Justin Freeman

Justin Freeman

Oceanside, CA, US

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I am a person that cares about the relationships and respect you build with a team through daily design opportunities. I believe these core things lead me to stay inspired and patient when helping lead others through the challenges that arise in every project and team. 

My 5 years of architecture experience are totaled between two firms where I’ve lead and collaborated with teams in a variety of project experience in K-12, Higher Education, Office, Aquatic, Healthcare and Religious. 

I am confident that throughout my experience I’ve developed a skill set directly relevant to a position that includes effectively communicating and coordinating teams through design objectives in construction documents, execution of deadlines and design presentations. 

I’m excited for the potential to combine my artistic talents and technical skills to many projects that create beautiful spaces that serve the greater good. 

Please contact me for any additional information.


VCBO Architecture, Salt Lake City, UT, US, Designer 1

-Successfully served as Project Coordinator, Revit Manager, Designer 1 and Intern Architect in developing construction documents with multiple projects in K-12, Higher Education, Office, Healthcare and Religious.

-Effectively coordinated teams by assigning tasks to meet deadlines, mentoring junior staff, and weekly team meetings.

-Performed QA/QC reviews during assembly of construction documents, specifications, permit bid sets and addenda.

-Directly worked with clients, and consultants to understand and stay within the project scope.

-Consistently assured that project vision and design objectives were carried out through all phases of design.

-Experience with BIM coordination and construction administration from reviewing shop drawings and submittals, answering RFI’s, attending OAC meetings, completing field reports, and punch listing.

Sep 2015 - current

USS Cal Builders, La Jolla, CA, US, Project Engineer

-Project Engineer for La Jolla High School stadium and building improvements.

-Assisted Superintendent in managing and accessing the work on the job site with subcontractors.

-Assisted with safety and SWPPP reports.

-Wrote and sent RFI's to the Architect, coordinating with the subcontractors and Superintendent.

-Submitted change orders to be approved

-Prepared weekly schedules and meeting minutes for OAC meetings that I attended.

Jul 2015 - Aug 2015

Garth Packard Construction Inc., Oceanside, CA, US, Contractor Assistant

-Assisted with construction documents, permitting, and surveying.

-Assisted in construction work of building and remodeling residential homes.

-Worked in excavation, demolition, grading, concrete, framing, painting, landscaping and built retaining walls.

Feb 2011 - Aug 2015

Aquatic Design Group, Carlsbad, CA, US, BIM Coordinator

-Coordination of drawings, models and families to base project files with other consulting firms through Revit and AutoCAD.

-Drawing, designing, drafting and modeling facilities such as water parks, competition and recreational pools, spas and water features.

-Involved in the collaboration of projects with the architecture, construction administration, engineering and marketing teams.

-Work in each phase of a project from developing proposals through construction documents.

May 2014 - Jul 2015

Sillman Wright Architects, Salt Lake City, Collaboration Project

-Assisted in the survey inventory of every room in every building at Southwestern College in Chula Vista.

-Measured square footage, number of work stations and determined the code of each space.

-Collaborated with Principals Larry Sillman and Brett Tullis.

Apr 2014 - Apr 2014


NewSchool of Architecture & Design, San Diego, CA, US, BArch, Bachelor of Architecture

Oct 2010 - Jun 2015


Study Abroad Scholarship: NSAD, Scholarship

Awarded the Undergraduate scholarship for the Rome, Italy Study Abroad Program


Competition Award: NSAD, Award

Finalist in the Laureate Here for Good Scholarship from the NewSchool of Architecture + Design


Competition Award: Balboa Park, San Diego, Award

Citation Award of the Balboa Park Centennial Gate Competition presented by the AIA San Diego


Eagle Scout (Boy Scouts of America), Award

Achieved many awards in Boy Scouts, the highest being Eagle Scout


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