Jean Gonzales

Jean Gonzales

Chicago, IL, US



I am an Architectural Project Designer with more than 8 years of continuous experience in the High-end Custom Residential Design / Build Industry.  I am knowledgeable in the areas of Project Design, Project Administration, and Construction Management.

I have considerable (and successful) experience in dealing with clients, subcontractors, and vendors on a personal basis; and a thorough knowledge of the process and procedures of both the office and field environment.   I get great satisfaction working in a team environment, work well with people, and enjoy getting the work at hand completed.



Orren Pickell Design Group, Lincolnshire, IL, US, Project Designer

Project Designer
• Design, devel., & mgmt. of custom residential home & remodel projects from pre-design to const. compl. for clients in IL, MI, & WI.
• Asst. w/ sales assoc's. by researching & verifying bldg. & zoning codes to deter. project suitability; Asst. w/ devel. of initial cost estim.; Worked w/ clients to devel. prelim. designs; Asst. w/ selections coordrs. to deter. project spec's.; Asst. w/ cabinetry designers to design kit. & bath layouts & custom cabinetry; Prod. working dwgs. for bid. & const.; Asst. w/ purch. mgrs. to devel. final project cost estim.; Asst. w/ superintendents, subcontr's., & vendors during const. to ensure standards & expectations.
• Design & devel. of sales lit.; illust. & graphic design work (hand sketches, comp. created illust.) & presentations for client design mtgs., trade shows, & web sites; Produced scale home models used in client design mtgs.

May 2000 - Nov 2008


University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Champaign, IL, US, MArch, Architectural Sciences

Architectural Design, Technologies, & History

Aug 1996 - May 2000


HBAGC Key Award, Other

Worked on multiple projects which were awarded "Key Awards" by the Home Builder Association of Greater Chicago.


Areas of Specialization