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James Cook

James Cook

Upland, CA, US

 
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About 

I present a high standard of care, through clear communication with concise and accurate information.  I strive to under-promise and over-deliver on every expectation.

● Conceptual Design &  Space Planning  ● Code Analysis  ● Communication  ● Leadership  ● 15+ years  experience in  Architecture and  Engineering  ● Consultant  Coordination  ● Quality Control  ● Production  Efficiency  ● Senior  CAD  Operator  ● Organized  ● Quick to learn new  concepts and ideas

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Employment 

IntegrateLab Builders Inc., Ontario, CA, US, Architectural Designer / Project Engineer

Responsibilities include schedule preparation, pre-planning and resource forecasting for engineering and other technical activities relating to projects. Assisting the Project Manager in ensuring the project is completed on time, within budget and on schedule.
As Architectural Designer I have considerable, intimate knowledge of our projects. Architectural Designer responsibilities include creating plans, drawings, and layouts for buildings and landscapes. I meet with clients to discuss a project’s requirements and budget, create layouts that reflect the brief, and ensure that the plans comply with jurisdictional regulations. I enjoy the challenge of finding creative, new ways to design buildings, utilizing CAD software, and my communication skills to coordinate effectively with clients and colleagues alike.

May 2020 - current
 

Amor Architectural Corp., Rancho Cucamonga, CA, US, Job Captain / Project Manager

Focusing on Franchise Roll-outs and Retail & Commercial design. I perform site surveys, due diligence and analysis, Initial site planning and design. I manage production of construction documents and specification books with our production team and coordinate engineering set production, as well as plan submittals and construction administration. My team and I have delivered 150+ tenant improvement documents and permits for Xponential fitness brands over the last 2 years along with 4, one-off fitness brands. I’m also managing a ground up project and 2 tenant improvement projects for Popeyes chicken restaurants.

Feb 2018 - May 2020
 

Southern California Edison, Santa Ana, CA, US, Scientist-technical specialist 1

An electrical utility provider for southern california. I performed mapping of field utilities and conduits. Work orders would come into our department from engineers or line crews which required mapping information to be updated.

Aug 2017 - Feb 2018
 

ATR Technologies Inc., Pomona, CA, US, CAD Operator / Job Captain

Aluminum Tube Railings Manufacturer. Contractor for Life Safety and Architectural Guardrail Systems. I created all shop drawings, conducted very detailed site surveys, coordinated with structural engineering consultants, coordination of materials for in-house fabrication, and created the shop’s fabrication documents. I created installation guidelines and coordinated site deliveries.

Apr 2013 - Aug 2017
 

Contempo Bodywork Studio, Ontario, CA, US, Owner, Marketing

I operated a massage therapy company. I was in charge of sales and marketing. Though we did not succeed in long term growth, I am proud that we had close to 75% customer retention.

Sep 2011 - Jan 2014
 

NIC Partners Inc., Rancho Cucamonga, CA, US, CAD Operator

Data Systems Contractor. I conducted field investigations for data systems installation or upgrade. Created installation guidelines and coordinated site deliveries. I also was responsible for as-built documents post installation and record drawings for the client. We served school sites with major improvements to technology infrastructure.

May 2009 - Sep 2011
 

Nadel Architects, Ontario, CA, US, CAD Operator

Retail Architects. As part of a team, I worked in Los Angeles and Orange counties to process and ​expedite permits.​ We prepared construction documents for commercial retail buildings. We worked on tenant improvements and ground up construction

Apr 2005 - Sep 2009
 

Education 

Chaffey Community College, Rancho Cucamonga, CA, US, Small business Entrepreneurship

Studies in marketing, business management, small business entrepreneurship and human resources management

Sep 2010 - Jun 2011
 

Rio Hondo College, Whittier, CA, US, Police Academy

Studies in design, computer software, philosophy, criminal justice

Apr 2001 - Jul 2003
 

Westech College, Pomona, CA, US, AutoCAD & Architectural Design

Studies in AutoCAD, MicroStation, ASME Standards

Sep 1999 - Apr 2000
 

Areas of Specialization 

Skills