DeForest Mapp

DeForest Mapp

Los Angeles, CA, US

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Helping to solve critical design problems around home and work - for a better way of life.

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RBT, HOLDINGS, LLC, Los Angeles, CA, US, Architect | Project Manager

● Creates design and construction documents, prepares project specifications and generates presentation graphics.
● Prepares cost and schedule estimates.
● Collects, prepares, and reports programmatic information.
● Coordinates design activities between architecture, engineering, construction, and other related functional areas.
● Ensures compliance with Building Codes and Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) requirements.
● Manages architecture and engineering (A&E) firms for multiple projects during the design and construction phases.
● Evaluates, validates, and manages project change requests.
● All design work done and coordinated through Architectural Autocad, REVIT and hand.
● Manage Temporary-Perm Staff.

Aug 2010 - current

SUNFACE DESIGN STUDIO, Los Angeles, CA, US, Architect / Designer

Key Achievements
● Managed multiple projects, stepping firms, contractors, vendors and other entities through the design process.
● Co-determined project scope, schedule and budgets while meeting phase expectations.
● Managed contracts for consultants, contractors and vendors for project delivery.
● Conducted project meetings, site visits, final inspections and close-out for assigned projects.
● Responsible for estimates, budgets, purchase orders, project reviews and approvals,
● Managed the review and processing of change orders, requests for information, and invoice review.
● Responsible for helping developers analyze product specifications against overall need on design phases.
● Consulted clients on challenges in order to minimize costs of renovation.
● All design work done and coordinated through Architectural Autocad, REVIT and SKETCHUP.
● Managed Temporary-Perm Staff.

Oct 2002 - Aug 2010

PAUL FINCH & ASSOCIATES, Virginia Beach, VA, US, Intern Architect / Job Captain

Key Achievements
● Responsible for planning, design, and construction of all new construction and renovation for medical, retail
● Coordinated civil, landscape, structural, electrical & plumbing disciplines in addition to specialty consultants.
● Assisted in managing the construction process of over $120M worth of commercial and medical space.
● Thorough knowledge of architectural specifications, addendums, RFI's, and change orders while incorporating agreed
upon changes into project documents.
● All design work done and coordinated through Architectural Autocad.

Aug 1999 - Aug 2000

TENNESSEE STATE UNIVERSITY, Nashville, TN, US, Architectural Drafter

Coordinated the planning, programming, facility design, and construction of Capital Projects.

Key Achievements
• Analyzed project schedules and budgets while assisting in the management of two construction phases of the Campus Master Plan.
• Pursued on-time, on-budget completion of all phases of design and construction

Jan 1996 - Jan 1997


Northwestern University, Chicago, IL, Masters, Journalism

Medill School of Journalism

Sep 2017 - Aug 2018

Tennessee State University, Nashville, TN, US, Masters, Business Administration

Concentration in Marketing

Sep 2000 - Aug 2002

Tennessee State University, Nashville, TN , Bachelors, Architectural Engineering

Aug 1990 - May 1996

Areas of Specialization