Christopher Lucas-Miller

Christopher Lucas-Miller


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At WD I was responsible for overseeing all phases in the A/E development of construction documents including due diligence, specifications, permitting and construction administration in addition to project integration, scope, time, forecasting, and cost and quality management for several national retailers. I maintained positive client relationships at all levels and I partner with the Director, A&E, and Design Director to suggest timely solutions to client problems thus becoming a valued resource and partner. Internally, I was responsible for managing the on-time and on-budget completion of the assigned projects and responsible for the production and maintenance of the design and construction documents.


WD Partners, Columbus, OH, US, Senior Designer, Architecture


•Management/leadership experience, supervising and developing others in a cross-functional team environment
•Experience managing multiple complex projects/clients
•Design work experience in architecture with progressive levels of responsibility
•Experience working in retail, restaurant, and convenience store markets
•High Level of Experience with AutoCAD, Revit, Sketchup, MS Office Suite, and Acrobat Pro, Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, etc.
•Demonstrable graphic design skills with a strong portfolio
•Ability to incorporate feedback and take/give direction well
•Outstanding leadership and organizational skills
•Exemplary interpersonal and analytical abilities
•Team player with strong, strategic communication and presentation skills
•Experience preparing technical documentation for groups during project's design and programming phases
•Advaced Knowledge of the production and management of the A&E process from schematic design through to construction documents - including formatting, proofreading, standardizing, and producing submittals
•Experience managing and providing direction to external architects and engineers

Nov 2013 - current

Model Architecture, LLC, Granville, OH, US, Lead Designer-Sole Proprietor

Before working for WD Partners, I had worked on numerous residential projects including small kitchen remodels, master bedroom additions, whole house remodels, and even large-scale multi-family condominiums. I had worked as an assistant project manager, project manager, lead designer, and most recently I had worked as sole proprietor of a 3-d visualization firm--Model Architecture--specializing in architectural computer rendering and modeling. My firm also created hand renderings, physical models and other marketing material for various architectural firms, developers, and universities.

Specialties: My responsibilities in previous architecture firms have included simultaneous management of multiple projects, drafting, detailing and organization of construction documents, preparation of presentation and/or marketing materials, and construction administration support.

Marketed, organized, managed a successful design and consulting business.
Designed, managed multiple high-end residential construction projects from schematic design to construction documents and construction administration.
Designed, produced 3d computer models, components, and other computer media using 3dStudio Max, Revit 2017, SketchUp 2017 Pro/ Layout 2017 Pro, AutoCad 2017, Photoshop and InDesign CS6+ and other programs for architecture firms and developers.
Contributed to “Buildipedia” website as writer and editor of topic summaries in Masterformat Section.
Contributing writer and moderator of 3d rendering and BIM forums.

Sep 2008 - Nov 2014

HRJL Architects, Inc., Newark, OH, US, Project Manager -Lead Designer

Designed and oversaw construction of several large scale residential projects.
Project Manager and Designer of Licking County Veteran’s Memorial and Services Building, Newark, Ohio.
Worked closely with clients to develop concepts and made changes to those concepts in order to obtain initial approvals.
Created sketches by hand or on computer of key elevations and/or site configuration for presentations.
When appropriate, assisted with budget and timetable development.
Supervised production team during completion of construction documents to ensure client goals are met.
Established, incorporated, monitored new AutoCAD standards to meet AIA and NCARB guidelines.

Jul 2007 - Sep 2008

JL Bender, Inc., Columbus, OH, US, Project Assistant-Designer-Project Manager

Managed project team on Town Center Place, a 20-unit condominium project in Upper Arlington.
Assisted Lead Designer with solving design/construction problems throughout design devolpment phase.
Assisted in design of, coordinated marketing for several projects in the Columbus, Ohio area including
the Columbus Culinary School, Livingston Ave Elementary School, and The Shoppes at Town Center.
Established, incorporated, monitored new AutoCAD standards to meet AIA, NCARB, and CPS guidelines.
Prepared 2D and 3D presentation/design drawings and built physical and computer models for client/project team review.

Jul 2005 - Jun 2007

Earl Walls Associates, San Diego, CA, US, Intern-Project Assistant

5348 Carroll Canyon Road, San Diego, California 92121
Developed solutions to technical and design problems following established standards for
laboratory projects such as Heidelberg College, University of Arkansas, and University of Toledo.
Created programming documents for laboratory projects such as Auburn University and USDA, Hilo-Hawaii.
Maintained documents, contact lists, project schedules, design specification library, and AutoCAD detail library.

Jan 2003 - Jun 2005


NewSchool of Architecture & Design, San Diego, CA, US, BArch, BARCH

Sep 2009 - May 2010

NewSchool of Architecture & Design, San Diego, CA, US, Bachelors, BA in Architecture

Sep 1999 - May 2004

The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH, US, General Studies

Sep 1995 - May 1999

El Centro Bilingue, Cuarnavaca, Mexico, Spanish Immersion

Aug 1994 - Jan 1995

Granville High School, Granville, Ohio, High School, College Prep

Aug 1990 - Jun 1994

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