Ashley Hodgson

Ashley Hodgson

Schaumburg, IL, US




Araiza Consulting Inc., Chicago, IL, Assistant/AutoCAD Drafter

• Create CAD reproductions of Chicago Transit Authority train stations based on most recent hard copies
• Provide numeric breakdowns for the station equation on rail drawings as well as match line drawings for subway lines
• Bring existing station and platform drawings up to current CTA standards
• Update conduit and camera drawings for the train yards
• Create CAD subway emergency exits drawings from pdf images and aerial maps
• Help to reorganize files for the public address book and Face Capture Project
• Aid in the design of station conduit hubs by creating 3D models of enclosures and components
• Produce architectural drawings for the Structured Cabling CCTV Project, as well as edit base and communications drawings
• Survey existing stations and platforms for as-built architectural and communications drawings

Mar 2010 - current

Design Synergies Ltd., Chicago, IL, US, Intern

• Produce accurate CAD drawings of proposed new structures for Toyota, Honda, and Lexus
• Show understanding of different structural types, code & zoning regulations
• Communicate with subcontractors and structural engineers
• Show a basic understanding of life safety and mechanical design
• Provide comprehensive drawings and project boards to customers and contractors

Sep 2007 - Aug 2008

General Works LLC., Sanford, FL, US, Asst. Project Manager, Intern

• Produce accurate CAD drawings of proposed new roof structures for commercial and municipal buildings
• Coordinate the documents of a multi-million dollar re-roof for an Orange County courthouse
• Create accurate submittal packages for the customer including MSDS and product data
• Show understanding of roof systems, materials, and manufacturers for flat, metal, and tiles
• Research extensively on green roofing and solar panel systems to start up new sustainable technologies division

May 2007 - Aug 2007


Illinois Institute of Technology (IIT), Chicago, IL, US, BArch, Architecture

• Gained experience in AutoCAD drafting and modeling, 3Dsmax and Design, Photoshop, Illustrator, Premiere and Revit
• Knowledge of laser cutter for modeling as well as the basic wood shop hardware
• Projects: hand-drafted Strathmore boards, Arches & Vellums; scaled house models, designs for a Montessori school, natatorium, 100k House, Farnsworth House Cultural Landscape Report, Tanggu Transit Hub, Bigane Paving Addition, and the Chicago 2016 Hospitality Village

Specialized in Digital Media and Landscape Architecture

Aug 2005 - Dec 2009

Areas of Specialization