Kelly Bird

Kelly Bird

La Mirada, CA, US



I have obtained my B.Arch. in 2010 from Cal Poly Pomona. I have experience modeling in Revit Architecture and ArchiCad and drafting in AutoCAD. My most recent work experience involved historic preservation which is a subject that I enjoy. It is my goal to become a licensed architect in California and I am interested in opportunities that will allow me to fulfill my IDP requirements. 

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Rengel + Co Architects, Tustin, CA, US, Draftsman

I started as an entry level draftsman on multiple projects. Responsibilities developed and grew over time to include code analysis for new projects, city processing, rfi management during construction, submittal review and management, and construction observation.
I am currently working on several skilled nursing projects that are spread across the states and I am gaining experience with specialized codes required per state for those facilities.

Mar 2013 - current

City of Whittier, Whittier, CA, US, administrative intern

• Updated the City’s historic resources documentation and project applications
• Created a product and service’s resource booklet for preservation and rehabilitation
• Conducted plan checks and processed project applications
• Assisted in the development of the City’s historic resources and preservation web pages
• Collaborated with senior planning staff in generating an intern development program manual

Jul 2010 - Dec 2011

SVA Architects (Formerly MVE Institutional), Irvine, CA, US, intern

• Received, organized and filed RFI documents with in house project tracking program
• Coordinated construction documents and drawing sets with consultant drawings
• Researched materials and specifications
• Created 3‐D models using Revit Architecture

Feb 2010 - Jun 2010

AIAS, Cal Poly Pomona, Pomona, CA, US, Fundraiser

• Pursued an estimated total of $4,500 in donations, grants and gifts-in-kind from various contributors
• Designed and remodeled the chapter office into a student lounge/quiet space
• Designed and applied graphics for two entry spaces within the studio building to provide a
means of way finding

Aug 2008 - Jun 2009


KETIV, Fullerton, CA, US, AutoCAD2013 Fundamentals

This course reviewed the basic AutoCAD 2013 program features including changes from previous versions.

Covered Topics included:
AutoCAD Interface
Basic drafting tools
Basic modification tools
Drawing management
Annotation and styles
Layouts and Plotting

Sep 2012 - Oct 2012

California State Polytechnic University, Pomona, Pomona, CA, US, BArch, Architecture

-environmental design/ sustainability
-architecture history/ case studies
-urbanism/ urban design

Sep 2004 - Dec 2010

La Serna High School, Whittier, CA, US, High School, High School Education

-AutoCAD 2002 (introduction and secondary course)
-Mechanical Drafting (introduction and secondary)
-Digital Arts (Corel Draw, Photoshop, Dreamweaver)
-Culminating Senior project covering contemporary/vernacular southern california
residential architecture

Aug 2000 - Jun 2004

Areas of Specialization