Elijah Kay

Elijah Kay

Salem, OR, US



  • Thorough expertise with Microsoft software (Word, Excel, Power Point, OneNote and Office 365 with multi-users)
  • Experienced in setup and operation of printers, plotters, scanners, back-up systems, small scale networks, intra-office file sharing and small-scale “cloud” computing
  • Own Autodesk Revit Suite (Revit Architecture 2012 and AutoCAD Architecture 2012 included)
  • Fluently read/write/speak in Russian


Amber Park Apartments, LLC, Salem, OR, On-Site Manager

 Management of a multi-cultural 41-unit apartment community
 Creation and execution of marketing campaigns; executing tenant retention campaign
 Handling $22,000/mo in rent payments and their deposits
 Hiring subcontractors for unit turn-over, handling non-paying tenants, difficult cases (charge-backs to tenants), complaints/maintenance requests, denied applicants
 General maintenance and unit remodel

Dec 2010 - current

Elijah Kay/Studio 55, Salem, OR, US, Home Designer

 Space design, development of building sections and elevations using AutoCAD Architecture, AutoCAD MEP (both equipped with proprietary tools) and Autodesk Revit Architecture
 Building component clash detection via 3D Visualization and clash detection within AutoCAD, Revit and Navisworks environments:
 Reduce engineering costs
 Assist with smooth construction
 Direct experience with clients, engineers and permitting
 Project types: single- and multi-level residences ($180K - $750K value)
 Construction types: wood frame, insulated concrete forms

Jun 2004 - current

Fluent Engineering, Inc., Salem, OR, Senior Drafter/Designer

 Preparation of Electrical Construction Drawings using AutoCAD MEP equipped with proprietary tools
 Electrical design and circuiting; lighting simulations (using Visual), lighting load calculations (using State of Oregon forms), creating Lighting Fixture Cut Books, writing responses to RFI’s, preparing Proposal Requests
 Project types: senior care (Alzheimer), office, education
 Construction types: wood frame, tilt-up concrete

May 2009 - Jul 2010

Bonaventure Senior Living, Inc., Salem, OR, Senior Drafter

 Preparation of Architectural Construction Drawings using AutoCAD Architecture equipped with proprietary tools
 Improved quality control to decrease RFI’s by 40%, co-supervised office-wide software upgrade, minor Project Management
 Project types: senior care (Independent, Assisted, Alzheimer)
 Construction types: multi-level wood frame

Jul 2007 - Mar 2009

Arbuckle Costic Architects, Salem, OR, US, CAD Operator

 Preparation of Architectural Construction Drawings
 Feasibility Studies, Minor Project Management, AutoCAD customization, fine-tuning of office standards
 Project types: office, church, apartment, sport facilities
 Construction types: wood frame, tilt-up concrete, CMU

Jun 2004 - Nov 2006

Vix Designs, Salem, OR, Drafter, Finish Carpenter, Bookkeeper

 Maintained books for two companies, was an active part of the design team

Sep 2001 - Jun 2004

Architects Four, LLC, Salem, OR, CAD Operator

 Preparation of Architectural Construction Drawings using AutoCAD
 Site visits, As-built drawings, AutoCAD customization
 Project types: office, education, medical
 Construction types: wood frame, tilt-up concrete, CMU

Feb 1996 - Aug 2001


ITT Technical Institute, Pportland, OR, CAD

Computer Aided Drafting and Design training focused primarily on the skills required for immediate employment. Obtained a half-time position in Feb 1995. Was hired full time by Architects Four, LLC after graduation.

Sep 1994 - Feb 1996

Areas of Specialization