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Nicholas McMunn, Assoc. AIA

Nicholas McMunn, Assoc. AIA

Houston, TX, US

 

About 

Nicholas Adam McMunn
1302 W. 21st St. #B, Houston, TX 77008
(M): [303] 656.7216
E-mail: McMunn.Nicholas@gmail.com
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OVERVIEW

Architectural design staff with 7+ years of direct practical experience dreaming up solutions to clients design problems. Poseses strong conceptual thinking and problem solving skills and utiilizes numerous mediums to generate working solutions that have helped to generate a diverse portfolio of work bridging numerous project types ranging from mixed-use, multifamily, commercial, hospitality, product development, residential landscape and higher education.
Nicholas takes pride in being part of a team that strives for excellence and delivers on their promises. He finds inspiration in working with other creative professionals and aspires to be a design leader himself in the future.

EDUCATION:     

University of Colorado at Denver          
Master of Architecture, January 2009 – December 2010
Dean’s List 2009-2010
Graduated Tau Sigma Delta, Fall 2010
GPA: 3.9

University of Colorado at Boulder               
Environmental Design (Emphasis in Architecture) September 2003 – May 2006
Graduated with special honors
GPA: 3.767

PROFESSIONAL
EXPERIENCE: 
    

Gensler                                                           Current

Architectural Designer for a world reknowned architecture firm with involvement in hospitality, education and commercial development solutions while maintaining numerous levels of responsibilities ranging from drawing documentation, design leadership and collaboration for early design work as well as consultant coordination and cross-office coordination with other genslerites.   

Davis Partnership Architects, Inc.            2013-2014

Intermediate level architect for a well respected Denver architecture firm specializing in the private sector and healthcare with numerous levels of responsibilities ranging from drawing documentation, project management, design and numerous other office projects and activities. Worked directly with Design Directors and principles on early conceptualization.

BioSIPs                                                       2009-2010
BioSIPs is a grant funded research project through the University of Colorado to help develop alternative construction techniques using waste diverting materials. Design and Fabrication of full scale BioSIP wall, roof and floor panels (made from bonded paper) for a research prototype structure was the main focus for the project. The technical research aspect for the panels was to develop and build panels for ASHRAE testing.

Responsibilities 
  • - Development of shop drawings               
  • - Co-design on a BioSIPs research structure                       
  • - Physical fabrication of panels                                         
  • - ASHRAE testing                                      
  • - Construction of BioSIPs research structure                        
  • - Specifications research                             

Pfeiffer Partners Architects Inc.               2007-2009
Intermediate level architect for a well respected Los Angeles higher education and performing arts architecture firm with numerous levels of responsibilities ranging from design, drawing documentation, project management, construction administration and model builder for numerous office projects and designs.

McGinty Inc.                                               2006-2007
As a junior level architect for a strong retail design firm invested in Barnes and Noble College Bookstore and Books A Million retail chain design, McGinty gave me great responsibilities and ample opportunity to participate in all aspects of the design process.

Pete Hart Landscape and Design        2003-2006
Project manager and fabricator of residential landscapes.

Projects

Commercial/Mixed Use
Block 162 - Commercial office Tower, Denver, CO
Cabela’s Corporate Campus, Sidney, NE*
TMC3 Innovation Campus, Houston, TX
Books-A-Million @ Houston Pavilions, Houston, TX*
Griffith Observatory, Los Angeles, CA*
110 Wacker - Commercial Office Tower, Chicago, IL

Hospitality
The Post Oak Hotel, Houston, TX
The TMC Hotel, Houston, TX
The Art Hotel, Denver, CO*
Besos Clothing Store, Boulder, CO*
Radda Trattoria, Boulder, CO*

Higher Education
Westmont College Master Plan, Santa Barbara, CA*
Barnes and Noble College Bookstores, Various Locations*

Residential
Belmar Block 13 and 14 (Trifecta Apartments), Lakewood, CO*
UCLA Northwest Campus Housing Infill, University of California Los Angeles, CA*
*Projects completed prior to joining Gensler

Project Awards
IIDA BEST Award - Hospitality Category: The Art Hotel, 2016
Best Overall LEED Project in California Central Coast Chapter: Westmont College, 2011
AIA Institute, Honors Award: Griffith Observatory, 2008

ARCHITECTURE & PROJECT
CAPTAIN
EXPERIENCE:
        

