Island School of Design’s Architectural Department for newly formed architectural firm to provide support for various small residential projects and public design competitions

May 1979 - Sep 1979
 

Ira Rakatansky Inc., Providence, RI, Draftsman

Hired to provide support for various small residential projects and HUD housing facilities.

Feb 1978 - Aug 1978
 

Education 

Rhode Island School of Design (RISD), Providence, RI , BArch, Architecture

Sep 1974 - May 1979
 

Rhode Island School of Design (RISD), Providence, RI , Bachelors, Architecture, Fine Arts

Sep 1974 - May 1978
 

Areas of Specialization 

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