Gordon Tefft

Gordon Tefft

Raleigh, NC, US



Using my educational and professional background in Architecture, Historic Preservation and Community Planning along with my extensive graduate and post professional studies in the fields of Urban Design and Electronic Design; given my immense background in all facets of the built environment, I feel I would be a major asset to your firm in any capacity.

Architecture and the building arts is something I have a true passion for and clearly shows having been in the field and profession for over 10 years. I am highly proficient in CAD, as well as Revit, and have about a year experience using Rhino among other software. I have years of experience in both mechanical and structural design, using Revit to create Building Information Models.

I recently returned from China, where I practiced as an architect for the past 2 years.  Here I was able to learn, hands on, how to implement my design methodologies and, in turn, create beautiful, logical, interactive spaces and sites for us to enjoy. I participated in all phases of the design process, but I think I have a real instinct for conceptual design and that’s what I have focused on the past couple years.



Leeko Studio, Shanghai, CN, Architect

Here, I was working as a project leader for the design of large - scale architecture and urban planning projects in China. I was involved in all phases of design, the concept phase being my primary focus. My projects range from large scale office buildings, residential towers, hospitals, government centers and urban parks. The average scale is around 100,000+ sq. meters.

Nov 2011 - Dec 2012

[virtuarch], Shanghai, CN, Intern Architect

I was involved in every phase of the design process, from inception to design development. Our firm specializes in K-12, factory design, and office buildings.

Apr 2011 - Nov 2011

Residential Appraisers Inc., Raleigh, NC, US, Draftsman

Served as primary draftsman for a prominent appraisal firm. I demonstrated both fundamental and technical skills of hand drafting high end residential homes.

Feb 1995 - May 2009

North Carolina State Property Office, Raleigh, NC, US, Assistant Project Manager

Served as the assistant to the project manager in the restoration and redevelopment of 25 acres of state- owned land located in central downtown Raleigh. Composed thorough historic descriptions for all 23 historic homes complimenting the district. Compiled all information available to create a digital map providing
an accurate representation of the former residential layout of the properties and context of the district
pre demolition.

Jan 2004 - Sep 2004


Savannah College of Art and Design, Savannah, GA, US, MArch, Professional Masters of Architecture

My goal was to get my M.ARCH at SCAD. While I was there, I took many 700+ level courses in the fields of Urban Planning, Historic Preservation, and Electronic Design. I am extremely close to finishing my masters in both Historic Preservation and Urban Planning.

Apr 2005 - May 2010

College of Charleston, Charleston, SC, US, Bachelors, Historic Preservation & Community Planning

I fell in love with the rich history of the city of Charleston, SC. It was only fitting for me to engage myself in this rich cultural environment. I received my BFA in Historic Preservation & Community Planning, while minoring in Studio Art and Art History.

Aug 2000 - May 2004

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