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Benjamin Peter Thornton

Benjamin Peter Thornton

Kansas City, MO, US

 
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About 

I am a RIBA Chartered Architect educated in the United Kingdom with over seven years of experience. My work covers a range of typologies such as sport, residential, schools, retail and high specification residential.  My long term ambition is become an accomplished architect specializing in high specification single family homes.

Personally, I am professional, self-motivated and work well in a team as well as an individual. In addition, I have developed excellent communication skills through liasing with clients and consultants on a regular basis. From design to contract administration, over the course of my career I have developed critical skills conducive to all stages of the design process. 

Employment 

DLR Group, Portland, OR, US, RIBA Chartered Architect

Project Architect/ Job Captain, develop drawings from concept to construction documentation. Coordinate design with consultant engineers. Design and produce construction detailing including building envelope design and coordination with envelope consultants.

Oct 2018 - Mar 2021
 

AECOM, Kansas City, MO, US, Designer II

Designer II

• Projects: Sports Architecture: Basket Ball arenas, Tennis and American football
• 3D visualization using SketchUp and Revit
• BIM using Revit
• Design and production of documentaion at all stages of the design process - SD, DD and CD

Oct 2013 - Jul 2018
 

MESH Architectures, Brooklyn, NY, US, Architectural designer

Assistant to Architect

• Projects: High Specification residential, office interiors
• 3D visualization using SketchUp and Podium
• CAD design using Vector Works
• Technical production drawing
• Researching and sourcing products for client budgeting and specification requirements

Jan 2013 - May 2013
 

Tyler Mandic, Chelsea, London, GB, Architectural Assistant

Assistant to Architect

• Projects: High Specification Domestic
• Client briefing
• Working drawings for joinery and carpentary fittings and fixtures
• 2D Drafting with Vector Works
• 3D visualization with sketch up
• Surveying historic and listed buildings
• Liasing with energy efficiency consultants, engineers, archiologists & planners

Mar 2011 - May 2011
 

Saunders Partnership, Manchester, GB, Architectural Assistant

Assistant to Architect

• Projects: Retail
• Feasibility studies for potential retail units and mixed use schemes
• Preparation of drawings for planning
• Project management and coordination
• Liaise with industry professionals such as Highway Engineers and QS

Jul 2008 - Jun 2010
 

Condy Loft House Architects, Southport, GB, Architectural Assistant

Assistant to Architect

• Projects: Care Homes
• Assisted in the production of construction drawings
• Updated existing drawings with revision notes in preparation for issue
• Produced feasibility studies
• 3D visualizations using Sketch-Up Pro

Jan 2007 - Aug 2007
 

GHM Rock-townsend, Wheathampstead, GB, Architectural Assistant

Assistant to Architect

• Projects: Educational
• Assisted in the production of construction drawings
• Updated existing drawings with revision notes in preparation for issue
• Produced presentation images for clients approval using Photoshop
• Co-ordinated engineers drawings with architectural drawings

Sep 2005 - Aug 2006
 

Education 

RIBA (Royal Institute of British Architects), New York, NY, US, Professional Practice

Studied towards Part 3 Professional Practice in Architecture for ARB registration and RIBA Chartership.

Aug 2017 - Jun 2018
 

Manchester School of Architecture, BArch, Architecture

During the first year of the Diploma a year was spent working for GHM.

Sep 2006 - Jun 2008
 

Manchester School of Architecture, Bachelors, Architecture

Studied at the Manchester School of Architecture for three years to obtain a BA (Hons) Architecture.

Sep 2002 - Jun 2005
 

Areas of Specialization 

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