David Kelley

David Kelley

San Francisco, CA, US



I am seeking a full-time intermediate design position that will help me gain valuable experience towards my goal of becoming a licensed architect. I have broad experience in both design development and construction documentation from a diverse range of projects including residential, commercial and institutional work.
I would like to focus on sustainable architecture that is responsible both toward the environment and those who use the building. I have worked on projects such as: Ohlone College Student Services Center (LEED Gold, $23 million), Modesto Junior College Allied Health Building ($25 million), Barbara Lee Senior Center and high end residential in the Tiburon / Mill Valley area. My diversified background in the construction field allows me to see issues from many different perspectives lending a well-rounded approach to my design process.
  I enjoy working with a variety of people and gain a great deal of satisfaction from the building process. Being concerned about the environment, I incorporate sustainable principles in my designs and solutions and would be happy to share my portfolio further. Please contact me to discuss any available opportunities.


David Kelley



Selander Architects, San Francisco, CA, US, Intermediate Designer

Working directly with the architect, I coordinate and produce construction documents for residential remodels and new construction with a wide variety of types and sizes. I verify constructability, access and code compliance for all design and detail work.

Jan 2013 - current

Dahlin Group Architecture Planning, Pleasanton, CA, US, Intern Architect

Working directly with a licensed architect, I was responsible for the construction documentation for Type V single family residential homes ranging from 2500sf-4500sf. There were a number of different styles including Craftsman, Italianate, Mission, Andalusian, and Art-Deco. We coordinated floor plans, sections, landscaping and details.

May 2011 - Aug 2012

tBP Architecture, Concord, CA, US, Senior Draftsman

•Ohlone Community College - Student Services Center CDs: Group B Occupancy, Type II-1HR construction, structural coordination, stair, retaining wall, two bridges, accessible ramp, skylight design and LEED calculations. Completed summer 2009. $23 million, Fremont CA
•Delta Community College – Cunningham Science Center: Lecture Room, Science Lab and Assembly Hall room studies. Approx. 100,000 sf, $61 million. Stockton, CA
•Modesto Junior College - Allied Health Building CDs: Type II-B const., Group B occ., 36,000 sf Completed August 2011, $25 million.

Sep 2005 - May 2008

David Babcock & Associates, Lafayette, CA, US, Designer/Draftsman

•Antelope Creekside Phase II: Site development and CDs. ~10,000 sf. Antelope, CA
•Drafted and prepared CDs for Various Costco projects

Mar 2005 - Sep 2005

Stong & Associates, El Cerrito, CA, US, Draftsman

•Drafted, prepared, and assembled construction documents for clients such as Honda, Starbucks
and various mixed use and residential projects.

Jan 2004 - Mar 2005

Roger Hartley Architectural Engineering, Tiburon, CA, US, Engineer in Training

Engineered and drafted complete sets of construction documents for all phases of the residential design submittal process. Took field measurements and evaluated site for design requirements. Inspected field construction for compliance.

Mar 2001 - Dec 2003


California College of the Arts, San Francisco, CA, US, BArch, Architecture

Jan 2010 - Dec 2012

University of California, Berkeley, Berkeley, CA, US, Bachelors, Civil Engineering

Bachelor's of Civil Engineering - Structural Engineering Emphasis

Jan 1998 - Jan 2001


1st Place - Unhackathon #1. SF Taxi & Communication Challenge, 1st Place

As part of a team, we were given the challenge of how to communicate in real time with transportation users. We chose to focus on the most highly-used Bart/ transportation hubs to create interactive screens that provide real-time data of possible transportation options.


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