thomas aldrich

thomas aldrich

Santa Ana, CA, US



Thomas Aldrich

Job Captain-Junior Designer                                                                                                        

2532 S. Laurelwood, Santa Ana, CA 92704



            Skilled Designer with construction knowledge, carrying a passion to improve the profession of architecture and demonstrate the abilities of thoroughly developed design, I draw knowledge from a Bachelor of Architecture degree, years of construction experience as a framer and electrician, skills in fine arts and discipline instilled by the U.S. Army during multiple combat deployments.




            NewSchool of Architecture and Design (2011-2015), San Diego, CA

                        - Bachelor of Architecture

                        - Provost’s list 2012-2014

            Orange Coast College (2008-2011), Costa Mesa, CA

                                - Dean’s List 2008-2011 with 3.89 GPA



  • 3D modeling with Rhino
  • Fine Arts abilities in oil and watercolor
  • Rendering with V-ray
  • Drafting in AutoCAD and Revit
  • Project management skills gained from working with contractors, inspectors and OSHPD projects
  • Collaboration from experience in construction, architecture and U.S. Army
  • Presentation with Adobe Creative Suite including Illustrator, Photoshop
  • Construction knowledge from years of work as an electrician and framer


 Professional Experience


            2013-Present Junior Designer, The Farnsworth Group Architects, Irvine, CA

-Design, draft and submit projects for construction with majority of experience being for OSHPD projects. Successfully managed and completed construction of several facility upgrades. Restructured detail library resulting in faster implementation of necessary details.


2008-2013 Leadman/Foreman, Bergelectric Corp., Los Angeles, CA

-Managed and completed entire phases and floors of various construction projects including hospitals, college universities, police departments, retail stores and multi-unit residential buildings.


            2006-2008 Journeyman Electrician, Journey Electrical Technologies, Lake Forest, CA

-Advanced from senior apprentice to leadman while obtaining state certification for general electrician. Gained extensive knowledge of concrete structure while working on high-rise condominium structures.


2002-2006 Sergeant U.S. Army, 82nd Airborne Division, Fort Bragg, NC

-Served in Iraq, Afghanistan and the DMZ of the Republic of Korea as an airborne infantryman. Completed the non-commisioned officer primary leadership course, airborne school, air assault school and combat first responder course. Responsible for the lives and welfare of eight infantrymen in combat environments with no casualties and maintenance of $550,000 in military equipment. Gained immense experience in foreign culture and environments.


            2001-2002 Residential Electrician, H.W. Datz Electric, Randolph, NJ

-Gained experience in residential/commercial construction as an electrical apprentice working in and around New York City.


            1999-2001 Framer, Forsythe Construction, Boonton, NJ

-Gained experience as a framer working for a general contractor during summer breaks from high school.


Recent Work

  • Levin Residence, Los Angeles (2015). Designed and built a kitchen renovation which involved moving/adding windows, eliminating doors, soffits and completing new kitchen from bare wood studs
  • Glenwood Care Center, Oxnard (2015). Designed and managed construction of emergency repairs of roofing and structure damage as well as upgrading the existing two courtyards to promote a more salutogenic atmosphere.
  • College Hospital, Costa Mesa (2014). Participated in design and contract administration of HVAC upgrades as well as accessibility upgrades of existing facility.
  • Greater Watts Child Care Center, Los Angeles (2014). Participated in design and contract administration of security upgrades, classroom renovations and accessibility upgrades of facility.
  • Riviera Healthcare Center, Pico Rivera (2014). Participated in design and contract administration of a Sub-Acute facility upgrade.
  • RES Office, San Diego (2014). Participated in design and construction of a tenant improvement project in a design-build delivery format.
  • Restor Physical Therapy, Newport Beach (2014). Participated in design and construction of a new physical therapy center in a design-build delivery format.
  • Park Avenue Healthcare Center, Pomona (2013). Participated in design and contract administration of a Sub-Acute Facility upgrade.

Carmel Mountain Healthcare Center, San Diego (2013). Participated in design and contract administration of a Sub-Acute enlargement.



The Farnsworth Group Architects, Irvine, CA, US, Designer

Design, draft, submit CD's for approval on healthcare design projects and commercial tenant improvement projects.

May 2013 - current

Berg Electric Corp., Los Angeles, CA, US, Foreman Electrician

Jul 2008 - Jan 2013

Journey Electrical Technologies, Lake Forest, CA, US, Journeyman Electrician

Jun 2006 - Jul 2008

U.S. Army Active Duty, Sergeant

Mar 2002 - Jun 2006


NewSchool of Architecture & Design, San Diego, CA, US, BArch, B.Arch

Jun 2011 - current

Areas of Specialization