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Eric Smith

Eric Smith

Seattle, WA, US

 
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About 

I am a registered architect (NY & WA), AIA member, and recent MBA graduate with 10 years working experience.  I attended Carnegie Mellon University for my B.Arch in 2011 and the University of Washington Foster School of Business for my MBA in 2021.  Before moving to Seattle in 2017 I worked in New York City and Long Island, NY and have experience working on several project types from schools to mid-rise apartments to high rise multifamily developments.  Throughout this experience I have obtained a wide range of skills in the architecture, design, and business fields.  Additionally, I like travel, photography, and video-making.

Employment 

Weber Thompson, Seattle, WA, US, Project Architect

Worked directly with project managers on several large-scale projects in the city of Seattle. Additionally assisted on creating feasibility studies and implementing BIM initiatives.

Project architect and BIM lead for (2) separate 21-story student housing developments in the University District. Responsible for BIM model management, consultant coordination, code analysis, and documentation for master use and building permits. Contributed from early design through construction set issuance.

Assisted in producing construction document details for a concrete and mass timber lab-ready office development.

Aug 2019 - current
 

Jackson Main Architecture, Seattle, WA, US, Architect

Provided design assistance and project management on several projects in the greater Seattle area. Responsibilities included producing site plan entitlement documents, design review materials, building permit drawings, construction documents, coordinating with consultants, and construction administration.

Project lead for part of multi-phased mixed-use development in Redmond, WA consisting of a 9-story residential tower and 9-story commercial office tower on parking garage podium.

Job captain for (2) 8-story mixed use apartment buildings in Seattle, WA.

Project manager for community pool expansion in West Seattle consisting of renovation/addition to two existing buildings and site improvements.

Job captain for 25,000 SF self-storage facility in Kauai, HI.

Oct 2017 - Aug 2019
 

John Ciardullo Associates, Seattle, Technical Architect

Worked directly with project managers on several projects for New York City School Construction Authority. Worked in all phases of design and construction. Areas of concentration include code review, presentation drawings, construction documents, & construction administration submittal review. Specific projects include:

120,000 SF adaptive re-use of 7-story warehouse to new middle school. Project consisted of 50 classrooms, ground floor cafeteria, and 6th floor gymnasium/auditorium.

3-story and 4-story classroom additions to existing elementary schools.

Medical clinic T.I. in an existing K-8 charter school.

Oct 2013 - Jul 2016
 

Busch Assoc., Long Island, NY, Junior Architect

Drafting of proposals and construction documents, assisting in schematic & design development, research and site conditions analysis. Project types include institutional adaptive re-use of former psychiatric hospital, single and multi-family residential additions, renovations and new construction, commercial, and critical facility projects.

Jan 2012 - Oct 2013
 

raad studio, New York, NY, US, Summer Intern

Assisted on research and design of project proposals, cooperated with outside agencies on acquiring information and project proposals, general office work.

Jun 2010 - Aug 2010
 

Mojo Stumer Associates, Greenvale, NY, US, Summer Intern

CAD design and red-lining, assisting in schematic design, office work for a medium-sized commercial and residential architecture firm, focusing mainly on contemporary design.

Jun 2008 - Aug 2008
 

Education 

University of Washington, Seatte, Masters, Evening MBA

Elective courses in strategy, finance, management, and global business.

Completed all coursework for graduate certificate in real estate.

Served as a non-voting member of a nonprofit senior living community in Northgate through the Board Fellows program.

Sep 2018 - Aug 2021
 

Carnegie Mellon University, Seattle, BArch, Architecture

3.20 QPA on 4.0 scale. Dean's List, 2 semesters.

Studied architecture, but also attended courses in urban planning and history, computer programming in Javascript, German language and culture, green building systems, and parametric design.

Aug 2006 - May 2011
 

Awards 

Comprehensive Coastal Communities Competition, Honorable Mention

The purpose of the competition is to increase public awareness of challenges facing coastal regions in the wake of Superstorm Sandy and rising sea levels. As many neighborhoods in the Northeast struggle to rebuild, some do not address how to weather-proof their homes and communities against future, and likely larger, storms. Thus, a new housing typology is needed that can both respond to the existing context of the community and be able to withstand the forces of nature that caused so much destruction in 2012. Also, a community plan is proposed that can further aid in weatherproofing infrastructure and benefit existing homes in the neighborhood.

My entry, (re)Adapt, received an honorable mention in the competition. I specifically focused on the challenges facing my hometown on the south shore of Long Island, most of which is filled in marshland and canals. Instead of fighting nature, one must respond to it and allow weather events to occur while causing minimal damage. The proposed typology borrows mass elements from surrounding homes and adds sustainable features. By reducing the ground footprint, sealing infrastructure below grade, using local plantings, and adding permeable surfaces throughout the site, storm surges can flow freely across the low-lying landscape without damaging the home or community.

2013
 

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