David Rutherford

David Rutherford

Plainfield, NJ, US



I am a currently employed architectural designer open to new employment in the New York area where I live. Having over four years experience full time in architectural offices in both the US and France, I have experience with hospitals, car dealerships, single family homes, apartments, and parks - to name a few. However, around half of my experience is in health care interiors.

On these varied construction types, I have worked in all parts of the design and documentation process, from schematic design to construction administration, and have developed skills in AutoCAD, Vectorworks, Sketchup, Adobe Creative Suite, Microsoft Office, 3D experience in Microstation. I’ve also completed a Revit course. Additionally, much of this valuable work experience came while balancing a rigorous school curriculum at night as part of Drexel's Unique 2 + 4 Program, in which students work full time as architects during the latter parts of the program.



Cerminara Architects, Hillsborough, NJ, US, Intermediate Architect

At Cerminara Architects, I manage several projects of various sizes and scopes, working in all phases of the design process on almost all of them. These responsibilities include meeting and corresponding with consultants, clients, and contractors.

Feb 2013 - current

DIGroup Architecture, New Brunswick, NJ, US, Design/Production Architect

At Design Ideas Group I was responsible for bringing conceptual designs, on which I contributed, to construction documents. I often designed architectural millwork myself, and I collaborated regularly with the firm's head designer who still serves as one of my mentors.

Feb 2012 - Feb 2013

Team Design Architects, Rumilly, France, Architect

At Team Design Architects I worked independently taking primarily homes from the simple conceptual design phase to construction documents in cooperation with the clients. I also did work permits, planning permits, and survey drawings, entirely in French. Unfortunately due to European work visa technicalities, I couldn’t continue working at Team Design Architects.

Apr 2011 - Aug 2011

Robert D Lynn Associates, Philadelphia, PA, US, Junior Architectural Designer

Robert D. Lynn Associates specializes entirely in health care design. Here, I did everything from schematic design, to construction documents, from cost analysis, to design development, from office management, to surveys. I was involved in almost all aspects of the design and documentation process.

Oct 2006 - Feb 2009


Drexel University, Philadelphia, PA, US, BArch, Architecture (2+4 option)

Sep 2004 - Jun 2010

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