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Barbara Million

Barbara Million

Wrightstown, NJ, US

 

About 

Detail oriented interior design professional with versatile computer skills used innovatively to solve design problems; experienced in project team collaboration

Summary of Qualifications

  • Collaborates with teams of interior designers and architects and other design professionals on a variety of building types including corporate office buildings and senior living facilities
  • Working knowledge of Revit Architecture, Sketchup, ARRIS CAD & Corel Draw
  • Keen attention to detail that results in accurate construction documentation
  • Excellent computer skills and experience working with several CAD (Computer Aided Design) software programs, 3-D graphics software, spreadsheets and databases to compile clear construction documents

Professional Experience

Design Skills

  • Utilized three dimensional software including Sketchup to analyze design problems and create presentation graphics to sell the design
  • Developed space planning programs for corporate clients while at CUH2A and Curtis Cox & Kennerly using database software programs
  • Organized and produced construction documents, including plans, details, interior elevations, and door and window schedules using ARRIScad, Micro GDS, and Sketchup software, spreadsheets, and database software
  • Resolved design problems on plans and elevations, incorporating ADA Accessibility guidelines

Communication/Collaboration

  • Communicated with clients on facility operations and space planning needs. Collaborated with client marketing efforts and produced fundraising brochures.
  • Interfaced with interior design consultants, mechanical engineers, construction managers in drawing review and clarification
  • Used Adobe products to markup consultants working drawings and review shop drawing submissions
  • Provided technical support in 10-15 person interior design departments in mid to large size architectural firms and in a 7-10 person architectural firm. Trained staff to use ARRIScad design software, Corel Draw graphics, Lotus and Dbase IV databases and continually educated staff by sharing software shortcuts to accelerate office production
  • Participated in Princeton Area Autocad User Group and the Delaware Valley Arris User Group

Organization

  • Developed office standards for construction documents and graphic libraries, expediting computer documentation
  • Compiled sets of construction documents from schematic drawing phase
  • Organized submissions to New Jersey Department of Community Affairs

Technical Ability

  • Completed a Autodesk BIM Design course in August 2015 which included Revit Architecture and Autocad 2015
  • Modeled interior spaces in Sketchup for client presentations
  • Efficiently mastered several computer-aided drafting software programs including Arriscad, Tricad, and Micro GDS.
  • Created HTML documents for marketing purposes and maintained the company web page

Employment 

Buckl Architects, Cherry Hill, NJ, US, Senior Designer

The initial focus of this position is to define and roll out Revit standards within
the company as well as train the staff to be able to use it effectively for construction documentation. The planning and design aspect of this position encompasses all areas of project design and documentation in a team based approach. This includes the daily coordination of projects, development of project presentation and graphics, and interactions with clients and consultants.

Oct 2017 - current
 

Camden County College, Blackwood, NJ, US, Instructor - Revit Architecture

I am teaching professionals an introductory Revit Architecture course for the Camden County College Career Institute.

Oct 2015 - current
 

Merlino Design Partnership, King of Prussia, PA, US, Interior Architectural Specialist

My position at MDP involved me in the design aspects of senior living projects including design development, documentation, shop drawing review and furniture installation. Because of my attention to detail I was also responsible for quality control review on several projects.

Nov 2015 - Sep 2017
 

Donnelly Wagner Architects, Cinnaminson, NJ, US, CADD Administrator

Collaborating with the architects, mechanical and structural consultants and other design professionals, I produced construction documents from the schematic design phase of the project. This included design development, code research, and architectural and interior detailing primarily on senior care facilities and religious buildings. I created presentation drawings and marketing materials using ARRIScad, Sketchup, and Corel Draw, often working directly with clients to produce marketing materials and fund raising brochures. I trained staff in CAD and created office standards to expedite drawing production. In addition, I maintained the office computer hardware and software and maintained the company's web page. I have a working knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel and Powerpoint programs

Sep 1998 - Apr 2015
 

Lighthouse Graphics, Princeton, NJ, US, CAD Technician, consultant for the Hillier Group

Documented corporate interior projects using the Micro GDS cad software . My experience included site surveys with the project designer, and meeting with MEP consultants to coordinate drawings.

Jan 1997 - Aug 1997
 

Herman Hassinger Architects, Moorestown, NJ, US, CAD Technician

Produced construction documents and presentation drawings using ARRIScad software and Corel Draw for senior living facilities.

Feb 1994 - Dec 1996
 

Toll Brothers Inc. - Toll Architecture, Morrisville, NJ, US, CAD Technician

Produced architectural construction documents including floor plans, elevations and details for residential projects.

Oct 1990 - Apr 1993
 

Curtis Cox Kennerly, Philadelphia, PA, US, Designer

Space planning and documentation of interior projects including corporate offices. Used ARRIScad software to produce 2d and 3d drawings and presentation. Also involved in developing client space planning programs using Lotus database software

Jan 1988 - Sep 1990
 

Education 

Camden County College, Rohrer Center, Cherry Hill, NJ, Autodesk BIM Design

My pursuit of Revit training led me to an CAD Project Study through the Camden County Career Center. The course included Autodesk software and the professor tailored it to my specific requirements. Primarily I focused on Autocad 2015 and Revit Architecture 2015.

May 2015 - Aug 2015
 

Aracadia University, Glenside, PA, US, Bachelors, BFA Interior Design - Honors Program

Sep 1979 - May 1983
 

Areas of Specialization 

Skills