James Baptiste

James Baptiste

Lewiston, NY, US



 James P. Baptiste
945 Edna Drive, Lewiston, NY 14092
(716) 990-3057

o Complete CAD (2D & 3D) detailing of all aspects of projects (Arch., Elec., HVAC, Plumb., Interiors, Site/Civil)
o Lead kick-off meetings with clients to establish program parameters & follow-up communications to verify accuracy
o Site/Space Planning, coordination and tracking of multiple sources of project relevant data
o Conduct Planning & Town Board presentations of proposed projects utilizing film clips and PowerPoint
o Create construction documents with no supervision or close supervision based on project parameters
o Provide review documentation for client (internal & external) approval and sign-off
o Code compliance verification
o Coordination of varied consultants
o Mediation between trades, clients, & department Heads
o Management of digital and hardcopy project documentation
o Tutored students in Excel and AutoCAD at NCCC

Employment History:
As a result of the “By-Project” nature of Architecture and Construction I’ve earned valuable and varied experience in many different types of work settings as an independent contractor. I have also worked as a Full-Time (salary & hourly) employee in office, factory and construction site environments, Part-Time employee and work-from-home employee with weekly coordination meetings. 
• Brookside Home Inspections   Owner    8/6/2012-Current
Licensed NYS Home Inspector
• Brookside Design    Owner    2005-Current
Architectural Designer
• Advanced Architecture and Planning  Contract/Consultant Relationship 2011-Current (as needed/available)
Architectural Designer
• US Inspects     Commercial Assessments  2012
• Iskalo Development Corporation  Consultant Designer  3/2003-3/2008
Architectural Designer
• Grimm Construction Corporation  Full Time Employee  2/2000-4/2003
Architectural Designer

Note: from 2008-2011 I was a full time assistant football coach at Buffalo State College working with the QB’s & WR’s

COMPUTER PROFICIENCIES: I possess a very high level of proficiency with AutoCAD Architecture 2012, MS Office, Excel, PowerPoint, Photoshop, the Internet and social networking mediums. I own a licensed copy of Autodesk’s Building Design Suite Ultimate 2013.
o NYS Certified Home Inspector licensed and insured.
o Completed the OSHA 10hr training Course.
o Associate AIA member.
BA,  2006
SUNY at Buffalo School of Architecture and Planning – Buffalo, NY
AAS, 1999
Niagara County Community College – Sanborn, NY



University at Buffalo, Buffalo, NY, US, Bachelors, Environmental Design

Jan 2004 - Sep 2006

Areas of Specialization