Joel Smith

Joel Smith

Redlands, CA, US



Good Morning,

I have recently taken on another role as project coordinator at HMC Architects in Ontario, California. I'm currently working with a team that is developing an edition for a Kaiser hospital in LA County.  In the time that I've been with the company, my Revit skills have increase 10 fold. I enjoy this opportunity to work with this company and on the project.

I still work for myself as architectural designer.  I have developed designs for retail spaces and houses.  It allows me to broaden my experience with multiple construction types. 

Previously, I worked for a company out of Newport Beach, CA called US CAD.  In my brief time there, I was able to become certified in Revit Architecture 2015, do a little production work and teach a few classes.   The production work ranged from a housing tract in Hawaii to parcel maps for the city of Burbank. 

Prior to my time at US CAD, I worked for ITT Technical Institute of Technology, National City, Ca where I taught Architecture, BIM, and Revit. My classes consisted of 15 students that I tried to inspire through discussion of current events in Architecture. I found it enjoyable to hear what the students had to say. On many occasions, some students had changed their attitude and life towards sustainability and understand the usefulness of architecture. 

I looked forward to the future when I can expand my company and/or my career into other aspects of our field. 

Thank you for taking the time to review my career bio.  



HMC Architects, Ontario, CA, US, Project Coordinator

Coordinate drawings from consultants and team members
Work with contractors
Solve design issues
Organize CD's for OSHPD & City approval
Problem solving for hardware/ software issues
Develop organizational criteria for manipulating revit models in different phases

Jun 2015 - current

Eloisa Johnson - Private Business Owner, Rancho Cucamonga, CA, US, Designer

Mrs. Johnson has requested a conceptual design for a coffee house, an office space, and multiple conference rooms for a location she has rented in Rancho Cucamonga, Ca. The mixed use space is just under 10,000 sf and is located in a shopping plaza in an old Trader Joe's location.

Project completed 1/2016.

Jan 2015 - Jan 2016

Tito Johnson - Realtor, Rancho Cucamonga, CA, US, Landscape Designer/Drafter

Mr. Johnson requested a design for his unfinished backyard. He has required that the project be broken into multiple phases to spread out the cost of construction. It was necessary to research the city, fire department, and HOA codes for what was allowed for his project.

Plans were created to submit to the HOA council and will be for the city planning department.

Currently, we are still in phase I, which is installations of drip irrigation system, synthetic grass, and ground cover.

Project completed 11/2015.

Nov 2013 - Nov 2015

ITT Technical Institue, National City, CA, US, Adjunct Professor

• Taught Drafing & Design, Engineering Graphics, & Descriptive Geometry,
Sustainability & Architecture
• Instructed an average of 20 student per class
• Taught a minimum of 2 classes per quarter
• Conducted fieldtrips to jobsites

Sep 2010 - Feb 2015

Tony Figueroa - Contractor, San Diego, CA, US, Drafter

Created as-built plans for Mr. Figueroa to submit the city of San Diego for approval. Required a site visit to view completed construction.

Nov 2013 - Dec 2013

Urbanlogic Consultants, Inc, Temecula, CA, US, drafter

• Assist engineers with design of municipal sewer systems.
• Create capital improvement maps, community facility district maps, and APN maps.
• Prepare construction documents.
• Works closely with electrical, mechanical, and civil engineers.
• Create electrical, mechanical, and civil construction documents for engineers.
• Design parcel, environmental, and exhibit maps
• Develop construction drawings for manholes, vaults, and lift stations.

Jul 2005 - Nov 2007

Loma Linda University Medical Center, Loma Linda, CA, US, OR-Tech-C

• Repaired operating room equipment.
• Ran diagnostic test on machines.
• Was the backup of the secretary and the OR Purchasing buyer.
• Stocked supplies.
• Brought patients into surgery
• Transported patients to and from appointments located inside and
outside the hospital.
• Transported equipments and supplies throughout the hospital
• Drove shuttle bus
• Supervised others and organized calls in the order of importance

Jul 1991 - Jul 2005


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

"The NAAB-accredited degree puts you on the path to be a licensed architect. In addition to hands-on learning in Design Studio, you'll learn the history and theory of architecture, materials and structures as well as all the requisite technical skills you'll need to join an architecture or design firm after graduation."

Oct 2005 - Jun 2010

ITT Technical Institute, San Bernardino, CA, US, Drafting and Design

Industrial Engineering Technology
Drafting and Design Technology
Graphic Communications and Design
Computer Drafting and Design
Information Technology - Multimedia
Visual Communications

Sep 2002 - Jun 2004


2015 Autodesk Certified Professional certificate, Other

This Certification number: 00377412 states that I'm am a certified Autodesk Professional for Revit Architecture 2015.


2009 Orchid award for best conceptual design Gateway San Diego, Airport Intermodal Transportation Center, 1st Place

Project Address: Lindbergh Field, San Diego International Airport
Project Owner/ Developer: San Diego International Airport
Owner Contact Name/ Email: James Frost,
Project Architect/ Designer: NewSchool of Architecture and Design, Design Clinic

The NewSchool of Architecture and Design, Design Clinic, created the Gateway San Diego project to illustrate how Lindbergh Field could be integrated with local and regional transporation systems in a sustainable manner.

At the request of the Destination Lindbergh Committee and the S.D. Regional Airport Authority, the student team, led by James Frost, AIA-E, produced a long term development concept located on the north side of the airport.

The project:

integrates all regional transportion at a single location;
creates a major urban park over the parking garages;
develops an iconic landmark as a gateway to San Diego;
establishes a large economic generator through multi-use functions on and off site;
and provides a sustainable transporation solution that reduces the transporation carbon footprint resulting from less auto trips.

The project was presented to the Destination Lindbergh Committee and the Airport Authority Board of Directors and was commended for its innovative approach and solution to a critical regional issue.


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