John Keiser

John Keiser

Tacoma, WA, US



Architectural/Engineering CAD Drafter/Designer with over 38 years of experience in the Architectural/Engineering/Construction industry.



IHB architects, Kent, WA, US, Architectural Designer

Architectural design and development for residential and commercial projects.

Nov 2023 - current

Eric Miller Architects, Inc, Monterey, CA, US, Senior Architectural Drafter

Architectural design and detail development for client residential and commercial projects.

Oct 2018 - Nov 2023

Sonics ESD, Monterey, CA, US, Senior Designer

Design and detail development for commercial and residential projects requiring acoustical mitigation and specialty engineering.

Dec 2015 - Oct 2018

PEAK Technical Staffing USA, Brea, CA, US, Cad Technician

Contract drafter for JR Miller & Associates Architects/Engineers – architectural design and detail development for client commercial projects.

Aug 2015 - Dec 2015

Randstad USA, La Habra, CA, US, CAD Specialist

Contract drafter for Pacific Architectural Millwork - drafting & submittal development of shop drawings for cabinetry and millwork projects for commercial clients.

Jan 2015 - Jul 2015

Albertini Italian Windows and Doors, Costa Mesa, CA, US, CAD Drafter

Shop drawing drafting & submittal development for manufacture of high-end residential window and door projects.

Jun 2014 - Jan 2015

William Bagnall Architects Inc., Santa Cruz, CA, US, Architectural CAD Drafter

Drafting, detailing and code research work for local large hospitality project, in addition to other smaller Santa Cruz commercial/residential projects.

Feb 2013 - Jun 2014

DRS Architects, Pittsburgh, PA, US, CAD Technician

Part of a three-person team that provided on-going Architectural Services for a major US Financial Corporation with 150,000 s.f. average of renovations per year and helped attain LEED certification for all projects after 2009. Additionally provided drafting and design service work for a variety of client projects in hospitality, college/university work, as well as private, public & government sector work. Other firm duties included development of CAD standards as CAD Manager, vendor web-link catalog as Architectural Librarian, and office IT support.

Feb 2005 - Nov 2012

Apostolou Associates, Inc., Pittsburgh, PA, US, CAD Drafter

Part of a small core team that provided on-going Architectural/Engineering and Space Planning Services for a major US Financial Corporation over 15-year period – took over as Project Manager in 2002. Also, provided architectural & MEP CAD drafting and design service work for additional client projects in public housing, K-12 education, college/university, and medical facilities. Other duties included project CAD supervision/scheduling, CAD standards/libraries maintenance, Architectural Librarian, office IT support, graphic design support for marketing proposals.

Dec 1986 - Jan 2005

American Bridge Division, US Steel Corporation, Pittsburgh, PA, US, CAD Drafter

Oct 1985 - Nov 1986


Indiana University of Pennsylvania, Indiana, PA, US, Bachelors, Fine Arts - Graphic Design

Art Studio and Art History classwork along with typical liberal arts electives.

Jan 1980 - Dec 1982

University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA, US, General Studies

Liberal Arts curriculum - math, science, english; also art studio and art history electives.

Sep 1978 - Dec 1979

Mt Lebanon High School, Pittsburgh, PA, US, High School, Drafting

Typical curriculum of math, science, english, social studies with four years of drafting classwork

Sep 1973 - Jun 1977

Areas of Specialization