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Christian Cook

Christian Cook

Hillsborough, NC, US

 
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About 

Dynamic and seasoned Professional Architect with over 10 years of experience in delivering sustainable and innovative designs, committed to meeting budgetary constraints and strict timelines. Eager to leverage my expertise in architectural planning and project management to drive impactful projects that enhance community living. Highly skilled in utilizing industry-leading software to create comprehensive design plans, I excel in multi-tasking and managing multiple projects simultaneously. Renowned for exceptional communication and collaboration abilities, I build strong relationships with clients, vendors, and stakeholders to ensure project success.

Employment 

IAA Tampa Office, Houston, TX, US, Insurance Agent

Leveraging comprehensive insurance expertise, I provided precise information and tailored recommendations to customers, ensuring their needs were met with accuracy and care. My commitment to exceptional customer service was evident in my prompt and professional handling of inquiries and resolutions. I effectively utilized advanced cold calling techniques to generate leads and secure appointments with prospective clients, showcasing my proactive approach. Mastering underwriting policies allowed me to assess risks accurately and make informed decisions on insurance applications. My robust sales skills consistently enabled me to surpass monthly sales targets, demonstrating my dedication and proficiency in driving results.

May 2024 - current
 

Worley, Anchorage, AK, US, Freelancer

During the Covid-19 pandemic, I successfully transitioned to remote work, effectively managing multiple projects as an architect without any disruptions. As a freelancer, I have expertly controlled and executed numerous projects, demonstrating my ability to maintain high standards under challenging conditions. My strong verbal and written communication skills have allowed me to build strong relationships with clients, ensuring their feedback is integrated seamlessly into the project outcomes. Throughout this period, I have honed my skills and expanded my capabilities, consistently delivering exceptional results.

Jun 2019 - May 2024
 

Minta Bell Design Group, Durham, NC, US, Senior Architect

Leading a team of designers and engineers, I orchestrated the development of an award-winning project, meticulously overseeing the phases from conceptualization to construction while ensuring adherence to sustainability standards and client requirements. With a deft hand at managing project budgets exceeding $5 million, I utilized financial management tools to track expenses and strategically allocate resources, optimizing project profitability. My close collaboration with clients, consultants, and contractors allowed me to understand and bring their visions to life through customized design solutions, conducting regular meetings to address concerns, resolve conflicts, and ensure alignment with project objectives. I adeptly managed multiple concurrent projects within the commercial and hospitality sectors, including hotels, restaurants, and corporate offices, shepherding each from initial concept to final installation as a key leader in the interior design department.

Jun 2014 - May 2019
 

CH Architects, PLLC, Hillsborough, NC, US, Junior Architect

Contributing to the renovation of historic landmarks, I skillfully balanced the preservation of architectural heritage with the incorporation of modern amenities. Engaging in site surveys, feasibility studies, and design development activities, I ensured strict compliance with local regulations and preservation guidelines. Coordinating seamlessly with contractors and vendors, I guaranteed timely project completion and unwavering adherence to quality standards, diligently reviewing shop drawings, conducting site inspections, and addressing construction issues to uphold design integrity and client satisfaction. My efforts were recognized at the annual Architecture Excellence Awards, where my outstanding design contributions showcased a blend of creativity, innovation, and technical proficiency.

Jun 2009 - May 2014
 

Education 

North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC, US, MArch, Architecture

During university, I actively participated in numerous architecture and construction competitions, earning multiple prizes and certifications that have significantly bolstered my career prospects. Immersed in the dynamic environment of virtual companies, I adeptly controlled and managed various projects both on-site and remotely, honing my skills and demonstrating my ability to execute tasks with precision and efficiency. These experiences have not only refined my technical expertise but also solidified my capability to handle complex projects and deliver exceptional results.

Jun 2004 - May 2009
 

Areas of Specialization