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Derek Brown

Derek Brown

Los Angeles, CA, US

 
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Employment 

Rivian, Los Angeles, CA, US, Senior Design Manager

1. Led internal design teams & architects of record in developing facilities infrastructure including manufacturing, laboratory, workplace & retail programs supporting the fast-tracked design, testing & production of electric vehicles for market 2021

2. Collaborated with Rivian real estate & construction management to build project schedules & budgets for executive board approval, providing frameworks for CapEx tracking & benchmarking

3. Built & maintained due-diligence documents for consultant handoff including RFPs, pricing documents, FF&E packages, concept design sets, live drawings, Revit models & sustainability guidelines

4. Managed technical standards as a member of the design BIM Committee & conducted technology workshops for production team membersLed internal design teams & architects of record in developing facilities infrastructure including manufacturing, laboratory, workplace & retail programs supporting the fast-tracked design, testing & production of electric vehicles for market 2021

Mar 2020 - Jul 2020
 

Morris Adjmi Architects, New York, Project Architect & Designer III

1. Designed & coordinated multi-family residential projects in New York, Washington D.C. & Philadelphia, producing concept sets through construction documents while managing consultants including engineering trades, landscape & preservation architects

2. Stewarded the passing of NYC Landmarks Preservation Commission, DOB & ULURP (zoning) permitting with unanimous committee approvals for new construction in Brooklyn providing two hundred thousand SF of residential and commercial space

3. Acted as Zoning Committee representative creating internal office standards for firm-wide implementation

4. Promoted to Designer III (Senior Designer) Spring 2019

Aug 2016 - Jan 2020
 

A+I, New York, NY, US, Architectural Designer

1. Executed design strategies in early-stage project development through construction in retail & workplace programs while also contributing to competition design documents & RFP responses

2. Established design guidelines for several retail clients for implementation in commercial, flagship & roll-out applications for clients ranging from boutique apparel companies to global lifestyle brands

3. Directed the design & fabrication of custom millwork, developed FF&E packages, managed project documents & consultant coordination

Jun 2014 - Jun 2016
 

SHoP Architects, New York, NY, US, Designer II

1. Led the coordination of structure & vertical circulation of a one million square foot retail outlet & hotel in the Staten Island, St. George neighborhood from Design Development to 100% CDs for DOB filing

2. Developed design of major components of the project ranging from curtain walls to the elevated hotel volume working through a variety of software Produced and maintained CD level drawings for several projects across trades

3. Contributed to concepting & presentation materials for high-profile competitions ranging in scale & program

Jun 2013 - Jun 2014
 

Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates (KPF), New York, NY, US, Designer I

Jul 2009 - Jul 2010
 

KieranTimberlake, Philadelphia, PA, US, Intern

Aug 2007 - Jul 2009
 

Education 

Yale University, New Haven, CT, US, MArch, Master of Architecture

Sep 2010 - May 2013
 

University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, US, Bachelors, Architecture

Aug 2003 - Apr 2007
 

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