Ian Duguid

Ian Duguid

Austin, TX, US



Project Architect with over 12 years experience in Lighting Design, Engineering, Architecture and Construction. 

Half of NCARB internship completed. Seeking licensure in the Great State of California. 



LEVY Architects, Austin, TX, Unlicensed Architect/Design Staff III

Apr 2019 - Jul 2020

Fox Design, LLC, Babylon, NY, US, Principle

 Formed the Fox Design LLC and secured design contracts from four establish firms to complete residential and commercial construction projects, including EAB, Circle Plan and Design LLC, Enik Mehmenti Architects, and ACB Architects, which generated $60K per year in annual revenue.
 Oversaw three residential construction projects for Circle Plan and Design LLC valued at $500K-$800K, which included additions and build-outs to existing houses.
 Managed a six-month contract with EAB, which included eight construction projects valued at $30M.
 Oversaw three projects for ACB Architects valued at $75M, which included construction projects for new roofing at the Delta Terminal in the LaGuardia Airport.
 Conducted renovations to existing hospitals throughout the Greater New York area, which included the design of new clean rooms, lobbies, patient rooms, and MRI rooms.
 Managed two interns and provided training on CAD standards, local codes for Healthcare architecture, roof penetrations, and tapered insulations for roof pitches.
 Provided construction documents and specifications as the Chief Designer for projects involving luxury residential and commercial buildings in the public sector, transportation, and healthcare industries.

Apr 2011 - Mar 2019

BBS Architects, Landscape Architects & Engineers, Patchogue, NY, Project Architect

 Designed upgrades for the preservation of schools in Nassau and Suffolk County, provided construction administration, and liaised between the client and Construction Manager to ensure the proper allocation of budgets for 15 school construction projects valued at $20M-$100M across four districts.
 Created specification writing for the integration of new technologies into pre-war buildings, developed construction documents and project manuals, and coordinated with Historical Preservation societies to propose construction changes and protect the general aesthetic of historical buildings.
 Coordinated with in-house MEP Engineers and Landscape Architects to calculate requirements for new construction and roadways, install fittings for septic and waste systems, and upgrade services.
 Served as the Head of design teams, which included managing five Engineers per project to develop mechanical, electrical, and plumbing layouts.
 Served on the Architectural team to upgrade CAD Design programs for the firm and curated a CAD library featuring new technology to ensure all best practices remained up to date throughout the server.
 Designed buildings valued at $200K-$300K and developed custom millwork for projects in coordination with the Millwork Manufacturer.
 Managed a project valued at $100M for Great Neck Schools, which included new windows and doors district wide, extensions for elementary schools, capitol upgrades, new ceiling systems and grids, and preserving existing brick structures at all schools.
 Oversaw a project for Babylon Public Schools, which included the construction of new locker rooms, gym bleachers, corridor lockers, security vestibules, and exterior door replacements.
 Managed a project for Greenlawn Public Schools to construct district wide roof replacements.

Apr 2016 - May 2018

SWA Architecture, PLLC, Huntington, NY, Project Architect

 Served as Chief Project Designer on construction projects for eating and drinking establishments valued at $15M, which included ensuring code compliance and zoning for the NYC Department of Buildings.
 Oversaw the Legends Bar and Grill construction project valued at $4M, which included conducting initial programming, zone analysis, project coordination, and design schemes.
 Served as Chief Designer for the construction of the Rye bar in Williamsburg, NY valued at $2.5M, which included initial preparation of drawings, developing a demolition plan, attending client meetings, and implemented design changes, fire suppression systems, access paths, and ADA toilet rooms.
 Served on the design team for the Bourbon Street bar construction project valued at $17M, which included converting an existing mixed-use building into an upscale restaurant with a mezzanine level balcony and VIP lounge in the French Quarter aesthetic.
 Led a project to bring the Blue Note Jazz Club up to date with Fire Egress Codes and coordinated with the Historical Preservation Society to create a new emergency exit while maintaining the existing façade.
 Wrote the CAD Standards Program and trained eight staff to use an external reference drafting program.
 Created the CAD Library and start up templates streamline the drafting of new projects, which eliminated redundant work and saved over 20 workhours per project.
 Trained two new CAD designers on international building codes and NYC building codes

May 2007 - Nov 2009

Parsons Corp., New York, NY, US, Sen. CAD Designer

 Served as the CAD Designer for the Structural Department and Architectural Department and achieved a promotion to the Chief CAD Designer for the Estimating Department, which included managing project budgets of $4B-$6B and change orders for subcontractors and general contractors.
 Conducted CAD designs for the Santiago Caltravas Transportation Hub project valued at $6B in coordination with engineers and civil departments.
 Conducted designs for the East Side Access Project valued at $6B, which included constructing a Second Avenue Subway Line and adding a Long Island Rail Road to the Grand Central Station.

Jun 2004 - Dec 2006

Johnson Schwinghammer Lighting, New York, NY, US, Lighting Designer

 Served as the Chief Lighting Designer on 22 projects, secured working samples from manufacturers, and provided subject matter expertise on CAD to the firm.
 Created lighting designs for the construction of two Rosa Mexicana locations in Midtown Manhattan valued at $4M, which included the creation of lighting fixtures, lumen calculations, and COMchecks to meet code.
 Served as Chief Designer of DC Shoes stores and as a team member on Coke and Times Square store-fronts, which included installing and creating lighting fixtures using new technology to project lighting spreads onto sidewalks and up building facades.
 Developed lighting designs for the Miracle Mile Mall in Las Vegas and served as Chief Designer for Ellie Tahari department stores, which included designing fixtures to preserve the Architect’s vision.
 Hired and trained two new CAD Designers, overhauled the existing CAD standards program, and created a new cut sheet template for the firm.
 Implemented new COMCHECK software to reduce the hours required to manually check wattage and power usage for IBC requirements, which saved over eight workhours per project.

Apr 2002 - Jun 2004


SUNY Farmingdale, Farmingdale, NY, US, Bachelors, Architecural Engineering Tech

Engineering Heavy Program. (4) Structures Classes, (2) Construction Management Classes (2) Physics. High level math including Differential Equations and 5 Architectural Studio and Design Crits.

Aug 2014 - Jul 2018

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