Frederick W. Brink

Frederick W. Brink

Albuquerque, NM US



Frederick W. Brink, MArch

Architectural Designer/Intern

Award-winning master of architecture graduate with four years direct experience seeking intern (IDP) architect position with established firm. More than one college design was attributed to “sheer genius” by jurists. A competition design project was honored at center stage and received outstanding prolonged attention by the visiting jurists. Recognition received from employer for having a creative and innovative design ability that convinced clients to expand original scope of project. Adept at recognizing errors and omissions including the use of not-to-code materials on a multi-million dollar infra-structure project east of Albuquerque. Computer literate with extensive experience and knowledge of MS Office products as well as Adobe Photoshop, Microstation 5.0 2D/3D, 2008 AutoCAD 2D/3D, 2008 Architectural Desktop/2009 AutoCAD Architecture and 2008 Revit BIM software. Fully competent and capable of completing any project from initial consultation and schematics through final check list.


Self-employed sub-contract projects, Logan, UT; Albuquerque, NM; Ann Arbor, MI; Oshtemo, MI; Marshall, MI, Architectural Designer/CAD Contract Document Preparation Consultant

Sub-Contract Project Examples

• Pro Bono - Architectural Designer for Little Bloomsbury Foundation 2014 annual Art Festival. Logan, UT
• Designed and completed elevation documents for a small retail building for a local architect.
Albuquerque, NM
• Completed design and residential construction documents for 400 plus sq. ft. addition to Ann Arbor residence located off Howlett Road near Portage Lake. Ann Arbor, MI
• Completed design and construction documents for house. Oshtemo, MI
• Used military civil engineering training and skills to complete a cut and fill site plan for Avery Commercial Trucking Company at their new facilities. Marshall, MI
• Managed pro-bono personal research, design, specifications, contract document preparations and building permit process for St. Paul’s Methodist Church ecclesiastic building project.
Albuquerque, NM

Jan 1996 - current

Weller Architects, Albuquerque, NM, US, Architectural Designer/Intern

• Worked as Architectural Designer at Weller Architects on CAD construction document preparation for sixteen projects many for the Bureau of Indian Affairs (B IA). Projects included new construction, major renovations, medical facilities, schools, casinos, dorms, government labs and tech facilities.
• Work at Weller included research, CAD drafting, design, design sketches and renderings, details, and project specifications. Worked on projects from design development to contract
document preparation including all aspects of documentations, from title sheets to plotting final sets.
• Earned a (AAA) fully competent rating on overall performance review at Weller, performing at or above expected levels. Earned recognition for being “able to exceed desired performance levels in all aspects of professional architectural education.”
• Earned recognition while at Weller for being “a very valuable asset to the firm” and recognition for having “a creative design ability that was highly innovative enough to convince client to expand original scope of project.”

May 1998 - Aug 1999

ITT Technical Institute, Albuquerque, NM, US, College Instructor

• Developed and wrote Architectural Design Theory, CAD (AutoCAD 14), Algebra, Trigonometry, Structural Vector Math and Written Communications education lesson plans.
• Communicated concepts of commercial and residential Architectural Design Theory, Structural Vector Math, Algebra, Trigonometry and Written Communication Principles to students.
• Instructed students on building codes and construction specifications.
• Evaluated and graded students AutoCAD construction documents and other class assignments and tests.
• Organized and managed multiple field trips to construction sites.
• While working for ITT, earned recognition for having “a great connection with students – good pace, very natural and easy with students – will be an outstanding instructor!”
• While working for ITT, earned recognition for being “great and a tremendous help,” for being “a very good instructor and having genuine care for students.”

May 1997 - Dec 1997

Flatow Moore Shaffer McCabe, Albuquerque, NM, US, Architectural Designer/Intern

• Was recognized while at Flatow Moore Shaffer McCabe(FMSM) Architects, for “displaying very good verbal skills, communicating clearly and concisely, with written communication skills meeting the requirements of the position,”
• Was given sole responsibility for specifying snack bar kitchen equipment and modifying design shape and size to fit around equipment maintaining spatial requirements, while at FMSM.
• Was also given sole responsibility of finishing the design of entrance canopy, visually sizing curved truss members and vertical columns which remained unchanged after review by Chaves-Grieves structural Engineering Firm, also at FMSM.
• Openly and actively participated in meetings with client representatives and consultants, in all architectural positions.
• Responsible for catching design flaws as well as errors and omissions, particularly at FMSM.

Jun 1996 - Dec 1996

University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, US, Architectural Designer

• Managed personal research, design, and specifications from initiation of projects to contract document preparation on multiple projects, mostly re-roofing and renovation.
• CAD software used was Microstation 5.0.
• Accumulated 2,929.5 hours direct work experience in the architecture career field.

May 1993 - Oct 1995


Central New Mexico College, Albuquerque, NM, US, Professional Development and Architectural Software Skill Improvement

• AutoCAD 2006/2008 2D/3D.
• Revit 2006/2008.
• Architectural Desktop 2006.
• AutoCAD Architecture 2008.
• Entrepreneurship and Business Plan Writing.
• 4.0 GPA with 29 Semester Credit Hours.

Jun 2007 - Dec 2008

University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, US, MArch, Architecture

Professional Architectural curriculum

• 1996 UofM Alumni Society Design Award-Honorable Mention for final grad school design project.
• Alpha Rho Chi Professional Architecture Fraternity.
• Member AIAS.
• Graduated with additional Honors Points.
• 3.3 GPA.

Sep 1993 - Dec 1995

University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, US, Bachelors, Architecture

Professional Architectural curriculum

Before completing my undergrad I took five years off and returned in September 1992.

• Alpha Rho Chi Professional Architecture Fraternity.
• Member AIAS.
• Customer service and marketing were crucial skills in architecture education.
• GPA 2.8.

Sep 1985 - May 1993

Southwestern Michigan College, Dowagiac, MI, US, Architectural Technology

Associate of Applied Science Degree: Architectural Technology
Associate of Science Degree: Pre-Professional Engineering

• Dean’s List of Honors.
• Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society.
• 3.3 GPA with 155 semester credit hours earned toward three associate degrees.

Jun 1981 - May 1985


The Little Bloomsbury Foundations Best Architectural Design Award for 2014., 1st Place

Best Architectural Design Award 2014 for design of future renovation and addition to The Little Bloomsbury Foundation Headquarters in Logan, UT.


Blue Ribbon, 1st Place

Received 1st Place Blue Ribbon for Architectural Rendering in 2014 Cache County Fair Art Show.


Outstanding Unit Award, 1st Place

Received Armed Forces in Europe Outstanding Unit Award for Excellence in Military Performance Readiness for participation in an international military exercise in Europe.


Volunteer Appreciation Certificate, Award

Recognition from the NM Labor Council for outstanding community service as a volunteer.


1996 UofM Alumni Society Design Award, Honorable Mention



Art Museum Honor, Other

Greek Parthenon watercolor renderings were on museum requested extended display at the Parthenon Art Museum in Tennessee


Areas of Specialization