Charlie Powell

Charlie Powell

New York, NY, US

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Serett Metalworks, Brooklyn, NY, US, Junior Project Manager

• responsible for all phases of custom fabrication project life cycle.

- bid estimation and take offs of architectural drawings for bespoke residential and hospitality custom fabrication projects as well as
large scale production runs.
- lead client and contractor meetings to discuss project vision, timeline, and budget.
- value engineered design to ensure projects’ economic feasibility and timeline goals were met for all parties.
- reviewed and redesigned projects for code compliance.
- modeled and rendered 3D concept models in rhino to create visual decks for client’s design approval.
- distilled 2D drawings from 3D models in rhino for fabriction drawings sets to achieve client, building board, and contractors‘ approval.
- created 3D models for simulated structural analysis and worked closely with both in house and
outsourced engeers to optimize load capacity and material efficiency.
- extracted material take offs, collaborated with operations to source and ordere all material, hardware,
and consumables required for fabrication and installation.
- created fabrication drawing sets for inhouse fabricators and specialized glazing and millwork sub contractors. Drawing sets included all
mechanical connections, weld diagrams, cut sheets, bend diagrams, cut files for cnc waterjet, plasma cutters, and 5 axis machine mills.
- programmed and opperated 6’x12’ water bed ArcLight Dynamics cnc plasma cutter for steel, stainless aluminum and bronze cuts.
- oversaw fabrication process to ensure we met our timeline and accuracy and quality standards.
- produced or oversaw production of finish samples (patinas, anodized aluminum, automotive urethane
paint, and powdercoating) for client approval.
- collaborated with operations to create installation plans and worked onsite to oversee all project installations went to plan.

• serett metalworks took on a vast range of custom fabrication projects but I specialized primarily in reside-
ntial staircases, scultpures and light fixtures as well as hotel and restaurant FFE.
• in my time at serett I had the pleasure of learning from and working with true master fabricators and finish-
ers as well as contractors, architects and engineers opperating at the top of their respective fields.

Sep 2021 - Sep 2023

Align Ventures, New Orleans, LA, US, Freelance Designer/Consultant

• worked closely with venture analyst to design a concept for a country living/co working compound in
Arizona for a post-covid decentralized work force.
• recieved approval for finalized concept and was comissioned to model and render the compound for a
proposal deck. align ventures has just purchased the plot of land are continuing to use my services to fur
ther the project in a number of capacities.

Mar 2021 - Aug 2021

Architectural Building Inspection, Seattle, WA, US, RESEARCH ASSISTANT/PROJECT MANAGER

• spent the summer working alonside fellow interns to design and construct a tiny home, complete with a
kitchen and shower for a camp on Whidbey Island in the Puget Sound.
• redesigned company work space to comply with CDC covid guidlines and OSHA regulations.
• accompanied company founder on home inspections for litigation purposes as an expert witness.
• engaged in small scale design challenges regarding office functionality in between major project work.

May 2020 - Aug 2020

Trojan Construction, Seattle, WA, US, Contractor's Assistant

• assisted general contractor on major home remodel with demolition, framing, drywall, seismic retrofitting,
concrete pouring, minor plumbing and electrical work, insullation, and flooring.
• hired intermitantly based on availability for continued contracting labor and construction drawings.

May 2018 - Aug 2018

landscaping legends, Seattle, WA, US, Self Employed

• spent 3 summers building a local landscaping and hauling business in the greater seattle area.
• grew my customer base to the point where demand exeeded my own capacities and I was able to hire a
secornd team of 3 employees.
• jobs ranged from week long garden makeovers to bi-weekly lawn mowings and everything in between.

May 2015 - Aug 2017

h2 design + build LLC., Seattle, WA, US, contractor's assistant

• aquired knowledge of residential construction practices throughout the building process of a home.
• responsible for ensuring the home’s lawn beds met municipal water retention standards in a flood
prone city.
• installed exterior lighting and irrigation systems.

May 2014 - Aug 2014


Tulane University, New Orleans, BArch, Architecture

Bachelor of Science in Architecture with a minor in Sustainable Real Estate and Development

Sep 2017 - May 2021

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