John Peterson

John Peterson

Cleveland, OH, US

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First and foremost I am active member of the USRowing community. I've been rowing competitively for 15+ years and have been coaching for 5+ years. 

When not rowing - one could find me in the office working on a variety of architectural projects (residential new construction and additions/renovations, commercial and religious). I've been working in the Architectural sector for 10+ years and love every second of it. 

 And if one cannot find me in the office than best check the ocean because I'll probably be on my surfboard.


RSA Architects, Chagrin Falls, OH, US, Project Designer

Designing, detailing and managing projects in both Residential and Commercial sectors.

Sep 2016 - current

BreakDown Designs, Freelance

To create and design free lance architectural projects. Projects ranging from furniture design, small residential additions and construction and fabricating personally designed installations.

Dec 2006 - current

RDL Architects, Shaker Heights, OH, US, Project Designer

Responsible for overseeing projects to ensure completion from the early schematic design phase all the way through to permitted construction documents.

Sep 2014 - Sep 2016

Toll Brothers Inc. - Toll Architecture, Horsham, PA, US, Studio Associate

-Creating construction documents in the Estate/Signature Series studio.

Apr 2013 - Sep 2014

Haas Associates, P.C., Mt. Arlington, Project Designer/Junior Architect

~Undertake full architectural projects and create drawings through the design process using multiple forms of
computer aided drafting.
 ~Create initial schematic designs and articulate them through design development and into construction
 ~Coordinate with various contractors and clients to complete each project on a timely and effective schedule.

Apr 2012 - Apr 2013

Mastroni Bros. Inc, Wyndmore, PA, Craftsmen

Duties include, but not limited to, all forms of residential construction. I have undergone tasks such as rough and finish carpentry in a renovation/remodel scale, roofing (shingle, slate, copper, standing seem, tile), siding and electrical.

Aug 2011 - Apr 2012

M. Cohen and Sons, Broomall, PA, US, Project Detailer

Working at M. Cohen and Sons allowed me to work as a mechanical engineer, working closely with the architect and iron smith to create various types of metal fabrications. Duties included handling and drawing all contract metal works on a per project basis. All drawings were done in a detailed construction scheme that went through approvals from the architect.

Apr 2011 - Aug 2011

William Mclees Architecture, Somers Point, NJ, US, Intern/Intern-Archtiect-Designer

 Utilized modeling and AutoCAD programs to complete architectural design and facilitate various projects;
obtained field measurements; provided administrative support.
 Collaborated with clients including homeowners and corporate representatives to ensure each project was
completed to expectation.

May 2006 - Sep 2008


Temple University, BArch, Tyler School of Art

Sep 2004 - May 2010


Dad Vail Champion, 1st Place

1st place for men's rowing freshmen four for Temple University.


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