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Wynord Thomas Jr

Wynord Thomas Jr

Sherman Oaks, CA, US

 

About 

Architecture has long been a passion of mine. From an early age, I knew that architecture was something I wanted to pursue as a career. When I was five, I remember watching my dad work hand drawn blueprints and I, sitting besides him, copying his every move. From that moment, my love for architecture only grew exponentially while learning and experimenting in the field.

 

My career goal has always been to become a licensed architect and to establish an international architecture firm with focus on issues of sustainability. However, the bigger picture is that my thoughts, determination, and creativity all fuel my desire to change the very way we think of architecture today. I want to establish something ground breaking and revolutionary. 

Elsewhere:

Employment 

Gruen Associates, Los Angeles, CA, US, Project Manager

As Project Manager, I am responsible for the development and review of building plans, assisting with cost estimation, scheduling, as well as interfacing with clients, consultants, and contractors. I work closely with the partners in helping to develop the budget and managing each project assigned through its various phases, from schematic design to construction administration. My responsibilities also include conducting site visits, on-site and off-site meetings, the production of code analysis and research, city plan check submittals and resubmittals; as well as, managing each project's design team. Additionally, I assist with schematic design and construction document development while utilizing computer-aided programs such as Revit, AutoCAD, and Adobe Creative Suite.

May 2018 - current
 

Amador Whittle Architects, Agoura Hills, CA, US, Architectural Designer

As Architectural Designer, I was responsible for gathering and collecting design requirements for new constructions and renovations. I prepared schematic designs and detailed construction documents both by hand and using computer-aided design programs like Revit, AutoCAD, Photoshop among others. I worked closely with senior architects on larger projects and assist in managing medium to small projects. In preparation of working drawings, I played a major role in project and team management - working closely with each project's consultants, owners, and users to make each deadline. I was also responsible for traveling to building sites, proposed locations, conducting site analysis, and attending client meetings. Additionally, I assisted in conducting code analysis, code research, attending plan check appointments, editing and maintaining project specifications, presenting design proposals, among other duties as assigned.

Jul 2015 - Feb 2018
 

Kenneth Park Architects, Los Angeles, CA, US, Project Designer/Coordinator

As Project Designer/Coordinator, I managed the development, execution and communication of Kenneth Park Architects projects. I also supported the project management department to generate, maintain and execute Policy and Procedure Manuals including Store Operations, Loss Prevention, COP and New Hire Orientation. I performed billable aspects of a project that may have required more client interface, such as, assisting with opening new project numbers, research, permit submitting, accompanying team to project meetings, etc. My design responsibilities included developing design and construction documentations, analyzing design issues and suggesting corrective actions, as well as working with design teams in prioritizing, planning and executing projects efficiently.

Mar 2014 - Jul 2015
 

Academy Of Art University - Academy Resource Center, San Francisco, CA, US, Coordinator/Designer

As a Coordinator/Designer, I maintain department files, schedules, prepare expense reports and presentations, recruit/hire, and manage information technology. During a recent move, I was responsible for room set-up and design of 1,000 sq. ft of interior office space. Using AutoCAD and Adobe Creative Suite software, I prepared construction drawings and timelines for the move.

Feb 2012 - Feb 2014
 

Academy Of Art University - School of Architecture, San Francisco, CA, US, Administrator/Project Designer

As an Administrator/ Project Designer, I am responsible for maintaining files, preparing reports and presentations, keeping track of the department’s budget, scheduling meetings amongst other duties as assigned. I am Project Lead for Spring Show and coordinate all planning and design for the event. I also design and produce schematic hand drawings of the interior space, approximately 2,567 sq. ft. I finalize drawings via AutoCAD, and Photoshop. While working on-site; I manage a group of fourteen workers.

Feb 2011 - Jan 2012
 

R+S Construction, Franklin, LA, US, Designer

As Designer, I produced schematic drawings of small offices and residential buildings via AutoCAD, Photoshop, and Sketch Up. I contributed to its design development and I was responsible for estimations of materials. Responsibilities included maintaining the front desk, answering phone lines, filing invoices, amongst other duties as assigned. I also worked on site managing a group of four workers.

May 2007 - Jun 2010
 

Education 

Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA, US, BArch, Architecture

Jan 2006 - May 2010
 

Awards 

Black Scholars Award, Scholarship

Award for high Academic Achievement.

2010
 

New Urbanism Competition, 2nd Place

Design award for introducing new urbanism plans for lower income families in the Miami-Dade area - "Pork N Beans Projects".

2009
 

The Harvey Scholarship, Scholarship

Scholarship award based upon academic performance.

2009
 

Chancellor's List, Other

4.0 Grade Point Average

2008
 

Dean's List, Other

3.5 - 3.9 Grade Point Average (2005 - 2010, excepting 2008 where I made the Chancellor's List)

2005
 

Areas of Specialization 

Skills