Jennifer MacIsaac

Jennifer MacIsaac

Ventura, CA, US



I am an architect and project manager.  I have spent 18 years working in smaller firms, mostly around the Los Angeles area.  I have worked on a variety of project types, but most of my work has centered around multi-family housing and educational projects.  I have had extensive experience in building construction document sets and in construction management.


PBWS Architects, Project Manager

-Architect’s representative during construction of a new, 17,000 s.f. Child Development Center for a local community college. Project slated for LEED Gold Certification. Propelled project to success with unflagging 20 month commitment to the Owner’s interests and to the construction team.

-Insured well coordinated set of construction documents for the Child Development Center through diligent quality control review and management of the contractor bid process. Mitigated design errors saving PBWS and the Owner substantial money, conflict and time.

-Spearheaded production of a Final Project Proposal to the State of California for funding of a new, 65,000 s.f. culinary school for a local community college. Project valued at $50 million construction cost. Project was accepted for state funding.

-Managed interior finish renovation of two, 65,000 s.f. community college buildings. Buildings were built in the 1960’s and had many construction irregularities and code issues. Accomplished the project on time and to the Owner’s satisfaction.

-Orchestrated construction drawing production for a 2,100 s.f. office/toilet building for a local community college. Managed 2 draftspersons. Quality set of construction documents was submitted to the Owner for DSA plan check process.

-Oversaw construction drawing production for various relocatable building projects for 2 local community colleges.

-Programmed and designed a 7,500 s.f. library/administrative building for a local elementary school.

Feb 2007 - Jul 2010

Self-Employed, Architect, General Contractor, Administrative Assistant

-Created construction drawing sets, obtained municipal approvals and performed general contractor duties for 2 residential remodels and additions.

-Provided administrative support for a home-based business including processing of applications, review of financial statements and preparing expense reports.

May 2002 - Jan 2007

Onyx Architects, Project Manager

-Created construction document sets for four, 36 to 65 unit apartment buildings for non-profit entities.

-Facilitated the construction of four apartment buildings for non-profit entities. Enhanced the experience of construction for all concerned through diligent attention to the construction process and promotion of teamwork. Rigorously represented the Owner’s interests.

-Integral part of design, construction document production and construction administration team for a major addition to a church in Manhattan Beach, CA.

Oct 1995 - Apr 2002


University of Washington, Master of Architecture

One year of graduate study in Architecture.

Sep 1985 - Jun 1986

University of California, Santa Cruz (UCSC), Environmental Design

Bachelor of Arts Degree

Sep 1979 - Jun 1983

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