-Independent, exemplar, and efficient completion and quality design deliverables that includes, but is not limited to, completion of site inspections, working drawings, model preparation, preliminary design, AutoCAD renderings, quality assurance and control, and construction administration activities for projects up to 300MM.
-Developed and delegated deliverables requiring an understanding of basic design principals with consideration of resources and limitations for several projects simultaneously (i.e. materials, time, budget and other specific constraints)
-Regularly participated in specific project leadership responsibilities to support senior staff. Activities include effective leading of team correspondence, team-client feedback meetings, and client presentation feedback.
-Contributed beyond expectation of position through effective mentorship of new project team members to project specific activities and contributed preferred ideas for effective team building skills to expedite quality project delivery.
-Demonstrated continual progressive thinking and ingenuity through the research and development of unconventional materials of construction as demonstrated by successful testing of structure developed with BioSIP panels.

COMPUTER
SKILLS: 
 

CAD: AutoCAD
Modeling:  SketchUp, Rhino, Revit (some Grasshopper experience), Lumion, Enscape
Presentation Graphics: Photoshop, Illustrator, Word, Excel, Flash, InDesign, BlueBeam

TRADE/ CROSSOVER
SKILLS:

-Hand renderings with experience in marker washes and colored pencil renderings.
-Model building skills with characteristics that display a high level of detail.
-Design charette development skills.
-Experienced in both residential and commercial build out and renovation projects.
-Residential landscape management expertise
-Home renovation construction

REFERENCES: 

-Kellen Schauermann          E-mail:Kellenschauermann@gmail.com
Lead research and developer, BioSIPs, Boulder, CO
-Steven Hall                         E-mail: S.hall@pfeifferpartners.com
Associate architect at Pfeiffer Partners Architects Inc.
-Bill Cooperman                   E-mail:Bcooperman@pfeifferpartners.com
Associate Architect at Pfeiffer Partners Architects Inc.
-Tim McGinty                        E-mail:Tmcginty@mcgintyinc.com
Architect and owner of McGinty Inc.
 

Employment 

Gensler, Houston, TX, US, Architectural Designer

Feb 2014 - current
 

Davis Partnership Architects, Denver, CO, US, Junior Architectural Design Professional

May 2013 - Feb 2014
 

BioSIPs, Boulder, CO, US, Assistant research and developer

A grant funded research project through the University of Colorado under the guidance of Julee Herdt and Kellen Schauermann where the responsibilities included development of shop drawings, physical fabrication, and design of a research structure utilizing the BioSIP prototype panels developed during research.

Apr 2009 - Aug 2010
 

Pfeiffer, Los Angeles, CA, US, Junior Architect

Junior level architect for a well respected Los Angeles higher education and performing arts architecture firm with numerous levels of responsibilities ranging from drawing documentation, project management, construction administration and model builder for numerous office projects and designs.

Aug 2007 - Jan 2009
 

McGinty Inc., Boulder, CO, US, Junior Architect

Junior level architect position for a strong retail design firm invested in Barnes and Noble College Bookstore and Books A Million retail chains with growth in design opportunities and fixture design.

May 2006 - Aug 2007
 

Education 

University of Colorado at Denver, Denver, CO, US, MArch, Master of Architecture

Projects include:
-Greensburg, KS, design/build houses (re-building Greenstown), Spring
2009
-Boutique Hotel, Fall 2009
-ACSA Competition, Spring 2010
-CIA Training Facility, Fall 2010
Coursework in green building technologies, construction
methodologies, design studios ranging in scale from 550 sf. to
300,000 sf., architectural photography, pre-design methods......

Jan 2009 - Dec 2010
 

University of Colorado at Boulder, Boulder, CO, US, BArch, Environmental Design with an emphasis in Architecture

Coursework in building systems, building structures, design studios, fabrication, media techniques, theory, history......

Aug 2003 - May 2006
 

Awards 

Deans Gallery Nominee for the University of Colorado Denver School of Architecture, 1st Place

Deans Gallery Nominee for the University of Colorado Denver School of Architecture and Planning

2010
 

State Wide Recognition for Artistic Capabilities, Honorable Mention

State Wide Recognition for Artistic Capabilities Presented by Colorado Senator Joel Hefley

2002
 

Areas of Specialization 

Skills