James Wellington

James Wellington

Lawrence, KS, US



I have always been passionate about design and began my college career as a Fine-
Arts major. I was drawn from the arts to architecture by the collaborative, functional and
service-minded aspects of the design and product.

My computer skills include Autocad 2012, Sketchup, Rhino, Vray, ARCGIS, Adobe
creative products (Photoshop, Illustrator, In-design and Premiere Pro), Microsoft Office
and digital model building using CNC routers and laser cutters. My analog skills include
drawing, drafting and model building. I am also an accomplished paper folder and cook.


The University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS, US, Graduate Teaching Assistant

Assisted studio professor with class organization, student advising and critiques.
Developed students’ abilities in design thinking, hand drawing and architectural design.

Aug 2011 - Jan 2012

Hilltop Child Development Center, Lawrence, KS, US, Assistant Teacher/ Teacher's Aide

Develop summer curriculum for children ages 6 to 9. Oversaw the day to day activities
in the classroom. Assisted teachers in the implementation of curriculum for children
ages 2 to 6.

Jan 2006 - Sep 2011

Panera Bread, Lawrence, KS, US, Assistant Manager/ Training Specialist

Oversaw all aspects of bakery/cafe. Worked with management team and associates to
provide a quality product in an inviting setting. Oversaw the hiring and orientation of new
associates. Continued to develop and improve training programs and systems.
Managed the tracking and reporting of all money coming into, and out of the store.
Tracked and reported all service/ maintenance orders for the store. Successfully
managed inventory through development of ordering pars and inventory management
systems. Worked alongside General Manager to project and maintain excellent labor to
sales ratio.

Sep 2001 - May 2005

Excel Constructors, Kansas City, KS, US, Carpenter/ Laborer

Worked with team of carpenters and laborers to build commercial buildings. Developed
skills and familiarity with many aspects of commercial construction.

May 1988 - Sep 2001


The University of Kansas, MArch, Masters in Architecture

Aug 2007 - May 2012