Andrew Carter

Andrew Carter

Virginia Beach, VA, US



Professional Summary:

•    Ten years’ experience with AutoCAD and Revit Architecture, from Release '09 to 2016 
•    Took projects from Scope of Work to working drawings with high customer satisfaction
•    Communicates thoughts and ideas between clients with a variety of backgrounds.
•    Designs buildings using International Building Code (IBC) 2003, 2006, and 2009; LEED +Homes
•    Evaluated building environments and proposed creative solutions to meet the client’s needs
•    Type of experience includes: single/multi-family residential, and tiny home. 

Skills and Interests: Architectural: 
• Proficient in:  Autodesk Revit 2011, AutoCAD 2008 LT, Architectural Desktop 2007, Adobe Acrobat, Photoshop, Illustrator, Indesign, Dreamweaver, Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and BlueBeam PDF
• Hand drafting in pencil and ink, hand sketching, and rendering
• Architectural, engineering, and metric scales
• Internationally Building Code (IBC) 2003 and 2006; LEED Standards, EnergyStar +Homes
• Read architectural, plumbing, mechanical, and electrical drawings 
• Measuring buildings and surrounding site to create dimensionally accurate drawings
• Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) handicap accessibility design
• Photography for the purpose of field work and finished product documentation

Skills and Interests: Electronics, Computers, Other: 
• Familiar with and can troubleshoot operating system of Microsoft Windows 7, 10; OS X El Capitan
• Used circular saw, table saw, radial arm saw, drill, drill press, miter box, screwdriver, wrenches
• Hang doors and kitchen cabinets
• Balance sound volumes and frequencies using the sound board at my church



Curb Appeal Fixers., Virginia Beach, VA, US, Designer II / Investor - Director/Owner

The firm’s mission is to “restructure the norm” (follow us on social media with #designbyfaith) in the industry by going beyond the standard of looking outside of the circle of the client care to acquire and maintain current clients. We pride ourselves in being exceptionally responsive to our client’s needs and our aggressive “can do” mentality distinguishes us from the standard. We devote ourselves to developing smart, innovative solutions that meet each client's long and short-term goals.

Jeremiah 29:11-14

Our firm's philosophy is to consistently complete projects on time and we are dedicated to doing whatever it takes to complete work within required time frames. We make every effort to make our client's association with us an enjoyable experience and it shows in our committed attitude. Clients have been impressed with our attitude, diligence, and quality of work. Just ask them for yourselves.

Our principals continue to maintain strict and close ties with the technical aspects of the business to assure quality and excellence in all projects. This has proven successful as a small business strategy.

Oct 2015 - current


Master Investor Academy, Virginia Beach, VA, US, Real Estate Investor

The Investing Academy is an organization teaching financial and economic skills ... it easy for students to master the stock market, regardless of prior experience.

Mar 2016 - Apr 2016

ITT Technical Institute, Virginia Beach, Drafting and Design Technologies

Associates in Drafting Design Technologies, Knowing building information modeling (BIM) in AutoDesk Revit Architecture, Civil 3D CAD software and Autodesk Inventor, as well was Chief Architect X6 Interiors, Adobe Creative Suite/ Graphic Design and Sustainable Design Studies,

LEED Green Associates Certification (working towards)
CM-BIM Certificate of Management in Building Information Modeling

Mar 2014 - Sep 2015

Tidewater Community College, Virginia Beach, VA, US, Specialization in Architectural Design Studies

Western Architecture, Construction and Methodology Procedures, Architectural Drafting 1 and 2, and Introduction to Landscaping and Site Planning, and Structural Design.

Aug 2010 - Mar 2014

Salem High School, Virginia Beach, Virginia , High School, General Education; Drafting and Design, Architectural Drafting

General Education + CADD Drafting

Sep 2007 - Jun 2010

Tidewater Community College, Advanced Technology Center, Virginia Beach, VA, US , High School, CADD 1 and 2

Learning Mechanical drafting and Architectural drafting.
Certified in AutoDesk AutoCAD 2009 and Revit Architecture 2010

Sep 2008 - May 2010


National Technical Honor Society, Nomination

Highest Honors


Most Sustainable Design in ATC Cribs Competition, Honorable Mention

Student Competition


Areas of Specialization