To whom it may concern,
Architecture is my passion and it defines myself and guides my ambitions.
Throughout the past decade I have directed myself along a strict path towards my architectural career. Receiving a degree in Fine Art from Cal Poly Pomona has allowed me to seek out my artistic talents and to experience a wide variety of cultures and modes of creativity. At the Southern California Institute of Architecture where I studied for my Masters, I was given the opportunity to cultivate my architectural experiences into a well-defined and practical skillset. Sci-Arc has given me not only the necessary skills to excel, but has allowed me to pursue my own personal architectural goals as illustrated by my involvement in the Solar Decathlon project, where I was able to not only work on research and development of the design, but also to manage and direct the implementation of valuable ideas and technologies surrounding the ethos of sustainability and project efficacy.
Professionally, I have accumulated over five years working in general contracting for residential and small commercial buildings. This opportunity has yielded an in-depth knowledge of the construction side of architecture as well as the process of client/official relations. On top of my construction experience I have three years of office experience working on a variety of projects including but not limited to master planning, residential design, and museum design. My most recent project and position was the on-site construction architect for the interactive exhibits and interiors of the Kahramaa Awareness Park in Doha, Qatar. During this time I lived in Doha and was my company’s representative and local manager from the DD phase through the start of installation of our design build contract. Because one of my goals is to become a licensed Architect in California, I have completed my IDP hours and I am currently starting the ARE series.
Additionally, I maintain the skills to lead and manage personnel as well as the ability to work within a team and under direction. I am creative and highly self-motivated. I possess strong time management and problem resolution skills, and I am willing to go above and beyond to meet and exceed goals. Lastly, I have acquired a solid knowledge of the industry, and continuously try to learn more about the ever-changing market, its patrons, and creative ways to respond to those changes.
Scott John Davis
MCM Group International, Long Beach, CA, US, Designer / Project Captain
Produced master plans, schematic designs and construction documents for various large scale projects.
Recent work: Architectural interior and interactive exhibits for the Kahramaa Awareness Park in Doha, Qatar. Position: Project Manager during construction phase in Doha.
Michael Maltzan Architecture, Los Angeles, CA, US, architectural intern
Hired under contract to work on the St. Petersburg, Florida competition entry.
Southern California Institute of Architecture (SCI-Arc), Los Angeles, CA, US, Construction/Logistics manager
Hired to manage the construction, transport, and installation of the C.H.I.P. house for the 2011 Solar Decathlon in Washington D.C. Prior to this I was academically involved with the research and design development for the project.
JMG CONSTRUCTION, Long Beach, CA, US, contractor's apprentice
Assisted the Contractor in all duties including material purchase, code compliance, trade supervision, and construction.
Southern California Institute of Architecture (SCI-Arc), Los Angeles, CA, US, MArch, M.arch.1
The focus of the Master Degree program was on the design process incorporating traditional and digital design and fabrication techniques from model making and hand drawing to digital 3D modeling and CNC fabrication.
DESIGN DEVELOPMENT DRAFTING
CONSTRUCTION DOCUMENT DRAFTING
MOCKUPS AND PROTOTYPING
California State Polytechnic University, Pomona, Pomona, CA, US, Bachelors, FINE ART
DRAWING AND PAINTING
American Institute For Foreign Study (AIFS), Florence, Italy, Art & Humanities
CLASSICAL ART AND ARCHITECTURE
EUROPEAN CULTURAL STUDY
3rd place Affordability, 2nd place Engineering, 1st place Energy Balance
FELLOWSHIP GRANT, Grant
Research and development for Sci-Arc Solar Decathlon
GAETANO PESCE EXHIBITION “PIECES FROM A LARGER PUZZLE”, Other
Hired by curator to assist in the design and installation of exhibit
BEST IN SHOW PAVILION DESIGN, 1st Place
Plaster cast medium_ Sci-Arc 2008 Making and Meaning Summer Program
ART SHOW DISPLAY, Nomination
Sculpture and photography chosen by panel for Pomona Art Gallery open entry art show
MERIT AWARD, Award
Black and white photography_ Cal Poly Pomona 2007 Art Gallery All Student Show